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DVF Launches Humanitarian Awards; Fashion Shows Still Make Naomi Campbell Nervous

• In keeping with her lifelong mission to empower women, Diane Von Furstenberg will launch the DVF Awards this year. The first annual ceremony, on March 13, will feature four awards, and winners will take home $50,000 to further their humanitarian efforts. [WWD]

Naomi Campbell on walking fashion shows: “I definitely do miss them! I like doing catwalk shows. I couldn’t do every country and every show, which I usually would love to. It’s nice to be invited and watch the shows and remain close to a lot of the designers I’ve known since I was 16. And when they do ask me to do one, I’m still as nervous and anxiety-ridden as I was when I started. It’s still the same feeling for me. But I do love doing them, I just don’t do them as much.” [Grazia]

Vera Wang designed five Olympic costumes for her figure-skating muse, Evan Lysacek. [WWD]

• Beyoncé shot a new video with Alicia Keys yesterday in Brazil, wearing a very colorful outfit. [Just Jared]

• Georgina Chapman said that when she was starting her Marchesa business, she always thought that she wasn’t going to make it, but in the end, she did. [HuffPo]

• Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders cast Leslie Mann to star in his spring 2010 look book with James Franco’s little brother, Dave Franco, and Donald Glover, star of Community. [Style.com]

• Anna Wintour reportedly suggested that model Maggie Rizer dye her blonde hair red, a hue she had in the beginning of her career. Rizer is going to do it today. [Page Six/NYP]

• The Isabel Marant store opening this April in Soho introduced a mascot on its window displays — a little hat man. [Shophound]

Caroline Trentini reportedly broke up with Victor Demarchelier, Patrick Demarchelier’s son, over the phone. The Brazilian-born model just moved into a new West Village penthouse. [Page Six/NYP]

• Rihanna rides a fake zebra, wearing a zebra-inspired outfit, for her next video, Rude Boy. [Just Jared]

DVF Launches Humanitarian Awards; Fashion Shows Still Make Naomi Campbell Nervous