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Karl And His Body Double, And More of Today’s Top Stories


Karl Lagerfeld got waxed. Germany’s oldest waxwork museum, Panoptikum Hamburg, is paying tribute to their nation’s finest, Lagerfeld included, by turning them into eccentric wax figures. Lagerfeld’s was unveiled to the public last week (pictured), interestingly placed between Pope Benedict XVI and the German prostitute Domenica. [Telegraph]

Jennifer Lopez has a new man: Zuhair Murad. The pop singer has tapped the Beirut-based designer to create looks for her summer concert tour, including a feathered skirt, a body suit, and several short dresses. This is not the first time Lopez and Murad have worked together—the singer wore one of Murad’s gown to the 2011 Met Gala and the Academy Awards. [WWD]

Could Michael Jackson be the subject of the Met’s Costume Institute exhibition in 2014? Sources say maybe. The exhibit has the potential to be a hit, since Jackson was known for his iconic costumes, including Swarovski-encrusted gloves and looks from Balmain, Tom Ford, and Givenchy. []

The collaboration between H&M and Maison Martin Margiela has been confirmed. The Paris-based design house will produce a one-off collection that will go on sale November 15. “This collaboration will be a great and memorable fashion moment,” said H&M creative director Margareta van den Bosch. [WWD]

The wild things are descending upon Soho. The author of the children’s classic Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak, is the subject of a retrospective on display through September 3. The collection on view includes several of the author’s stories from the Little Bear series to his The Nutcracker drawings. [Art Info]




Photo: Courtesy of Panoptikum


Gaga No More—Lopez Takes Top Spot On Forbes’ 100, And More Of The Day’s Top Stories


The world, it seems, is no longer gaga for Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. The pop singer, who was named the world’s most powerful star in Forbes‘ annual Celebrity Power 100 List for 2011, has been replaced by none other than Jennifer Lopez. With her Kohl’s clothing line, a new fragrance, and her role on American Idol, it’s no surprise that Jenny from the block is taking the reins (even edging out Oprah for the top spot on the list). [Forbes]

It’s a girl! Congratulations to Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, who just recently gave birth to her first child with boyfriend, model Robert Konjic. With Carine Roitfeld as her grandma, we’re guessing this is going to be one well-dressed baby. Does Givenchy come in pint sizes yet? [Huff Po]

Karlie Kloss is putting her iconic walk to good use—except this time, it’s not on the runway. The model of the moment has teamed up with designer friend Jason Wu to raise money for the 2012 AIDS Walk in New York this Sunday. The duo will walk the 6.2 mile course, in hopes of making $50,000 to donate to the cause. Help them raise money, here. [Vogue U.K.]

In the latest issue of Vman, photographer Bruce Weber pays homage to his close friend Elizabeth Taylor, with a diary-style, photo-centric feature. The lensman traveled to Taylor’s hometown of Los Angeles for the project, where he met up with Taylor’s granddaughter Naomi Wilding (who acted as fashion editor for the project). The two captured images of Quincy Jones’ daughter Kenya, Prometheus star Logan Marshall-Green, and Revenge actor Joshua Bowman for the tribute to the late icon. [Telegraph]




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Down Under, Sooner: Tim Blanks On Sydney’s Shifting Schedule Among The International Fashion Weeks


Friday brought news that Sydney’s fashion week is going to move up from its current slot in May to the end of March, which will align it more successfully with the international show calendar. Maybe there’s some kind of logic in that, but if fashion’s selling cycles, media cycles, and retail cycles are spinning in ever more byzantine circles of overlap, spare a sympathetic thought for Australia’s designers, who are now living through next winter while they just showed clothes for the spring after the one the Northern Hemisphere is currently enjoying (or, in London’s case, enduring). The challenge of rationalizing domestic and international markets has been eased somewhat by the unstoppable phenomenon of the pre-collection, which allows designers from both hemispheres to operate simultaneously, in a nebulous state of seasonlessness, but the calendar adjustment hones in on another challenge: how to market spring/summer while the rest of the industry is focusing on fall/winter. Or, to clarify the question posed by last week’s event (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, to give it its official nom de guerre): What is Sydney’s fit amongst the world’s fashion capitals?

And back comes the answer: Fit is the city’s fit. Sydney was basking in a freakish Indian summer. Beaches were crowded. The irresistible physicality of the city was in full effect, enhanced by the general glow of prosperity that comes with a boom economy. The designers who flourished on—and off—the MBFWA catwalks were the ones who bottled the glow, corralled the body beautiful. And they were simply the best not just because they made the most of Sydney’s physical assets, but because doing so takes a significant amount of technique. Nicky Zimmermann might start with a swimsuit, but she transmuted a tankini into an entire collection, with splatter prints, biker zips, and a corrugated metallic effect adding an edge to floaty, patchworked floral pieces. Lisa Ho’s specialty is the kind of sleek-lined, palazzo-panted eveningwear that is made to grace a Slim Aarons-like ideal of the languid good life. She’s gotten very good at it, effortlessly crossing over from Sydney socialites to Hollywood hot stuff like Jennifer Lopez, but, significantly, the further from the body she got with her latest collection, the less successful were the dresses. In Sydney, it is, after all, about the body, which golden boys Josh Goot and Dion Lee acknowledged with collections that started with a scuba second skin. Lee previewed some stunning pre-collection looks that were designed to evoke a sense of movement underwater, with thermal film adding a reflective shimmer to dresses bonded with neoprene and a shivering gill-like detail running down the side of skirts.
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Jenny At The Met?


This year’s Costume Institute Gala performer is rumored to be Jennifer Lopez, WWD reports. Lopez (who is a frequent guest at the annual benefit) follows last year’s main act, Florence Welch, and other recent Met ball performers like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Kanye West. A spokeswoman from Vogue, however, denies that the magazine’s April cover girl and American Idol judge will be taking the stage at the May 7 event.

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A Moment With J.Lo


In between a nine-city American Idol tour and filming two movies, Jennifer Lopez found a little time to debut her first collection for mass retailer Kohl’s last month, inspired, she said, by “old Hollywood glamour combined with an upbringing in the Bronx.” Unlike the many celebrities trying their hand at fashion design, Jenny is not new to this particular block. Her previous line, Sweetface, launched in the early aughts and shuttered not long thereafter. Despite some high-profile runway theatrics—case in point, Naomi Campbell in a mink hat the size of a pool cover—the line was ultimately criticized for lacking substance behind its style. “I learned a lot from the other fashion endeavors that I did,” Lopez reflects. “What’s different this time is that I didn’t want to compromise quality and fit for price point and I knew there had to be a way to do it right.”

The collection retails from $22 to $150, and Lopez reports that it’s “doing amazingly well, thank God. People really like the fit, the quality, and the stylishness of the line—I couldn’t be more pleased.” She remained tight-lipped about the specifics of the upcoming deliveries for November and December, except to say that the former would include plenty of coral and army green. “I am not really a ‘black’ girl,” she said of her palette preferences. “I feel like other colors flatter you so much more.”

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