The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Jourdan Dunn Signs Deal With Maybelline, Lady Gaga’s Unretouched Versace Campaign, and Oscar de la Renta Addresses New Creative Director Rumors


• Jourdan Dunn‘s inked herself a yet another beauty deal, but this time, not for one of the high-end brands she usually aligns herself with. The model announced today that she is the new face of Maybelline New York. “I am proud to say that I am a Maybelline girl and hopefully I can make people feel the same way I did when I saw the advertisements growing up,” Dunn said in a statement. “The brand imagery is always beautiful and positive.” Congrats to her! I can’t wait to see all her campaign images! (Fashionista)

Karolina Kurkova Born Free

• The Born Free charity, a fund put in place to help end the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children, is tapping a smattering of designers for a an exclusive collection, to be sold at Victoria Beckham, Alexander McQueen, Isabel Marant, Marni, Marchesa, Alberta Ferretti, Diane Von Furstenberg, Prada, Stella McCartney, Tory Burch, Rachel Roy, Carolina Herrera, Chloe, DKNY, Versace, and Vera Wang have all designed pieces for the collection. For the campaign, Born Free looked to the talents of Doutzen Kroes, Sasha Pivovarova, and Karolina Kurkova. All three are pictured posing with their children. The collection will go on sale April 23rd. (Vogue UK)


• Kerry Washington unveiled a behind-the-scenes look at her commercial for Neutrogena today via Instagram. No surprises here: she looks radiant and perfect! (Kerry Washington Instagram)
Lady Gaga for Versace

• Lady Gaga fansite Gaga Fresh Online got their hands on a few unretouched photos from the singer’s Versace campaign, and…they’re actually not even that bad. It appears the graphics people added a color treatment to the shots, got rid of some bruising on her knees, added dark roots to the wig she was wearing, (to make it look more realistic), and gave her platinum blonde hair. (Jezebel)


Kate Spade gap kids

• Gap Kids has another enviable collaboration on its hands. The retailer is teaming with Kate Spade and Jack Spade this year for a colorful range set to launch in November–just in time for the holidays! (Vogue UK)

• The rumor mill has been working overtime, with whispers that Oscar de la Renta is looking for a new creative director for his eponymous label. But the designer tells New York Times fashion critic and Financial Times writer Vanessa Friedman that this is simply not true. As of now, he says, there is “no search under way.” (FT)



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