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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Victoria Beckham's got fashion cred. Naomi and Kate party hearty. And we're Gleeking out!

September 22, 2010 |  8:43 am


"Glee" is back, and I noticed right away how much more sophisticated-than-school-girlish Lea Michele's character, Rachel, looks: sleek new hairstyle with bangs, a chic fitted dress as she belted "What I Did for Love." Of course, the slouchy socks let us know Rachel is still in high school. Sue Sylvester might have actually been imparting a worthwhile message for teens when she railed against Santana's new surgically enhanced upper body. And if anyone ever doubted the way clothes and style can build a character, just look at what happened as soon as Dianna Agron's Quinn slipped back into a Cheerios uniform and pulled her hair into a tight ponytail. Mee-ow! [MTV]

Victoria Beckham may finally have arrived as a fashion designer: She just showed her fifth season collection during New York Fashion Week and landed on the cover of Women's Wear Daily. She's supported by celebrities such as Demi Moore, Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow; she dressed Sarah Jessica Parker for a White House event; and she was on "The View" last week to talk about it all. She says she works hard at design. The secret to her success? Celebrating a woman's curves, she says. [People]

The last night of London Fashion Week belonged to supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss as they threw parties on the same street. Campbell celebrated 25 years in fashion at the Dolce & Gabbana store on Old Bond Street, promoting a line of limited-edition tees. Moss was not too far away at the Longchamp store, launching her handbag line for the French luxury company. [Telegraph]  

A $60-million deal has saved bankrupt jeans purveyor Rock & Republic. [New York Post]

Art director-turned-photographer Richard Phibbs has a new book of his work, "Chasing Beauty," to be published in October by powerHouse Books. Phibbs has shot portraits of luminaries including Hillary Rodham Clinton and Pedro Almodovar, as well as campaigns for fashion houses Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. His work is on display at Lauren's Paris flagship. [WWD] 

Trend or gimmick? Some older -- and we mean much, much older -- models are showing up on some international runways. Verushka, at 71 on the Giles Deacon catwalk at London Fashion Week, and four over-60 ladies at Spanish designer Juan Duyos' Madrid Fashion Week showing, for instance. []

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Lea Michele, shown at the recent premiere party for "Glee's" second season. Credit: Chris Pizzello /Associated Press