Your morning fashion and beauty report: Scarlett Johansson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jada Pinkett Smith look stunning on red carpet at Tonys, an iconic gown is sold at auction


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Teen specialty stores are struggling as 13- to 19-year-olds’ tastes are shifting away from the long-loved Americana and surf looks. [WWD] (subscription required)

Meet Mickey Drexler, the ‘merchant prince’ who improved the fortunes of Ann Taylor, Gap and now J. Crew. [Wall Street Journal]


Scarlett Johansson looked stunning in Elie Saab and Harry Winston when she picked up her Tony Sunday night. Hubby Ryan Reynolds played dapper supporting man in a Tom Ford tux. See these and other Tony red carpet looks (like Jada Pinkett Smith’s flirty ruffles from Marchesa and Catherine Zeta-Jones’ ice-blue gown from Atelier Versace. [People]

In a Photoshop era, the poetic sensibilities of fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh are worth another look. [Mondette]

Gladiator sandals are still all the rage, even across the pond. [Telegraph]

Also across the pond, an advertisement for Cadbury Flake chocolate is ruffling feathers at Gucci HQ because of its similarity to a Kate Moss hologram Alexander McQueen famously used in his 2006 show. [FabSugar UK]

Bill Nighy, one of our favorite British actors, leans toward wearing track suits and rugby shirts, but he got all dressed up in Ermenegildo Zegna for a fashion shoot. It looks very spot on, Mr. Nighy! [Telegraph]

French fashion house Sonia Rykiel takes aim at the U.S. market. [WWD] (subscription required)


Headband plus turban equals the turband, a fun new way to accessorize this summer. [FabSugar]

That iconic gown Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang ‘Diamond are a Girl’s Best Friend’ in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ sold at auction late last week, as did the Wicked Witch of the West’s hat and Mary Poppins’ endlessly deep carpet bag. Despite the recession, these star-touched items all fetched a pretty penny -- the gown alone sold for almost $314,000. [Telegraph]

-- Susan Denley

Top photo: Scarlett Johansson accepts her Tony Sunday night. Credit: Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images