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Anne Hathaway: Hostess With The Mostest?

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It wasn’t just Anne Hathaway’s caffeinated performance as this year’s Oscars co-host—a peppy, giggly turn that smirking pundits are already suggesting was amped up to balance James Franco’s lethargic cool-guy bit, borrowed, it seemed, from Pineapple Express—that caught viewers’ attention last night. It was also her ricocheting costume changes: seven in all during the course of the show.

Anne began the night in a crystal-embellished white gown from Givenchy Haute Couture (left). From there, she went for a one-button Lanvin tuxedo, with Swarovski-embellished Brian Atwood pumps (below left). Vivienne Westwood Couture is responsible for the greenish-gray strapless number—overtones of Black Swan, we thought—that came up next (below right).



From there, it was a hop and a jump—make that a shake, which she demonstrated onstage—to a beaded, fringed one-shoulder Oscar de la Renta gown (below left). Then on to a winey Atelier Versace gown with embroidered bodice that she later wore to Vanity Fair‘s epic after-party (below right).



The longtime Armani girl wore a shimmering, off-the-shoulder Armani Privé in deep blue next (below left), and ended the night (or the telecast, at least), in a smoky, crystal-studded Tom Ford, with high neck and long sleeves (below right).



Which of Hathaway’s looks—including the red, asymmetrical Valentino Haute Couture that she selected for the red carpet—did you like best?

Photos: Michael Caulfield / Wireimage; Kevin Winter / Getty Images; Gabriel Bouys / AFP / Getty Images

So, You’re Going To Host The Oscars…

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The rumors are true: This year’s Oscar co-hosts are Bright Young Things™ Anne Hathaway and James Franco. (Both, incidentally, looking good in the early running for major awards.) Franco could do worse than the Tom Ford tuxes last year’s co-hosts, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, donned for the occasion. (He’d do well to bring both his arms, however.) But Hathaway? She’s got a few more options. Over the last two years, Hathaway has emerged as a style star in her own right. The houses of Valentino and Armani are both eager to claim her for their own, though she’s also been known to pal around with Marc Jacobs and, at least in the past, has had a soft spot for Marchesa. So who’ll she wear come March? We’ve rounded up a few of her past hits above, both formal and cocktail; let us know which you like, and who she should pick for the big show.

Top row, left to right: In Azzaro at the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards; in Lanvin at Lanvin’s Halloween party in New York, 2010; In Armani Privé at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in 2009. Bottom row, left to right: In Valentino Haute Couture at the premiere of Love and Other Drugs, 2010; in Marc Jacobs at the Met Costume Institute Gala in 2009.

Photos: Jeff Vespa / WireImage (SAG); Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene
(Lanvin Halloween); John Shearer / WireImage (Oscars); Dave Allocca / Startraksphoto.com (Love & Other Drugs); Bill Davila / Startraksphoto.com (Met Gala)

St.-Trop. To MePa, Copping Chez Coco, Versace Keeps Up With The Jones, And More…

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It never goes far out of style, but Saint-Tropez enjoyed a renewed moment in the sun this past Resort season, when Karl Lagerfeld led the troops there for his collection presentation. Didn’t make it? Neither did Jeffrey Kalinsky, owner of New York and Atlanta’s Jeffrey boutiques—so Chanel is setting up a six-week pop-up shop modeled on St.-Trop’s Café Sénéquier at his Meatpacking District store. Cheaper than a flight! (But with what you’re likely to spend there, maybe not by much.) [WWD]

Like Coco Rocha’s New York apartment? It can be yours. The model’s pad is on the market—it was recently dropped to a mere $1.59 million—so she and new husband James Conran can move to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. [NYT]

Get a sneak peek of Valentino’s capsule collection for the Gap, created to celebrate the American retailer’s debut in Italy. But if you want it, get ready to travel—it will be available only in Milan, Paris, and London. [Telegraph]

The new face of Versace: Betty Draper—uh, we mean January Jones. Donatella Versace has tapped the Mad Men star for her latest campaign. Close watchers shouldn’t be too surprised: Jones has favored Versace dresses for months now, and showed up at the label’s Spring ’11 show in Milan (left, with Allegra Versace). [WWD]

Lanvin x H&M hit stores this weekend, and the crowds, predictably, went wild. Reports are coming in from all over of endless lines and pre-dawn queuing-up: By 6 a.m., there were reportedly already 100 people waiting outside a San Diego H&M. [Racked]

And Thanksgiving is this week, which means Black Friday—the discount-shopping day that occasionally leads to sprees—is just five days away. Saturday Night Live offered a parodic take on discount mania starring a Four Loko-addled Anne Hathaway; here’s hoping it remains a cautionary fable, rather than a reality. [Hulu]

Photo: Alice Bensi / GoRunway.com

Lady Gaga’s Doing It For Herself, Your Chance To Snag A Few Early Alexander McQueens, And More…

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Three years after her death, Isabella Blow’s unparalleled fashion collection—which included her friend Alexander McQueen’s entire graduate collection from Central Saint Martins—will go on the auction block. Here’s hoping some smart museum or private donor keeps at least the McQueens together. [WWD]

Todd Selby shot Waris Ahluwalia, Ruben Toledo, and André Balazs in their envy-inducing offices and homes for Louis Vuitton—in other words, exactly what you’d expect. If it ain’t broke, we guess… [Refinery29]

Speaking of Waris, he joined Lily Donaldson, Erin Wasson, and more in supporting NYC public school education. Each designed a T-shirt to be auctioned off on eBay to celebrate Playworkgroup’s first anniversary; the proceeds will go to Pencil, a local nonprofit. Lily’s shirt includes a pair of eyes and the legend “I See You”; Erin’s the scrawled quote, “Some things should last a really long time.” (So maybe hand-wash this particular tee?) [Modelinia]

Anne Hathaway has given up the gifts given to her by her conman ex-boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri, which include several Rolexes, jewelry, and a Louis Vuitton box. They’ll be auctioned off to repay the victims of Follieri’s schemes. [Page Six]

And Lady Gaga has applied for an internship with eccentric English milliner Philip Treacy. We never thought we’d say this, but makes total economic sense. If you’re going to run around with lobsters, telephones, and orbiting rings on your head all day, it’s only practical to bring production in-house. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: David Fisher / Rex USA

Red-Carpet Season Goes On at Armani

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The red carpet may have been rolled up and stored for the season, but the gowns that walked it are getting their second act at Armani/5th Avenue. Along with Lady Gaga’s spacewoman/ambiguous-religious-icon Armani Privé dress and bejeweled bodysuit from this year’s Grammys (pictured; on Gaga here)—so tiny that it took two devoted Armani staffers to fit on the mannequin—the store windows were rife with dazzlers. There’s the navy and cobalt beaded Armani Privé number Anne Hathaway wore to the 2009 Golden Globes, when she was nominated for Rachel Getting Married. And the fire engine-red sequined gown Katie Holmes donned for the 2008 Met Costume Institute Gala. “There’s been all these little girls on vacation who come in and ask, ‘Can I try that dress on?’ ” the flagship’s vice president, Philippe Neraud, said with a smile. Though from first glance, shoppers may not know that a few moments of glory often comes with a bit of sacrifice. “I was unpacking the dresses and I tried to lift this one out, but I couldn’t do it without using two hands,” Neraud explained of Beyoncé’s metal chain-link minidress from the 2010 Grammys. “I don’t know how she wore it. It was like 30 pounds!” he added. “She had the weight of the world on her shoulders.”

Giorgio Armani’s red-carpet retrospective is on display at Armani/5th Avenue, 717 Fifth Ave., NYC, until March 21, 2010.

Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani