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Fashion News: President Obama, Mary Tyler Moore fete Betty White

January 18, 2012 |  8:58 am

Betty White, Robert Pattinson, Critic's Choice Awards

Betty White celebrated her 90th birthday Tuesday, but got a jump on it with a TV special that aired Monday and included lots of love from long-time pals such as Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Burnett. There was even a message from President Obama, who got into the spirit of things with a joke. But here's the surprising thing. Compare a photo of White now, like the one above shot last week at the People's Choice Awards with Robert Pattinson, to pictures from the 1980s (below left with Rue McClanahan on "Golden Girls") and 1970s (below right, on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show") and she's hardly changed at all -- and it doesn't look like she's had any work done, either. How's that for timeless beauty? See our video history of her career on Showtracker.


The menswear shows in Milan wrapped up Tuesday, with Paris next up on the fashion week circuit. [The Cut]

One of the most interesting pieces of news out of Milan is that Alexander McQueen is teaming with Huntsman of Savile Row on a bespoke line. [New York Times] 

Michelle Williams dresses up as Marilyn Monroe -- again -- on the cover of GQ in a sexy photo worthy of MM herself. [Us Weekly]

Kate Hudson is the new face of Ann Taylor, following Demi Moore in the role. [People]

Here's a good reason to watch the Super Bowl, even if you don't like the game. Soccer star David Beckham is to appear in a 30-second ad for his new H&M underwear collection. Stills from the ad campaign have been pretty amazing. Can't wait to see the man in action. [FashionEtc] 

Vogue's Andre Leon Talley isn't shy about expressing his opinion, on fashion or on politics, it turns out. After Monday's Republican presidential candidate debate in South Carolina, Talley tweeted: "If all white men were like the ones on stage in SC GOP debates last night, you wouldn't speak to one white man in the USA!" [TheCut] 

Dolce & Gabbana apologized to the people of Hong Kong after a series of protests outside its boutique by residents who had accused the clothier of racism for allowing tourists but not residents to take photos of the store. [WWD] (Subscription required.)


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-- Susan Denley

Top photo:  Betty White and Robert Pattinson pose in the audience during the 2012 People's Choice Awards on Jan. 11 in Los Angeles. Credit: Christopher Polk /Getty Images for PCA.

Lower left photo:  Rue McClanahan and Betty White in a scene from "The Golden Girls" in the 1980s. Credit: Times files

Lower right photo:  Betty White as Sue Ann Nivens on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in 1974. Credit: Kerry Hayes / Touchstone Pictures