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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Barbara Walters' 10 most fascinating people include some fashion regulars

December 10, 2010 |  8:39 am

Barbara Walters named her 10 "most fascinating" people of the year in a television special Thursday night, and of the 10, quite a few are also regulars in All the Rage -- either for their great sense of style (Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock), their outre style (Snooki, who was named as part of the "cast of 'Jersey Shore,' " which Walters counted as one entry) or the ability while still a teen to co-brand nail polish and perfumes. (You know who you are, Justin Bieber!) Two on the list we know we'll hear a lot more about in 2011: Kate Middleton and Sarah Palin. The other four -- Betty White, Gen. David Petraeus, LeBron James and Mark Zuckerberg -- we'll leave to other blogs. [People]

Actress Natalie Portman, expected to be an Oscar contender for "The Black Swan," was introduced Wednesday as the new face of Miss Dior Cherie. She met designer John Galliano later in the day at a party launching Dior's new flagship on New York's 57th Street. Leighton Meester, Amy Adams and Stavros Niarchos were among other attendees. [WWD]

Lady Gaga has signed on for MAC's Viva Glam campaign for the second year in a row. [People]

Swimsuit designer Sylvie Cachay, 33, was found dead in a hotel bathtub, with bruises on her neck and bite marks on her hand. Ex-boyfriend Nick Brooks, son of Oscar-winning composer Joseph Brooks, reportedly was being questioned by police. Cachay was the founder of the Syla swimsuit line. [New York Post]

Influential fashion designer Marc Jacobs, creative director for Louis Vuitton among other things, received the Trophée des Arts 2010 award, bestowed by the French Institute Alliance Française, in New York on Thursday night. Vogue's Anna Wintour and Alexa Chung, herself the recent recipient of a British Fashion Award, were in attendance. [Telegraph] 

Imagine a dress that shows where it has been touched. The “Science of Sequin” frock from the spring collection of Boudicca, the London-based label designed by Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby, does just that. Run a hand over the sequins and they flip over, showing a different colored underside. Only six of the dresses were made. [T Magazine]  

Leonard Lauder accepted the Women's Wear Daily inaugural Beauty Business Visionary Award. [WWD] 

--Susan Denley

Photo: The fascinating Jennifer Lopez, at this year's Latin Grammy Awards. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images