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Taylor Swift stands out at American Academy of Country Music Awards

April 08, 2013|By Susan Denley
  • Taylor Swift in Dolce & Gabbana at the American Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Taylor Swift in Dolce & Gabbana at the American Academy of Country Music… (Al Powers / Invision )

Taylor Swift was not a big winner at the American Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas. The performer/songwriter who took home a basketful of awards, including female vocalist of the year, was Miranda Lambert. (But Swift, in her Dolce & Gabbana gown, struck me as being among the best dressed.) [Los Angeles Times]

The Year of Beyonce continues. The singer, who has been in the headlines almost nonstop so far in 2013, performing at the U.S. presidential inauguration and the Super Bowl, has been named honorary chair of the annual Costume Institute Gala, scheduled May 6. [WWD]

Scarlett Johansson is on the cover of the May edition of Marie Claire, on newsstands April 16. [Marie Claire]

Socialite and fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer, known for her colorful prints, has died at 81. [Los Angeles Times]

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, regarded by many as that nation's most important peacetime leader of the 20th century, has also died, at age 87 of a stroke. As befits a head of government the "Iron Lady" was known sartorially for her suits. [Los Angeles Times]

Melania Trump used Sunday's "Celebrity Apprentice" to launch a new luxury skin-care line called Melania, Caviar Complexe C6. Contestants on the reality show were tasked with coming up with a campaign to sell the line. The products range in price from $50 for cleanser to $150 for day serum. They are available at Lord & Taylor. [SheKnows]

Banana Republic's Simon Kneen received an honorary doctor of arts degree from London's Kingston University, the company announced via news release on Monday.


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