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Fashion News: Jane Lynch's winning Emmy looks

September 19, 2011 |  8:58 am

Jane Lynch

It was great to see Jane Lynch get out of Sue Sylvester's sweats and into some gorgeous gowns as she hosted Sunday's Emmys. She looked lovely, both in this big production number and while carrying out more sedate hosting chores. In case you want to take another look at Emmy fashion, check out Fashion Critic Booth Moore's coverage here at All the Rage.

Booth didn't like Gwyneth Paltrow's midriff-baring, Middle-Eastern-inspired dress. Neither did I. Neither did anyone watching the Emmys with me. But the Telegraph over in London called it best in show. What do you think? Was Paltrow's look a win or a miss?  

Another day, another bio of Coco Chanel. Chanel is feting the kickoff of author Justine Picardie’s U.S. book tour for "Chanel — Her Life," with an event at the Core Club in New York on Monday. The author will also visit Boston, Dallas and Los Angeles. Much of the research was done in Chanel archives, and the book features sketches by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld. I'm guessing it won't be as controversial as Hal Vaughan's take on the subject in his recently released "Sleeping With the Enemy." You know, the one where he says Chanel was a Nazi spy. [WWD]

London Fashion Week is in full swing with designers showing their collections for next spring and fall. Tom Ford used the occasion to put on another "secret" fashion show. Anna Wintour, Anna Dello Russo, Carine Roitfeld and representatives of Harrods were among the small number of invitees, and no pictures were allowed. [Telegraph]

Carine Roitfeld has been non-stop busy since leaving her position as editor of French Vogue. She has worked with Karl Lagerfeld on a campaign for Chanel, guest-edited next month's V magazine, and supervised and appeared in the window displays at Barneys New York. "My name has become a brand -- it could be make-up, clothing, perfume. I'm not a designer but I have this way of dressing," she says. "Maybe I can find a way to make it happen." [Telegraph]  

Franca Sozzani, editor in chief of Vogue Italia, is being appointed as the first Goodwill Ambassador by Fashion 4 Development in partnership with the United Nations. Her mission will center on the role of fashion in creating economic growth in developing countries. [WWD]

Los Angeles fashion-shopping-lifestyle blog Mondette is going on hiatus for a redesign. [Mondette]


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-- Susan Denley

Photo: Jane Lynch, looking gorgeous at the 2011 Emmys. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images