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Christina Aguilera's 'skinny white girl' quote fabricated?

October 02, 2012|By Susan Denley
  • Valerie Trierweiler, left, Anna Wintour and Jessica Chastain attend the Saint Laurent spring / summer 2013 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday.
Valerie Trierweiler, left, Anna Wintour and Jessica Chastain attend the… (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty…)

Reports -- including one we linked to on Monday -- that Christina Aguilera told Billboard that she was "tired of being a skinny white girl"  seem to have been unfounded. A purported sneak peek on the Us Weekly website of an interview the singer did with Billboard contained the alleged quote, which Aguilera's reps and Billboard both say is fake.  [E! News]

Hedi Slimane debuted his first collection for Yves Saint Laurent on Monday night and it was one of the defining moments of Paris Fashion Week, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore writes. The collection melded the spirit of the late Laurent with a Los Angeles ladies-of-the-canyon vibe. [Los Angeles Times]

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Follow Moore's continuing coverage of Paris Fashion Week on our All the Rage blog.

Fashion A-listers packed the Saint Laurent show. Pierre Bergé, the late Saint Laurent's partner and keeper of the legend, sat on the same row as French first lady Valerie Trierweiler; Vogue's Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington; actress Jessica Chastain; and designer Diane von Furstenberg. Also attending were Salma Hayek and her wealthy businessman husband, Francois-Henri Pinault; model Kate Moss and indie rocker husband Jamie Hince; couturier Azzedine Alaia and his frequent collaborator, gallerist and publisher Carla Sozzani. [The Cut]

Not at the show: New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn, who wasn't invited -- apparently due to a beef Slimane has with her over a review she wrote in 2004 giving designer Raf Simons credit for slim tailoring and more or less saying that without a Raf Simons there wouldn't be a Hedi Slimane. [The Cut]

Meanwhile another dazzling array of guests attended the Paris fundraiser for President Obama's re-election campaign put on by the Anna Wintour-supported Obama Victory Fund on Monday evening. Luminaries included Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Stella McCartney and Mick Jagger. [WWD]

The first installment of Target's new film/ad/interactive catalog, "Falling for You," goes live on Tuesday. The film -- starring Kristen Bell, Nia Long and Zachary Burr Abell -- has a plot involving two Target employees pitching marketing ideas to their boss and a set and props that are made up of items Target sells. And a viewer smitten by one of those items can purchase, right from the film, at the click of a mouse. [Los Angeles Times]

Lisa D'Amato, winner of "America's Next Top Model" all-star cycle 17, reportedly married Adam Friedman in Los Angeles on Sunday. The bride wore a white A-line gown by San Patrick. [Us Weekly]

Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill wed model Martha Patterson on Saturday in Charlotte, Tenn. He wore Gucci, and she wore a strapless Monique Lhuillier gown, with a corset-style bodice and feathery skirt. [People]

Lena Dunham of "Girls" is somehow becoming a fashionista, appearing on the cover of ASOS magazine, among other things, even though, she says, "I could put on the classiest thing in the world and...and I kind of look like someone who’s new to being a drag queen." [Fashionista]

Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld announced plans to open a Paris boutique in February that will contain all things Karl, blending his various fashion lines with an assortment of objects including photographs, design books and sunglasses he has curated. [WWD]


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