Fashion News: Michelle Williams, Whitney Port + More

February 8, 2012 by

Fashion News: Michelle Williams, Whitney Port + More• Michelle Williams is the new face of Boy by Band of Outsiders. [Elle]

• Alexander Wang plans to open 14 stores in Asia by the end of the year. Also, Wang won’t hold an after-party this season. [WWD, NY Mag]

• Anna Wintour’s “Runway to Win” campaign has received criticism from the Republican National Committee. [Vogue UK]

• Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne has teamed up with JustFab.com. Lavigne will next month launch accessories from her brand Abbey Dawn’s spring collection on JustFab.com. [WWD]

• Designer Carmen Marc Valvo rang the NASDAQ closing bell yesterday. Valvo is showing his fall collection at NASDAQ’s Times Square location. [WWD]

• Diane von Furstenberg has designed four Diet Coke bottles. [Fashion ETC]

• ABC Family’s new series, Jane by Design, has teamed up with Bloomingdale’s. Also, a series of fashion insiders will make cameos on the show this season. [WWD]

• Rapper Kanye West will return to Paris Fashion Week this season with his eponymous collection. [WWD]

• Victoria’s Secret model Kylie Bisutti has quit as one of the faces of the label because it clashes with her Christian beliefs. [Vogue UK]

• Marc Jacobs, who was immortalized as “Muscle Man Marc” on a South Park episode in November, has designed a series of t-shirts featuring South Park characters, sales of which will benefit charity. [WWD]

• Online trunk show site Moda Operandi is expanding. [Mashable]

• Singer and former The X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger is the new face of Herbal Essences. [People]

• Rag & Bone has designed a custom case for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone that will be sold exclusively at AT&T. In addition, Samsung has tapped several bloggers for an exclusive partnership in which they will use the smartphone to tweet and post content during fashion week. [WWD]

• On Monday night, The Model Alliance, a nonprofit that aims to improve working conditions in the modeling industry, held a launch party in New York. [WWD]

• Former reality star Whitney Port will join the judging panel on Britain’s Next Top Model. [Us]

Photo: Boy by Band of Outsiders

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