Fashion News Roundup: Benetton Pulls Its Ad Featuring the Pope Kissing an Imam, Costello Tagliapietra Has a Diffusion Line, and Arizona Muse Lands Another Vogue Cover

Benetton Smooching Ad Pulled: In what comes as a surprise to no one, Benetton had to pull its ad featuring Pope Benedict XVI and a senior Egyptian imam kissing for the brand's "Unhate" campaign. Apparently, the religious crowd was not feeling the shot. {Daily Mail} Alber Elbaz and Betsey Johnson Decorate Christmas Trees: Famed London hotel, Claridge's, is enlisting the help of Alber Elbaz to deck out their Christmas tree for the holidays. The tree will showcase Mr. Elbaz's whimsical style, with marionettes dressed in Claridge's staff uniforms hanging from its branches. Stateside, Betsey Johnson is set to decorate the tree at the Plaza Hotel. {WWD (Subscription required)} Costello Tagliapietra to Release Lower Priced Line: For those women who "[can't] afford what equates to rent on a dress," Costello Tagliapietra brings you C&T, their diffusion line set to release this spring. Each dress in the 13-piece collection will retail for $298. {WWD (Subscription required)}
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Benetton Smooching Ad Pulled: In what comes as a surprise to no one, Benetton had to pull its ad featuring Pope Benedict XVI and a senior Egyptian imam kissing for the brand's "Unhate" campaign. Apparently, the religious crowd was not feeling the shot. {Daily Mail} Alber Elbaz and Betsey Johnson Decorate Christmas Trees: Famed London hotel, Claridge's, is enlisting the help of Alber Elbaz to deck out their Christmas tree for the holidays. The tree will showcase Mr. Elbaz's whimsical style, with marionettes dressed in Claridge's staff uniforms hanging from its branches. Stateside, Betsey Johnson is set to decorate the tree at the Plaza Hotel. {WWD (Subscription required)} Costello Tagliapietra to Release Lower Priced Line: For those women who "[can't] afford what equates to rent on a dress," Costello Tagliapietra brings you C&T, their diffusion line set to release this spring. Each dress in the 13-piece collection will retail for $298. {WWD (Subscription required)}
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Benetton Smooching Ad Pulled: In what comes as a surprise to no one, Benetton had to pull its ad featuring Pope Benedict XVI and a senior Egyptian imam kissing for the brand's "Unhate" campaign. Apparently, the religious crowd was not feeling the shot. {Daily Mail}

Alber Elbaz and Betsey Johnson Decorate Christmas Trees: Famed London hotel, Claridge's, is enlisting the help of Alber Elbaz to deck out their Christmas tree for the holidays. The tree will showcase Mr. Elbaz's whimsical style, with marionettes dressed in Claridge's staff uniforms hanging from its branches. Stateside, Betsey Johnson is set to decorate the tree at the Plaza Hotel. {WWD (Subscription required)}

Costello Tagliapietra to Release Lower Priced Line: For those women who "[can't] afford what equates to rent on a dress," Costello Tagliapietra brings you C&T, their diffusion line set to release this spring. Each dress in the 13-piece collection will retail for $298. {WWD (Subscription required)}

Peep Lauren Bush's Custom Made Wedding Dress: Designed, of course, by her new father-in-law, Ralph Lauren. It's beautiful, but we can't stop thinking about how many "Laurens" are involved in this story. {Vogue}

Coco Rocha Dances for Money: Get your mind out of the gutter! The model busted out an Irish jig at the Artwalk NY benefit to encourage guests to donate more to an "emergency feeding program." She made an extra $35,000 for the charity. {NY Post}

Arizona Muse covers Russian Vogue: The Roberto Cavalli-clad Muse rocks a mean slickback. {Design Scene}

Say Hello to Niki Taylor's Newborn Son: Congratulations to model Niki Taylor and her husband Burney Lamar, who welcomed new son Rex Harrison yesterday morning at 11:03am! {People}

Naeem Khan Talks His New Faux Fur Line: Fabsugar has an exclusive interview with the designer discussing his new faux fur line available exclusively on HSN, Lady Gaga, and holiday gifting. {Fabsugar}