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Fashion News: Elizabeth Berkley, Greg Lauren expecting first baby

March 7, 2012 |  8:04 am

Kanye West guests

Artist/actor/occasional fashion designer Greg Lauren (nephew of Ralph Lauren) and wife actress Elizabeth Berkley (who starred in "Saved by the Bell") are expecting their first child. The couple married in 2003. [People]

Also expecting: Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey. [Us Weekly]

Rapper Kanye West showed his second women's collection in Paris, after debuting his first last year to what might kindly be called tepid reviews. To quote Luke Leitch writing in the Telegraph about this year's show, "He may be utterly unqualified to show as a designer in Paris, but he certainly has chutzpah." And he drew a hip crowd, including Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz and Sean Combs. [Telegraph]

Besides West and Chanel's crystal cave, which Fashion News mentioned previously, other attention-getters at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday included Alexander McQueen's floral dresses and Valentino's leather and intricately beaded dresses. [Cut]

Sarah Burton, McQueen's creative director, says the looks she sent down the runway were inspired by fungi. And she meant that in a good way. [Telegraph]

The maker of the popular Brazilian Blowout hair-smoothing treatment has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about $4.5 million. That comes out to about $35 per treatment (to a maximum of three) for each customer who says she was harmed by the product, plus $75 per bottle purchased for each stylist. Earlier the manufacturer reached a settlement with the California attorney general's office to warn stylists and consumers that the products contain formaldehyde, which can cause respiratory problems and is a known carcinogen. [NYT]

Recent Cosmopolitan cover girls Freida Pinto and Dakota Fanning were among the attendees at Cosmo's Fun and Fearless Awards on Monday night in Manhattan, where Paul Rudd won a Fun and Fearless Male Award. [Cut]

It's official: Hedi Slimane takes over as creative director for Yves Saint Laurent following the departure of Stefano Pilati, who showed his final collection for the label in Paris on Monday. [WWD] (subscription required)

Alexander Wang denies allegations made by a former employee in a lawsuit that its factory in New York's Chinatown is a sweatshop. [WWD] (subscription required)

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-- Susan Denley

Photo: Guests at rapper Kanye West's runway show at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday included, from left, Alicia Keys, her husband, Swizz Beatz, Cassie Ventura, Sean Combs and Azealia Banks. Credit: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

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