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Fashion News: Venus Williams loses at Wimbledon, may win at fashion

June 26, 2012 |  8:16 am

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Tennis legend Venus Williams lost  in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday, her game suffering from the effects of the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome, which she announced at last year's U.S. Open that she had. If the disease doesn't allow her a comeback, perhaps she'll turn to fashion full time. She's also a trained fashion designer who has just reintroduced her EleVen sportswear line, shown here. [Los Angeles Times]

Two designers reportedly departed "Project Runway" on Friday after having emotional meltdowns during filming in New York City. Designer and judge Michael Kors reportedly was brought in to calm the remaining contestants. [NY Post]

American Eagle Outfitters launched its "back to school" campaign on Monday (in Southern California, most schools have been out for only about a week) using "real people" instead of professional models or celebrities. Fifteen people from different walks of life are included in the "Live Your Life" campaign -- including seven from California. [Los Angeles Times]

Rodarte, designed by Laura and Kate Mulleavy, is introducing footwear for fall and their clothing collection for the season has been inspired by Australia. [Racked]

Jean Paul Gaultier's third bottle design for Diet Coke has been released in Europe. It features a design that looks like a woman's tattooed torso. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Poker champion Beth Shak is being sued by her ex-husband, who contends she hid her expensive collection of designer shoes and bags from him during their marriage and divorce proceedings. One can only wonder how well hidden it was since she runs a blog about the shoe collection -- she reportedly has at leat 700 pairs of Louboutins alone -- that's been featured on several television programs. [The Cut]

An Instagram picture of 11-year-old Willow Smith with a tongue stud had people cringing. But it wasn't real. The daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith had decked her tongue out with a jewel stuck on via a magnet. [Styleite]

Model Christie Brinkley and ex-husband Peter Cook settled their contentious child custody case. [The Cut]

 

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--Susan Denley

Photo: Looks from Venus Williams' EleVen by Venus Williams collection. That's Venus sitting in the front.  Credit: EleVen by Venus Williams

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