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Fashion News: Donna Summer's disco style lives on

May 18, 2012 |  7:26 am

Donna Summer
Donna Summer, who perhaps did more than anyone to popularize disco, died Thursday at age 63. Not just her music but her costumes inspired a generation. And with the resurgence of 1970s style we've seen on runways and sidewalks the last couple of years, you can tell her fashion legacy lives on. Leopard print, anyone? [Los Angeles Times]

It's good to know that even a world-renowned designer can make a fashion faux pas. Jean Paul Gaultier confessed on the "Today" show on Thursday that he was twice denied entrance to the Cannes Film Festival -- once for wearing a tuxedo with shorts and one for wearing a kilt. [The Cut] 

Sales of home hair-coloring products are up, thanks probably to the recession (though also more people seem inclined to experiment with color nowadays). As a result, companies that make DIY kits are trying to make them easier to use. [Wall Street Journal] 

Putting singer Adele on the cover of British Vogue seemed like a no-brainer at the time. But it turned out to be one of the worst-selling issues of the magazine in history, editor Alexandra Shulman says. Adele shouldn't be unduly offended. In general, "music stars haven't sold at all well," she says. [Vogue UK]

"Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950″ opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. [Styleite]


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-- Susan Denley

Photo: Singer Donna Summer swings her leopard-print skirt during a concert at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles in 1979. Summer, the so-called queen of disco, died at age 63. Credit: Associated Press