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Weekly fashion buzz: designers play 'musical chairs'

Catch up with fashion news from the week ending May 28 with these links.

Jean Paul Gaultier got replaced by Lacoste's Christophe Lemaire at Hermès, long-time Alexander McQueen assistant Sarah Burton was named the creative director of the deceased designer's brand, and Olivier Theyskens landed his first job since leaving Nina Ricci: designing an affordable capsule collection for Theory. Meanwhile, Giles Deacon has officially been confirmed as Lindsay Lohan's successor at Ungaro. (all via WWD)

Louis Vuitton's ads showing a woman hand-stitching its bags have been banned in London, because they are misleading: the French luxe brand's bags are all machine-made. ( Daily Mail)

Style.com has compiled a list of landmark moments in fashion blogging. ( style.com)

Actress Katie Holmes wore a striped maxi dress that she designed for her own label, Holmes & Ylang, to the National Movie Awards. ( Red Carpet Fashion Awards)

Everybody's new darling model is called Ashley Smith, who has the frame of a runway model but the bust of a playmate. ( Fashionista)

Milliner Philip Treacy is producing a film about fashion personality Isabella Blow. Designer John Galliano will play himself. ( Vogue UK)

French fashion blogger Betty had a déjà-vu moment while looking at copy cat Zara's latest t-shirt range. ( Le Blog de Betty)

Madonna looks like - gasp! - a woman in her 50s. ( Bryan Boy)

Lingerie brand Lane Bryant, which previously caused controversy with its plus-size ads, spoofed Victoria's Secret's 'skinny' models in a video that depicts a skeleton wearing a bra that's "not for chubbies." ( Jezebel)

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