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August 23 2014

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VF Anoints Carey, Carla, Gaga, And More

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The issue itself—the much-blogged, Lady Gaga-covered September Vanity Fair—doesn’t hit stands until Thursday, but royal watchers, social chroniclers, and the legions of Little Monsters can get the answers they’ve waited for today: VF‘s International Best-Dressed List is now online.

Conclusions? It’s a good time to be in politics. Michelle Obama made the women’s list, as did SamCam (a.k.a. Samantha Cameron, wife of Britain’s new prime minister, David Cameron), and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Carey Mulligan and Diane Kruger made their first appearances on the women’s list as well. On the Originals list, Lady Gaga makes her debut, joining Helena Bonham Carter, John Galliano, and the Duchess of Alba, among others. On the men’s side, Waris Ahluwahlia shares space with Javier Bardem, Alec Baldwin (on the list after a 21-year hiatus), and André Balazs, to name a few. And the fashion industry is repped by Tory Burch, Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman, Alice + Oliva’s Stacey Bendet, Alber Elbaz, and Glamour‘s Cindi Leive.

The complete list—including couples, sibling pairs, and the hall of fame—is now up at www.vanityfair.com.

Photo: Francis Specker / CBS / Landov

Rachel Zoe Piles It On

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A-list celebrities and legions of QVC shoppers aren’t the only people who have been influenced by Rachel Zoe’s trademark style. At yesterday’s preview party for Zoe’s new QVC collection at the Gramercy Park Hotel, attendees included not only Zoe faves Prabal Gurung, Brian Atwood, and Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig but Zoe’s mom, too. And as the stylist-to-the-stars gave a tour of her new duds, the materfamilias couldn’t help but chime in now and then. “I’m designing for everyone,” Zoe (left, with designer Mandy Coon) said, citing a shaggy faux-fur jacket and an oversize pashmina-style wrap. “That jacket’s for one girl—like, a Kate Hudson girl, fun, funky, easy. The wrap is more like for a classy Jennifer Garner girl. And then,” she added, “there’s me, and I just wear all of it. Throw it all on!” Mom, standing in the background, took the opportunity to jangle her Rachel Zoe for QVC jewelry. “Look!” she said. “I’m wearing a lot, too!” Apparently, maximalism runs in the family.

Photo: Courtesy of QVC

At DVF, Mother Knows Best

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It was ladies’ night at Diane von Furstenberg’s studio last night—though when is it not?—but these were ladies of a certain subspecialty: moms. Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and DVF—mom to TVF (Tatiana), a budding filmmaker, and AVF (Alex), an investment manager—was throwing a party to celebrate both the occasion and a certain mom-friendly film, Christy Turlington Burns’ directorial debut, No Woman, No Cry. The documentary focuses on maternal mortality and raises money for the White Ribbon Alliance, an organization that aims to promote global maternal health. So, too, does DVF’s new tee, which the designer sported last night, on which “Love is life” is spelled out in white ribbon. “[British First Lady and WRA global patron] Sarah Brown gave this incredible dinner and she asked women what we were going to do,” von Furstenberg explained, “so I said I would make this T-shirt.” A portion of the proceeds from the shirt, as with any merchandise purchased before Mother’s Day in the store downstairs, will go toward the WRA. The designer addressed the crowd with a tribute to mothers the world over and, in particular, to her own mother, “a strong woman for whom fear was never an option.” Roll clip!

“It’s all very personal to me now,” said co-host Georgina Chapman (pictured, right, with von Furstenberg and Turlington Burns) of the cause after the snippet of No Woman, No Cry, “because I am pregnant. It’s something I think we take for granted, but we’re really lucky to have the health care we have.” Support was the theme of the evening. “I’ve spent two years making this movie,” Turlington Burns said, “and the White Ribbon ladies have been so supportive.” It premiered at Tribeca last week, but, explained the filmmaker, “It’s just the beginning of what I want to do. Now begins the outreach and the education.”

Photo: Sara Jaye Weiss

More Ink For Gaga, Real Talk From Carolina, And More…

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In her continuing quest for shock and awe, Lady Gaga has defaced an Hermès Birkin in black Sharpie. Look on her works, ye mighty, and despair. [Racked]

Marchesa is exploring brand extensions, beginning with…dinnerware. It’s probably the closest you’re going to get to dinner with Georgina Chapman without being a Weinstein. [Fashionista]

Perhaps the most sensible statement in fashion we’ve heard all day: “It’s not my aspiration to appear on a reality show. That’s the last thing I need in my life.” —accidental Tinsley Mortimer reality show co-star Carolina Herrera. [Page Six]

An English auction house is bringing some of the late Princess Diana’s gowns to the block, including the low-cut black number that earned her the nickname Daring Di. [Vogue U.K.]

And the race is on to see who can bring the highest-profile guests at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Glamour‘s got an early lead with Jason Wu and Jessica Alba. [WWD]

Photo: Jun Sato / WireImage

Sundance: The Swag Report

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In terms of swag, Sundance isn’t quite the treasure trove it was a few years ago, when Sienna Miller famously got busted for hoarding freebies and movie fans wore “Focus on Film” pins in protest of celebrity-gifting suites.

Still, there’s no reason a product-toting Diesel publicist wouldn’t chase down Kristen Stewart’s publicist in broad daylight, as reportedly happened this year at the Main Street ski lift. The denim company had a station at a gifting lounge headlined by Lia Sophia, where the jewelry company’s reps found themselves sweet-talking more men than women. Ben Affleck presumably passed on his goody bag to Jennifer Garner, and Harvey Weinstein got on the phone with Georgina Chapman to ask her in his sweetest voice which chain necklace she fancied.

Across town, Fred Segal Fun, home of the I Heart Ronson booth, was doing brisk “business.” Kate Mara picked up a denim jacket and a white motorcycle jacket, America Ferrera took a brown bomber jacket, and Kristen Bell got a pair of sequin tops from the designer’s affordable JCPenney line. Opening weekend’s most-worn swag item was probably either Ronson’s black-and-yellow plaid shirt or the puffy coats being handed out a few booths over at KR3W—not to just anyone, of course. With the swag hunt afoot, guardians of goodies like George Gina & Lucy handbags and EMU sheepskin boots were left to distinguish “randoms” from desirable “customers” at Tilda Swinton’s end of the food chain. The fashion-forward actress had some Ronson samples sent her way—perhaps saving her a trip to JCPenney.

Photo: Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images