Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Lady Gaga on ‘The View.’ Michelle Obama meets Kate Middleton.


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Two men escorted Lady Gaga to a seat on the couch on ‘The View’ Monday, helping her negotiate the walk in her 12-inch platform shoes. Her mom watched from the audience -- and occasionally answered questions from the shows hosts. (‘Mom, was she really born this way?’ ‘Yes.’) Lady G talked about fashion, hair color, nails and -- oh, her new album, of course! [The Cut] [The View]

Maria Shriver had at least one moment of joy last week when her daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger, 21, was honored at the Girl Power Awards luncheon for being an inspiration to young women. As an undergrad at USC, Katherine wrote the book ‘Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty From Someone Who’s Been There and Back.’ She also works to raise money for Best Buddies, her uncle Anthony Shriver’s organization for the developmentally disabled. The luncheon, at the Beverly Hills Hotel, was a fund-raiser for a Place Called Home, a nonprofit youth center in Los Angeles. [People]


Two women whose style we like to watch met Tuesday. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (née Kate Middleton), wore a neutral-toned bandage dress from retailer Reiss to meet Michelle Obama. The first lady, in London for a two-day visit along with her husband, wore a shimmering blue floral brocade ‘prom’ dress by one of her favorite designers, Barbara Tfank, topped by a metallic pink silk bolero. [Telegraph]

Queen Latifah acts, sings and fronts for CoverGirl. Up next: She’s designing a fashion collection for HSN. The Queen Collection will include clothing in sizes 2-24, accessories and hair extensions. It’s scheduled to debut on HSN on Aug. 27. [People]

Elle MacPherson Intimates has launched a line of wedding lingerie. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

-- Susan Denley