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Fashion News: Will Apple's new iPhone be the next 'It' thing? [Updated]

October 5, 2011 |  8:46 am

Forget about dressing up your outfit with the season's new "It" bag, earrings or scarf. I'm wondering if Apple's new iPhone 4S, unveiled Tuesday, will prove to be the season's hottest accessory? [Los Angeles Times]

Like many of the spring-summer 2012 women's collections being shown in Paris over the past week, Alexander McQueen's presentation Tuesday night was sweet and ladylike (despite the edgy masks covering the models' faces), as seen below. "It's all about femininity and womanhood," said creative director Sarah Burton (famous for, among other things, designing the breathtaking gown Kate Middleton wore when she married Prince William in April). The clothes were in soft, pearlescent colors and shaped to show off a woman's body, fitted in the bodice, nipped in at the waist.  [WWD]  

Alexander McQueen 
The collection Marc Jacobs put on the runway for Louis Vuitton, below, was almost sugary sweet, with lace collars, vanilla tulle, sweet skirt suits and princess dresses -- "a heavenly constellation of prettiness," said the Telegraph's Lisa Armstrong. [Telegraph] 

Joan Smalls, left, and Kate Moss show sugary confections at the Louis Vuitton spring-summer 2011 show

Back to Alexander McQueen for a minute. The Kate Middleton wedding gown mentioned above drew a record number of visitors to Buckingham Palace when it was displayed from late July to Oct. 3: 600,000 people, topping the unofficial record of 420,000, set in 1994. [People]

"Project Runway All-Stars" has lined up some notable guest judges for the season that starts Nov. 3: model Miranda Kerr, hip-hop star Pharrell Williams and -- my personal favorite -- Miss Piggy. [The Cut]

Chico's signed up its first celebrity endorser, Diane Keaton, who will be featured in the brand's holiday campaign. [WWD] 

Giorgio Armani is slated to launch a website on Thursday, and it's intended to be a global flagship. The site will contain five of Armani's brands and will operate in the United States, Japan and 30 European countries. [WWD] (Subscription required.) The Getty Center, bathed in a light show  for the Pacific Standard Time exhibtions
The Getty Center was bathed in light, above, as it feted the immense Pacific Standard Time art extravaganza Sunday night, hosting more than 1,000 partygoers, with invites including artists (such as Judy Chicago, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin), actors (Cheech Marin, Lisa Edelstein, Angela Lansbury), politicians (Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa) and movers and shakers in the arts community (Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin, LACMA chief executive Michael Govan, MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch, Getty Trust chief executive James Cuno). Ellen Olivier of SocietyNewsLA shot this picture of the Getty serving as the backdrop for a light show, taking viewers through the period covered by Pacific Standard Time, 1945 to 1980. PST, as it is also known, encompasses exhibitions taking place at more than 60 cultural institutions and 70 art galleries from Santa Barbara to San Diego. [SocietyNews LA]

[Updated at 10:50 a.m. Oct. 9 to correct spelling of Lansbury.]


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-- Susan Denley

Upper photo: Sarah Burton's collection for Alexander McQueen was all about femininity. Jacques Brinon / Associated Press Photo

Middle photo: Models Joan Smalls, left, and Kate Moss show sugary confections at the Louis Vuitton spring-summer 2011 show. Credit: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

Lower photo: The Getty Center, bathed in a light show Sunday night. Credit: Ellen Olivier / SocietyNewsLA