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Fashion News: Rick Owens sets his show aflame at Paris Fashion Week

March 2, 2012 |  7:51 am

Rick Owens

Rick Owens had one hot runway show Thursday during Paris Fashion Week. And we mean that literally. The models, many of them with stockings over their faces, walked beneath a line of fire. [The Cut]

When you have a bad hair day, you probably pull it all into a ponytail or slap on a hat. Celebrities are different. Rihanna reportedly had a bad hair day in London this week. Swimming in a hotel pool and using its sauna left her hair matted and tangled. Her celebrity solution? She flew her hairdresser in from L.A. to deal with the mess. [NY Post]

Kelly Cutrone, who made her debut as a judge on "America's Next Top Model" on Wednesday, has a theory about why so far models from the series haven't seemed to go on to be successful working models: They are too burned out from doing the show. [Fashionista]

Gwyneth Paltrow says she selected the slim white Tom Ford dress and cape she wore to Sunday's Academy Awards, below, because the ensemble reminded her of something Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis would have worn. [People]

Gwyneth Paltrow
Artist/heiress Daphne Guinness plans to auction parts of her wardrobe his summer at Christie's to benefit the charity she set up in fashion maven Isabella Blow's memory. The pieces include designs from Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Balenciaga and are scheduled to go on sale June 27. [Elle]

Urban Outfitters was in trouble a while back for using Native American imagery on underwear. Now some Irish organizations are upset about St. Patrick's Day tie-ins, such as a hat with the words "Irish Yoga" over a drawing of a man on all fours, throwing up.  Congressman Tim Crowley, head of the Congressional Ad Hoc Committee on Irish Affairs, sent a letter to Urban Outfitters Chief Executive Richard Hayne, asking him to stop. [Styleite]

The Connaught Group, which sells couture type clothing to wealhy women at trunk shows, is on the block itself, headed for a bankruptcy auction later this month. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Barney's Co-Op is forgoing print mailers to tout its spring collection, instead going entirely digital. [WWD] (Subscription required.)


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Photos: From top, the Rick Owens show at Paris Fashion Week featured masked models and real flames. Credit: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images). Gwyneth Paltrow at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images.