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Shop The Look: The Burgundy, Please

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When Alexander Wang sent his models down the Fall 2012 runway, he may have set the tone of the season. That same deep burgundy, on his leather coats and separates, is just hitting stores in ready-to-wear and accessory form. From pointy-toed Tabitha Simmons booties to Tibi printed trousers, we’ve rounded up six must-haves in the of-the-moment oxblood color.

1. Versus dress, $1,125, available at www.net-a-porter.com
2. Balenciaga bracelet, $225, available at www.barneys.com
3. Alexander Wang sweater, $750, available at www.forwardforward.com
4. Chanel Vamp nail polish, $26, available at www.shop.nordstrom.com
5. Tibi pants, $425, available at www.net-a-porter.com
6. Tabitha Simmons bootie, $1,495, available at www.bergdorfgoodman.com
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Photos: Courtesy Photos

MObama Flies (To) The Koop; Versace Gets Versus; Terry And Gaga, Together Again; And More…

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The latest Beltway power struggle is taking shape—and this one’s got nothing to do with elected office. As has been rumored for months, Chicago boutique owner Ikram Goldman is no longer Michelle Obama’s “shopper in chief”—that duty now falls to her former assistant, Meredith Koop. [Washington Post]

Versus’ fortunes have been on the rise these past few seasons, thanks to the buzzy partnership of Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane (left). So take it as a vote of confidence that Versace has regained full control of the label from its former licensee—and another good reason to look forward to Sunday’s Fall show. [Vogue U.K.]

Go behind the scenes at Gaga’s Terry Richardson shoot for NY skate brand Supreme. Well, if you insist… [Racked]

Photo: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com

Introducing The Accessories Index

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The wait is over. For our seasonal accessories report this weekend, senior market editor Marina Larroude and the staff have gone above and beyond to present not just the trends you need to know about—from blazing brights to tiny totes—but a comprehensive index of the entire market, bags, shoes, and jewelry. Now you can search by designer, type, color, trend, and our overall top 50 bags, jewels, and shoes from a complete database of more than 5,000 items. We didn’t sleep much lately getting it all done. You may not sleep much tonight reading through it all.

Click here to visit the all-new Accessories Index >

Above: Michael Kors bag; Versus shoes.

Photos: Courtesy of Michael Kors; Courtesy of Versus

School’s In Backstage At Versus

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Francesca Versace—yes, of those Versaces—writes in from her jaunts around Milan fashion week.


I did a double take when I got to the Versus show at Teatro Versace yesterday—the yard, the grass, the playground equipment. But once I got backstage and saw the collection and the young models, it all made sense. We’re back in school—fitting for me, at least, since Christopher Kane and I are old school chums.

Backstage, it’s like a full-blown atelier—some dresses are still being altered, and the young dolls are getting their super-straight, super-long extensions put in. Between those, and the explosion of color mixed with tartans and florals, I instantly think of an adolescent Donatella. I check in on Christopher as he gushes over the flower prints and shows me some of the killer color-blocked heels and sweet yet sexy backpack purses. As Aunt Do is checking all the final details.

Then it’s on to the show. The playground is the new runway, and I must say it fits. Either that, or the girls are experts in keeping in character. I went backstage to congratulate them and caught the action as they shot the lookbook. They were pouty schoolgirls to the very end.
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Christopher Kane Gets All The Girls: Joy, Sara, Bee, Nicole…And Barbie

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Versus is sponsoring the Art of Elysium’s second annual Bright Lights dance party this Friday, which means not only will Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane be in the house, but also that the label’s tiny cupcake-foil minidresses will be in large supply at Milk Studios. While hostesses Joy Bryant, Sara Moonves, Bee Shaffer, and Nicole Vecchiarelli do some last-minute vying for the numbers below (our personal suggestions from a Fall show full of worthy contenders), Kane will be playing guest of honor at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Center, where he will treat the young patients to a workshop in designing and making clothes for Barbies. “We’ll cut the fabric from scratch, use simple shapes, and glue on gemstones,” the designer told us. “I’m sure they’re gonna love it.”

To buy a $150 ticket to the dance—which supports the charitable work of other art, Hollywood, and fashion world types in hospitals across the country—visit www.theartofelysium.org. It won’t be an entirely selfless gesture: Limited-edition T-shirts featuring the original Bruce Weber Versus ad campaign (left) will be available for sale at the event, and items from Kane’s Fall collection for Versus will be available by special order.

Photos: Courtesy of Versus