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Fashion News: Hair industry legend Vidal Sassoon dies

May 10, 2012 |  8:38 am

Vidal Sasson bob
Vidal Sassoon -- who changed a generation's approach to hairstyling (sculptural cuts, such as the one shown here, instead of pincurls; hand-held blow dryers instead of bonnets), coiffed a galaxy of stars (Mia Farrow, Ava Gardner, Nancy Kwan) and founded a global business empire -- died Wednesday. Sassoon's haircuts paired with Mary Quant's clothes defined Carnaby Street style of the 1960s. [Los Angeles Times] [Photos]

Cameron Diaz
The rhinestone-studded Stella McCartney dress Cameron Diaz wore to the Met Gala on Monday night was almost too heavy to handle. It was 30 pounds when the actress tried it on Saturday, but they were able to cut eight pounds out of it before she walked the red carpet Monday. [The Cut]

The New York Post's Page Six reports everyone was all ears at the Met Gala, wondering how conservative museum trustee David Koch (a billionaire and major supporter of the Tea Party) would react to designer Marc Jacobs' getup of a transparent black lace dress over white boxers (which this column pictured Wednesday).  Koch took it in stride. His comment, according to Page Six spies: Jacobs "should've worn matching black boxers." [Page Six]

Though Kim Kardashian never saw a red carpet she didn't want to walk on, she didn't attend the Met Ball. Beau Kanye West was there by himself. This is leading to speculation that reality star Kim isn't welcome in fashion halls where Anna Wintour holds sway, and further speculation this could put a kibosh on the whole Kim/Kanye-I-wanna-be-a-designer relationship. [The Cut]

And in more news related to the Met Gala, Carey Mulligan is putting the knee-length gold and silver Prada dress she wore up for sale on E-bay, with proceeds promised to go to Oxfam America. Bidding is open now and closes May 19. [Racked]

Jillian Barberie Reynolds, Giulina Rancic, Kris Jenner
Jillian Barberie Reynolds, Giuliana Rancic and Kris Jenner were honored with Women of Achievement Awards on Wednesday at the Mother’s Day Luncheon to benefit the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Proceeds went to the John Wayne Cancer Institute at St. John’s Health Center. [Society News LA]

Online shoe e-tailer Pipelime plans to open its first bricks and mortar store, In NYC this fall. [WWD] (Subscription required.)



Remembering Vidal Sassoon

PHOTOS: The 2012 Costume Institute Gala at the Met

 -- Susan Denley

Photos: Top, Vidal Sassoon bob on actress Nancy Kwan, from the book, "Vidal Sassoon and the Bauhaus." Credit: Terence Donovan; middle, Cameron Diaz, in the 22-pound Stella McCartney gown she wore to the Met Gala. Credit: Justin Lane / EPA; bottom, from left, Jillian Barberie Reynolds, Giuliana Rancic and Kris Jenner at Wednesday's Mother’s Day Luncheon. Credit: Vince Bucci