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Posts for May 12th 2011
>> Curious to see what the House of Dior puts out without a creative director at its head? The Fall 2011 Dior couture collection, which debuts in July, is being produced just that way — by the design studio alone — but a peek at what they're capable of came last night. Melanie Laurent debuted the Dior studio's first foray without a head designer — a couture gown inspired by an archival piece — for the Cannes Film Festival opening festivities. See that dress, plus Diane Kruger's slinky Calvin Klein Collection number, Rachel McAdams's peekaboo sheer Marchesa gown, and more from the first two days of Cannes in the slideshow.
>> Summer is all about long vacations, and for some of us, sweet weekend getaways. To better prepare for your trips to The Hamptons, Nantucket, or the San Juan Islands, we rounded up the best travel bags from that will keep your loot organized and looking good. Think bright red nylon Prada totes, a classic custom canvas version from LL Bean, perhaps even a luxurious Yves Saint Laurent duffel. That, and more in the shoppable slideshow.
>> Bar Refaeli, 25, and Leonardo DiCaprio, 36, who had been together five years, have parted ways — a decision reportedly made last week. "It was amicable, they're still friends and they are still talking," a source close to the couple said, noting that no one else was involved in the breakup. "They just grew apart and went their separate ways." The pair began dating in Spring 2006 and split in 2009 for six months, before getting back together the following year. [NY Post, People]
>> Just a week after John Galliano hired a new lawyer, his trial date has been set for June 22, it was determined at a hearing in Paris today. Galliano was not present, and his new lawyer Aurelien Hamelle said that he isn't currently in France, declining to give further details on Galliano's whereabouts or current activities.
Galliano does, however, intend on attending the trial in person, Hamelle said: "As a mark of respect to the court and to the victims, he will definitely be in court in June. He knows what he said was not right. And he regrets the remarks he made. But we should remember he was sick and in a bad place. He was so drunk he cannot really remember what he said. And he is still undergoing treatment now."
The trial, which is expected to last a day, will determine if Galliano is guilty of verbally abusing three plaintiffs — Geraldine Bloch, Philippe Virgitti, and Fathia Oumeddour — on two separate occasions with anti-Semitic and racist slurs. If found guilty, Galliano could face up to six months of prison and a fine of 22,500 euros ($31,271). However, Nathalie Micault, Oumeddour's lawyer, predicted that even if Galliano was convicted, the court would be very unlikely to put the designer in prison.