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Fashion Report: Fendi's farewell to Amy Winehouse

Here's a news flash: Middle-aged moms copy their daughters' style. Case in point: Carol Middleton, mother of current fashion darlings Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Pippa. In this case, why not? Both girls have great taste (in fact, it's pretty likely they learned at least something about style from Mom). But it would be a whole different story if, say, Lady Gaga's mother took a fashion cue from her. [Telegraph]

Kate Middleton's wedding gown

Meanwhile, the Buckingham Palace display of the Catherine's beautiful Sarah Burton wedding gown opened Saturday, but not before Queen Elizabeth II took in a private viewing, accompanied by Kate. The queen reportedly was not pleased. Displaying the gown on a headless mannequin was "horrid," she was overheard to say. Somehow, I don't think the half a million or more people who are expected to traipse through before the exhibit closes in October will care. [Telegraph] 

Galaxy midfielder David Beckham spent two days shooting the ad campaign for his latest scent, Homme. The print and television ads were shot with photographer Alasdair McLellan and director Anthony Mandler in Los Angeles and feature a shirtless (of course) Beckham taking a running jump and landing on a mattress. [Telegraph]

Shoe lovers, top this: Professional poker player Beth Shak buys a new pair of shoes almost every time she competes. She's at 1,200 pairs and counting. Oh, and 700 of them are Louboutins. [WWD] 

Little Skyler Berman, son of Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman, has been showered with designer gear, as our Booth Moore pointed out in a recent story. The latest is a Louis Vuitton diaper bag. Mom can alternate it with the Alexander McQueen one, or the Chanel. [Lilsugar]

Katy Perry's transition back to being a blond is complete, and she showed off her new look on MTV. [Coco Perez]

Singer Amy Winehouse, found dead over the weekend, had the possibility of becoming a fashion icon, but never really reached her potential. She inspired Karl Lagerfeld in a Chanel show in December 2007 and collaborated with Fred Perry on a collection, but was largely absent from the fashion scene. Fendi issued a statement: "We are very sad for the loss of such a unique talent that in many ways transcended music, fashion, and culture." [The Cut] 

--Susan Denley

Photo: The wedding gown the former Kate Middleton wore to marry Prince William in April is readied for its display at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Lewis Whyld / AFP/Getty Images 

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