Weekly fashion buzz: Taylor Momsen to model for Galliano

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Catch up with the fashion news from the week ending July 23 with these links.

After modeling gigs for New Look and Madonna's Material Girl line for Macy's, Gossip Girl's Taylor Momsen will star in the ads for John Galliano's yet-to-be-named fragrance that will launch this fall. ( Grazia) Listen to Taylor Momsen describe her style and why she fired her stylist. ( MTV Style)

A memorial service for Alexander McQueen will take place during London Fashion Week on September 20. ( WWD)

Chelsea Clinton will wed in a dress designed by Oscar de la Renta, not Vera Wang, as previously rumored. ( Styleite)

In other Washington news, the Rodarte sisters failed to pick up their Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for fashion from Michelle Obama because of a "family obligation." ( WWD)

While men like to shop online (where they're not seen while shopping), they are still a minority on sample sale sites. ( Wall Street Journal)

Courtney Love started her fashion blog to counteract all the bad pictures of her on the Internet. ( WWD)

Get ready for crocodile necklaces: Lacoste will start designing jewelry. ( WWD)

And speaking of crocodiles: Missoni - usually associated with zigzag prints - has launched a new range of crocodile-patterned tops and dresses. ( FabSugar)

Kate Moss's second handbag collection for Longchamp can now be viewed online. The range will be available for purchase this fall. ( Longchamp)

Can't bear to be out of your designer gear, even when hitting the gym? Then you're going to love this: Armani's collaboration with Reebok comes out next month. ( SheFinds) And Stella McCartney's latest range for Adidas glows in the dark. ( StyleList)

US hipster label RVCA have dropped model-turned-designer Erin Wasson, because she was difficult to work with. Fashion Toast's Rumi Neely will continue to design for the brand. ( Fashionista)

The London College of Style, a fashion school entirely dedicated to fashion styling, will open in September. ( Fashionista)

The same Miu Miu dress landed on three major summer magazine covers, considered a big fashion faux-pas. ( The Guardian)

Could the recession be over? US Vogue's September issue boasts 532 ad pages, almost 25 percent up from last year. ( WWD)

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