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Fashion: Tim Gunn confesses. Divas rock Paris couture shows.

January 25, 2012 |  8:53 am

Etam show
During Milan's showing of men's ready-to-wear for fall earlier this month, Prada broke the mold by replacing models with actors such as Adrien Brody and Gary Oldman. In Paris on Tuesday, lingerie brand Etam grabbed headlines by enlisting Grace Jones, Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge and the Pointer Sisters to model and perform on the runway. [The Cut]

"Project Runway's" Tim Gunn, now a co-host on the daytime talk show "The Revolution,"  had his own surprising moment on Tuesday's show. He revealed that, after a difficult breakup with a romantic partner, he has been celibate for 29 years. So much for the image of the high-flying, wild-living world of fashion. [ONTD]

Speaking of surprises: Cynthia Nixon has shaved her head, and she appeared completely bald on "Live with Kelly" on Tuesday to talk about her upcoming role as an ovarian cancer patient in the Broadway play "Wit." [People]

Fashion-beauty writer and television personality Charla Krupp died Monday of breast cancer at age 58. Krupp had worked for Glamour for 15 years, contributed to the "Today" show for 10, made numerous other television appearances, was a contributing editor for "People Stylewatch" and wrote  the best-selling books "How to Never Look Fat Again" and "How Not to Look Old." [WWD]

Avril Lavigne, already in the fashion design biz with her Abbey Dawn clothing line, is teaming with Sally Hansen's Salon Effects for a collection of "punky" nail-polish strips. [MTV.com]

Actress and mom Jessica Alba is now in the business of outfitting babies -- she and partners have launched The Honest Company, a members' only baby-supply website specializing in enviornmentally conscious, good-for-baby gear, including plant-based disposable diapers (in cute colors and patterns) and eco-friendly wipes, shampoos, lotions and such. It works kind of like ShoeDazzle: for a monthly fee, subscribers receive a bundle of diapers and/or baby care products, customized to suit their needs.   [Parenting]

Famed model Inès de la Fressange is moonlighting as a photographer for Madame Figaro at the Paris couture shows. [WWD]

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Photo: Divas including Grace Jones, Gloria Gaynor, Chaka Khan, the Pointer Sisters and Sister Sledge perform during the Etam Spring-Summer 2012 collection launch Tuesday in Paris. Credit:  Francois Durand/Getty Images

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