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Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Karl Lagerfeld recycles Nietzsche, Jessica Simpson recycles a sweater and, finally, a way to recycle bridesmaid dresses

May 10, 2011 |  8:25 am


Bridesmaids everywhere will love this: The Dessy group is launching a website,, on which you can recycle your usually pricey and only-used-once bridesmaid dress in exchange for a discount on a new black dress. I bet the characters in "90210" wish the site had been around after the wedding shown here! [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

I've become fascinated with trying to keep up with what Karl Lagerfeld is doing. Being creative director for Chanel has never been enough for him. A few days ago, he was unveiling a Paris hotel room made of chocolate that he designed as part of a promotion for an ice cream company. This week, he is announcing plans to publish a volume of Nietzsche's writings. Lagerfeld and Gerhard Steidl plan to print only 3,000 copies of the 12-volume set, to be published in fall 2012. "Nietzsche's Nietzsche" is to include both the typeset writings and the philosopher's hand-corrected manuscripts. [WWD]

Akarl Meanwhile, Lagerfeld and Chanel were in Antibes for the atelier's latest resort show, and hosted a kickoff dinner Sunday night for guests including fashionistas Blake Lively, Vanessa Paradis, Rachel Bilson and Alexa Chung. [WWD]

Chung looked fresh and summery at the show in a fluttery embroidered pink silk dress -- by Chanel, of course! [StyleList]

Heidi Klum and Seal renew their wedding vows every year, and this being Heidi and Seal, it can be pretty over the top. This year, there seemed to be a costume-ball theme, with Seal in a pirate's hat and vest, Heidi in crinolines and a feathered mask. [The Cut]

It's rare for a celeb to be caught wearing the same thing twice, but that doesn't bother Jessica Simpson, who has been photographed numerous times since 2005 wearing an oversized green Juliette sweater from Theory. She's worn it over leggings, with jeans, with heels -- and, she says, over nothing but underwear around the house. Sounds like a keeper. [People] 

Just when you think there's nothing new under the sun, jeans-makers come up with denim coated to look like leather. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Rachel Zoe not only has new baby son Skyler, but she is sporting a 10-carat Neil Lane diamond ring -- a "push present" from husband Rodger Berman. [People]

Australian swimwear brand Lisa Blue has removed from its latest collection a swimsuit picturing the Hindu goddess Lakshmi after protests -- including an Australian flag-burning -- by some Hindu groups in India and complaints and death threats against designer Lisa Burke. [The Cut]

-- Susan Denley

Upper photo: Bridesmaids look like they would really, really like to recycle those dresses in his scene from "90120" Credit: Fox

Lower photo: Karl Lagerfeld. Credit: Francois Durand / Getty Images