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Fashion Roundup: Kristen Stewart On The Daily Show & Why Alexander Wang Was Hired By Balenciaga

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Gwen Stefani stars on the cover of Vogue’s January Issue! Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Stefani poses on top of a piano in a head-to-toe look by Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for Saint Laurent. (People)

So why was Alexander Wang the choice for Balenciaga after the departure of Nicolas Ghesquiere? Chief Executive Officer of PPR, Francois-Henri Pinault, explains that Balenciaga will still remain a couture luxury brand and continue to build on what Ghesquiere has achieved with the brand, possibly moving also into more contemporary styles. (Business Week)

While everyone is still talking about Kate Middleton’s McQueen gown at the BBC’s Sports Personality Awards, Buckingham Palace is preparing to put on a fashion show. Set to stage in July, the Royal Palace will host the “Fine Style” exhibit and live runway show featuring designs inspired by royal couture made by local fashion students. (Huffington Post)

Donna Karan takes her brand another step forward in the social world by designing her own dressing app. Just in time for the 70th annual Golden Globes, the new app aims to follow the brand’s journey through celebrities and is available now on Facebook. (WWD)

Forbes presents the top 30 Under-30 list in Art & Style, showcasing the new up-and-coming talents in the fashion world. On the list you can find names like: Gigi Burris, who designs hats for top celebrities such as Rihanna and Lady Gaga; and Brazilian designer Pedro Lourenco, who showcased his first RTW collection in Paris when he was 19; as well as many more rising talents. (Forbes)

Closing our list of fashion highlights for the week, is Kristen Stewart, who people seem to never get enough of. The Hollywood starlet was recently interviewed by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show. In the interview, Stewart speaks about her experiences in her new film “On the Road,” take a look:

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Fashion Roundup: Kristen Stewart On The Daily Show & Why Alexander Wang Was Hired By Balenciaga