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Fashion News: Mark Fast, Heidi Klum + More

British designer Mark Fast will launch a diffusion line, called ‘Faster’, this spring. The label will include a selection of figure-hugging dresses, tops and leggings. Fast’s collaboration with Topshop launches in February. [Elle UK]


• British designer Mark Fast will launch a diffusion line, called ‘Faster’, this spring. The label will include a selection of figure-hugging dresses, tops and leggings. Fast’s collaboration with Topshop launches in February. [WWD]

• Carine Roitfeld’s son, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, has formed a company, Feedback Ltd., rented a Manhattan office space and is hiring an assistant, in an effort to make a name for himself in the art world. [Fashionologie]

• Donatella Versace is auctioning off a semester-long internship on CharityBuzz.com. The current bid is $2,000 and you have eight days left to bid. College credit is required! [Fashion Week Daily]

• Heidi Klum is set to launch two maternity lines in February: Lavish by Heidi Klum and Loved by Heidi Klum. The lines will debut online for A Pear in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity, respectively. [People StyleWatch]

• Jenny Shimizu, former flame of Angelina Jolie and Calvin Klein model, is apparently stepping out of retirement and is being represented by Women. [Hint Mag]

• Lady Gaga and Rufus Wainwright will perform at amfAR’s annual New York gala fundraiser ahead of February’s New York Fashion Week. Sir Elton John and David Furnish will be honored at the event, as will Louis Vuitton’s chairman and CEO Yves Carcelle. [WWD]

• Lady Gaga has signed a multi-year partnership with Polaroid to act as their new creative director for a specialty line of Polaroid imaging products. [Boston Herald]

• Lindsay Lohan’s sketches for her 6126 apparel line are accused of being remarkably similar to designs by Black Milk Clothing and Jen Kao. Kristi Kaylor, president of 6126, has disputed the idea. [WWD]

• Model Coco Rocha has confirmed that she will cover the Grammys as ET Canada’s correspondent. [Fashionologie via @Oh_So_Coco]

• PETA have landed in hot water after using an unauthorized image of first lady Michelle Obama in a new ad campaign, dubbed “fur-free and fabulous”. Meanwhile, an unauthorized image of her husband, President Barack Obama, is being used in an ad for Weatherproof Garment Company. [ABC News, Gothamist]

• Underwear brand Hanes have dropped actor Charlie Sheen from their ad campaigns after his Christmas Day arrest on domestic violence charges. Hanes told People.com they did not plan to feature Sheen in future campaigns. [People.com]

• Women who wear Islamic veils in public could be fined under strict new laws being formulated in France. The laws are intended to protect the ‘dignity’ and ‘security’ of women, according to French president Nicolas Sarkozy. [The Daily Mail]

PICTURED: A Look From Faster by Bad Day Magazine

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