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Twitterati #Fashion Recap: Stefano Pilati Lands a Gig, Lesbians are Trending, and #NYFW Buzz Begins

This week on #Twitterati, YSL‘s former designer Stefano Pilati gets hired by Zegna and Agnona, Gucci dresses Blake Lively, Selma Hayek, and the Princess of Monaco for the 69th annual Venice Film Festival, and thinks lesbians will trend in the fashion world. For more #Twitterati goodness, including who is getting ready for #NYFW, read up on the most happening fashion moments, events, and quotes according to Twitter’s fashionable elite.

Stefano Pilati Lands a Job 

Stefano PilatiGood news for Stefano Pilati lovers. Elle just tweeted, “Breaking: Stefano Pilati will be taking on the role as head of design for  and creative director for Agnona.” The former YSL designer has been jobless since his exit from the famed French house this past fall — which is years in the fashion world. Wonder how the twitterati is taking this news?’s Meenal Mistry tweeted, “Stefano Pilati going to Zegna/Agnona is great news. Tho I’m still not ruling him out as Armani‘s successor. .” InStyle‘s EIC Ariel Foxman added, “Pilati is back! Particularly excited, as a Zegna consumer. Plus, eager to see what he will bring to Agnona.” Glamour‘s EIC Cindi Leive agreed tweeting, “First day back to work and already good fashion gossip: Stefano Pilati to go to Zegna. Great hire!” We couldn’t agree more.

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Gucci is the Garb of Choice for This Year’s 69th Venice Film Festival

Salma Hayek in Gucci, Venice Film Festival 2012This past week, stars flocked to the 69th annual Venice Film Festival, all while wearing their fashion best, courtesy of Gucci. The Cut tweeted, “Look of the Day: Blake Lively, marooned in Venice. She wore the color to ‘s Premiere Fragrance launch party.” Guess who else wore the Italian label? Vogue Paris tweeted, “Which designer did the Princess of Monaco wear on the red carpet for the Venice Film Festival?” Gucci—of course. The stunning Charlotte Casiriaghi was spotted on the red carpet for the screening of the film The Mattei Affair in a cream-colored mini skirt with a matching silk blouse, which was skillfully accessorized with a red studded clutch and matching sandals. Gucci themselves posted an image of another beautifully Guccified celeb tweeting, “Salma Hayek, looking beautiful in Gucci, is presenting tonight’s Women In Cinema Award.” 

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Lesbian Chic Trends in Preparation for #NYFW 

Just when you thought your heard it all. posts an article titled, “Is Lesbian Chic Here to Stay?” Confused much? The Cut, tweeted about this controversial journalistic piece stating, “‘Lesbian Chic’ is ‘trendy’ for Fashion Week! Girls kissing girls is so in right now.  .” The Cut further elaborated on the article by quoting some of its most contentious statements: “Lesbians! They’re everywhere…What will this high-vis lady love mean for fashion? Socially, perhaps it means that in an industry stuffed with attractive young women, a few more of them may start dating each other.” What do you take from this testy piece? Find it offensive, an example of poor journalism, or in sync with the times? You tell us.

Twitter’s Best Pre-Fashion Week Tweets

Twitter excitement ensues mere days from #NYFW. Here are a few favorites to keep the fashion high going:

Sequin Jewelry tweeted, “We were near Lincoln Center last night & saw the tent going up already! Is it really almost ? Who else is excited??”

Image via Nanette Lepore Twitter

Nanette Lepore posted an image on her Tumblr page tweeting, “My spring inspiration revealed.” What do you guys think? Excited?

Meanwhile, DKNY’s PR Girl tweeted, “Someone MAJOR is coming in for a fitting with DK today and her name begins with B. Go ahead, guess.” Beyonce? Britney? Any good guesses on your end?

Fashionologie gave out some solid modeling advice courtesy of a catwalk pro: “Jessica Stam‘s sage advice for  catwalkers: Be on time. Seriously.” Wise words