Fashion News Roundup: Another Emma Watson Cover, Nicola Formichetti Won't Style Fat People and Jason Wu Makes Plastic Shoes

Emma Watson's Harper's Bazaar UK Cover: Watson continues to dazzle post-Potter with a stunning Jekyll-and-Hyde dual cover for the British mag's August issue. It's gorgeous and definitely more interesting than her Vogue cover. Which do you prefer, the lighter newsstand copy or the subscriber's darker edition? {Fashion Gone Rogue} Read: Suzy Menkes Questions Fashion Exhibitions: International Herald Tribune style critic wrote an excellent opinion piece on the proliferation of global fashion exhibitions, questioning the reasoning behind the trend and if fashion can really be considered museum-worthy art. A very worthwhile read for anyone who's ever seen a curated fashion exhibit. {NY Times}
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Emma Watson's Harper's Bazaar UK Cover: Watson continues to dazzle post-Potter with a stunning Jekyll-and-Hyde dual cover for the British mag's August issue. It's gorgeous and definitely more interesting than her Vogue cover. Which do you prefer, the lighter newsstand copy or the subscriber's darker edition? {Fashion Gone Rogue} Read: Suzy Menkes Questions Fashion Exhibitions: International Herald Tribune style critic wrote an excellent opinion piece on the proliferation of global fashion exhibitions, questioning the reasoning behind the trend and if fashion can really be considered museum-worthy art. A very worthwhile read for anyone who's ever seen a curated fashion exhibit. {NY Times}
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Emma Watson's Harper's Bazaar UK Cover: Watson continues to dazzle post-Potter with a stunning Jekyll-and-Hyde dual cover for the British mag's August issue. It's gorgeous and definitely more interesting than her Vogue cover. Which do you prefer, the lighter newsstand copy or the subscriber's darker edition? {Fashion Gone Rogue}

Read: Suzy Menkes Questions Fashion Exhibitions: International Herald Tribune style critic wrote an excellent opinion piece on the proliferation of global fashion exhibitions, questioning the reasoning behind the trend and if fashion can really be considered museum-worthy art. A very worthwhile read for anyone who's ever seen a curated fashion exhibit. {NY Times}

Jason Wu For Melissa Shoes: The designer is customizing two pairs of shoes, a ballet flat and a black slingback peep-toe heel, for the famous plastic footwear company. He's the first American designer to collaborate with the Brazilian brand, joining the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier and Garth Pugh. The line launches on July 19 in São Paolo. {WWD subscription required}

Karl Lagerfeld Makes Pens and Lighters Now, Too: His collaborator this time is S.T. Dupont, for whom he's created specially designed pens and lighters that fit one's fingers and won't roll off a desk. The man must literally never stop designing things. {WWD}

Nicola Formichetti Hates Fat People: Good thing Gaga's skinny? The Thierry Mugler designer and Haus of Gaga stylist expressed his distaste for working with overweight folk in an interview with W; he also talks about being fired from almost every job ever and being a "party kid" when he was younger. {via Jezebel}

Former Harrods Owner Buys Online Retailer Cocosa: Mohamed Al Fayed, who sold Harrods to Qatar Holdings in May 2010, is getting back into retail. He bought Cocosa, an invite-only online sale site that, like Gilt, hosts nearly 50 sales a month of high-end designer products. The new holding is called Cocosa Lifestyle, inviting speculation regarding a brand expansion. {Vogue UK}

Helmut Newton's First Major U.S. Retrospective Opens in Houston: “Helmut Newton: White Women, Sleepless Nights, Big Nudes” opened on Sunday at Houston's Museum of Fine Arts and runs until September 25. It displays the iconic photographer's work from his three books of the same names, showcasing his transition from magazine to more personal work, highlighting his love of the voluptuous and bold female form. {Vogue}