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Fashion News: Emma Watson, Essence + More

Today in Fashion News: Emma Watson has collaborated with designer Alberta Ferretti. Meanwhile, Constance C.R. White has been tapped as editor in chief of Essence.

Fashion News: Emma Watson, Essence + More• Actress Emma Watson has collaborated with designer Alberta Ferretti to create the Pure Threads by Emma Watson Alberta Ferretti collection. It launches March 21. [WWD]

• Vogue Nippon fashion director Anna Dello Russo on meeting Lady Gaga: “I told her, ‘You are my hero,’ and she said to me, ‘You are my hero.’ I said, ‘Lady Gaga, don’t joke with me. But at least leave me some outfits from the show.'” [WWD]

• Pop star Avril Lavigne designed a limited-edition jean for Gap under her Abbey Dawn label. [WWD]

• Balmain designer Christophe Decarnin was noticeable absent at the Balmain show yesterday. Shortly after the show, rumors surfaced that Decarnin has been in a “mental hospital” since January and that stylist Melanie Ward had designed the fall 2011 collection without him. A Balmain spokesperson has admitted that Decarnin “is not feeling well” and “by doctor’s orders needs rest.” [, Hint Mag, The Daily Beast]

• Former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld appears to have ended her feud with Balenciaga. [Fashionologie]

• Christian Dior is launching a line of watches in June called The Dior VIII line. [WWD]

• Today’s Dior show opened with a sober speech by Christian Dior chief executive Sidney Toledano and closed with the entire atelier team taking the stage for the bow. Meanwhile, the John Galliano show will take place on Sunday as expected, however it has been downsized to a presentation. [WWD, WSJ]

• Constance C.R. White, former style director and brand consultant for eBay, has been tapped as editor in chief of Essence. [PR Newswire]

• Hermès CEO Patrick Thomas has likened LVMH’s buyout attempts to ‘rape.’ [WWD]

• Hussein Chalayan presented his fall 2011 collection with a film. []

• Karl Lagerfeld will unveil his second collaboration with Hogan tonight. [WWD]

• Maison Martin Margiela will launch its first scent, called Untitled, in April. [WWD]

• Tokyo Girls Collection, an event that focuses on the playful world of Japanese fashion, has partnered with Google to create a custom YouTube platform to live-stream the event for the first time. [WWD]

• Haircare brand TRESemmé has formulated a hair care line, called TRESemmé Climate Control, which looks to create a barrier between hair and the weather. [WWD]

• Ugg Australia is launching a 30-piece line of handbags and shoes called Ugg Collection. [WWD]

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