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Fashion News: Katy Perry dating hunky male model, maybe

March 12, 2012 |  9:00 am

Katy Perry may be dating hunky male model Baptiste Giacobini
It doesn't take much to start romantic rumors. And this one comes from Paris Fashion Week, where Katy Perry and Baptiste Giacobini -- reportedly the highest-paid male model in the world -- were seated together at the Chanel show. Though he seems to be having a better time at the show than she does in this picture, later they had dinner and held hands. sources said. [New York Post]

Madonna is teaming with Aldo on a line of footwear that will be available at Macy's and Nordstrom starting in August. [Fashionista]

WWD is reporting that Derek Lam has left his position at Tod's, where he has been creative director since 2006. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

"Fashion Star" debuts on NBC Tuesday night, merging a fashion design competition with the opportunity for viewers to actually buy the goods. [Los Angeles Times]

Billionaire George Soros reportedly is backing a firm that's in talks to extend a credit line to shore up L.A.-based American Apparel. [New York Post]

You never know where fashion designers will pop up these days. Jean Paul Gaultier, for instance, is serving as creative director for Diet Coke -- and appearing in some of its ads doing things such as designing clothes for marionettes. [The Cut]

What would Katniss wear? InStyle reinterprets "The Hunger Games" heroine's style into looks you could wear to, say, work or a dinner date. [InStyle]


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Photo: From left, French model Baptiste Giacobini, Katy Perry, Italian actress Elisa Sednaoui and British actress Kaya Scodelario attend Chanel's presentation of its women's fall-winter ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week. Credit: Thibault Camus / Associated Press