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- Balenciaga's Nicolas Ghesquiere hired Kristen Stewart to be the face of his new fragrance Florabotanica despite the fact that she doesn't usually wear perfume. "I was never the one wearing my mom's perfume and trying to be sexy," she says. "I want to be part of this art project. I want to be around Nicolas when he gets excited about fabric. I want to see the look on his face when he sees me put on a dress." [Styleite]
- Donatella Versace, 57, has revealed the secret of her longevity. "How do I keep young?" she asks. "Haven't you heard? I sleep every night in the deep freezer!" [The Daily Telegraph]
- Anja Rubik partnered with Kanye West to create what she calls a "very sensual" short film commemorating the new issue of 25 Magazine. "I thought it would be really interesting to make it seem like we were entering Kanye's head," Rubik says. [The Cut]
- A spokeswoman for Victoria Beckham said rumors that the designer is working with Sarah Jessica Parker on a clothing line are untrue. [Vogue UK]
- Miranda Kerr says she chose a natural birth when she delivered her son, Flynn, because she "wanted to give him the best possible start in life I could." [The Huffington Post]
- In October, Banana Republic will deliver a collection inspired by the costumes in the upcoming film adaptation of Anna Karenina, which stars Keira Knightley and will debut in November. [WWD]
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- Versace will show its Fall 2012 couture show at the Ritz Hotel in Paris on July 1, a month before the hotel is scheduled to close for a two-year renovation. The Ritz has a special place in Versace's history — it's where Gianni Versace presented his last collection for the house before he was killed in 1997. "The closing of the Ritz Paris for two years represents the end of an era but also the beginning of a new one," said Donatella Versace. "So to be able to show Atelier Versace there one last time will be a memorable milestone." [Vogue UK]
- Roberto Cavalli took to Twitter to air more grievances against Anna Wintour, writing, "I confide you a secret... Anna Wintur das nt come to see my show in Milano ....... Why ?? becouse I dont do publicity in American Vogue ??" Cavalli called Wintour's influence on American fashion "terrible" in an on-camera interview last week. [Daily Front Row]
- Teri Agins, author of The End of Fashion, is writing a new book billed as a "behind-the-scenes exposé" that will "focus on the rise of fast fashion and celebrity designers in the multibillion fashion industry." The book doesn't have a title yet, but publishing house Gotham is expected to release it sometime in 2014. [The Cut]
- A group of protesters dressed in classically tailored suits assembled outside of the new Abercrombie & Fitch store on London's Saville Row, waving signs that say "Tweed Not Greed" and "Give Three-Piece a Chance." One of the organizers of the protest said he wanted to stop the store from "selling crappy clothes to ghastly people." [Styleite]
- Candice Swanepoel shimmers on the May cover of Vogue Japan in a gold-fringed Gucci dress. The issue's biggest cover line reads, appropriately, "Glamour Game." [Fashion Gone Rogue]