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Fashion News: Iditarod champs, Johnny Depp get style nods

Seavey and dogs
This isn't technically fashion, but just wanted to say I like the style of champions Diesel, left in the photo, and Guinness, who were wrapped in floral wreaths on Tuesday after they (along with human musher Dallas Seavey and a team of dogs they led) won the Iditarod  -- the 1,000-mile dogsled race across Alaska.  [Los Angeles Times]

Johnny Depp is this year's winner of the Fashion Icon Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. (That's the same award won by Lady Gaga last year.) The award will be bestowed at a ceremony scheduled for June 4. Other awards and winners announced Wednesday were: International Award, Rei Kawakubo–Commes des Garcons; Media Award, Scott Schuman and Garance Doré; Founders Award, Andrew Rosen; Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, Tommy Hilfiger. A number of nominees in other catagories were announced too, but we'll have to wait until later to find out those winners. [Fashionista]

Lady Gaga's ex-boyfriend, former bartender Luc Carl, has written a weight-loss book/memoir "The Drunk Diet -- How I lost 40 pounds..Wasted." In it he gives weight loss tips as he tells how he transformed from out of shape to "the sexiest man in the world." [NYT]

Nike apologized for naming  a sneaker that's out for St. Patrick's Day the "black and tan." Nike was thinking about the popular beer combination nicknamed the black and tan. But in Ireland the nickname refers to British troops accused of mistreating the Irish during an occupation in the 1920s. [Los Angeles Times]

Karl Lagerfeld is featured in the next issue of French Elle (on newsstands Friday), but he's not shown at a Chanel runway show or celebrity-filled gala. Instead he's photographed at the grocery store, stuck in a traffic jam, reading the sports pages. All of this attempt to make him look like a regular guy is, of course, a ruse. “It’s the first time I’ve stepped into a supermarket," he says in the Elle interview. [WWD]

Tuesday's premiere episode of "Fashion Star" -- the much-hyped new fashion reality show on NBC that includes items viewers can buy -- didn't impress the fashion press and was roundly slammed. Among other things, it was confusing, says Los Angeles Times critic Booth Moore. [Los Angeles Times]

Khloe, Kourtney and Kim posed in  bras, panties, thigh-high stockings, heels and such for ads for their new Kardashian Kollection Intimates line. They posed in an ornate doorway, making them look like, well, prostitutes in a B-movie, not to put too fine a point on it. But the good news is: These girls, virtually by themselves, are bringing ample curves back into fashion. They look great! [E! Online]

A book about the rivalry between makeup mavens Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein is reportedly going to be made into a Broadway musical. The script is based on the book "War Paint" by Lindy Woodhead and it's being produced by David Stone of "Wicked."  [Telegraph] 

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Photo: Dallas Seavey holding lead dogs Diesel, left, and Guinness after winning the iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, on Tuesday.  Credit: Marc Lester/ Anchorage Daily News

 
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