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Michelle Obama, Ann Romney pretty in pink at presidential debate

October 18, 2012|By Susan Denley
  • Michelle Obama, left, and Ann Romney both wear bright pink as they watch the second presidential debate Tuesday.
Michelle Obama, left, and Ann Romney both wear bright pink as they watch… (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP/Getty…)

The presidential debate Tuesday night drew a lot of attention for a lot of reasons, but in some quarters much of the chatter afterward was about the coincidence of the contenders' spouses both wearing bright pink dresses. Michelle Obama's pink dress and jacket were by Michael Kors, while Ann Romney's short-sleeve dress was by Oscar de la Renta. They may have both opted for pink because it is a happy color -- or perhaps it was a nod to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. [WWD]

Nike is cutting ties with former spokesman Lance Armstrong, due to the report issued last week by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency detailing its investigation into the seven-time Tour de France winner. Armstrong has vehemently denied using performance-enhancing drugs, but the report contained "seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade," Nike said in a statement. [WWD]

Designers Victoria Beckham and Karl Lagerfeld posed together for the cover of an upcoming issue of Elle France. [Fashion Etc.]

Paris Hilton has sued International Perfume Palace Inc. for making perfume and body washes with the title "Paris Paris," which she maintains violates her trademark on her own line of fragrance products. [WWD]

The first-ever U.S. exhibit of famed photographer Mario Testino's  photographs is set to open at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The exhibit contains 125 images chosen by Testino. [The Cut]

My pick for weirdest fashion news of the day: Martha Stewart says she paints the soles of her Christian Louboutins black because she doesn't like the signature red that makes the pricey shoes stand out. [InStyle]

"Fashion Star" is back in production after striking union workers negotiated a new contract.  [Los Angeles Times]


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