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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Johnny Weir designs LBDs. Billy Reid collection available at J. Crew

April 21, 2011 |  8:19 am

Aweir U.S. Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir's personal style is commented on as often as his skating prowess, and now he's launching a Little Black Dress collection that will be available on starting April 30. In true Weir style, the dresses are embellished with ostrich feathers, netting and sequins. Prices run $198 to $298. They will be modeled during the second annual “Ice Dreams” skating show in Bensenville, Ill., also scheduled for April 30.  [WWD]

With only a few days to go until The Wedding, British hatmaker-to-the-aristocracy Philip Treacy is swamped.  He says he's not going to the Kate Middleton/Prince William nuptials, but "my hats will be." While he won't name names, he says, “I’m designing hats for queens, princesses, and celebrities." As per usual. [Style] 

J. Crew has teamed up with the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund to spotlight recipients of the fund's prestigious design prize by offering capsule collections by winners and runners-up. Available now is a seven-piece collection by Billy Reid. [J. Crew]

Marlon Brando's 20-year-old grandson Tuki Brando, a medical student in France, also models and is featured in the new ad campaign for TechnoMarine watches. [Telegraph] 

After 16 years in business, Alternative Apparel is poised to expand by opening its own stores. The grand opening of its flagship is scheduled for Friday in Venice Beach. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Tory Burch launched a new blog, torypedia, on Tumblr. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Olympic skater Johnny Weir, who will launch a line of little black dresses. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images