After Met Gala, Kim Kardashian launches new book of selfies

At 'Selfish' launch, Kim Kardashian says Cher inspired her Met Gala gown

After a night of partying at the Met Gala on Monday, it's no wonder Kim Kardashian arrived late on Tuesday to the official launch of her new book of selfies, "Selfish."  Best tidbits she revealed: that barely-there Roberto Cavalli gown she wore to the gala was inspired by a photo of Cher wearing something similar in the 1970s. The Kardashians are producing a show on what it was like to find out about her stepfather Bruce Jenner's transition from male to female. And (not really a surprise) Kanye helped select the photos for the book. [The Cut]

Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore muses on the revealing gowns worn by Kardashian, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez to the Met Gala. They all "managed to capture the spotlight at an event celebrating fashion by wearing very little of it." she says -- pretty much celebrating themselves and thir beautiful bodies more than fashion. [Los Angeles Times]

Model Heidi Klum received the Honorary CLIO Image Award at Tuesday night's CLIO Image Awards (given for excellence in fashion advertising) at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Photographer Patrick Demarchalier won the inaugural CLIO Lifetime Achievement Award. [Ad Week]

Macy's plans to open four off-price stores, called Macy's Backstage, this fall. [WWD]

The Savannah College of Art and Design announced via news release on Tuesday that it plans to bestow on fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award -- named for the famous fashion journalist and personality. Previous recipients include Oscar de la Renta, Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, Tom Ford, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, Isabel and Rueben Toledo, Diane von Furstenberg, Manolo Blahnik, Ralph Rucci, Francisco Costa, Stephen Burrows and Zac Posen.

Frederic Fekkai says his attempts to buy his hairstyling empire back from Proctor and Gamble aren't succeeding. [WWD]

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