Fashion news: Kate Hudson is Almay’s new face, Japanese PM makes sartorial faux pas, Juicy Couture to open in Canada

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Just announced, rom-com queen Kate Hudson will be the new face of Almay. Her role with the fancy title of “global brand ambassador,” will include involvement with charity events and ad campaigns, which hit print and TV later this year.

Marc Jacobs reportedly wore a kilt to jury duty. His beau Lorenzo Martone hates kilts. Trouble in paradise? Probably not. [Gawker]

Is a sexed-up white model lying in a sea of sexed-up black models racist? The blogosphere thinks yes, after Interview Magazine posted images of their latest editorial featuring Daria Werbowy in a weird, oily party setting. Says Refinery 29: “it all seems to be setting up a 21st century colonial construct that makes us very uncomfortable.” [Refinery 29]

The Prime Minister of Japan, Yukio Hatoyama is getting a lot of heat for his clothing. His recent sartorial choice of a multi-coloured gingham shirt left CNN ranting that his out-of-touch shirt matches his out of touch politics. Ouch. [Jezebel]

With this year’s Cannes Film Festival now in full swing, there’s going to be a slew of red carpet looks for armchair cynics to judge. Last night at the premiere of Robin Hood, Salma Hayek confirmed rumours of an in-the-works Gucci couture line, as she donned the debut gown from the new and exclusive Gucci Premiere. [Fashionista]

Meanwhile at the same premiere, Cate Blanchett, who plays Maid Marian, wore an elaborate Alexander McQueen gown, which is rumoured to have been hand-picked for the actress by the late designer himself. [WWD via Fashionologie]

To all those who just can’t get enough pink sweatpants with logos on the bum, this is your lucky day! Or rather, it will be on May 20, when Juicy Couture opens their first Canadian store at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto. [WWD]

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