Story by Anne Pringle.
Known as the East Coast Oscars (for its glam factor and red carpet sizzle), the Costume Institute’s gala for its American Woman exhibition drew all the A-listers last night. Many of them wore American designers, and Blake Lively wore something short. So, not many surprises, but some lovely photos. (Style.com)
Taylor Swift has signed on to be the new celebrity face of Cover Girl, joining the ranks of Molly Sims, Drew Barrymore and Rhianna. The product line has yet to be revealed, but it will be hard to miss once it is—Swift’s campaign will appear in print, TV and in-store. (New York)
Slowly but surely, the fashion industry is making strides to project healthier body images by including “plus-” or real-sized models on runways and in magazines. It’s nice to hear that it’s not just to quiet protest—designers like Michael Kors create clothes with real women in mind. Kors recently told The Montreal Gazette, “If you send out an army of 14-year old children dressed in their mom’s clothes, I think the reality is that it’s a turnoff.” (Montreal Gazette)
This weekend New Zealand’s first ever Topshop opened, and within two days, it closed. People began lining up for the store’s 9 a.m. opening at dawn, and didn’t stop shopping until they had cleared the shelves! The store obviously met a very high demand for the merchandise – which doesn’t stop in New Zealand – there are rumours that The Bay and Topshop are in talks about bringing the line to Canada (fingers crossed!). (Style File)
These days it’s hard to find a celebrity that doesn’t have a clothing line, fragrance, line of handbags… you name it. But apparently, this trend shouldn’t be adopted by everyone—Lindsay Lohan was recently slapped with a lawsuit for not paying a photographer who took pictures of her line of leggings, 6126. (TMZ)