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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Wear Red Day aims for the heart, Barbie heads for a museum and Kenneth Cole makes a Twitter faux pas

February 4, 2011 |  8:44 am

Ared Are you wearing red? You should be: Feb. 4 is National Wear Red Day, to raise awareness about heart disease in women. Even though heart disease is the number one killer of women, many women -- and even doctors -- aren't aware of the dangers and symptoms. [Squidoo] 

Barbie is many things, but is she art? Maybe. At any rate, my favorite fashion plate is joining the permanent collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which my colleague Jori Finkel says has acquired the original doll in time for its big fall show "California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way." [Los Angeles Times]  

Using social media to market your company can be fun, but it's also full of pitfalls, especially if you don't think before you tweet. Swimwear firm Kenneth Cole found out the hard way with a tone-deaf tweet Thursday that outraged the Twitterverse. "Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online," the misbegotten tweet said. Later the company issued an apology but not before the backlash went viral, a fake Kenneth Cole Twitter account attracted 6,000 followers and began spewing parodies. [Slate]

PBS plans to air a documentary, “Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime,” at 10 p.m. Sunday, with the look at the former first lady timed to coincide with President Ronald Reagan's birthday centennial weekend. The documentary reportedly treats the former first lady's vaunted fashion sense -- she was one of the most stylish first ladies in history -- as more liability than asset. [WWD]

"Black Swan" chief costume designer Amy Westcott has finally spoken up about the flap over whether Rodarte and the Mulleavy sisters should get more credit for the ballet costumes they designed for the film. Westcott's not happy with the turn things have taken. [Styleite]

Paco Rabanne, moving to revive its fashion business, has hired Manish Arora as creative director for women’s wear. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

Kate Moss, the new face of Dior lipstick, is flashing a new diamond ring, which seems to confirm rumors of her engagement to beau Jamie Hince. [PopSugar]

François Nars, of the eponymous luxury beauty line, has opened his first shop, in New York. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Chanel is trying to win over Chinese consumers unfamiliar with the brand by mounting an exhibit, "Culture Chanel," that is scheduled to run through March 14 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai and aims to introduce Coco Chanel. [Wall Street Journal] 

-- Susan Denley

Photo: A cute look for Wear Red Day, the Rockabilly swing dress, $138, at Unique Vintage. Credit: Unique Vintage. 

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