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Fashion News: Rihanna gets a TV show. Alice Dellal does a video.

 

A lot of folks were startled when Chanel selected the somewhat punky Alice Dellal -- socialite, sometime model and tattooed drummer in the band Thrush Metal -- as  the new "face" of Boy Chanel handbags. Turns out she was startled too. "So weird...so unexpected," she says in the video above, in which she talks about being selected and shares her thoughts about the handbags. "Chanel means elegance, casual elegance," she says.

Rihanna has signed on as an executive producer for a fashion series on a British cable channel Sky Living. The show is centered on a competition to design something for a celebrity to wear, and she'll wear one of the outfits produced in a summer concert in London's Hyde Park. [People]

The Headwear Assn. has bestowed its third annual "Hat Person of the Year" award on the Duchess of Cambridge, who swept 90% of the public vote in a field of six celebrities the association proposed for the honor. The former Kate Middleton's closest rival reportedly was Rachel Zoe, with 4%. Past honorees were Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp. [The Cut]

John Paul Gaultier says he meant for his haute couture show in Paris on Wednesday to be a tribute to the late singer Amy Winehouse. But it upset her family. "To see her image lifted wholesale to sell clothes was a wrench we were not expecting or consulted on," her dad Mitch Winehouse reportedly said. And the models were done up to look like Amy when she was not at her best, the family felt.  [Telegraph]

Cameron Diaz made the rounds of the Paris couture shows in the company of Samira Nasr, style director at InStyle. The actress and magazine are collaborating on an upcoming couture shoot. [InStyle]

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