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Fashion News: Amy Winehouse, Alexis Bittar + More

Today in Fashion News: Amy Winehouse’s father has said Jean Paul Gaultier’s tribute couture show is “an insult.” Meanwhile, two Absolutely Fabulous characters star in Alexis Bittar’s new campaign.

Fashion News: Amy Winehouse, Alexis Bittar + More• Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch, has called Jean Paul Gaultier couture show, which paid tribute to his daughter’s iconic style, “an insult” to the singer. [Vogue UK]

• Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone, the two main characters in Absolutely Fabulous, are the stars of Alexis Bittar’s new campaign. [Vogue UK]

• The CFDA has released its latest model health guidelines ahead of fashion week. [NY Mag]

• Misha Nonoo of Nonoo and Wes Gordon shared the women’s ready-to-wear award at the Fashion Group International Rising Star Awards on Thursday night. Other winners included Simon Spurr for men’s wear and Stella & Dot for accessories. [WWD]

• Vogue is leading the pack when it comes to ad pages in the March issues. [NY Post]

• In March, Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini will launch a new collection of Flora scents, named Gorgeous Gardenia, Gracious Tuberose, Glamorous Magnolia, Generous Violet, and Glorious Mandarin. [WWD]

• The Headwear Association has named the Duchess of Cambridge as 2011’s “Hat Person of the Year.” [NY Mag]

• The Independent Handbag Designer Awards will honor Kenneth Cole with an icon award this year. [WWD]

• According to a new book, JFK Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette used designer Nicole Miller as a decoy to cover up their top-secret wedding. [WWD]

• In February, Roberto Cavalli will launch a signature women’s eau de parfum. [WWD]

• Footwear designer Sam Edelman has designed a capsule collection for American Eagle. [Refinery29]

• The new uniforms designed for Sephora employees by Prabal Gurung have been revealed. [BellaSugar]

The Fashion Fund, a new six-part web series that explores the process behind the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition, premiered yesterday on Hulu. [NY Times]

• Toronto Fashion Week will now be known as World MasterCard Fashion Week thanks to a new sponsorship deal. [WWD]

• Yves Saint Laurent is launching a new lip color, Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres, which will be a hybrid of lipstick, gloss and stain. [WWD]


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