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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Andre Leon Talley explains how to dress for Oscars' red carpet, Britney Spears' new video rocks product placement

February 24, 2011 |  8:40 am

-- It's only a few more days till the Academy Awards and Vogue's editor at large Andre Leon Talley is hoping for a red carpet that's a bit riskier. "I get so tired of people on the red carpet wearing the same borrowed jewelry, same dress with train and a few little girls with messy hair," Talley told Martha Stewart on her daytime talk show Wednesday. "I want to see people like Cher. She came like she was on her way to Las Vegas. I want to see people who take risks with their Oscar dresses." Are you listening, Hollywood? [StyleList]

Abritney -- Britney Spears reportedly made about $500,000 on product placement in the video for "Hold it Against Me." How? In the video, we see her spritzing on her own Radiance perfume, and applying Makeup Forever cosmetics, for example. Sony and the dating site Plenty of Fish are among other featured-on-purpose brands. [StyleList]

-- Kate Moss has laid to rest speculation that she will design her own dress for her wedding to rocker Jamie Hince in July. She says she has asked John Galliano to create the gown. [Telegraph]

-- Keds have been a favorite on young feet for almost 100 years. Now the brand plans to venture into sportswear, with clothing aimed at the Millennials starting in spring 2012. [WWD] (Subscription required)

-- Gogosha Optique, a favorite in Silver Lake, plans to expand with a new shop slated to open on West 3rd Street in April. [Mondette] 

-- Christopher Kane is collaborating with Los Angeles based J Brand on a denim capsule collection for resort 2012. [WWD] 

-- Todd Snyder, formerly with Ralph Lauren and J Crew, plans to launch his own men's line for fall.  [WWD] (Subscription required) 

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Britney Spears, who indeed should be smiling because her new video rocks product placement to the tune of $500,000. Credit: Radek Pietruszka / EPA

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