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Fashion News: Liberace, fashion's first Lady Gaga

October 12, 2011 |  7:56 am

Liberace "was Elton John and Lady Gaga before they even dreamed of it," producer Jerry Weintraub says. Which is why we're glad the biopic "Behind the Candelabra" is heading to HBO. And starring Michael Douglas as the flamboyant pianist. Looking at this photo of the late entertainer, taken in 1971, you can see what Weintraub is talking about.  [Los Angeles Times]

Nicky MinajNicky Minaj wore a typically out-there outfit to announce nominees for the American Music Awards on Tuesday. I don't know what to look at first: the bra, the fuzzy jacket, the poufy skirt, the blue boots -- or the two-tone hair. And I bet we can expect something equally eye-catching when the awards are given out Nov. 20. [The Cut] launched a two-week virtual fashion channel Tuesday. The digital videos will feature 12 American and international fashion-design brands that have not previously presented collections on the runway or during fashion week shows, according to a news release. First up was Surface to Air, a collective based in Paris. []

Tory Burch is moving aggressively to build an international brand, with new stores opening in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Gucci says it is taking action after it was the target of complaints from a handful of people about allegedly inhumane conditions for its workers in China. The conditions cited included long hours without adequate pay and lengthy rules and regulations (which included workers having to ask permission to go to the bathroom or have a drink of water).  [WWD] (Subscription required.)

-- Susan Denley


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Photos, from top: Liberace performing at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas in 1971 (Credit: Associated Press); Nicky Minaj strikes a pose at the American Music Awards nomination announcements Tuesday (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)