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Gaultier to Skip Men’s Fashion Week; Leighton Meester Hates Bras

Marion Cotillard for French <em>Glamour</em>.
Marion Cotillard for French Glamour. Photo: Glamour France

• Jean Paul Gaultier plans to skip men’s fashion week in Paris, to be held later this month, and will stage a co-ed runway show at couture week in July. [WWD]

• In British Harper’s Bazaar’s July issue, Florence Welch states the obvious: “I like to wear clothes that I will wear when I am an old lady.” [Fashion Foie Gras]

• On the other hand, Leighton Meester told Lucky: “A little-known fact is that when I’m performing, I like to wear a bodysuit beneath whatever I’m wearing … I hate bras, at least when I’m singing.” [NYP]

• Marion Cotillard covers French Glamour’s 100th issue. [Fashion Copious]

• In a video for Dolce & Gabbana’s site Swide, Scott Schuman had some arguably positive things to say about both the brand and bloggers, in general, like, “I think since 2009, when Dolce & Gabbana opened their doors to bloggers, it’s just continued to be more interesting.” Who are you, and what have you done with the Sartorialist? [Racked]

• The Centre National du Costume de Scène et de la Scénographie (CNCS) in Moulins, France, will host an exhibit of the costumes that Christian Lacroix made for the ballet La Source last year in Paris. [AFP via Yahoo!]

• The Times rounded up its favorite style Tumblrs. [On the Runway/NYT]

And Helmut Newton will be the subject of two forthcoming exhibits in Los Angeles: “Three Boys From Pasadena: A Tribute to Helmut Newton” at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and “Sex and Landscapes” at the Perry Rubenstein Gallery. [WWD]

• Kanye West “is helping [Kim] Kardashian with her fashion choices,” according to the Daily News.  [NYDN]

• At a panel last week, What Not to Wear’s Stacy London said she picked up a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey: “I hate-read it in a weekend. It was like eating 3 pints of ice cream — at the time you love it, then you just want to shoot yourself in the face!” [NYP]

• Sophia Bush designed a tote bag. [InStyle]

Gaultier’s New Plans; Leighton Hates Bras