Fashion News: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Cavalli + More

May 4, 2010 by

• French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (pictured) is the main heroine in a new comic book titled Female Force. [WWD]

• After three years as a spokesperson for Candie’s, Britney Spears has turned designer for the brand with a limited-edition collection of apparel and accessories due out in July. [People StyleWatch]

• An exhibition of Sonia Rykiel’s sketches and notebooks is set to take place in Paris. [WWD]

• Australian model and RAFW ambassador Alyssa Sutherland has announced her engagement to film director Laurence Shanet. [InStyle AU]

• French fashion blogger Garance Doré will shoot the fall lookbook for Club Monaco. [WWD]

• Helmut Lang plans to split up his design archives and donate it to fashion institutions the world over. [The Independent]

• High-end consignment store Decadestwo has partnered with InStyle.com to “enhance the shopping experience online.” [DFR]

• Marilyn Monroe’s pink satin gown from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will be sold at auction next month. [Express.co.uk]

• Roberto Cavalli has been “completely exonerated” of tax fraud charges brought against him in 2002. [DFR]

• Vanessa Paradis is to be editor-in-chief of a special edition of French magazine Madame Figaro that will focus on the Cannes International Film Festival. [WWD]