THE BITE: An amuse-bouche of fashion news

Evan Rachel Wood + Gucci makes a lot more sense than Evan Rachel Wood + Marilyn Manson. Story by Anne Pringle.

Gucci just announced the new face of their women’s fragrance: actress Evan Rachel Wood. Gucci’s creative director, Frida Giannini, claims that she chose Wood because “she has a very strong character”, and she didn’t want to feature someone who was “overexposed or too well-known.” Her relationship with (yikes) Marilyn Manson may generate the most headlines, but Wood’s resume is rock-solid:  She was nominated for a Golden Globe for Thirteen, showed off her voice in Across The Universe, and kept up with Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler. (WWD via Fashionista)

DvF decor
Diane von Furstenberg has just announced that she will design a home collection set to hit stores this January. The DvF home line doesn’t come as a surprise—von Furstenberg has dipped her toes in the waters of interior design before (she designed a rug collection in 2003, and recently decorated a series of suites at London’s Claridge hotel, which will be unveiled next week). The collection will include three looks: country, city and sea. (WWD)

Model moment
Dancer-turned supermodel Karlie Kloss is becoming one of the fashion industry’s great modern muses, having worked with Christian Dior, Armani and McQueen. It has just been announced that she will star as the sole female in Aquascutum’s autumn/winter 2010-11 campaign, along with Matt Benstead, Jacob Coupe and Tristan Knights. This girl’s on a roll. (Vogue UK).

New kids on the block
It’s not often that kid’s trends influence the fashion world, but the latest craze for those under 12—Wild Bands—are starting to catch on in the grown-up crowd. At the Resort runway show for The Row, Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted wearing one, and the designer Reed Karkoff joked about creating his own swanky versions in silver and gold. The colourful rubber bracelets come in various quirky shapes: from dinosaurs to farm animals to fruits, and cost $3.99 for a pack of 24. (Style File)

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