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FASHION SCRAMBLE: Shulman’s Wedding Fake Out + Liz Up for Sale + Fashion in Silhouette

- British Vogue Editor, Alexandra Shulman, wanted to “remove the question of who would be designing the dress,” by offering a slew of designs by British and non-British designers. Of course, the dress to which she is referring is Kate Middleton‘s already legendary wedding gown that no one knows about or has seen yet. Talk about living up to the hype. Designers included in Shulman’s bridal issue include Oscar de la Renta, Vivienne Westwood and Bruce Oldfield, all featured on the cover and described as Shulman as the prettiest. Well, thankfully that question’s been removed: it’s totes one of those three. [WWD]

- The alleged sale of Elizabeth Taylor‘s $150 million jewelry collection is no longer alleged. Christie’s has confirmed that they have reached a deal with the late Dame’s family to sell Liz’s jewelry in addition to some of her art, clothing and other memorabilia at several auctions to be announced later this spring. If I can’t get that damned Taylor-Burton Diamond, I at least want this. You know, for lounging about the house….going to the grocery store. [HuffPo]

FASHION SCRAMBLE: Shulmans Wedding Fake Out + Liz Up for Sale + Fashion in Silhouette

- This is hands down the best thing I’ve seen in my entire life: a chart detailing fashion’s silhouettes from the 18th century through the Victorian Era, the Roaring 20s, Dior’s New Look, the mod 60s, the punk 70s, up until the 2000s. How will the 2010s be represented? Tranny heels, bodysuits, harem pants, opulent fur, statement shoulders, Armageddon? [Fashionising]

Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail