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Your morning fashion and beauty report: 'Gossip Girl' shows love for FNO. Bono's love for Africa hits a snag. Was Caroline Wozniacki's dress too short at U.S. Open?

September 10, 2010 |  8:41 am

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In an episode scheduled to air Sept. 27, the main characters in "Gossip Girl" will be seen party-hopping in New York with Vogue editors for the shopping-party extravaganza Fashion's Night Out. It's just one of the ways the fashion-savvy show (whose stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester do hang out at runway shows in real life) is emphasizing fashion and spotlighting the industry. [Wall Street Journal]

Missonis, Armanis and Roberto Cavalli were all out and about as Milan had its version of Fashion's Night Out. [WWD] London did the same earlier this week, and now it's finally our turn in L.A. [Los Angeles Times]

Bono and wife Ali Hewson launched the clothing line Edun five years ago with a mission in mind: to revitalize clothing manufacturing in sub-Saharan Africa. But reality got in the way. Problems in manufacturing, delivery delays and unsatisfactory products led to big problems and an eventual sale of 49% of the company to LVM Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Now the latest fashions, which will be shown on the runway Saturday, are mostly made in China. [Wall Street Journal] 

At his New York Fashion Week runway show Friday, Jason Wu is giving guests his nifty new limited-edition nail polish collection, which is slated to go on sale to us mere mortals for $47 next May. [StyleList]

Actress Jaclyn Smith is updating her venerable line for Kmart. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Marc Jacobs is always busy, busy. Just days after opening a bookstore, Bookmarc, in New York, the designer will release a book on Monday, "The Men + Women of Marc Jacobs," a kind of photo essay featuring his employees. Next up, he'll take on food, with the planned opening of a cafe. [WWD] 

The runway shows such as those going on right now at New York Fashion Week can launch models to star status. But who has the best shot at becoming celebs to rival Gisele Bundchen? Bruna Tenorio, Tati Cotliar and Joan Smalls, among others. [BellaSugar]  

Finally, someone other than the Williams sisters is drawing fashion attention at the U.S. Open. Caroline Wozniacki's dress by Stella McCartney was the latest daring invention, leading onlookers to focus not on her power play in the quarterfinals but on the burning question: How short is too short? [StyleSectionLA]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Caroline Wozniacki in the short-short dress by Stella McCartney. Credit: Kevin Lemarque / Reuters

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