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EXCLUSIVE: Alexander Wang Brings Back Saucy Stripper and SNL Legend Mango for His Latest Flick

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Saturday Night Live is still funny and all, but I can’t help but miss the days of Chris Kattan and his sassy character Mango, who sexed up the show between 1997 and 2002. An irresistible beret-wearing exotic dancer, Mango seduced everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck to Ellen DeGeneres and J.Lo during his time on the program. “You can’t have-a-da-Mango!” he’d scream at the end of each skit, slapping his gold lamé hot-pants-clad caboose. Well, the SNL star has made an exception for the one and only Alexander Wang, who convinced Kattan to bring back the sprightly stripper for his latest T by Alexander Wang video. “I’ve always loved Mango’s character from SNL, and to be able to work with [Kattan] was such an honor,” Wang told Style.com. “Sometimes when fashion becomes too stiff, it’s great to have someone such as Mango come through and inject a new burst of energy. Having fun and a sense of humor is so important to me that when I’m able to incorporate it into my work, I run with it,” he added of the flick, which also features a musical component and stars rapper-cum-choreographer Sharaya J. This project follows Wang’s 2013 short, a comedy sketch that saw Anjelah Johnson revive her peeingly funny (and always unhelpful) MadTV character Bon Qui Qui. Kattan has a lot to live up to, but somehow, we think Mango will manage.

A teaser for Wang’s Mango film debuts exclusively here. And don’t forget to tune into Wang’s website and social media platforms on June 3 to see the full sketch.

The Moss Gloss

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Kate Moss, object lesson in never taking a bad photo ever, on set at the Fall ’12 Mango ad campaign. (Inez and Vinoodh do the shutter-clicking honors.) Much more Moss arrives this Fall: A Rizzoli coffee-table tome of her Greatest Hits hits stores in November.

Janelle Monáe To Perform At AmfAR, Kate Moss For Mango, Lucy Sykes Rellie Joins Rent The Runway, And More…

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Janelle Monáe has been announced as the performer for the New York amfAR gala next month. Sarah Jessica Parker has been confirmed as the evening’s host. [amfAR]

Kate Moss has already shot a video for Mango with Terry Richardson, and today the label released its spring campaign featuring Moss. The images were shot by Richardson and styled by Géraldine Saglio. [Mango]

Yesterday, Macy’s Inc. sued Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. “in a bid to block a licensing deal between the housewares company and J.C. Penney Co.” Reportedly, “Macy’s claims Martha Stewart Living’s deal with J.C. Penney violates the terms of an exclusive pact Macy’s has to sell Martha Stewart Living products at its stores.” [Huff Po]

Rent the Runway has tapped Lucy Sykes Rellie as its new fashion director. Rellie originally started working with the brand six months ago in a consulting capacity, WWD reports. [WWD]

Photo: Michael Buckner / Getty Images

Sweet As Mango

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If the sudden spring weather has you thinking fling, Moises de la Renta is all for it. “New York has that whole masculine vibe in fashion, but with Mango I wanted to go back to something more classic and very romantic,” the young designer said this afternoon about his Spring collaboration with the Spanish retailer. Debuting the collection’s eight T-shirts at a presentation at the Crosby Hotel, the avowed New York kid took a turn away from your commonplace drapey and destroyed tees. Instead, inspired by a trip with his girlfriend to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the junior de la Renta (his father is Oscar) was thinking flowers. One tee featured crystal-studded flowers and tulle accents, while a black number balanced gold chain-link hardware with pink petals and a sweet ribbon bow. Prices are far lower than the maison level—they range from $49.90 to $69.90—but MDLR, as he’s occasionally known, hasn’t lost the lofty dreams. “I would love to make my own line one of the big labels,” de la Renta mused.”But I also appreciate the intimate feel. My father’s line is run like a family.”

Photo: Courtesy of Mango

A Competition With Rewards

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Girls who want a Mango fix stateside will be able to find the brand’s wares at JC Penney come Fall 2010. That’s good news for fans of the Spanish fast-fashion retailer. But it’s not soon enough if you’re looking to get your hands on Lee Jean Youn’s Mango Fashion Award-winning collection, pictured above. Earlier this year, the Korean designer beat out bigger names like Peter Pilotto and Josh Goot, as well as about 250 others, to take home Mango’s 300,000-euro prize and the chance to sell his creations at the label’s stores. The 11-piece range hits Mango’s Soho flagship on March 15. Another perk? Perhaps thanks to the exposure from the competition, Youn will have a small presentation in Paris during the January haute couture shows.

The company is now accepting applications for the third edition of the Mango Fashion Awards from up-and-comers who’ve produced at least two commercial womenswear collections. Click here for an application, and good luck. The deadline for entry is February 28, and the winner will be announced next November. We look forward to seeing your designs in stores (maybe even JC Penney?) sometime in 2011.