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Fashion News: Vanessa Williams fights chilly L.A. weather in style

November 8, 2011 |  9:23 am

Vanessa Williams fights chilly L.A. weather in style

Vanessa Williams fights chilly L.A. weather in styleVanessa Williams of "Desperate Housewives" and "Ugly Betty" seemed to really, really enjoy the Los Angeles Opera's opening night performance of "Romeo and Juliet" on Sunday night, as was evident when she shared a giggle with Vittorio Grigolo, the night's Romeo, backstage. But more to the point: We liked her solution to staying warm on a chilly (for L.A.) evening. Her white coat with its plethora of military-style buttons -- seen at left, as she posed with opera general director Placido Domingo -- looked warm enough for the weather but sleek enough to top her black-and-white-checked gown. [SocietyNews LA]

Jessica Chastain, who has appeared in "The Help," "Tree of Life" and "Take Shelter" this year, is reportedly lined up to play Princess Diana, an icon of the fashion world. [Washington Post]

There have been countless interviews with Diane von Furstenberg in print, but we don't see her on camera too much. Now filmmaker Loic Prigent has shot a 12-part online documentary on the designer, showing her talking about her work and hosting dinner parties, among other things. [The Cut]

Here's a surprise: According to a new study, the U.S. city that spends the most for clothes, shoes and accessories is not New York or L.A. (neither made the top 10, in fact) but Washington. Researchers at looked at U.S. census data, credit card company information and "third-party data providers" to determine that the national average spending per person per month is $142.08; in D.C., it's $263. Although L.A. didn't make the top 10, three other California cities did: San Francisco, San Jose and Bakersfield. Yep, you read that right. [The Cut]

What scent drives a vampire wild? A mix of cool citrus and wild chamomile, white freesia, peony, musk, cool amber and patchouli. Those are the notes in Twilight Beauty's new scent, Immortal, inspired by Bella's and Edward's romance -- which moves to the next level in "Breaking Dawn, Part I," the latest in the "Twilight Saga," opening Nov. 18. [Fashion Etc]

Demi Lovato has dyed her hair red, the most fashionable color of the year. [People]

New York Giants QB Eli Manning has teamed with Citizen to design two limited-edition Eli Manning chronograph watches. Just 1,000 of each timepiece have been made, and they sell for $599 (with a polyurethane strap) and $675 (stainless steel) each. Proceeds will go to the March of Dimes. [People]

-- Susan Denley

Upper photo: Vanessa Williams with Vittorio Grigolo after Sunday's Los Angeles Opera performance of "Romeo and Juliet." Credit: Steve Cohn Photography

Lower photo: Williams with opera general director Placido Domingo. Credit: Steve Cohn Photography


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