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Fashion News: Rachel Bilson, Reese Witherspoon + More

Today in Fashion News: Karl Lagerfeld photographed actress Rachel Bilson for an ice cream advertisement yesterday. Meanwhile, Reese Witherspoon will reportedly wed in a custom Monique Lhuillier gown.

Fashion News: Rachel Bilson, Reese Witherspoon + More• Karl Lagerfeld photographed actress Rachel Bilson and male model Baptiste Giabiconi for a Magnum ice cream advertisement. [Elle UK]

• Azzedine Alaïa has spoken out about John Galliano’s ousting from Dior amidst widening allegations of drunken racist and anti-Semitic outbursts: “It’s sad. He’s a friend. It’s too much: too many collections; too much pressure.” [WWD]

• Carine Roitfeld’s new book has a release date. [Fashion Copious]

• The Council of Fashion Designers of America announced its 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees last night. Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler have been nominated for the Womenswear Designer of the Year award. Lady Gaga will receive the Fashion Icon Award, while Phoebe Philo for Celine will take home the International Award. [WWD]

• Emmanuelle Alt has reportedly shot a story for the May issue of French Vogue that features Kate Moss in couture. [Modelinia]

• Actress Eva Mendes has been named the face of Angel by Thierry Mugler. Mendes replaces Naomi Watts, who had served as the face of the brand since 2008. [WWD]

• Givenchy Couture has named Susan Whiteley chief executive officer, effective next month. Whiteley succeeds Fabrizio Malverdi, who is moving over to Christian Dior next month to head up Dior Homme. [WWD]

• Actress Katie Holmes and design partner Jeanne Yang plan to launch a line of handbags under their Holmes & Yang label. [Vogue]

• Karl Lagerfeld has created a series of original sketches for a new edition of Justine Picardie’s biography of Gabrielle Chanel. [WWD]

• NBC is casting for a designer competition reality show called The Fashion Project. [NY Mag]

• Jewelry designer Pamela Love is collaborating with UK retailer Topshop on a capsule collection. [Fashionologie via @PamelaLoveNYC]

• Actress Reese Witherspoon will reportedly wear a custom Monique Lhuillier gown when she weds fiancé Jim Toth. [Us Mag]

• Rumors that Riccardo Tisci will take the helm at Dior are still lingering. [Fashionologie]

• Blake Mycoskie plans to expand TOMS Shoes to include items other than footwear. [The Daily Maverick]

• Versace has created a capsule collection of sunglasses, called January J, inspired by actress January Jones. [Harper’s Bazaar]

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