Kim Kardashian’s dress has a Marilyn Monroe moment

Marilyn Monroe
This statue in Palm Springs captures Marilyn Monroe’s “Seven Year Itch” moment.
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Kim Kardashian was walking along a street in Beverly Hills when a gust of wind caught her full skirt, blowing it upward in a scene similar to Marilyn Monroe’s famous skirt-billowing episode in “The Seven Year Itch.” Kardashian was able to keep the skirt from revealing too much, though. [Los Angeles Times]

Hillary Clinton is slated to be among the presenters at the Council of Fashion Designers of America annual awards on Monday night in New York City. Clinton is to present the Founders Award to Oscar de la Renta. [WWD]

An acrylic nail purportedly worn by Lady Gaga at a Dublin, Ireland, performance duing “The Born This Way Ball” tour in September 2012 reportedly has sold at auction for $12,000. [Racked] [ArtFact]

Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles is interviewed in a segment of NBC’s “Rock Center” that’s scheduled to air at 10 p.m. (9 p.m. Central) Friday. [NBC News]


A team of chess players, fashion insiders and curators collaborated on an exhibition scheduled to open Oct. 19 at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis dedicated to that most intriguing piece, the queen. Fashion from Alexander McQueen, Viktor & Rolf, Maison Martin Margiela, Gucci, Hussein Chalayan and Gianfranco Ferre is to be included, which examines the idea of “the Queen” from many aspects. [The Cut]

Swatch is celebrating its 30th anniversary by participating in the 55th Venice Biennale. [WWD]

Wal-Mart and Gap are now leading a group that’s trying to formulate its own proposal for improving safety and conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh, the scene of a number of plant tragedies including the collapse of an eight-story building in Rana Plaza in April. The effort lags behind a number of European retailers that have already begun working on safety efforts -- Wal-Mart and Gap both faced criticism earlier for failing to join in those efforts. [WWD] (Subscription required.)



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