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Twitterati #Fashion Recap: Balenciaga and Nicolas Ghesquiere Break Up, Leo Dumps Gisele #3, and R Patz Fails to Land Dior

This week on #Twitterati, the fashion world is shaken as Nicolas Ghesquière departs from Balenciaga, Robert Pattinson almost lands a Dior gig, and Marni announces its first perfume. For more, including Leonardo DiCaprio‘s latest Victoria’s Secret model break up, read up on the most happening fashion moments, events, and quotes in the Twittersphere.

After 15 Years, Balenciaga and Nicolas Ghesquière Split Up

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“Did NOT see this coming! After 15 years, Nicolas Ghesquière is leaving Balenciaga.” ( What appeared to be a major fashion hoax Monday morning turned out sadly to be real. Balenciaga’s parent company PPR announced the surprising news, stating that the break up was a joint decision. While there is no word on why the two have decided to call it quits after rocking one of the most brilliant artistic relationships in the fashion world, or where Nicolas is heading next, find out how the rest of the Twittersphere took the news:

The usually outspoken Anna Dello Russo kept her reaction brief and a bit glum tweeting, “Balenciaga and Nicolas Ghesquière broke up.” V Magazine added, “Nicolas Ghesquière has announced his departure from Balenciaga at the end of this month. Please don’t cry.” Brothers Harry and Peter Brant reminisced, “He’s fashion’s most sought-after and influential figure. A true visionary, Nicolas Ghesquière. Balenciaga will never be the same without you.” Allure tweeted, “So sad to see Nicolas Ghesquière leave —his futuristic vision extended into the beauty sphere, too.” Later in the day, Balenciaga bid adieu tweeting, “Thank you Nicolas for bringing back all Cristobal Balenciaga’s values and creativity.”

Leo and Gisele Number 3 Break Up

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Speaking of calling it quits, Leonardo DiCaprio and his latest Victoria’s Secret girlfriend, Erin Heatherton, have decided to end things. While no one seemed or should be surprised at such news (as the A-list actor rotates Gisele lookalikes on a routine basis), here is what Twitter had to say: “Also sad but true: Erin Heatherton and Leonardo DiCaprio have split.” (Fashionologie). added, “Leonardo DiCaprio and Erin Heatherton have called it quits—just in time for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!”

While Leo certainly has a type: blonde, tall, skinny, and tan (for reference pick up any VS catalog), the actor can’t seem to find Mrs. Right. Which begs the question, maybe Leo needs to start dating redheads for a change. The Gloss has already started taking bets tweeting, “Which Victoria’s Secret Model Should Leonardo DiCaprio Date Next? Join our betting pool!”

Will Robert Pattinson Be the Next Dior Homme?

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Who wouldn’t want R-Patz all over them? Which is why it makes perfect sense that sooner or later the gorgeous/disheveled Twilight actor would land a perfume gig. Happy thoughts all around, here is what the fashion world had to say when they caught wind of the latest rumor. Nylon tweeted,  “Smells like Twilight spirit! Robert Pattinson is the new face of Dior men’s fragrance.” Styleite added, “Robert Pattinson and his artfully greasy hair just got a deal with.” But, alas, the Rob and Dior duo will apparently not be happening after all. “Update: That $12 million Dior/Robert Pattinson fragrance campaign report was just rumor!” ( Dior’s loss, that’s all I’m saying.

Marni Reveals First Fragrance Name

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And speaking of funky smells, the quirky high fashion Italian house Marni is releasing its first ever fragrance. teases, “Marni is launching its first-ever fragrance, called (wait for it…).” Get ready for it guys and gals, because this one is a real doozy: “Marni’s first fragrance will be called Marni.” (Fashionologie). Hey, at least the ad is kind of interesting.