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Brits Take Heels To New Heights, And More Of Today’s Top Stories

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Can you guess who wears the highest heels in Europe? According to a recent study, its the British women who take the cake, with an average heel height of 3.3 inches. Victoria Beckham (pictured) and Cheryl Cole come to mind, leading the pack against French women who come in at 2.4 inches and German women at 2.7. [Vogue U.K.]

Salvatore Ferragamo is following in the footsteps of the likes of Hermès, Armani, and Stella McCartney as the next designer label to outfit athletes for the 2012 Olympics. The Italian brand is designing uniforms for the Republic of San Marino, an independent microstate of Italy. The capsule collection fuses functionality and high-fashion and will be worn at leisure events and galas. [WWD]

Natalia Vodianova truly is beautiful inside and out. Just three days after devastating floods hit the Russian town of Krymsk earlier this month, the model flew to her native country to help out. She assisted with the hauling of bottled water and nappies in an attempt to aid the thousands of people who were left homeless after the natural disaster. [Telegraph]

The Galeries Lafayette is getting ready to host the third edition of its “World’s Biggest Fashion Show.” The department store plans to bring fashion to the streets with a mega catwalk event featuring 400 models on September 18 in Paris. The fashion fête will than move on to other cities in France September 22. [WWD]

Photo: ChinaFotoPress / Getty Images

Manish Down At Paco Rabanne, Get Your “Yeezy” Necklace Now, And More…

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What’s a week in fashion news without the swing of a revolving door? Word came this morning that Paco Rabanne and its artistic director, Manish Arora, have parted ways after two seasons. [WWD]

Kanye West’s $6,000 hoof heels aren’t the only items from his clothing collection to make their way into an actual store; Colette is now carrying his gold “Yeezy” necklace, too, the one he wore during his Givenchy-clad appearance (pictured) at Occupy Wall Street. [Rolling Stone]

Those minimum-age requirements for runway models (and now, Vogue models) don’t apply everywhere. Natalia Vodianova’s 6-year-old daughter, Neva Vodianova Portman, is making her modeling debut, showing off a dress in an ad campaign from children’s line Caramel to support her mom’s Naked Heart Foundation charity. [Vogue U.K.]

Mommy Sheerest? A very pregnant Julia Restoin-Roitfeld shows baby bump and more on the cover of the new i-D, lensed by Mario Sorrenti. [Styleite]

Photo: Timothy A. Clary / Getty Images

We Need To Talk About Tilda

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Tilda Swinton has had a longstanding gig as the face for the Italian fine jewelry label Pomellato, and earlier this month, her latest effort for the brand—the Spring ad campaign—was unveiled. For the shoot, the actress decamped to the Greek island of Serifos with lensman Jeff Burton, who has photographed the likes of Gemma Ward and Natalia Vodianova. Here, Style.com has an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse at Swinton (wearing Pomellato’s latest baubles) and Burton at work. An image from the official ad campaign, below.

Photos: Jeff Burton / Courtesy of Pomellato

Astrid Among The Argentines

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“As a model, I used to go to the most exotic locations—in the depths of Kenya, Brazil, and India,” model-turned-photographer Astrid Muñoz told Style.com last night. “When the shoots were finished and everyone went back to their hotels, I stayed behind with my camera and took pictures. Then I built a dark room in my flat and since then, I have been totally taken over by photography.”

At London’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Bond Street boutique last night, a crowd of friends and family, including Clive Owen, Natalia Vodianova, Charlotte and Andrea Dellal, Anouck Lepère, and Poppy Delevingne, came by to take a look at her first London exhibition. The sepia-toned photographs depicted gauchos and horses in the Argentinean outback. That was no coincidence. Munoz’s current partner is Eduardo Novillo Astrada, an Argentinean polo player and ambassador of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Guests crammed into the tiny shop to celebrate the work, featured in the latest Jaeger Le-Coultre publication, Yearbook Five. “The photographs are absolutely riveting; they capture the vibe of that region so well—she genuinely has an eye,” said Vodianova. But for Muñoz, whose work on the gauchos will be released in a forthcoming book, it is not just Argentina that inspires her: “For me, the more remote a location, the more difficult to get to, the better,” she said, freshly back from the Amazon jungle, where lunch was bugs and crocodiles and where the hotel room was a hammock strung on to a tree. “The most incredible subjects to photograph are in the most inaccessible places. And trust me, I will get to as many as those places as I can.”

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Modelinia’s 2011 Style Awards

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The Golden Globe and SAG nominations have been announced, and now, in the spirit of awards season, Modelinia has handed out a few honors of its own to this year’s hottest catwalkers. For its first-ever Style Awards, Modelinia judged models in five categories: Hottest Red Look, Biggest Risk Taker, Best Red Carpet Glam, Best Accessorizer, and Best Model Off-Duty. Model-of-the-moment Karlie Kloss came out on top in the red dress category, beating industry veterans like Gisele Bündchen and Miranda Kerr, for the Jason Wu gown she wore to this year’s CFDA Awards. (Though Kloss’ dress was definitely the biggest standout in the group, it seems like Natalia Vodianova should have at least made the list for the dramatic Valentino dress she wore to her annual Love Ball). In the off-runway category, Joan Smalls beat Kate Moss, which didn’t surprise us: We’re still gushing over Smalls’ denim-on-denim at the Spring shows. But we are curious why some of our favorites, Frida Gustavsson and Caroline Brasch Nielsen, were left off that list altogether. See who made the cut, below. And check Style File next Thursday for our favorite model-off-duty looks of the year.



Best Red Carpet Glam
Doutzen Kroes (winner)
Izabel Goulart
Coco Rocha
Michelle Alves
Chanel Iman

Hottest Red Look
Karlie Kloss (winner)
Miranda Kerr
Lara Stone
Gisele Bündchen
Alessandra Ambrosio

Biggest Risk Taker
Abbey Lee Kershaw (winner)
Hanne Gaby Odiele
Jessica Stam
Agyness Deyn
Heidi Klum

Best Accessorizer
Anja Rubik (winner)
Heidi Klum
Dree Hemingway
Julia Stegner
Jacquelyn Jablonski

Most Stylish Model Off-Duty
Joan Smalls (winner)
Miranda Kerr
Kate Moss
Karolina Kurkova
Freja Beha Erichsen

Photo: Neil Rasmus / BFAnyc.com