The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Missing Model Ataui Deng Now Found, Jennifer Hudson To Perform At Fashion Rocks, and Riccardo Tisci To Be Honored By Alicia Keys

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  • After tweets from Rihanna, Ajak Deng and many in the fashion industry, model Ataui Deng(no familial relation to Ajak) has been found in a New York City hospital after going missing for almost two weeks. News broke only yesterday that the model, who has walked runways for the likes of Zac Posen, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Vivienne Westwood, had gone missing, reportedly last seen at XVI Lounge in New York City. Tweets from Rihanna (who she’s modeled for) and other industry personnel helped in locating the model.  While at this time it hadn’t been released where the model was before going to the hospital, her friends have confirmed that she would disappear at times but never for this long. (Daily Mail)


  • Next spring, the Fashion Institute of Technology will put on an exhibit focused on five designers who helped define the style of the late Lauren Bacall. Having started as a model before she was the actress many came to know her as, Bacall was discovered by Diana Vreeland.  “She was the opposite of Marilyn Monroe’s overt sexuality, yet she still oozed sensuality out of every pore,” designer Peter Som said. “The clothes are so simple and so chic, and they still feel today so relevant.” The exhibit will feature looks from Marc Bohan for Christian Dior, Piere Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent and Ungaro. (AP)

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  • As the event approaches, Fashion Rocks has revealed even more acts to perform.  Joining the already announced Pitbull, Rita Ora, Usher and Jennifer Lopez lineup will be both Jennifer Hudson and Magic!.  The event will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and will air live on CBS September 9th. (The Hollywood Reporter)


  • Model Lyndsey Scott is way more than just a pretty face, she’s also a programmer.Having modeled for Louis Vuitton, Prada, Diane von Furstenberg and more, the model programs apps, one of which is iPort, which models, actors, writers, directors and even architects use to create professional portfolios. “I wanted to find a beautiful way to display my work using an app,” she said about the project. “With iPort, you can also add videos, which is something a traditional portfolio can’t do.” (Forbes)

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  • Riccardo Tisci, the artistic director of Givenchy, is to be honored at Alicia Keys’ Black Ball on October 30th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.  Tisci will be receiving a humanitarian award for “inspiring new and compassionate ways of thinking through his bold and unapologetic voice in challenging discrimination, while breaking cultural barriers in the fashion industry.”  The ball also will serve as a fundraiser for the Keep a Child Alive nonprofit. (WWD)
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