Fashion news: Christophe is replaced at Balmain, Gaddafi wants a retrospective (!!!) and is Carla pregnant?

By Gillian Pryor

After making an unofficial statement on Friday, Balmain has just officially announced that Olivier Rousteing will take over from Christophe Decarnin. Here’s to guessing what the new era of Balmania will look like! [Nymag]

Poly Styrene, punk fashion icon and singer of X Ray Specs, has lost her battle with breast cancer. [Chart Attack]

Rumours are swirling that Carla Bruni, first lady of fashion… and of France is reportedly pregnant with her first child with French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Here’s hoping for the ex-model cheekbones! [Huffington Post]

Céline fans rejoice! Two new flagships are slated to open in New York and Paris. [WWD]

Set to launch this August, Ricardo Tisci’s first scent with Givenchy “Dahlia Noir,” reveals Mariacarla Boscono as the brand’s femme fatale in a new dark advertisement. [The Fashion Spot]

It seems that Dov Charney and his ill-fated, scandal-prone company is heading back home. But do we want him? [Eye Weekly]

Gwyneth Paltrow has been announced as the international ambassador to Coach in their 70th anniversary year. [WWD]

Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi apparently thinks a retrospective of his wardrobe deserves to be held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Either that, or the most brilliant prankster in the world is pulling our leg. [Racked]

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