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Duchess of Cambridge appears in public, wearing McQueen

FASHION NEWS

December 17, 2012|By Susan Denley
  • The Duchess of Cambridge prepares to present Sebastian Coe with a lifetime achievement award during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards.
The Duchess of Cambridge prepares to present Sebastian Coe with a lifetime… (David Davies / EPA )

After her bout with extreme morning sickness, the Duchess of Cambridge was expected to remain secluded and resting until at least Christmas. But she made a surprise appearance Sunday night as a presenter at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, wearing a long green gown from Alexander McQueen. [People]

"Les Miserables" hasn't even been released yet and already British-born Eddie Redmayne -- who plays romantic lead Marius -- is the toast of Hollywood, enjoying perks such as upgraded hotel suites and a stylist who makes sure his hair is mussed just the right amount. [New York Times]

Vogue's Grace Coddington says: Don't forget designers Nicolas Ghesquiere and John Galliano -- both will be back, when they are ready. She also says Alexander Wang will do his own thing at Balenciaga and shouldn't be considered a "replacement" for Ghesquiere. [Huffington Post]

Maison Martin Margiela's collaboration with H&M was a bust, sources say. [New York Post]

A new book about legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland by Amanda Stuart Mackenzie was written with the approval of Vreeland's family and is being hailed as the first in-depth biography of the woman who was arguably the most important fashion editor of the 20th century. The book is "Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland" from Harper/HarperCollins.  [WWD]

Drew Barrymore has a new line of cosmetics called Flower, due to launch at Wal-Mart in January. [The Cut]

American Apparel says the model in an advertisement recently banned in Britain for appearing to sexualize a child was 23 when the ad was shot. [WWD]

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