23 January 2009

Morning round-up: Oscar best-dressed race begins, plus Michelle Obama's fashion power proved...

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You've had a week of Michelle Obama mania. So just chill. It's Friday after all. Here's the need to know facts-to-drop this weekend.

The power of Michelle Obama's fashion sense proved. Jason Wu's website received 4 million hits the day after the First Lady wore his white floor-length gown for the Inauguration balls. Meanwhile the J Crew share price went up 10% and the website crashed after the Obama daughters wore their colourful coats. [Fashion Week Daily, Guardian]

The race for the best-dressed Oscar attendee begins. Kate Winslet is rumoured to be leaning towards a certain French designer, Rachel Zoe will style Anne Hathaway for the second year running (they'll be scouring next week's Couture and up-coming NY Fashion Week) and stylist Lisa Michelle Boyd (who has dressed Charlize Theron for the Oscars in previous years) will work with red carpet rebel Marisa Tomei. [Fashion Week Daily, WWD]

Will they, won't they? Another report adding fuel to the SATC sequel fire. It's said the four stars have finally agreed to go ahead. Now they just have to return Vivienne Westwood's phone calls... [The Sun]

Apparently the controversy British Vogue attracted for putting Victoria Beckham on the cover hasn't stopped others following suit. VB is seen sucking her finger affront Russian Vogue this month. It's her third cover for the brand in less than 12 months. [Daily Mail]

But somehow we don't think this Vogue cover-star will be criticised in quite the same way. Looks like Anna Wintour's finally snagged Michelle Obama for the front of the US fashion magazine. And she might wear high street. Shock horror! [Huffington Post]

Sir Paul Smith thinks that the world's financiers behaved like spoiled children to whom nobody dared to say stop. See, we told you designers were just like us. [WWD]


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