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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Lady Gaga gets political, and dresses the part, as she rallies against 'don't ask, don't tell'

September 21, 2010 |  8:24 am

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Lady Gaga got serious Monday and dressed for political success at a rally in Maine. No "meat" dresses, lobster-claw shoes or cockscomb of feathers towering from her head. Instead, she wore a conservative suit and polka-dot tie with large smart-girl glasses perched on her nose. She argued before a crowd estimated at 2,000 that the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy should be struck down, to allow gay servicemen and women to be open about their sexuality. She has long been a supporter of gay rights and went to Maine because the state's two senators might prove key in a vote on a bill pending in Congress that could repeal the policy. [Los Angeles Times] 

"L'Amour Fou," the documentary love story about the relationship between couturier Yves Saint Laurent and businessman Pierre Berge that won accolades at the Toronto Film Festival, premiered in Paris and will open in French cinemas on Wednesday. [WWD]

Marc Jacobs launched a playful e-commerce website. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Vivienne Westwood's packed show at London Fashion Week revealed fun, young clothes for spring, while Sienna Miller's collection drew from the 1950s. [Wall Street Journal]

Graffiti artist Claw Money has designed a line of tees, sweats and leggings called Clawmingdale's, a lighthearted spoof of Bloomingdale's (think of its iconic brown bag made into sweat pants.) [FabSugar]

Stella McCartney, prepping to design gear for the 2012 Olympics, launched her first menswear collection, with Adidas. [Vogue UK]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Lady Gaga addresses the Maine rally.  Credit: Joel Page / Reuters

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