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Fashion News: Katy Perry's costumes can be dangerous

July 13, 2012 |  7:50 am

Katy Perry
Katy Perry's over-the-top costumes have gotten the attention of her liability insurance company, which reportedly has ordered her to stop wearing spinning objects on her bosom after her hair got caught in a pair of twirling peppermints on an outfit similar to this one. [Styleite]

The Telegraph reports that medical experts say there's been an upswing in the number of injuries to men caused by wearing too-tight jeans. [Telegraph]

The house of Valentino has been purchased by the royal family of Qatar. [Styleite]

The Exorcist
"The Exorcist " is plenty spooky stuff, as anyone who has read the book by William Peter Blatty or seen the 1973 William Friedkin film knows (that's the one where Linda Blair's head spins around, in case you forgot -- as unlikely as that is). But no one looked at all scared on Wednesday night at an afterparty celebrating the opening night performance of the new stage version, directed by John Doyle at L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse. Stars Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields were all aglow, as was novelist Blatty, playwright John Pielmeier and magician Teller. Yes, Teller. He served as a creative consultant, teaching how to make a body levitate from a bed. [Society News LA]

Nikki Reed of "Twilight" fame -- she plays Rosalie Hale -- is collaborating on a capsule jewelry collection with, which specializes in jewelry designed by artists, celebrities and what they call "style icons." The collection was announced in a news release on Thursday and will be called Mattlin Era. It's to go on sale this fall.

Steven Tyler is leaving "American Idol," to return full-time to his own singing career with Aerosmith. We'll miss his wild hair and hair ornaments, along with everything else. [Los Angeles Times]

The uniforms Ralph Lauren designed for the U.S. Olympic team to wear at the opening ceremonies of the London Summer Games are made in China, which provoked outrage on Capitol Hill. [Los Angeles Times]

Nordstrom plans to open departments offering clothes from British retailer Topshop in 14 U.S. stores in September. And lucky for us Southern Californians -- two of them reportedly will be here. One will be at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and the other at the Irvine Spectrum in Irvine. Plans are still underway for a full-on Topshop store at the Grove in Los Angeles in 2013. [Racked]  

And in a rather strange collaboration, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the New York Mets -- which both turn 50 this year -- are teaming up to offer designer fan apparel created by the likes of Billy Reid and Yigal AzrouĆ«l. [WWD]  


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Photos from top: Katy Perry performs at the Pepsi/Billboard Summer Beats special live performance for her film "Katy Perry: Part of Me"  at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood in June. Credit: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

Posing after "The Exorcist's" opening night are cast members, from left, Tom Nelis, Roslyn Ruff, Richard Chamberlain, Brooke Shields, Harry Groener, Emily Yetter, David Wilson Barnes, creative consultant Teller, Stephen Bogardus and Manoel Felciano. Credit: Jordan Strauss / Invision for the Geffen Playhouse/ AP Images