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Fashion News: Michelle Obama inspires Julia-Louis Dreyfuss' look

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss
The style inspiration for Julia Louis-Dreyfuss' character  in her new HBO series "Veep" was First Lady Michelle Obama. “Michelle Obama is the best thing that Washington, D.C., has seen in a long time,” lead costume designer Ernesto Martinez told the New York Times. [NYT]

An exhibition of gowns, letters and other artifacts that once belonged to England's Princess Diana is scheduled to open June 16 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif. The ship's management has teamed with the Pink Ribbons Crusade (a breast cancer awareness organization) to put on the exhibit  of more than 2,000 items, many on display for the first time.  The exhibit is expected to be open for at least a year. [Long Beach Press Telegram]

Betsey Johnson LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which allows it to reorganize. But it is reportedly closing most of its 63 stores, with plans to focus on its lower-priced offerings, sold at mass-market retailers. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Guess launched its 30th anniversary collection of favorite styles from the past. [Los Angeles Times]

The perfume the Duchess of Cambridge wore on her wedding day, Illuminum White Gardenia Petals, is now for sale at British retailer Fortnum & Mason (which created the fragrance). [Racked]

The red carpet at the Costume Institute Gala -- which some call the Oscars of the East Coast -- will be live-streamed for the first time this year. [The Cut]

According to the Daily Mail, more women are having extra padding injected into their feet to cope with the pain of wearing high heels. [Daily Mail]

Fashion designer Prabul Gurung has done a spring collection of nail polishes for Sally Hansen that live up to the hype. They are inspired by Nobuyashi Araki's photographic series Sensual Flower and come in sparkly purple, violet and mint. Available at CVS. [The Cut]

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Photos: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, center, in her new show "Veep" on HBO.  Her style was inspired by Michelle Obama, and you can see it here right down to the toned arms. Credit: Bill Gray/HBO

 
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