The Duke of Cambridge, Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, dressed in Diane von Furstenberg, pose in front of the Three Sisters rock formation in the Blue Mountains during a tour of Echo Point in Katoomba.

DVF wrap dress worn by Duchess of Cambridge sells out in minutes

On Wednesday the Duchess of Cambridge's husband compared her to a banana when she wore a yellow dress. On Thursday, as the couple's tour of New Zealand and Australia continued, the former Kate Middleton wore a blue ikat-batik patterned Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. And reportedly within minutes, the $325 DVF dress sold out. [People]

And on Friday, the duchess wore a white laser-cut frock by Australian designer Zimmerman when the couple visited the Sydney Royal Easter Show agricultural event. [Daily Mail]

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Treats magazine fetes Dylan Penn cover, inaugurates Club James

Treats magazine fetes Dylan Penn cover, inaugurates Club James

Midchella madness was in full swing Wednesday night as Treats magazine simultaneously celebrated cover subject Dylan Penn (who wasn't actually there) and the completion of Jim Goldstein's long-gestating (and not yet actually finished)  nightclub on a Beverly Hills hill.

Treats, for those of who might be unfamiliar with it, bills itself as a fine arts quarterly though our copilot at Wednesday night's festivities found the NSFW content, mostly in the form of artfully staged photos of bare-breasted women, virtually indistinguishable from the likes of Playboy. While it is different from the mag...

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Minimalist-meets-cheap chic brand COS pops up at Opening Ceremony stores in Los Angeles, New York and online at openingceremony.us in advance of a full U.S. launch later this year.

COS pops up at Opening Ceremony L.A.

COS, the London-based, minimalist-meets-cheap chic brand owned by the same parent company as H

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk near the Sydney Opera House.

Duke says Duchess of Cambridge looks like a banana in Australia

Even princes can be less than tactful. Prince William and the former Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrived in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, Day 10 of their tour to New Zealand and Australia.  Kate wore a yellow dress with white modular details designed by Roksanda Ilincic to attend a reception. The duchess said her husband opined that the dress made her look like a banana. [Marie Claire]

Solange Knowles was the DJ at a party Tuesday night celebrating Jimmy Choo's new-concept boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. [Los Angeles Times]

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Jimmy Choo celebrates in L.A. with Solange, Bastille

Jimmy Choo celebrates in L.A. with Solange, Bastille

Bastille rockin' the stage, Solange at the turntable, a caviar bar on ice and a Jeff Koons on the lawn.

Jimmy Choo knows how to party alright. And party the brand did on Tuesday night in L.A. when creative director Sandra Choi hosted a launch for the new, tomboyish rock 'n' roll-themed CHOO.08 collection and newly redesigned Rodeo Drive store.

The bash was held at the Beverly Hills Mid-Century home of Eugenio Lopez Alonso, the international art patron who recently sponsored the opening of the new Museo Jumex contemporary art museum in Mexico City.

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Looks from the Kate Spade, far left,  and Jack Spade,  far right,  collections. The brands have collaborated with Gap for a kids line, following in the footsteps of designers like Diane von Furstenberg (2013) and Stella McCartney (2009, a piece from that collection is shown center) to move into childrenswear.

Gap to partner with Kate Spade, Jack Spade on kids collection

Is the world ready for kid-sized Kate Spade cardigans and jaunty Jack Spade jackets for Junior? 

We're not sure those particular pieces will be in the merchandise mix when the GapKids collaboration with the Kate Spade New York and Jack Spade brands hits retail in November  -- since no descriptions or images accompanied Wednesday's announcement of the coming limited-edition collection.

Childrenswear will be a new category for the pair of Spades (the women's line, Kate Spade New York,  started with handbags in 1993, the Jack Spade men's brand followed with satchel and carry-alls three years...

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The new Catimini boutique features clothing for boys and girls.

French luxury children's label Catimini opens in Beverly Hills

French luxury children's label Catimini plans to celebrate the grand opening of its new Beverly Hills boutique with a family-friendly event from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Kids can enjoy a balloon artist, coloring station, popcorn and juice while adults sip champagne, munch on snacks and, of course, shop.

The two-level store at 9511 S. Santa Monica  Blvd. contains clothing, accessories and shoes for boys and girls from newborn to around age 14.

Regular store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi, left, is taking the brand in a new direction, starting in L.A. with a new retail concept, collection and limited-edition "Candy" bag, right.

For Jimmy Choo brand, a new chapter begins in L.A.

L.A. is a place of new beginnings. So it’s appropriate that British luxury brand Jimmy Choo should put its best foot forward here now.

A new store design concept on Rodeo Drive, a star-studded Hollywood bash at the home of art collector Eugenio Lopez Alonso featuring a performance by pop band Bastille, and the launch of a youthful new rock ’n’ roll-themed shoe collection are all part of a bold, new direction for the label and its creative director Sandra Choi.

Choi has been with the company since its birth, but took over as sole creative director last year. Now, she’s...

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Adriana Lima, left, and Candice Swanepoel were at the Victoria's Secret new Bond Street store in central London to announce that the brand's annual fashion show is moving.

Victoria's Secret show moves to London; Angels invite Prince Harry

Angels Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel helped break the news at a press conference on Tuesday that the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is moving to London. And Lima is hoping Prince Harry and Elton John will be in the audience. [The Cut]

Adidas announced a capsule collection with British designer Mary Katrantzou on Wednesday. Katrantzou is known for her digital prints, and her dresses start at $2,000. [Racked]

Marissa Webb was named new creative director at Banana Republic, where she replaces Simon Kneen, who left at the end of last year. [Los Angeles Times]

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Marissa Webb is the new creative director at Banana Republic.

New era begins at Banana Republic with Marissa Webb at helm

It’s the beginning of a new era for mall mega-brand Banana Republic.

It was announced today that the brand’s new creative director will be Marissa Webb, a veteran of J. Crew, who has her own casual contemporary label that is sold in stores such as Barneys New York.

Webb replaces Simon Kneen, who was with Banana Republic from 2009 to December 2013, during which time the core collections became increasingly dull, and the brand lost ground to J. Crew, H&M and other specialty retailers. Perhaps to compensate, Banana Republic rolled out a series of upscale collaborations with designers...

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Natalie Dormer as Margaery, wears the rose-and-thorn embellished wedding dress in a scene with King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) in the "Purple Wedding" episode of "Game of Thrones."

'Game of Thrones': the pretty but dangerous 'Purple Wedding' dress

The wedding gown Margaery (Natalie Dormer) wore for her "Purple Wedding" to Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) took five to six weeks to make, costume designer Michele Clapton told Fashionista -- with one costumer dedicated to making all the rose and thorn embellishments by hand. The idea behind the design? "A creeping briar rose that, although pretty, will draw blood if you catch yourself on its thorns," Clapton said, "and can end up smothering its host. Pretty but dangerous!" Could that be a clue about what happened at the end of the episode? [Fashionista]

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