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Fashion News: Tommy Hilfiger to be 'American Idol' image advisor

March 8, 2012 |  9:26 am

Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy are continuing their collaborative streak with choreographer Benjamin Millepied, designing costumes for a new ballet. Tommy Hilfiger is now an "image advisor" to "American Idol" contestants
Rodarte/Millepied redux:
Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy, whose past work with French-born choreographer Benjamin Millepied includes a production for the Dutch National Ballet and costumes for Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," are collaborating with him again, according to a Thursday morning announcement by the New York City Ballet. The ballet, which is set to a score by Nico Muhly, is scheduled to make its world premiere at the NYC Ballet's 2012 spring gala on May 10.

Hilfiger Idol? Tommy Hilfiger is joining "American Idol." But don't expect the fashion designer to be giving contestants a dressing down as one of the judges; he's dressing them up in his newly created role of "image advisor." According to industry trade paper WWD, Hilfiger will be introduced on air next week. "He will meet with each contestant in his design studio, which will be full of clothes and accessories," with an eye toward helping the hopefuls find their personal styles, WWD said. [WWD] 

Think pink? Not so fast. A divided U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the jury in a 2010 wrongful-death claim involving an Arizona inmate who was allegedly traumatized by being forced to wear pink underwear should have been presented with coroners' testimony. [Los Angeles Times] 

Blues for awareness: In case you missed our mention of it earlier this week, Culver City-based Paige Denim is set to roll out a new denim wash called "RAINN blue," named after -- and with 20% of proceeds going to -- the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network. The new hue is set to hit shelves in April. [All The Rage]

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-- Adam Tschorn

Left photo: Rodarte's designer Kate, left, and Laura Mulleavy. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

Right photo: Tommy Hilfiger. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images

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