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Beyonce to headline Gucci fundraiser for women

March 27, 2013|By Susan Denley
  • Beyonce performs at the Super Bowl in February.
Beyonce performs at the Super Bowl in February. (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images )

Beyonce has signed on to headline a concert benefiting Gucci's Chime for Change (get it?), an initiative that works to improve education, justice and health for women and girls around the world. John Legend, Ellie Goulding and Florence and the Machine are also expected to perform. Tickets are on sale starting Wednesday. [Elle]

Buzz Bissinger, author of "Friday Night Lights," comes out in the latest issue of GQ -- as a shopaholic. Consider: he owns 81 leather jackets, he writes, 115 pairs of leather gloves and 43 pieces from Gucci. He explores the highs and lows and recounts spending $638,412 as a Gucci guest during Milan Fashion Week. [GQ]

The spring break ad campaign from Victoria's Secret, targeting "Bright Young Things" with "spring break must-haves," is getting some backlash from parents of teens, who are afraid high-school-age and younger girls will want to emulate their college-age sisters (the group Vickie's says it is trying to reach). [Racked]

Hermes commissioned a ballet titled "Time in Motion" to celebrate its watch line, WWD reports. The ballet was performed at Manhattan’s Baryshnikov Arts Center on Monday. [WWD]

Sofia Vergara used Instagram to show the world she is blond again. [People]

Vera Wang has gotten rid of the try-on fee of $482 charged at Wang's Shanghai bridal boutique after numerous media reports about it, including in our fashion news roundup this week. [WWD]

Sophia Amoruso, of phenomenally successful, Los Angeles-based online clothier Nasty Gal, told the New York Times she is in talks with Urban Outfitters, which reportedly contacted her about possibly acquiring her business. [NYT]

French luxury group PPR has announced plans to change its name to Kering. That inspired our Adam Tschorn to write a quiz about brand names that have changed. Check it out and test your knowledge here. (Note: L.A. Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore aced it; I flunked.)

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