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Fashion News: Brad Goreski, Gemma Ward + More

Today in Fashion News: Brad Goreski will style Kate Spade’s presentation at New York Fashion Week. Meanwhile, Gemma Ward has opened up about her relationship with Heath Ledger.


Fashion News: Brad Goreski, Gemma Ward + More• Rachel Zoe’s former assistant Brad Goreski will style Kate Spade’s presentation at New York Fashion Week in February. [Styleite]

• Barneys has tapped a replacement for Julie Gilhart, who was let go by new CEO Mark Lee at the end of November. The company’s next women’s fashion director will be Amanda Brooks, the former creative director and muse of Tuleh. [WWD]

• Designer Charles Nolan passed away on Sunday at the age of 53. The cause of death was liver cancer, according to his partner, Andrew Tobias. Before launching his signature collection in 2004, Nolan designed for a slew of labels including Tahari, Christian Dior and Anne Klein. [WWD]

• Lagardère has sold all 102 of its international titles, including its fifteen international editions of Elle magazine, to Hearst Corporation for 651 million euros in cash (about $885.6 million). [WWD]

• Actress Emmy Rossum has collaborated with Elie Tahari on a leather handbag. The “Emmy” bucket bag will be available in March. [WWD]

• Australian model Gemma Ward has opened up about her relationship with Heath Ledger and her return to modeling. [News.com.au]

• Hermes is suing Thursday-Friday for “confusing, misleading and deceiving the public” after the brand printed a photograph of the Hermes Birkin bag on a line of totes. [Racked]

• First Lady Michelle Obama has responded to the controversy surrounding her choice of a British Alexander McQueen dress for the state dinner, saying, “Look, women, wear what you love. That’s all I can say. That’s my motto. I wear what I like because…I gotta be in the dress, so…” [The Huffington Post]

• Black Swan’s costume designer Amy Westcott has spoken out against Rodarte’s Laura and Kate Mulleavy, saying she was “too trusting” when working with them. [NY Mag via Clothes on Film]

• Steve Madden will add a designer canvas sneaker brand to its roster this fall. The brand also plans to unveil a contemporary sportswear label within the next three months. [WWD]

• Vera Wang is reportedly in talks with jewelry chain Zale Corp to create a diamond collection. [WWD]

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