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As the season 4 premiere of The Hills took place this week, news comes from industry insiders that the fashion darling of the show, Whitney Port, may be leaving her job at People’s Revolution to do in-house PR for Diane von Furstenberg. No word on whether The Hills will follow her into work or if she’ll bring Lauren Conrad along as well. Reps for Whitney have not yet commented on the matter, although the DVF press office say they “can’t confirm.”

Let’s hope that Whitney can pronounce Diane von Furstenberg properly. You may recall the Paris episode from last season’s Hills when Lauren and Whitney had trouble pronouncing Givenchy. Luckily for Whitney, she can always just say DVF if she’s unsure!

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In anticipation of the 70th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz”, the consumer products division of Warner Brothers and Swarovski have invited 20 designers to reinterpret Dorothy’s famed ruby red slippers for the 21st century. Two of each pair of shoes will be auctioned off in the fall of 2009 to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

The cast includes Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, and Manolo Blahnik – oh my! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist) Betsey Johnson is also amongst the 20 designers and she already knows a thing or two about the beloved and iconic movie. She once designed a collection starring the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and Dorothy (played by her daughter, Lulu). For the Oz-inspired shoes this time around, Betsey’s designs will feature a slipper made into a high heel, “as high as I could go, as sparkly as I could go and as fun and full of polka dots and a tulle bow as I could make them.” Contrastly, Jimmy Choo’s sketch is far more “cowardly” showing a tame red snakeskin pump with a caged toe. We can expect the unveiling of the ruby slippers at Saks Fifth Avenue next year.

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The “Oscars of Fashion” took place last night and below are a few highlights.

  • Anna Wintour delivered a “teary-eyed” speech when handing out the Eugenia Sheppard Award to Style.com’s Candy Pratts Price for excellence in fashion journalism. Who knew Anna was capable of getting misty?
  • In an homage to recently deceased Yves Saint Laurent, Diane von Furstenberg gave kudos to the late designer for “legalizing opium”.
  • During a speech, Simon Doonan, creative director of Barney’s, joked about André Leon Talley’s “borrowed turban” but he was not impressed. Yikes.
  • Eva Mendes, Victoria Beckham, and Maggie Gyllenhaal presented the night’s biggest award – Womenswear Designer of the Year. Each celeb supported a different nominee but it was Mendes who was able to let out a big “whoop” when Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa won the hardware. Poor Victoria sulked visibly at the loss of her beloved Marc Jacobs. Maggie on the other hand was classy as usual.
  • Ashley Olsen is on a roll lately. She was radiant in a Calvin Klein tuxedo outfit… perhaps inspired by Yves Saint Laurent?
  • Tom Ford, who won for Menswear Designer of the Year, was devilishly handsome as usual. So was Jason Lewis of Sex and the City. Sigh.
  • Why was LL Cool J there?
  • What’s with Eva Longoria’s ugly outfit? I know it’s Diane von Furstenberg but it’s completely inappropriate for the occasion. You should save that for the garden parties, darling.

For my boyfriend who loves Chanel Iman:

 

For a list of the night’s winners, click here.

*source: http://www.style.com

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