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Originally posted 05/14/2013 10:30AM
His full name may have been Kenneth Battelle, but to a half-century's worth of fashion editors, First Ladies and society women, he was simply "Kenneth."
Sunday at his home in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., two years after his retirement, he died at age 86, his company announced to The New York Times.
Among his clients: society doyenne Brooke Astor, stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, Judy Garland, Lauren Bacall and Audrey Hepburn, as well as Jacqueline Kennedy, whose hair was done by Kenneth right before she accompanied her husband on the fateful trip to Dallas in November 1963.
Mrs. Kennedy, even when she later became Mrs. Onassis, also continued to visit his salon just off Fifth Avenue in New York, where she was always ushered into her own private area, another client of longstanding tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 05/05/2013 10:45AM
Readers chuckled when Victoria's Secret put model Kylie Bisutti in her place this week.
On Wednesday, Bisutti alleged that she "felt like a piece of meat" working for the company, and added that she had to "play down my marriage … because I was supposed to be flirting with everyone all the time."
Originally posted 04/09/2013 10:30AM
BFFs at 30,000 feet?
Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Lovato met for the first time Monday – and seemed to make an instant bond over fashion as they showed up for the same flight in practically matching outfits.
The actresses both sported green military jackets, white T-shirts, jeans and ankle boots. But they didn't seem to mind, as both later posted giddily about the encounter on Twitter.
Originally posted 04/07/2013 12:55PM
Lillian Bostwick Phipps Pulitzer Rousseau – known since 1959, particularly in preppy enclaves, as the designer Lilly Pulitzer – died Sunday morning at her Palm Beach residence, the Palm Beach Post reports. She was 81.
She was "surrounded by family and loved ones," it was posted on her company's Facebook page, while the Post listed her survivors as her children Liza, Minnie and Peter Pulitzer, as well as her grandchildren.
Originally posted 04/06/2013 08:00AM
We've always thought the Duchess of Cambridge was a real doll, but it turns out she may not agree.
During a visit to Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland, the expectant royal was presented with a Barbie-like doll of herself from a young admirer, but had to admit she didn't see the resemblance.
"Oh no, is that me? Is that meant to be me?" Kate asked Dayna Miller, 11, with a smile. "Does my hair really look like that?"
Originally posted 03/30/2013 02:00PM
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi became a mom last August and she has some humorous tell-it-like-it-is words advice for Kim Kardashian.
Speaking as MTV's celebrity baby correspondent, Polizzi, 25, offered the expectant and (ahem) fashion-forward Kardashian video tips on looking glam when bringing her baby into the world.
While waiting to dilate, there's plenty of time to apply makeup, Polizzi advises. "I waited 27 hours and the whole time I just put on makeup and watched cartoons," she said. But hospitals are "boring" with blank white walls so a nice pink or red lip is key to looking your best. Advises the reality star: "Stay away from the nudes."
Originally posted 03/25/2013 02:30PM
Well, this is flat-out surprising!
Kim Kardashian, 32, stepped out Monday morning at LAX, looking several inches shorter. The pregnant E! reality star was sans part of her signature look – heels.
And the wardrobe decision – perhaps dictated, in part, by the fact that many pregnant women can experience trouble with their balance – surprised the TV personality herself.
Originally posted 03/10/2013 09:45AM
Kim Kardashian is used to styling others, but last week, readers enjoyed being the ones to suggest different ways for the pregnant star to dress her baby bump.
Heading to a photo shoot in L.A., Kardashian was snapped in peplum-waist-lined pants and a tight, black top. We suggested she make herself more comfy by taking the maternity wear route – a la the Duchess of Cambridge.
Some readers complimented the reality starlet on her beauty and suggested she'd still look just as good in clothes made specifically for pregnant women.
Originally posted 03/04/2013 04:15PM
The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is continuing to be practical in her purchases – even while dressing her growing baby bump.
On a trip to London's TopShop on Oxford Street Wednesday, Kate picked up a few bags of new clothes, including Lovestruck's lightweight Deidre dress.
The clothing company said that the floral frock (which retails for 37 British Pounds, or about $56) is not maternity wear but has a "practical elasticated waist enabling the dress to expand with the bump."
Originally posted 03/01/2013 08:30AM
Punk rock Paris!
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris, now 14, debuted a more edgy and downtown look this week when she Tweeted photos of herself wearing a knotted Pink Floyd T-shirt with a short, spiked jet black coif.
Titling her Tweet "late night creativity," Paris sported a new look that included black liner rimming her striking light-blue eyes, and dagger-style earrings.
Her transformation from long-haired and girlie draws comparisons to the latest cropped, rock-inspired look of Miley Cyrus.
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