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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Lady Gaga starts a column for V, Britney Spears wears Dolce & Gabbana and Dior holds off on replacing Galliano

March 30, 2011 |  7:58 am

Agaga Lady Gaga, columnist: Starting with the issue that hits newsstands May 12, she's to write a regular column for V magazine. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

British "It" girl Alexa Chung is modeling for Italian footwear brand Superga, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. She styled the shoot, too. [Telegraph]

Dolce & Gabbana is on a roll with pop stars. Britney Spears wears several items by the designers in publicity photos for her new album, including a sweet polka dot body suit. Last week, Kylie Minogue saw them for a fitting. [Telegraph]

I've been on the edge of my seat waiting to see who will replace John Galliano as creative director at Dior. But for a number of reasons -- legal difficulties dissolving the disgraced designer's contract, parent company LVMH's takeover of Bulgari, concerns about maintaining the viability of the latest Galliano-designed collection -- a choice is unlikely before fall, sources tell Elle

A big oops for Levi's. The jeans purveyor has agreed to pay more than $1 million in back wages to 596 employees for wage and hour violations. [WWD] (Subscription required.)  

Michelle Kessler Sanders has been tapped to be the first creative director for the burgeoning Vera Wang Group. Like the designer herself, Sanders has had experience both in retail (Donna Karan, Juicy Couture) and editorial (Vogue and most recently the New York Times' T magazine.) [Cut]

Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison quit their design jobs at their shoe brand, Sigerson Morrison, on March 15, 20 years after thay founded it. The label's parent company, Marc Fisher Footwear, is planning an overhaul of the business. [Cut]

Longchamp's opened its biggest store in Asia with a celebrity-studded party in Hong Kong. [WWD]

 -- Susan Denley

Photo: Lady Gaga, singer and ... columnist? Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

 

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