Fashion

08.23.12

Diane von Furstenberg Bests Wintour on Forbes List; Madonna's Swastika Kerfuffle

And a look at why female Fox anchors wear so much makeup.

DVF For The Win: Forbes has released their 100 most powerful women list -- and it includes several fashion luminaries (Anna Wintour, Gisele) and celebrities (Lady Gaga, Beyoncé), in addition to Angela Merkel of course—she’s number one.  But in the fashion world, it's Diane Von Furstenberg who's at the top, ranking at 33 for her work as a designer and as the president of the CFDA. Wintour comes in at 51, and Miuccia Prada at 67, recognized for her inclusion in the recent exhibition Impossible Conversations at the Costume Institute. [Forbes]

Madonna's Swastika Kerfuffle: Madonna has now entered the political sphere -- and unfortunately not in the vein of Hilary Clinton.  The singer, currently in France with her MDNA tour, has enraged members of the National Front political party because of a digitalized swastika image featuring party leader, Marine le Pen. Though the image caused uproar -- and resulted in the singer being booed in Paris -- Madonna eventually caved. During her performance in Nice, she updated the graphic, replacing the Nazi symbol with a question mark. [The Daily Beast

Deconstructing "Fox Glam": Ever wonder why female Fox anchors wear so much makeup? Lizy Mundy at The Atlantic investigates why the network's women wear so much bronzer they "looked like a female George Hamilton." She concludes that it's not all about trying to entice male viewers. "The truth is," she writes, "Women also like to look at pretty women." [The Atlantic

New Glossy: Condé Nast has released its first issue of Allure Russia, featuring Russian model Natasha Poly on its cover. [WWD]