Fashion News Roundup: Erin Wasson Models for Rockport Shoes, a New Balenciaga Exhibit Debuts, and Ralph Rucci Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Erin Wasson to front Rockport Campaign: The model-turned-jewelry designer is going back in front of the camera as the face of Rockport's Fall 2012 campaign. The shoe brand hopes that Wasson will help emphasize the "stylish" aspect of these shoes, which are worn mostly for comfort. {WWD subscription required} Beard and Mustache Accessories Are a Thing?: It seems hipster girls are always trying to (ironically) look as unattractive as possible, thus making them more attractive to male hipsters. Refinery 29 found some chained accessories that attach to sunglasses, and hang down to create a "beard." Weird. {Refinery 29} Paris' Galleria to Unveil Balenciaga Exhibit: To honor the 40th anniversary of the designer's death, the Galleria in Paris will debut a Balenciaga tribute this Friday. The show, "Cristóbal Balenciaga, Collectionneur de Modes" ("Cristóbal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashion") features a wealth of 18-20th century Spanish clothing, which was a great inspiration for the designer. {WWD subscription required}
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Erin Wasson to front Rockport Campaign: The model-turned-jewelry designer is going back in front of the camera as the face of Rockport's Fall 2012 campaign. The shoe brand hopes that Wasson will help emphasize the "stylish" aspect of these shoes, which are worn mostly for comfort. {WWD subscription required} Beard and Mustache Accessories Are a Thing?: It seems hipster girls are always trying to (ironically) look as unattractive as possible, thus making them more attractive to male hipsters. Refinery 29 found some chained accessories that attach to sunglasses, and hang down to create a "beard." Weird. {Refinery 29} Paris' Galleria to Unveil Balenciaga Exhibit: To honor the 40th anniversary of the designer's death, the Galleria in Paris will debut a Balenciaga tribute this Friday. The show, "Cristóbal Balenciaga, Collectionneur de Modes" ("Cristóbal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashion") features a wealth of 18-20th century Spanish clothing, which was a great inspiration for the designer. {WWD subscription required}
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Erin Wasson to front Rockport Campaign: The model-turned-jewelry designer is going back in front of the camera as the face of Rockport's Fall 2012 campaign. The shoe brand hopes that Wasson will help emphasize the "stylish" aspect of these shoes, which are worn mostly for comfort. {WWD subscription required}

Beard and Mustache Accessories Are a Thing?: It seems hipster girls are always trying to (ironically) look as unattractive as possible, thus making them more attractive to male hipsters. Refinery 29 found some chained accessories that attach to sunglasses, and hang down to create a "beard." Weird. {Refinery 29}

Paris' Galleria to Unveil Balenciaga Exhibit: To honor the 40th anniversary of the designer's death, the Galleria in Paris will debut a Balenciaga tribute this Friday. The show, "Cristóbal Balenciaga, Collectionneur de Modes" ("Cristóbal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashion") features a wealth of 18-20th century Spanish clothing, which was a great inspiration for the designer. {WWD subscription required}

Zooey Deschanel Covers Marie Claire's May Issue: Overzealous eyeliner smudging aside, the "New Girl" actress maintains the "manic pixie dream girl" look that has been her bread and butter over the years. {ONTD}

Ralph Rucci to Receive Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award: The designer is the latest to be honored by the Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition to the award bearing Talley's namesake, Rucci's work will be featured in an exhibition at the College, in the gallery named after the Vogue Editor-at-Large, naturally. {WWD subscription required}

Wedge Sneakers Are Now Cooler Than Smoking Slippers: Smoking slippers, we barely knew ye. Barneys, Net-a-Porter, Shopbop, and other major high-end retailers are reporting that Ash wedge sneakers are outselling last season's it-shoe, smoking slippers. {SHEFinds}

Fabsugar Gets Your Wardrobe Music Festival-Ready: Going to Coachella this weekend? Fabsugar's got your outfit covered. Check out this video giving you three ideas on what to wear this Music Festival season. {Fabsugar}

The Coveteur Takes a Peek Inside Susie Bubble's Pad:... and, as expected, her wardrobe is cray. {The Coveteur}

ELLE.com's Keith Pollock Leaving for Jason Binn's New Startup: Page Six reports the ELLE.com editorial director has signed on as co-editor of Jason Binn's new print publication and website, Du Jour. {Page Six}