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Fashion News: Alexander Wang, Azzedine Alaia + More

Today in Fashion News: Alexander Wang is working on a slew of new projects. Meanwhile, Azzedine Alaia has criticized Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour.

Fashion News: Alexander Wang, Azzedine Alaia + More• Alexander Wang his launching a full ready-to-wear men’s collection for fall. Also, Wang is collaborating on jewelry for fall with Betony Vernon, is “concocting ideas” for fragrances, and is working on a home lifestyle collection. [WWD]

• Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia has criticized the work of Karl Lagerfeld and made some disparaging remarks on Anna Wintour. [Virgine Mag]

• German supermodel Claudia Schiffer is the star of Chanel’s fall 2011 eyewear campaign. [Fashionologie]

• British model Daisy Lowe will appear in the new ad campaign for jewelry Stephen Webster. [WWD]

• Filipa Fino, who left her role as accessories editor at Vogue last Friday after eleven years, plans to open her own consulting firm. Also, Fino says rumors about her dismissal are “all rumors.” [NY Post]

• After his men’s wear show on Tuesday, Giorgio Armani let loose on houses such as Prada and Dolce & Gabbana, saying they make men look ridiculous. [WWD]

• Charlotte Ronson will introduce denim this fall under her young contemporary label, I Heart Ronson. [WWD]

• Fallen designer John Galliano yesterday told a French Court that he blamed work-related stress and multiple addictions for the series of public outbursts that lead to his dismissal from Dior. Following the trial, Galliano returned to rehab. The court will deliver its ruling on September 8. [WWD, Vogue UK]

• Rumors are persisting that John Galliano is designing Kate Moss’s wedding dress. []

• Michelle Obama has lent her support to ASOS’s Africa initiative by wearing a top from the collection on her visit to the continent. [Vogue UK]

• Nickelson Wooster has a new role: fashion adviser to Gilt Man. Wooster resigned as men’s fashion director for Neiman Marcus last month. [WWD]

• Pop singer Shakira has released a second fragrance, called S, in collaboration with perfumer Elizabeth Vidal. [Colombia Reports]

• Belt brand Tucker Blair is collaborating with Opening Ceremony on a five-piece collection. [WWD]

• After three years, Uniqlo announced earlier today that Jil Sander’s fall/winter collection for the +J label will be her last. [Vogue UK]

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