Your morning fashion and beauty report: Why Dana Delany won't do Botox. Serena Williams strikes deal with OPI. And even cats can be victims of photoshopping.
Designer Gao Pei is drawing attention to Chinese fashion with a breathtaking couture gown of gold thread that took 15,000 hours to make and went on display during Paris Fashion Week. [WWD]
I've become addicted to InStyle's new fashion game, Instant Stylist. The game gives you an outfit and then has you choose an accessory, shoe or piece of clothing to complete the ensemble. It tells you why your choice was right or wrong (a silk dress needs a structured bag to balance it out; a simple stud earring looks best with a sparkly short dress). You rack up points and can compare yourself to other players. You can also link from outfits you like to sites where you can buy them.
Tennis ace Serena Williams has her nail tech license, gave Oprah a pedicure on TV and now is collaborating with OPI on some polishes. [Racked]
Actress Dana Delany, who stars as a doctor in the new series "Body of Proof" (slated to debut on ABC later this month), says she will never have plastic surgery after a Botox injection a few years ago went wrong and damaged a nerve, leading to a slight droop in her right eye. Instead she beats age (and looks smashing) by eating right and exercising. [Prevention]
Paco Rabanne plans a relaunch of its 1969 chain mail bag, in a range of new materials. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
Betsey Johnson chief exec Chantal Bacon is leaving the company after 30 years. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
The model for Lindsay Lohan's 6126 spring collection is sis Ali, all on her own this time. Lindsay's probably been too busy with court dates and such to model for the catalog of retro-glam looks. [FabSugar]
Bruce Willis appeared on "Letterman" Monday night wearing a toupee made of raw meat. The gag made us gag, and so did Lady Gaga's turn in a dress made of raw meat. Both were engaged in a form of social commentary (and self-promotion) but enough already. [Just Jared]
Well, thank goodness for photoshopping! Mariah Carey, posing with a fluffy white cat cuddled to her chest in some album art, apparently was deemed insufficiently covered in her strapless dress by Saudi censors. The solution? Photoshop the innocent cat into a giant fluffy blob to cover Mariah up to the chin. [The Cut]
-- Susan Denley
Photo: Dana Delany. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times