Fashion News Roundup: Tough Times for Ungaro, Date Set for Fashion's Night Out 2012, and Designers are Putting Dragons on Everything

Ungaro Can't Catch a Break: It hasn't been a good start to 2012 for Emanuel Ungaro, which announced that, in addition to not being able to deliver its spring collection to retailers, it also won't be presenting a fall collection at fashion week and has canceled all appointments for pre-fall. Current owner Asim Abdullah vaguely stated that the brand is going through an "internal reorganization" that will allow for Ungaro to become "profitable in the near future." Hmm... This seems suspiciously (and perfectly) timed for former Ungaro guest-designer Lindsay Lohan's 2012 comeback. Coincidence? {WWD} Fashion's Night Out is September 6: Yep, it's happpppennning... Fashion's Night Out 2012 will be Thursday, Sept 6. Mark your [Blackberry/iPhone] calendars! {Fashionista Inbox} Christian Siriano's Bridal Debut: Check out the Project Runway alum's first bridal design, part of an exclusive collection he's doing for Nordstrom. While the gown in no hot tranny mess, it definitely looks a bit tamer than what we're used to seeing from the fierce designer. Here's hoping he goes all out on the rest of the looks. {Glamour}
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Ungaro Can't Catch a Break: It hasn't been a good start to 2012 for Emanuel Ungaro, which announced that, in addition to not being able to deliver its spring collection to retailers, it also won't be presenting a fall collection at fashion week and has canceled all appointments for pre-fall. Current owner Asim Abdullah vaguely stated that the brand is going through an "internal reorganization" that will allow for Ungaro to become "profitable in the near future." Hmm... This seems suspiciously (and perfectly) timed for former Ungaro guest-designer Lindsay Lohan's 2012 comeback. Coincidence? {WWD} Fashion's Night Out is September 6: Yep, it's happpppennning... Fashion's Night Out 2012 will be Thursday, Sept 6. Mark your [Blackberry/iPhone] calendars! {Fashionista Inbox} Christian Siriano's Bridal Debut: Check out the Project Runway alum's first bridal design, part of an exclusive collection he's doing for Nordstrom. While the gown in no hot tranny mess, it definitely looks a bit tamer than what we're used to seeing from the fierce designer. Here's hoping he goes all out on the rest of the looks. {Glamour}
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Ungaro Can't Catch a Break: It hasn't been a good start to 2012 for Emanuel Ungaro, which announced that, in addition to not being able to deliver its spring collection to retailers, it also won't be presenting a fall collection at fashion week and has canceled all appointments for pre-fall. Current owner Asim Abdullah vaguely stated that the brand is going through an "internal reorganization" that will allow for Ungaro to become "profitable in the near future." Hmm... This seems suspiciously (and perfectly) timed for former Ungaro guest-designer Lindsay Lohan's 2012 comeback. Coincidence? {WWD}

Fashion's Night Out is September 6: Yep, it's happpppennning... Fashion's Night Out 2012 will be Thursday, Sept 6. Mark your [Blackberry/iPhone] calendars! {Fashionista Inbox}

Christian Siriano's Bridal Debut: Check out the Project Runway alum's first bridal design, part of an exclusive collection he's doing for Nordstrom. While the gown in no hot tranny mess, it definitely looks a bit tamer than what we're used to seeing from the fierce designer. Here's hoping he goes all out on the rest of the looks. {Glamour}

Designers Cash in on Chinese New Year with Dragon Motifs: The girl with the dragon handbag? Everyone from Rolls-Royce to Versace to Coach is putting out limited edition dragon-related products in "celebration" of the Chinese New Year. Or perhaps just celebrating their way to the bank - The "Year of the Dragon Phantom" Rolls, priced at $1.2Mil, had already sold out by the first week of January. {WWD}

Blake Lively is Also Marilyn Monroe: Just when we thought Michelle Williams had a monopoly on the whole Marilyn thing (well, she and Lindsay Lohan), Blake aka Serena went and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes-d it up for a dream sequence in Gossip Girl's 100th episode. {Instyle UK}

Brian Atwood Launching Handbags: The footwear designer has unveiled his first collection of small handbags and clutches for spring, and says he'll expand into larger bags for this upcoming fall. Could this eventually lead to a revival of the matching-shoes-and-handbag trend? {WWD}

Carey Mulligan Takes a Tumble in Repeat Dress: Carey wore the same Roland Mouret dress on two red carpets in one month, and tripped in front of a crowd in her really tall YSL pumps. I think this calls for a collective 'aaaaaw." Ready? "Aaaaaw." {Telegraph}

YouTube Breaks Down the Karl Lagerfeld Language Barrier: If you've ever had trouble understanding Captain Chanel's heavily accented speech, here's YouTube's earily accurate closed captioning feature to the rescue. Karl is actually full of worldly gems, like singing about dogs and assessing rugs. Now you know. {BuzzFeed}

Dior Releases Garden-Scented Nail Polishes: Dior has launched a set of nail polishes entitled "Garden Party" that allegedly release an "intoxicating rose fragrance" when dry. They'd better, because at $23 a pop, there's no way we're actually gardening with these babies painted on our fingers. {MTV Style}

See Photos of Katy Perry's Falsies: False lashes, pervs! Get your minds out of the gutter. KP tells us what makes each of her four lash styles such originals that cannot be replaced. Unless you pick up another pair at Ulta. {InStyle}