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Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Justin Bieber bombs, Pippa Middleton gets a cover, and Gisele Bündchen, Cate Blanchett and Michelle Obama are named icons of American style

July 5, 2011 |  8:27 am

Princess Charlene of Monaco, who wore a sky-blue Karl Lagerfeld ensemble for her civil marriage ceremony on Friday and a Giorgio Armani Prive gown for the religious ceremony Saturday, changed into an elegant, sleeveless white gown with tiered ruffles for the evening reception. Many royals from countries around the world wore full regalia to the reception, which made supermodel Naomi Campbell's tight white dress with cutouts and feathered shoulders stand out all the more: She looked like something out of Vegas burlesque, to this observer at any rate. [FabSugar]

Apippa British-royal sister-in-law Pippa Middleton has landed the August cover of the Tatler, where she talks about having freckles (among other things). [People]

Fashion designer Hussein Chalayan opened "Fashion Narratives," a major exhibition of his work, at Paris' Musee des Arts Decoratifs. The show starts with a dress unearthed from the garden of a London vicarage. Chalayan buried it there in 1993 when he was a student at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Chalayan often mixes political commentary and artistic references into his work. And showing in an exhibition suits it well. "The mannequins allow the viewer to spend as much time as they like with the clothes," Chalayan said. "In a fashion show, we decide how long it should be." [Telegraph]

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber's February cover for Vanity Fair -- the one showing the young singer's face covered in lipstick smooch prints -- is on track to be the worst-selling issue of the magazine in 12 years. Teen Vogue and People also had below-average sales when Bieber was featued on the cover. Why? The young man can sell nail polish and fragrances, but his core fan group of young teens probably isn't as interested in reading glossy magazines. [WWD] 

Michelle Obama, Gisele Bündchen and Cate Blanchett were among women named by top designers as "icons of American style"  in an informal Vogue survey. Wait a minute. Gisele and Cate? Yup. One is Brazilian, the other Australian, but they have a certain American vibe, the designers said. Go figure. [Vogue]

Salvatore Ferragamo plans to announce a jewelry collaboration with Bulgari at a lunch on Tuesday. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Ashley Tisdale wore a Mara Hoffman striped bikini to her 26th-birthday bash on Saturday. It was a Malibu beach party, of course! [People]

A new photo book "Northern Women in Chanel" showcases an array of Chanel designs worn by top Scandinavian and Baltic models. The book is a collaboration between photographer Peter Farago and his wife, stylist Ingela Klemetz-Farago, and it's available online from Farago Publishing. [The Cut] 

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-- Susan Denley

Photo: Pippa Middleton, who landed the Tatler's cover. Credit: Toby Melville / Reuters  

 

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