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Mario Testino Collaborates With Net-a-Porter; CFDA Awards Presenters Announced

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Mario Testino for Net-a-Porter: Mario Testino has collaborated with Net-a-Porter to create a capsule collection based on his newly opened "Alta Moda" exhibition at Mate, the photographer's cultural foundation in his native Peru. The collection includes silk and cotton blend kaftans, scarves, totes, and clutch bags with prints that have been lifted from his photographs. Twenty percent of the profits from the collection will be donated to Mate. [New York Daily News]

Elizabeth Taylor’s €50,000 Wedding Dress: The dress Elizabeth Taylor wore to marry Conrad Hilton will be auctioned at Christie’s in London in June for €50,000 (approximately $64,667). The dress was designed by Helen Rose as a gift from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the film studio Taylor had previously worked with. The one-of-a-kind dress, made of 25 yards of shell-white satin and 15 yards of satin train, is estimated to have taken 15 seamstresses two to three months to complete. [Telegraph]

2013 CFDA Awards Presenters Revealed: The list of CFDA presenters is beginning to take form. Kerry Washington is slated to present the coveted Womenswear Designer of the Year award and Ralph Lauren will present Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award to Vera Wang. Perhaps most importantly, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is rumored to be on the list of candidates to present the Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert to Oscar de la Renta. [WWD]

Suzy Menkes to Auction Vintage Collection: Long-time fashion critic Suzy Menkes will auction off 80 pieces from her very own vintage collection at Christie’s in July. [ELLE UK]

Azzedine Alaïa’s Menswear Debut: Alaïa created his first line of menswear for The Marriage of Figaro opera in Los Angeles, a collaborative production by architects, fashion designers, and operatic productions. Alaïa’s men’s costumes showcased bare chests, simple bottoms, and shapeless white suits. [British Vogue]