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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Angelina Jolie sparkles in Armani, Demi Lovato draws inspiration from Kim Kardashian, bedbugs invade retailers -- yuk!

July 20, 2010 |  8:57 am

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Angelina Jolie wore a short, sparkly, black Armani cocktail dress at the Los Angeles premiere of "Salt" Monday night, while Brad Pitt looked casually elegant in Tom Ford. [People]

OK, we haven't really wanted to write about this, but recently Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister outlets in New York and a Victoria's Secret  have reportedly been infested by bedbugs. Apparently, unknowing customers have carried the critters into the stores. All we can say is "ewwww!" And from now on, we at All the Rage are washing any clothes we buy before wearing.  [WWD]

Gap's creative director Dennis Leggett has departed after 14 years with the brand. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Forever 21, the go-to place for fashion-forward teens, is adding maternity clothes, and some parents are aghast. [Wall Street Journal]

Kim Kardashian is flattered to be Demi Lovato's style icon. It's the reality star's curves and confidence that the Disney star admires. [People]

Cutouts, metallics and bandeau styles reigned at the Mercedes Benz swim fashion week in Miami. [InStyle]

Michael Bastian of Gant was thinking of Marilyn Monroe and the geeky men in her life when he came up with the idea for his first women's line. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

"Project Runway" judge Nina Garcia (who is also fashion director for Marie Claire) has signed on to be Target's fashion expert. [WWD]

A new survey maintains that women are at their most attractive at age 31, but maybe they've got it wrong. [Telegraph]

PopSugar is introducing a new Retail Therapy Game on Facebook. [FabSugar] (All the Rage plans to take it for a test spin and we'll tell you what we think later this week.)

-- Susan Denley

Left photo: Kim Kardashian. Credit: David Livingson / Getty Images

Right photo: Demi Lovato says she's inspired by Kardashian's confidence and curves. Credit: Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images