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5 Espresso Shots of Fashion News…

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The Iconic Ruby Slippers To Travel To London

The original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard Of Oz will be travelling to London for an upcoming exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The ‘Hollywood Costume Exhibition’ will be the first time the slippers have ever been on public display outside the US. The exhibition will launch on October 20 and run until November 18 {just enough time for the slippers to return home before Thanksgiving… as The Wizard of Oz is televised every year as the traditional Thanksgiving film}.

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Anne Hathaway’s Valentino Wedding Gown

Valentino has released a sketch of Anne Hathway’s Wedding gown and it shows that this exquisite creation was in fact tinted pink.  A representative for Valentino has said: “Mr. Valentino Garavani designed it especially for Anne and our seamstresses at the couture atelier in Rome made it. Anne is like a daughter to him.”

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A Slice of Fendi’s Baguette

In celebration of 15 years of Fendi’s iconic Baguette bag, the Italian label has launched an online pop-up shop on Fendi.com. 63 diminutive styles have been re-issued for the Baguette’s birthday. And crafty customers are especially in for a treat – the ‘Baguette Box’ includes a white fabric Baguette, nine acrylic paint colours and personalised Fendi paint brushes – so you can create your own unique Baguette.

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An Honorary Knighthood For Bernard Arnault

CEO of luxury conglomerate LVMH, will be awarded an Honorary Knighthood. The French, Arnault, will receive this great honour for services to the business and the wider community in the U.K.

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Tom Ford Baby Boy Joy

Tom Ford has welcomed the arrival of his first child – a baby boy named, Alexander John Buckley Ford. LOVE magazine broke the news by Twitter, congratulating Ford and his partner of 25 years, Richard Buckley.

Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk / vogue.co.uk

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An Amazing Magazine Cover – Vogue Paris, August 2011

Lara Stone graces the striking Vogue Paris, August 2011 cover. As Emmanuelle Alt’s fourth edition as Editor-In-Chief, the cover is a cinematic fashion moment! Stone wears a Haider Ackermann Fall 2011 coat and can be seen peering off into the distance on a Californian beach. Love the juxtaposition of the sandy beach with Stone’s unattainable glamorous beauty! Definitely one of my favourite covers of the year!

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Vintage Gucci Advertising

This year marks the 90th Anniversary of Gucci. To celebrate the extensive heritage of this renowned Italian label, Gucci has reissued its very first ad from 1922 as part of the ‘Forever Now’ campaign. Set to appear next to the vintage ad will be a photograph of Aldo Gucci from 1955, standing in front of the first Gucci store in Rome on Via Condotti.  Aldo Gucci was the son Gucci founder, Guccio Gucci. The ‘Forever Now’ campaign, now in its fourth instalment, celebrates the quality, craftsmanship and heritage of Gucci.

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‘Burberry Body’ – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The first campaign image for Burberry’s new fragrance for women, Burberry Body, has been released featuring the impeccably beautiful Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Huntington-Whiteley wears only an iconic rose gold satin trench coat in the shot which is sure to stop traffic. Burberry Body will launch in over 150 countries from September 1st.

Of Burberry Body, Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer, has said:  “Burberry Body is the most exciting launch that we have ever created and captures the iconic spirit of the brand today in a striking and sensual way. Rosie’s effortless style and her staggering beauty made her the natural choice as the first Burberry Body.”

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New Creative Directors At Kenzo

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, have been named as the new Creative Directors for Kenzo. The duo was previously behind dynamic label Opening Ceremony, which they started in 2002. Pierre-Yves Roussel, Chairman and CEO of the Fashion Division of LVMH, has said of the new appointment:

“Humberto and Carol will bring their fresh creative talent and innovative approach to Kenzo to rejuvenate this iconic brand. I am confident that they will leverage the unique contemporary & lifestyle spirit of the Brand to position it ideally for an ambitious development.”

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Tom Ford Officially On The London Fashion Week Schedule

This will be the first season Tom Ford will present his collection during London Fashion Week as part of the British Fashion Council’s official LFW schedule. Previously for his Autumn / Winter 2011 / 12 collection, Ford hosted a small gathering of key press only.

Other big names who recently returned to London Fashion Week include; Burberry Prorsum (returned from Milan for S/S 2010) as well as Temperley London, Matthew Williamson and Jonathan Saunders (who all returned from previous showings in New York).

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Happy Thursday! xx

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com / fashion.telegraph.co.uk / google images