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Fashion News: Kate Middleton's rented hats bring big bucks in sale

June 28, 2012 |  6:39 am

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Kate Middleton hat
Two hats the Duchess of Cambridge wore before her marriage to Britain's Prince William were sold at auction for fairly substantial bucks: The one shown here, which she wore to a wedding in October 2010, went for the equivalent of $5,080 and the other one for $5,030. Interestingly, both were rented — it never occurred to me that one could rent a hat. [Telegraph]

Paris Men's Fashion Week got underway on Wednesday, and it included short-shorts, printed suits, and monochromatic looks. [The Cut]

Part of the week will be what Band of Outsiders is calling the "longest show ever."  The label's presentation involves a single model spending 60 hours sitting in a boxlike structure and visible through a window. He'll change outfits occasionally to show Band of Outsiders' Spring 2013 collection. [Los Angeles Times] 

Jennifer Hudson's mother advised her that if you want something done right, do it yourself — so the singer has designed her own wedding dress, she told WWD. [WWD]

Denim purveyor Lucky Brand plans to launch a new lifestyle brand this fall aimed at the plus-size customer. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Dolce & Gabbana is creating a couture collection for the first time, and will show it to a group of clients next month in Sicily. [Financial Times]

The Simone Handbag Museum, the first museum dedicated to bags, is scheduled to open in Seoul, South Korea on July 19. [Racked] [Bag Bunch]

Still another video Terry Richardson made of Kate Upton in a bikini went up on YouTube, was banned, and might or might not be posted again. [Yawn.] This one is outtakes and video from Upton's recent GQ shoot. [The Cut]

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Photo: Kate Middleton wearing one of the two hats she rented that were sold at auction. Credit: Indigo / Getty Image

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