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Fashion Awards Draw A-List Crowd

Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors win top awards

(Newser) - Fashion's A-list gathered in New York last night for the Council of Fashion Designers of America's annual awards ceremony. Marc Jacobs won the womenswear designer of the year award, Michael Kors took home a lifetime achievement award, and model Iman was recognized as a Fashion Icon, the Daily Beast reports.... More »

Supermodel's Daughter Weighed in at 330 Pounds

Zulekha Haywood, whose mom is Iman, writes about her obesity battle

(Newser) - Being the daughter of a supermodel can't be easy—but how about being the 330-pound daughter of a supermodel? Zulekha Haywood, whose mother is Iman (and father is NBA legend Spencer Haywood), recounts her obesity battle in a lengthy piece in Glamour . The now 165-pound 31-year-old, who has "more... More »

Happy 35th Birthday, Hello Kitty

Fashionable events surround style icon's big day

(Newser) - She can't blow out the candles, but Hello Kitty turns 35 today. Launched by the Japanese greeting card firm Sanrio in 1974, the mute, mysterious feline made her US debut in 1976 and is now an international style icon. "Who doesn't love Kitty?" fashion entrepreneur Kimora Lee Simmons asks.... More »

Only Black Is Beautiful in Italian Vogue

Thumbing nose at prejudice, mag uses only models of color

(Newser) - Black women spend $20 billion a year on clothes, but the fashion world still harbors a racial prejudice that keeps women of color out of the big glossies. Now noted photographer Steven Meisel has teamed with Italian Vogue to produce a special issue, in which all the models are black... More »

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