Michelle Obama wears Carolina Herrera gown to state dinner

First Lady Michelle Obama in Caroline Herrera gown
First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama flank French President Francois Hollande at Tuesday night’s state dinner.
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First Lady Michelle Obama wore a blue gown by designer Carolina Herrera at Tuesday night’s state dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande. Celebs including Bradley Cooper, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Stephen Colbert mingled with the pols. [Los Angeles Times]

Los Angeles designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy showed their best collection yet at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore says. It included some gowns meant only for the runway that were inspired by “Star Wars.” [Los Angeles Times]

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony are collaborating with the Magritte Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the work of artist Rene Magritte, and plan to show the fruits of the mash-up at London Fashion Week. [The Cut]

Barbie is among the swimsuit pinup girls being featured in Sports Illustrated’s 50th anniversary swimsuit issue. The doll wears a black and white one-piece in the magazine’s “Legends” section. [People]


Actor Chris Pine is to star in ads for Armani Code men’s fragrance. [WWD]

Basketball great Shaquille O’Neal is introducing a line of men’s clothing at Macy’s. The line, scheduled to launch in mid-February, includes regular and big and tall sizes. [MarketWatch]


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