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Fashion News: Natalie Portman, Alexander Wang + More

Today in Fashion News: Natalie Portman’s Oscars gown has been sold. Meanwhile, Alexander Wang has denied allegations that the company’s New York factory was a “sweatshop.”

Fashion News: Natalie Portman, Alexander Wang + More• The vintage Christian Dior gown worn by Natalie Portman at the Oscars last week has been sold for $50,000. [NY Post]

• Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio has created a shoe collection with Melissa, the label known for its plastic shoes. [Vogue UK]

• Alexander Wang has denied allegations that the company’s New York factory was a “sweatshop,” following a lawsuit brought by a former employee. [WWD, NY Post]

• Brazilian Blowout manufacturers have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit. [NY Times]

• Images of Charlotte Casiraghi’s first Gucci campaign have been revealed. [NY Mag]

• Tomorrow, Diane von Furstenberg will kick off her third annual “Proud to Be Woman” campaign. [Teen Vogue]

• Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson is single again after splitting with her boyfriend of two years, Jeff Soffer. [The Telegraph]

• Supermodel Eva Herzigova is rumored to have landed a new film role. [Vogue UK]

• Exposure to UV radiation during gel manicures has been linked to skin cancer in two people. [TWP]

• French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent has today confirmed that Hedi Slimane is its new creative director. Slimane succeeds Stefano Pilati, who was released last week after eight years. []

• The latest rumors in the long-running Christian Dior saga suggest that Marc Jacobs is set to be announced as the new creative director later today, despite the fact that Jacobs ruled himself out of the running late last year. [Vogue UK]

• Marc Jacobs has become embroiled in drama after news broke that he asked a 17-year-old fit model to work without pay during the late nights leading up to his show last month. [NY Mag]

• Designer Nanette Lepore will be a guest judge on Thursday night’s episode of Project Runway All Stars. [WWD]

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