Fashion News: Michelle Obama at the London Olympics 2012

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First Lady Michelle Obama spent the weekend at the Olympics, attending opening ceremonies, cheering on the nation’s swimmers and sitting in the Williams family box to watch tennis champ Serena Williams advance, among other things. Obama looked sporty but polished as she rooted for men’s basketball here.

Tavi Gevinson, the 16-year-old fashion blogger who has been famous since she was around 12, is on a whirlwind tour to promote her online magazine, Rookie. [NYT]

Chilean designer Maria Cornejo talked to the Wall Street Journal‘s weekend Off Duty section about her style inspirations: ‘Cindy Sherman, Tilda Swinton and, when I was a kid, Audrey Hepburn. When I was a student, Vivienne Westwood, Rei Kawakubo—those women who are stylish in their own way and do their own thing.” [WSJ]

One of these inspirations, Tilda Swinton, stars in a short fashion-related film directed by photographer and artist Katarina Jebb that is to be shown on a loop each evening of the contemporary arts Festival d’Automne à Paris, which is scheduled to take place at the Palais de Tokyo from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. [WWD]


Rapper-singer Azealia Banks has been chosen as the star or Alexander Wang‘s T campaign for fall. []

Today’s lingerie styles are being influenced by period and fantasy television shows like ‘Game of Thrones.’ [WWD] (Subscription required.)


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