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Fashion News: Melissa McCarthy gets into plus-size design

October 11, 2011 | 10:06 am

Melissa mccarthyMelissa McCarthy designed her own dress for this year's Emmys, she says, because she couldn't find anything she liked in plus sizes. Now she wants to design a plus-size clothing line to help other non-tiny women feel good about themselves. [Us]

You've heard of New York, Paris, Milan... but did you know Hoboken, N.J., hosts a fashion week too? It does, and among the models strutting the runway over the weekend was Johnny Weir, the Olympic-skater-cum-fashionista. [The Cut]

There was one item Stella McCartney couldn't provide for dad Paul's weekend wedding to Nancy Shevell --- the eternity band Paul slipped on Nancy's finger, with its 5 carats of square cut diamonds. That came from jeweler Neil Lane. [People]

Hermès opened its first store in India last week, and added something new to its wares: its first ever saris. The store is in Mumbai. [WWD] (Subscription required)

Marni is the latest upscale label to branch into children's wear, announcing a line for girls 2-12 years old for fall 2012. [The Cut]

--Susan Denley

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Photo: Melissa McCarthy  accepting her Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series in September. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press   

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