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Prince Charles Puts On a Fashion Show; Amber Rose Walks in London Fashion Week

• Prince Charles hosted an ecofriendly fashion show featuring designers like Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney as part of a public “green” festival in the garden of one of his estates, the Clarence House. The mayor of London said they wanted to prove that ecofriendly fashion can look good, not just crunchy. [NYT]

• Kanye’s ex, Amber Rose, walked in BodyAmr’s show at London Fashion Week on Saturday. That’s the fighting spirit! [Fashion Indie]

• J.Crew is collaborating with New Balance on a line of sneakers that will hit shelves in early November. [WWD]

• Brad Goreski somewhat explains the differences between a “look” and a “lewk,” “major” and “mayjor,” “working” and “werking.” [NYT]

• British department-store chain House of Fraser bought Biba, and the collection will be available online in 23 countries by the end of the month. [WWD]

• Particle engineer Paul Luckham and designer Manel Torres have created a liquid fabric that can be sprayed onto your body and then peeled off to wear later. [Fashion Indie]

• Courtney Love will reportedly perform at an event in Paris co-hosted by Printemps and V magazine on October 5. [WWD]

• Also in Love news: She sat in the corner and read a book throughout T magazine’s welcoming party for new editor Sally Singer. [T Magazine/NYT]

• All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, a body-image-awareness group, enlisted photographer Rankin to shoot nine “diverse” models, one age 81 and another a U.K. size 14, dressed in clothes by Matthew Williamson, Betty Jackson, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, and Alice Temperley. The campaign, titled “Snapped: A Diverse Portrait of British Fashion,” seeks to change “the default setting of pre-pubescent waif,” according to spokeswoman Caryn Franklin. [Guardian UK]

• When rainstorms delayed his flight to London, Marc Jacobs made a surprise appearance at L.A.M.B.’s after-party on Thursday. [Page Six/NYP]

Prince Charles Puts On a Fashion Show; Amber Rose Walks in London Fashion Week