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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Kate Middleton's faxes and Heidi Klum's new show signal end of the world as we know it

January 26, 2011 |  9:05 am

Today's royal wedding news: Noble families all over Europe are receiving faxes -- faxes! -- telling them to hold April 29 open for Prince William and Kate Middleton's big date.  Sheesh. If the royals can get away with this I'm wondering if I was wrong to tell a friend recently she absolutely could NOT send baby shower invites via Facebook. "There are just a handful of occasions in a person's life that are so special they require -- deserve -- real, old-fashioned, printed stationery," said I. And I'm blaming Kate, even though the faxes came from Buckingham Palace. You gotta take charge and stop the madness; step up and act like a princess!  [People]

What's Heidi Klum thinking? Heidi, the world loves you on "Project Runway," but a new show whose premise is playing pranks on children? It's set to debut on Lifetime Feb. 1. Let's see. Adults setting up children to be fall guys. On TV.  Sounds pretty tacky to me. [People]

Tsk, tsk, ladies. On to better news.

Abening Did you notice all the stars-- like Annette Bening, pictured here with husband Warren Beatty -- wearing chic eyeglasses at the Golden Globes? Now model Kate Moss is doing her part to show that glasses can be a great accessory, appearing in ads for Vogue Eyewear. [WWD]

Kristin Bell has signed on to be the new face of Neutrogena Naturals, a skincare line that contains no dyes, chemical sulfates, parabens or petrochemicals. “I strive to live a healthy lifestyle, and … to be able to represent a line that I actually use and like to incorporate into my daily routine is ideal,” she explains. [People]

Vanessa Hudgens slipped into Britney Spears' shoes, taking over for the pop star as the new, um, foot for Candies. [USA Today] 

Gucci celebrated the renovation of its flagship on Paris' Rue Royale with a cocktail party and dinner hosted by Carine Roitfeld, who recently left her 10-year post as editor of Vogue Paris after putting the March issue to bed. Glittering guests included Diane Kruger, Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde and model Yasmin le Bon. [WWD]

Meanwhile Tory Burch marked the opening of her first store in London with a dinner attended by about 100 people. “We Brits can do hardcore glamour," guest Joely Richardson is quoted as saying. "What this city can use is some casual glamour, and that's what Tory delivers." [WWD]

And finally, people are still talking about the Alexander McQueen gown Michelle Obama wore to last week's state dinner. We told you previously that Oscar de la Renta complained that it wasn't by an American designer. Now the Council of Fashion Designers of America has weighed in with a statement backing De La Renta. “CFDA believes in promoting American fashion,” the statement read. “Our First Lady Michelle Obama has been wonderful at promoting our designers, so we were surprised and a little disappointed not to be represented for this major state dinner.” Mrs. Obama wears a variety of designers, both American and from other countries, but this was the first time she wore a non-American to a state dinner, and that's what seems to be causing the ruckus. [The Cut] 

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Annette Bening and Warren Beatty at this year's Golden Globes.  Credit: Katy Winn / Associated Press