Don't blame me for Madonna's fall, says cape designer Giorgio Armani

Madonna's cape malfunction and fall were her own fault

Giorgio Armani designed the cape that malfunctioned and led to Madonna's spectacular fall at last week's Brit Awards. But Armani says the cape design was not at fault -- it was supposed to close with a hook and eye, Madonna insisted on a tie and that's why it didn't come off when a backup dancer tugged on it. "Madonna, we all know, is very difficult," Armani told the Associated Press. [Los Angeles Times]

In other news of fashion and style:

The Museum at FIT in New York has opened "Lauren Bacall: The Look," the first exhibition devoted to the late actress' style. [The Cut]

The supermodel known by the singular name Bettina -- whom Vogue called "the undisputed queen of the Parisian couture" for her work in the 1940s and 1950s -- died Monday in Paris. Bettina Graziani was 89. [New York Times]

Acne treatment maker Proactiv has signed actress Sarah Michelle Gellar to its roster of spokescelebrities (which includes People's sexiest man alive of 2013, Adam Levine). [WWD]

Brazilian model Luma Grothe has been signed by L'Oreal. [WWD]

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