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Fashion news: Lady Gaga, Cameron Silver and dazzling Diane Kruger

May 16, 2012 |  9:11 am
Diane Kruger kicked off her gig as a Cannes Film Festival juror in a lace-up Versus mini dressLady Gaga, who, as we all know, really knows how to rock a meat dress, was forced to cancel shows in Indonesia. Why? Her sexy outfits were prompting security concerns. "According to the AP, a fringe group of Muslim extremists has criticized her sexy ensembles and promised to use physical force to prevent her from performing." [The Cut]

Decades owner Cameron Silver has started his own style blog. "What he's most known for are his spectacular suits in zany prints, colors and textures," says the Racked website. [Racked]

Here's a question for the ages: Do thin models make us want to shop? Do we look at their rail-like frames and suddenly feel inspired to race over to Bloomingdale's? Apparently not. "New research shows that women are actually much more willing to buy an item that's modeled by someone closer to their own size," according to The Cut. [The Cut]

Need more evidence that the anti-corset era is over? It's not enough that Spanx are hugely popular. The New York Times reports on the faja, which is increasing in popularity for those who dream of an hourglass figure. "It was imported from Columbia, one of the world's cosmetic surgery centers, where until recently it was used mostly for postoperative wear by recovering liposuction patients," the newspaper said. It seems to be especially popular among young Latinas. [NYT]

And, finally, the runway action has already started at the Cannes Film Festival. Yes, it's raison d'etre is film, but each year, our collective obsession with what the stars are wearing seems to grow. We'll start with a look at Diane Kruger, above, who kicked off her gig as a festival juror in noteworthy style -- in a lace-up Versus mini dress.

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-- Alice Short

Photo: Diane Kruger in Cannes: Loic Venance / AFP/Getty Images

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