Weekly fashion buzz: Lady Gaga as a man?

Catch up with fashion news from the week ending July 2 with these links.

Photos of a certain 'male model,' Jo Calderone, bearing a striking resemblance with Lady Gaga, have surfaced on the web, causing the blogosphere abuzz as to whether it is actually Gaga who was photographed for the Vogue Hommes Japan editorial. Clues, according to Styleite: the stylist behind the shoot, Nicola Formichetti, is also Gaga's personal stylist, her best friend, celebrity gossip blogger, Perez Hilton has been tweeting about the editorial non-stop, and 'Jo' could be short for Joanna, the singer's real middle name. ( Styleite)

Naomi Campbell will testify in the Liberian 'blood diamond' trial. ( AP)

Another chapter in the sad story of recent model suicides: Indian model Viveka Babajee - the face of Coca-Cola in India - hanged herself in her Mumbai apartment. ( The Cut)

Hermès is rumored to work on a new statement handbag to "rival the Birkin." ( The Gloss)

Calvin Klein's creative director Francisco Costa has re-issued the iconic white dress that Alicia Silverstone wore in Clueless. Remember these lines? "Cher, what are you wearing?" "A dress!" "Says who?" "Calvin Klein!" "Well, go put something over it!" "Duh, I was just going to!," and she comes back wearing a transparent coat overneath the dress. ( Daily Front Row)

Madonna's daughter, Lourdes has started blogging to promote their fashion line for Macy's, prompting comparisons with fellow very young blogger Tavi. The Material Girl blog also gives you lots of new information on the range that will hit US stores for back-to-school season. ( Meet Lola)

It-girl Daisy Lowe also has her own fashion line in the works. ( WWD)

Kanye West wore $300,000 worth of jewelry for his BET Awards performance. ( Rap Up)

Project Runway's new episodes - the eighth season airs in the US July 29 - will be half an hour longer than before (90 minutes in total). ( Styleite)

Peak inside Carine Roitfeld's Paris apartment. ( Oak NYC)

The UK's advertising watchdog has banned two ads from Diesel's 'Be Stupid' campaign, because they are "indecent and promote anti-social behavior." Most of the fashion industry thinks that's stupid. ( Daily Mail)

 

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