The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Pharrell Williams Teams With Comme Des Garçons for A New Fragrance, CFDA Awards Nominees Announced, and Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss to Front Burberry Fall 2014 Campaign

• It seems like everybody wants alleged vampire Pharrell Williams on their team these days. The legendary producer is joining forces with Comme Des Garçons on a new fragrance, “Girl,” a men’s and women’s fragrance which will hit stores in September. “As one of my favorite designers once said, ‘Comme des Garçons is your favorite designers’ favorite designer…the top of the top, the best of the best,’” Williams told WWD. “I am so honored to be working with Comme des Garçons and cherish the education that I’ve experienced in this collaboration.” There are few details as of now, but I bet Mr. Williams’s fine self will be appearing in the campaign. Watch this space for more deets as they unfold! (WWD)

• This year’s nominees for the CFDA Fashion Awards have been announced. Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra, and Marc Jacobs are up for the womenswear prize, while menswear nominees include Public School‘s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, Rag & Bone‘s Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, and Thom Browne. Wes Gordon, Rosie Assoulin, and Creatures of The Wind‘s Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters are up for the rising talent award in womenswear, while Hood by Air‘s Shayne Oliver, Tim Coppens, and Todd Snyder get the nod for rising menswear designer. Accessories Designer of The Year will be a competition between Wang, The Olsen Twins for The Row, and Proenza Schouler‘s Jack McCollugh and Lazaro Hernandez. Tom Ford is slated to get a Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement award and Bethann Hardison will receive the  Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert for her continued work promoting diversity in fashion. (WWD)

• Express has inked a deal with Kate Upton, who will be the retailer’s first celebrity brand ambassador in 10 years to appear in their campaigns, which will be released this fall. (WWD)


• CR Fashionbook #4 is here! Check out this video of Carine Roitfeld and cover girl Lindsey Wixson chat about the new issue. (Fashion Bomb Inbox)

• Burberry‘s releasing a new women’s fragrance this fall, and while they still haven’t revealed the name of the scent, they have already decided that Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss will front the forthcoming Mario Testino-shot campaign. Burberry posted a teaser image of their pair to their Instagram. Can’t wait to see the final result! (Burberry Instagram)

• Tired of Lupita Nyong’o yet? Well, we’re not, and you will deal! Behold: the stunning actress on the cover of this month’s Hollywood Reporter‘s Top 25 Power Stylists issue, alongside Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery and their shared stylist,  Micaela Erlanger. (Fashion Bomb Inbox)