Fashion News Roundup: Charlotte Casiraghi Is the New Face of Gucci, Daphne Guinness Is Auctioning Her Clothes, and Karl Lagerfeld Becomes a Cartoonist

Place Your Bets on Charlotte Casiraghi for Gucci: The Royal daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco (and granddaughter of Grace Kelly) may be the next face of Gucci. Considering that Gucci provides the 25-year-old with her equestrian kit, this rumor has a lot of horsepower behind it. Plus this blue blood has a Blue Ribbon in fashion: she regularly sports Gucci and Chanel Haute Couture, and she covered the September issue of Paris Vogue. Nothing official yet, so we'll just have to wait for the photo finish. UPDATE: It's confirmed, reports Vogue UK. She'll appear in a four-part series to be shot by Peter Lindbergh, all with a horsey theme. {Telegraph UK} Daphne Guinness to Auction Her Clothing: After buying the late Isabella Blow's entire collection to save it from the auction block, Guinness will now auction off 100 of her own unique pieces on June 27. The auction will be handled by Christie's and the proceeds will go to the new Isabella Blow Foundation, which supports young art and fashion talent. Pieces from the likes of Chanel, Balenciaga, and McQueen will go on display from June 23 to the day of auction. Guinness is known for her incredible wardrobe, so start saving your pennies now! {Vogue UK} Spotted: John Galliano in the Marais: One figure staying quiet in the Dior debate is former creative director Galliano. He's been spotted in Paris keeping a low profile - well, low for Galliano - reportedly wearing a beanie over his signature blond locks and a pencil thin 20's style mustache. He was leaving a café tout seul on Rue de Turenne Saturday night. {WWD}
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Place Your Bets on Charlotte Casiraghi for Gucci: The Royal daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco (and granddaughter of Grace Kelly) may be the next face of Gucci. Considering that Gucci provides the 25-year-old with her equestrian kit, this rumor has a lot of horsepower behind it. Plus this blue blood has a Blue Ribbon in fashion: she regularly sports Gucci and Chanel Haute Couture, and she covered the September issue of Paris Vogue. Nothing official yet, so we'll just have to wait for the photo finish. UPDATE: It's confirmed, reports Vogue UK. She'll appear in a four-part series to be shot by Peter Lindbergh, all with a horsey theme. {Telegraph UK} Daphne Guinness to Auction Her Clothing: After buying the late Isabella Blow's entire collection to save it from the auction block, Guinness will now auction off 100 of her own unique pieces on June 27. The auction will be handled by Christie's and the proceeds will go to the new Isabella Blow Foundation, which supports young art and fashion talent. Pieces from the likes of Chanel, Balenciaga, and McQueen will go on display from June 23 to the day of auction. Guinness is known for her incredible wardrobe, so start saving your pennies now! {Vogue UK} Spotted: John Galliano in the Marais: One figure staying quiet in the Dior debate is former creative director Galliano. He's been spotted in Paris keeping a low profile - well, low for Galliano - reportedly wearing a beanie over his signature blond locks and a pencil thin 20's style mustache. He was leaving a café tout seul on Rue de Turenne Saturday night. {WWD}
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Place Your Bets on Charlotte Casiraghi for Gucci: The Royal daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco (and granddaughter of Grace Kelly) may be the next face of Gucci. Considering that Gucci provides the 25-year-old with her equestrian kit, this rumor has a lot of horsepower behind it. Plus this blue blood has a Blue Ribbon in fashion: she regularly sports Gucci and Chanel Haute Couture, and she covered the September issue of Paris Vogue. Nothing official yet, so we'll just have to wait for the photo finish. UPDATE: It's confirmed, reports Vogue UK. She'll appear in a four-part series to be shot by Peter Lindbergh, all with a horsey theme. {Telegraph UK}

Daphne Guinness to Auction Her Clothing: After buying the late Isabella Blow's entire collection to save it from the auction block, Guinness will now auction off 100 of her own unique pieces on June 27. The auction will be handled by Christie's and the proceeds will go to the new Isabella Blow Foundation, which supports young art and fashion talent. Pieces from the likes of Chanel, Balenciaga, and McQueen will go on display from June 23 to the day of auction. Guinness is known for her incredible wardrobe, so start saving your pennies now! {Vogue UK}

Spotted: John Galliano in the Marais: One figure staying quiet in the Dior debate is former creative director Galliano. He's been spotted in Paris keeping a low profile - well, low for Galliano - reportedly wearing a beanie over his signature blond locks and a pencil thin 20's style mustache. He was leaving a café tout seul on Rue de Turenne Saturday night. {WWD}

Hermès Bags Get Even More Expensive: In case leather has become too passé for you, Pierre Hardy has created gold versions of the iconic bags for his second jewelry collection for Hermès. With details like pink-gold croc scales (a process that takes around 1,200 hours) on a Kelly and over 11,000 diamonds on a design called Nausicaa, the faithful six inch replicas can be worn as jewelry or used as purses - they even open and shut. Each design is limited to three editions and word on the street is that they may go for close to $2 million. {WWD, subscription required}

Signs of Growth for Givenchy: LVMH scored a high-caliber executive from Prada Group, Sebastian Suhl, in a move that many are reading as plans to expand the French brand. Previously, Suhl oversaw Prada's retail expansion in the Asian market, and later headed up their retail, wholesale, and e-commerce departments. LVMH chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault announced that many of the company's "second tier" brands - like Givenchy and Céline - are posting high growth numbers, in part thanks to buzz from designers like Tisci. {WWD, subscription required}

Karl Goes Political: With the upcoming presidential election in France, Elle France has tapped Karl Lagerfeld for a series of non-biased political cartoons. “L’Oeil de Karl” (Karl's Eye) will be published every Friday leading up to the election in April, the first of which features the candidates wrapped in scarves with text that reads, “Wrap up warm and be careful not to lose your voice.” {WWD}

Nasty Gal Vintage Scores Financially: Founded in 2007 by former waitress Sophia Amoruso, the L.A. based company has experienced huge growth in just five years. Rumors put sales at around $30 million last year, $8 million of which was profit. Investors are taking notice, with Index Ventures leading the charge. The company is valued at $60-$80 million, minimum. {Business Insider}

From Stilettos to Pointe Shoes: Is famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin leaping from fashion to ballet? In a recent interview with WWD, Louboutin mentions in passing, "I also really want to concentrate on doing a real ballet I’ve been writing with the Royal Ballet." He offered up no other detail, but we're crossing our fingers to see his red soles pirouette across a stage soon. {WWD}