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Fashion News: 'The Artist,' Angelina Jolie win producers' awards

The Artist
We were already excited that "The Artist" is a Costume Guild award nominee. And that it won best-picture honors at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice awards. On Saturday night, the film took home top honors from the Producers Guild of America. Does all this make it a shoo-in for an Academy Awards nomination for best film? Stay tuned. Oscar nominees are being announced Tuesday.  [Los Angeles Times]

Angelina Jolie was giddy when she won the Producer's Guild Stanley Kramer Award for her work on "In the Land of Blood and Honey." [Los Angeles Times]

Nominees for the Oscar for makeup are to be announced Tuesday, but it is getting harder and harder to select the best makeup artists because of the burgeoning use of digital effects. [Los Angeles Times]

Sigerson Morrison kind of disappeared last fall, but the footwear brand is back. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Uber model Heidi Klum and husband Seal are separating. [People]

Christian Siriano tweets that he is designing a bridal collection for Nordstrom. [The Cut]

Canadian conglomerate Hudson's Bay Co. has acquired Lord & Taylor. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Vogue editor Anna Wintour is teaming up with Scarlett Johansson to cohost a fundraiser in February for President Obama's reelection campaign. [New York Post]

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-- Susan Denley

Photo: Bérénice Bejo portrays Peppy Miller, left, and Malcolm McDowell portrays the Butler in a scene from "The Artist." Credit: Weinstein Co.

Fashion News: Molly Sims, Pippa Middleton and weekend weddings

Molly Sims and producer Scott Stuber got married Saturday in a quiet ceremony in the Napa Valley. The bride wore a Marchesa gown; the groom wore Tom Ford. [People]

Pippa Middleton wore a knee-length blue watercolor-print dress and matching fascinator headpiece to the wedding of friends Thomas Sutton and Harriet Colthurst on Saturday. On her arm was date Alex Loudon, who was also her escort to her sister's royal wedding in April. [People]

Middleton's sister, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wore a scarlet lace dress -- which might or might not have been by Erdem --  to the same wedding. [Fashionista]

And rumor has it that the Duchess of Cambridge may appear on the cover of U.S. Vogue, shot by Mario Testino. [Telegraph]

Gala in the Garden at the Hammer Museum

Actors (including Neil Patrick Harris, Will Farrell, Dana Delany and John C. Reilly), artists (such as Ed Ruscha and David LaChapelle) and design stars (such as Monique Lhuillier) turned out for Saturday's Gala in the Garden at the Hammer Museum in L.A. Art collector Rosette Delug and "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star co-chaired the dinner, which reportedly raised $1.7 million for the museum's exhibitions and free public programs. [Society News LA]

First Kirstie Alley, now Nancy Grace: Grace says she has lost 10 pounds on "Dancing With the Stars." The physically challenging show also seemed to kick-start weight loss for former contestant Alley, whose weight loss we've mentioned before. [People]

Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour said in an interview published Saturday in Italy's La Republica newspaper that she would like to see women protesting in the streets during Milan Fashion Week over what critics say is the licentious behavior of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. [WWD] 

Make Up For Ever plans to open a flagship boutique in Los Angeles in October. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

Creative director Nicola Formichetti is scheduled to start live-blogging from the Mugler atelier Monday. And the label's Facebook page should start carrying teasers for a short film by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin starring Lady Gaga, which is to be shown in full during Mugler's runway show in Paris on Wednesday. [Telegraph]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Saturday's Gala in the Garden at the Hammer Museum. Credit: Stefanie Keenan

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Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Emma Watson, J.K. Rowling, Helena Bonham Carter wow at 'Harry Potter' premiere.

 

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Ahelena Fans gathered in Trafalgar Square on Thursday to glimpse the cast of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" on the red carpet for the London premiere of the final film in the series. And the celebrities didn't disappoint. Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) stole the show in a pale blue, ruffled Oscar de la Renta ball gown. Author J.K. Rowling wore a green floral print, also by Oscar, and the always fashion-provocative Helena Bonham Carter (Beatrix LeStrange) was clad in a rather severe dark-green dress topped by a sugary confection of a fascinator. Among other notables, Clemence Poesy (Fleur Delacour) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) wore short white minis, and Maggie Smith went the practical route, much as professor McGonagall might, in black pants with a white coat topper.  [People]  [Los Angeles Times]

The gown Watson wore is from de la Renta's fall 2011 collection. "Our inspiration for the Harry Potter world premiere was 'Grace Kelly with a twist,'" said Anita Patrickson, Watson's stylist. Patrickson finished Watson's outfit with Giuseppe Zanotti slingback peep-toe shoes and jewelry from Boodles. [InStyle]

Later, for the afterparty, Watson changed into a knee-length, flirty white dress from Elie Saab's spring-summer 2011 couture collection. [Telegraph]

Vogue Editor Anna Wintour decided to attend the Potter premiere instead of Azzedine Alaia's inaugural haute couture show in Paris. Snubbed, Alaia responded by barring all U.S. Vogue staff from the show. Alaia and Wintour, have been feuding for a while. [Telegraph]

PHOTOS: Magical fashion at the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" premiere

Photographer Terry Richardson got a rap on the knuckles for posting candid shots from the Kate Moss-Jamie Hince wedding on his blog, "Terry's Diary." Doing so seems to have violated Vogue's exclusive rights to show the wedding in a spread shot by Mario Testino and planned for the September issue. As soon as Richardson heard he had erred, the photos disappeared from the blog. Of course, some photos have already been published -- including on our blog[Telegraph]

At the wedding, John Galliano, who designed Moss' gown, ran into Philip Greene, the mogul who owns Topshop, among other enterprises. Now rumors are circulating that Galliano will design a line for the high-street retailer. [The Cut] 

Agaga Lady Gaga made a stop in Singapore on Thursday as part of her Asian tour promoting "Born This Way." It looked as if she took a hairstyling cue from Marge Simpson. [People]

Tavi Gevinson, the 14-year-old fashion blogger, is booked to do some kind of performance as part of a talent show at Littleton's, a  performance-art space in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her piece is titled  "A Tribute to Sassy Magazine," and is scheduled for July 27. [The Cut]

Rachel Weisz, recently married to Daniel Craig, is making her debut as the face of Bulgari's Jasmin Noir fragrance in an ad campaign shot in Pasadena by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot. In one shot, she's shown with her head resting on a lion, her arms snuggling a giant bottle of perfume. [People]

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 --Susan Denley

Upper photo: Emma Watson, left, shares a laugh with J.K. Rowling at the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow -- Part 2" premiere. Credit: Dave Hogan / Getty Images

Middle photo: Helena Bonham Carter strikes a pose. Credit: Jonathan Short / Associated Press

Lower photo: Lady Gaga makes an appearance in Singapore. Credit: Stephen Morrison / EPA

Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Gilt Groupe goes Gaga. Hailee Steinfeld fronts for Miu Miu. Anna Wintour speaks up for gay rights.

Anna Vogue's Anna Wintour is the latest New Yorker to participate in the Human Rights Campaign’s “New Yorkers for Marriage Equality” initiative, which supports gay marriage. “As far as I’m concerned, having the right to say ‘I do’ is as fundamental as the right to vote,” Wintour says in a clip now posted on the campaign's website.   The list of notables who've spoken out in support of the initiative includes Marc Jacobs, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Sean Avery, Julianna Margulies, Mario Batali, Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Barbara Bush, Russell Simmons, Joan Rivers, Julianne Moore and Kenneth Cole. [WWD] [The Cut]

Members-only flash sale site Gilt Groupe has teamed with Lady Gaga for some special promotions in advance of the release of her "Born This Way" album Tuesday. Beginning at noon Friday, Gilt.com and GiltCity.com will offer a curated selection of men’s and women’s merchandise by Gaga’s stylist, Mugler fashion director Nicola Formichetti. There will also be tickets to the Mugler fall 2011 fashion show in Paris and VIP access to a Lady Gaga concert in New York City. [WWD]

Middle-aged (or older) women dressing "appropriately" for their ages is the trend of the moment, declares the Telegraph. Case in point: Carole Middleton at her daughter's royal wedding, who looked chic and un-frumpy at an event where "in general the women in their fifties and upwards far outshone the girls." [Telegraph]

Hailee Steinfeld, nominated for an Oscar for "True Grit" and lauded for her on-target fashion sense during all the hoopla that ensued, has landed her first major fashion campaign at age 14: she's to be a new face of Prada's sister brand, Miu Miu. [FabSugar]

Issey Miyake has appointed Yoshiyuki Miyamae as its new women's designer, starting with the spring-summer 2012 season. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Diana Ross' youngest daughter, Chudney, has opened a Santa Monica store, Books and Cookies, for kids and parents alike. While the children look through books and play, the adults can grab coffee and a bagel. [PopSugar LA]

This sounds like a really good idea: Mine for Nine is a new website that allows pregnant moms to rent maternity clothes. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

--Susan Denley

Photo: Anna Wintour at the American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala in New York on Monday. Credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour profiled in a new documentary for Bloomberg Television

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Ever wondered how a high school drop-out climbed and clawed her way to the tippity top of the fashion industry to become the monarch of a publishing empire? Anna Wintour is among the most powerful figures in the world of global fashion, earning respect in ateliers and board rooms alike. An intimidating figure -- nicknames include  "Ice Queen" and "Nuclear Wintour" -- she can single-handledly determine a fashion designer's future.

Fashion fans saw how she puts American Vogue together in the film "The September Issue" and now can find out more about this driven woman in a profile airing Thursday night as part of the Bloomberg television series "Game Changers."

The show follows Wintour's rise and examines her influence through interviews with industry notables including fashion designer Vera Wang, Women's Wear Daily editor in chief Ed Nardoza and Condé Nast chief executive Chuck Townsend.

The documentary is scheduled to air at 5 p.m. PDT on Bloomberg Television.

-- Jenn Harris

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Photo: Editor of U.S. Vogue Anna Wintour arrives for the Christie's Green Auction: Bid To Save The Earth event in New York March 29, 2011. Credit: Lucas Jackson / Reuters.

Your morning fashion and beauty report: Palm Springs Fashion Week opens, Keira Knightley debuts steamy Chanel ad

Just when you thought the fashion week "season" was over, along comes Fashion Week El Paseo in Palm Springs/Palm Desert. It runs through March 27. [Style Section LA]

Akeira Keira Knightley reunited with director Joe Wright (they worked together on by "Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement") for her new mini-movie ad for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance. The film starts with Knightley waking up in nothing but Coco Mademoiselle perfume, before zipping up her beige catsuit and heading off on a motorcycle for some racy driving around the streets of Paris. More happens involving a photo shoot, a handsome photographer and the unzipping of the catsuit. [Telegraph] [BellaSugar]

Evan Rachel Wood hit the red carpet Monday night for the premiere of HBO's "Mildred Pierce" miniseries (which debuts on Sunday) wearing a plum Elie Saab gown. But the real news was her honey blond hair, newly changed from the magenta red she's been wearing lately. [StyleList]

Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour is featured on the cover of WSJ's April issue and in a rare profile. "She's a really powerful figure in America ... someone whose power extends beyond what she does," says WSJ Editor Deborah Needleman. [Yahoo News]

Could this be the ultimate in a girly good time? Former model Stacey Schieffelin's yearly Pajama Party at Sea is scheduled this July. The Royal Caribbean cruise from Miami, with three island stops in the Caribbean, includes beauty makeovers, life-coaching sessions and a goody bag filled with $500 worth of beauty products. [BellaSugar]

Katie Holmes stars in a film promo for John Frieda Professional Hair Care's new at-home foam hair color. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

Lacoste plans to launch its new Catherine Malandrino collection in April. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Keira Knightley. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press

Your morning fashion and beauty report: Megan Fox, Rafael Nadal star in new Armani ads

Megan Fox and Rafael Nadal are smokin' hot in new Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans ads. They'll start showing up on billboards and such next month. [WWD]

Diesel's new "Diesel Island" advertising campaign will also launch in February. It will feature a mythical island populated by Diesel models and fans, brought to life via online games, viral videos and a Facebook application where consumers can interact with the island and its imaginary population. There will also be a fake Wikipedia entry that will be updated weekly as the island grows. “Think ‘Lost’ but with nicer clothes," says Riccardo Bellini, Diesel’s global vice president of branding and marketing. [WWD]

Afirth We've written about all the green (as in emerald green) gowns on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday, but Colin Firth's wife Livia Giuggioli, shown here at an after-party, wore a different kind of green -- the eco-chic kind. Her silvery gray dress was made from hand-dyed indigo "peace" silk, also known as "vegan" silk, designed by Jeff Garner. [Telegraph]

Star stylist Rachel Zoe starts a new column on StyleList with some of her greatest shoe picks for the start of this year. [StyleList]

"Project Runway's" very busy Tim Gunn is writing another book and has added Weight Watchers Fashion Consultant to his resume. He talks about why he loves the red carpet, hates jeggings and called Anna Wintour out in his last tome.  [StyleList] 

Alexander Wang has his first-ever print ad appearing in March's Interview magazine. But the designer prefers to call it an "image piece." [WWD]

--Susan Denley 

Photo: Livia Giuggioli and Colin Firth after Sunday's Golden Globes. Credit: David McNew / AFP/Getty Images

More White House state dinner fashion news

Anna Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour is a guest at tonight's state dinner at the White House for the *People's Republic of China. She seems a little informally dressed, no?

First Lady Michelle Obama has accessorized her Alexander McQueen gown with earrings by Kimberly McDonald, the jewelry designer known for her use of natural stones, who splits her time between New York and Los Angeles. The earrings are black geodes surrounded by a mosaic of natural rubies, set in 18 karat gold.

--Booth Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Anna Wintour, right, editor in chief of American Vogue magazine, and Shelby Bryan arrive at the White House for a state dinner Jan. 19. Credit: Brendan Smialowski / Getty Images

Updated: Jan. 20, 2011 at 12:28 p.m. An earlier version of this post referred to the White House state dinner for the Republic of China. It was for the People's Republic of China.


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