The secret behind the Duchess of Cambridge’s new look

Duchess of Cambridge
The Duchess of Cambridge wears a cutout dress at the Action on Addiction dinner in London in October.
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We knew the Duchess of Cambridge looked different when she wore a dress with cutouts to a recent event and a high-low hemline to another. And those slightly shorter skirt lengths should have been a giveaway. Turns out she’s hired a fashion stylist to help update her look. [InStyle UK]

John Galliano lost his wrongful termination lawsuit against Dior and namesake line John Galliano SA, and adding insult to injury, a French labor court ordered him to pay each of the companies a symbolic one Euro. [WWD]

Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen and designer of the Duchess of Cambridge’s fairy-tale wedding gown, is one of Glamour magazine’s women of the year. “Only Sarah could continue McQueen’s legacy,” says model Kate Moss. “She pushes the boundaries between fashion and art, creating the most incredible clothes every time.” [Glamour]

Scarlett Johansson made her first post-baby red carpet appearance this week, showing off the pixie haircut she got over the summer. [People]

She is just one of a number of celebrities who’ve tried out the short ‘do recently (think Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Emma Watson). But it doesn’t look good on everyone. If you go short and have regrets, good hair nutrition and a few styling tricks can ease the grow-out period. [NYT]