Curvy Beth Ditto Graces Love Cover; Sarah Bareilles Stars in Banana Republic Campaign

• A number of cover previews of Katie Grand's new Love magazine have leaked, but Beth Ditto landed the first cover for real. Grand had promised the first issue would be "very curvy" and that "no one is a sample size in the whole issue." [Fashionologie]

• Sara Bareilles, Liz Phair, OK Go, Tommy Torres, David Sánchez, Ayo, Esperanza Spalding, David Garrett, and Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional will appear in Banana Republic's spring campaign. [Ad Age]

• The new Matthew Williamson flagship opening in the meatpacking district includes a 64-square-foot glass-encased tropical garden lit by a fake skylight. The foliage is also fake. [WWD]

Rachel Roy on the fall 2009 collection she showed yesterday: "With so much going on in the world right now, I wanted the clothes to be secondary to what women are doing, the problems they are trying to solve. That is why it's about monochromatic dressing. It's a strong look and it's easy to wear — wearing all one colour always looks good." [British Vogue]

Agyness Deyn is flying to London next week for a secret gig with the Five O'Clock Heroes, who she recorded a song with last year. [Grazia]

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Filed Under: agyness deyn, beth ditto, designers, fall 2009, fashion shows, katie grand, loose threads, love, matthew williamson, models, new york fashion week, rachel roy, store openings

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