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Fashion News: PETA hates on Janet Jackson, Kim Kardashian

December 29, 2011 |  8:10 am

PETA has named Janet Jackson Grinch of the Year for wearing fur, saying in a statement: "When Janet Jackson had her infamous wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl, at least the flesh that popped into view was her own -- unlike the stolen animal skins she drapes herself with, which are as dead as her taste in fashion." The organization also came down on Kim Kardashian for wearing fur and on filmmaker Cameron Crowe for using animal actors in "We Bought a Zoo." [PETA Files]

Rumor du jour: Kanye West reportedly will move to London to pursue his fashion career -- despite his first collection being cooly received in Paris this year. [Fashionista]

Alessandra Ambrosio, two months pregnantHard to believe, but when model Alessandra Ambrosio walked, scantily clad, in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last month (at left) she was two months pregnant. [Fashionista]

One more way the Duchess of Cambridge has rocked the world: Reiss, one of her favorite stores, reported a near-doubling of its profits this year. Of course, company officials point to other factors, such as tighter cost controls. But after the duchess -- then Kate Middleton -- wore a white Reiss dress for her official engagement portrait in January, the company's website crashed amid an onslaught of orders. [Telegraph]

A poll by British chain Superdrug found that Kate and sister Pippa Middleton ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively as beauty icons of the year. [Daily Mail]

Brad Goreski, formerly Rachel Zoe's assistant, has been named brand stylist for Kate Spade New York. And his new show, "It's a Brad, Brad World," is slated to debut Monday on Bravo. [WWD]

Sephora plans to open about a dozen stores in Latin America in the next year to take advantage of the region's growing beauty market. [WWD] (subscription required)

A study by a Queensland University of Technology professor showed that shoppers who are touched, even lightly, by others in the crowd spend less time in stores and develop negative feelings about the brands. So my question is: then why is Black Friday so popular? The prices may draw people in, but the crowds will drive them away. [Atlantic]  

Blushington, the new makeup bar, is all booked up for New Year's Eve. [Racked]


Top fashion moments of 2011

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-- Susan Denley

Photo: A two-months-pregnant Alessandra Ambrosio in last month's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Credit: Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images