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Fashion News: Oscar nominee Viola Davis sits with Anna Wintour

February 15, 2012 |  7:44 am

Vera Wang show

Oscar best actress nominee Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon sat in the front row at Vera Wang's runway show in New York on Tuesday, between Vogue Editor Anna Wintour and the magazine's Andre Leon Talley. Could this portend a Vogue cover for Davis? [Cut]

Speaking of Vogue covers, the magazine is taking heat for the March cover, which came out this week featuring Adele. She does look gorgeous, as I noted Tuesday, but shall we say overly-sculpted -- think airbrush and Photoshop. Her fans and people who are concerned about false ideals are howling. [CBS Boston]

Lana Del Rey, the up-and-coming singer everybody seems to love to hate (our Chris Barton, for instance, recently called her "a possibly interesting artist with a decent voice who just might already be finished before she started") plans to attend this year's Met Gala with fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra. [Fashionista]

Another exciting designer collaboration is in the works, this time teaming J. Crew with Manolo Blahnik for a collection this fall, Times fashion critic Booth Moore reports. [Los Angeles Times]

Follow that story and more by Moore and writer Adam Tschorn at New York Fashion Week on our All the Rage blog.

Famed fashion photographer Lillian Bassman died Monday at age 94. She ranked right up there with Richard Avedon and Irving Penn for her artistic photos of fashion in the 20th century. [Los Angeles Times] 

The museums and galleries at Los Angeles's Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising (FIDM) kicked off the 20th annual exhibit of Oscar-nominated costumes Saturday night with a VIP showing and buffet.  [Society News LA] 

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-- Susan Denley

Photo: Front row at the Vera Wang show on Tuesday are, from left, Andre Leon Talley, Julius Tennon, Viola Davis, Anna Wintour and tennis star/fashionista Maria Sharapova. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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