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Fashion News: Natalie Portman, Nicki Minaj + More

Today in Fashion News: Natalie Portman is a new ambassador for Free the Children. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is rapping about Anna Wintour.


Fashion News: Natalie Portman, Nicki Minaj + More• Proceeds from the sale of Rouge Dior’s Nude Grège lipstick will go to the Free the Children foundation, thanks to Natalie Portman, who is the face of several Dior products and an ambassador for Free the Children. [WWD]

• Eight advertising images that appeared on American Apparel’s website in October have been ruled inappropriate by the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority. Meanwhile, the ASA has rejected claims that campaign images for David Beckham’s underwear line for H&M are offensive. [WWD, Vogue UK]

• Anna Sui is launching homewares, beginning with a collection of bedding that is available now. [WWD]

• On April 20 and 21, British Vogue will host its first annual Vogue Festival. [WWD]

• Emerging British musicians including One Night Only and Marika Hackman star in Burberry’s spring eyewear campaign. [Telegraph.co.uk]

• Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani is on a mission to confront fashion’s relationship with weight and food. [Vogue.it]

• Gareth Pugh has designed the costumes for the London Royal Opera House’s new ballet, Carbon Ballet. [Vogue UK]

• H&M has confirmed that its new chain of stores will be named “& Other Stories.” [Vogue UK]

• Karl Lagerfeld has guest edited the May issue of the French edition of Architectural Digest. Also, Lagerfeld reportedly apologized to Adele over comments he made about her weight by sending her a selection of Chanel handbags. [WWD, Vogue UK]

• Model and actress Molly Sims has revealed her first child will be a baby boy. Meanwhile, model Alessandra Ambrosio’s second child will also be a baby boy. [People, People]

• Nicki Minaj’s latest song includes a line about Anna Wintour. [NY Mag]

• New York-based retailer Opening Ceremony is expanding into handbags for fall. [WWD]

• A new exhibit in Maribor, Slovenia, celebrates the life of Missoni founder Ottavio Missoni. [WWD]

• Designer Anya Hindmarch and Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet will launch MBA-style courses as part of a new venture, the School for Creative Startups. [Vogue UK]

• A selection of Whitney Houston’s clothing was sold at auction over the weekend. [WWD]

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