Your morning fashion and beauty report: It seems like everyone is going a little Gaga ... even Cher at the VMA.
Before there was Lady Gaga, with her outrageous take on fashion, there was Cher. Both had tongues wagging at Sunday's Video Music Awards. As she accepted eight awards, Gaga had numerous costume changes, with outfits including a voluminous black gown with spiked headdress and a dress that looked like it was made from a slab of meat. Cher channeled her look of 20 or 30 years ago in the number above, and it looks like something Gaga might wear.
Gaga is the hottest celebrity around, and Coty chalks up a win for snagging her for a fragrance deal. [WWD]
Judith Leiber handbags have been must-have accessories for women as different as First Lady Barbara Bush and "Sex and the City's" Carrie Bradshaw. Now Leiber herself is buying up as many as she can, with plans to start a museum of her work. [Wall Street Journal]
Like a number of other high-end designers who are having to adapt to a damaged economy, Vera Wang has expanded into mid-range and budget markets. It can be a risky strategy, but it seems to be paying off. Wang gets headlines for gowning brides such as Chelsea Clinton and Hillary Duff, but it's her line for Kohl's and licensed products (Serta mattresses, Wedgwood china) that bring in the bulk of the dough these days. [Wall Street Journal]
Could there be a more unlikely pairing than UGG and Jimmy Choo? The match-up has given birth to limited- edition boots in the familiar UGG silhouette studded with glitzy gold and silver grommets. Model Amber Valletta models them in an ad for the collaboration. [FabSugar]
-- Susan Denley
Photo: Cher at the VMAs. Credit: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images