Top stories this week: DVF designs for Gap Kids, Cheryl Cole auctions her dresses, Kate Middleton’s wedding dress goes on public display and MORE!

Cheryl Cole auctions 20 of her favourite dresses for charity

Our most famous Geordie export will be auctioning her much envied wardrobe on ASOS Marketplace, starting June 13. Outfits include those she graced our TV screens in on X Factor and during her Girls Aloud heydays, and all money raised will go towards The Cheryl Cole Foundation which helps underprivileged young people in the North East of England. Read more here!

Helen Bonham Carter is the new face of Marc Jacobs

Helena Bonham Carter is the surprising new face of Marc Jacobs. The 45-year-old, who’s better known for wearing mismatched shoes at this year’s Golden Globes, is famed for her eccentric dress sense, but she’s landed the prime position starring in Marc Jacobs’ new campaign for AW11. Read more here!

Kanye West designs his own clothing collection for spring 2012

“Stylemaker of the Year” and outspoken rapper Kanye West is set to launch his own clothing collection in Paris this year. Having already set up camp in the fashion capital, he will show his collection in a ‘presentation’ style show this September. Read more here!

Diane Von Furstenberg ia launching a collection for GapKids

Bright colour and print extraordinaire Diane Von Furstenberg is set to unleash her creativity on the youngest of aspiring fashionables: kids! The designer is marking her first foray into childrenswear with a capsule collection for Gap Kids and babyGap, with the pieces set to hit stores worldwide and online next year. Read more here!

BFC Newgen sponsorship winners have been announced

The super talented David Koma, Holly Fulton, Louise Gray and Michael Van der Ham have all been chosen to receive this season’s BFC Newgen catwalk sponsorship to show during September’s London Fashion Week for spring/summer 2012. To see the rest of the winners read more here!

Cacharel replaces Cédric Charlier with new (and relatively unknown) designers

Cacharel has decided to replace creative director Cédric Charlier with two relatively unknown designers behind French label Belle Ninon. Ling Liu and Dawei Sun will showcase their first collection for the French fashion house during Paris Fashion week this October, after it was decided back in March not to renew Charlier’s contract. Surprised? Us too. Read more here!

Kate Middleton‘s wedding dress is set to go on public display at Buckingham Palace

As part of its annual summer opening from July 23rd to October 3rd, Buckingham Palace has announced that Kate Middleton‘s stunning McQueen wedding dress will go on public display, in case you missed it first time around. Other items such as the silk-tulle veil and the handmade satin shoes are also set to be on show – a public display of perfection, we say. Read more here!

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