Fashion News: Vera Wang designs Kim Kardashian’s wedding gown

— Vera Wang is designing Kim Kardashian’s wedding gown. “Vera has been a close family friend for a long time and we had talked about this moment for years,” Kardashian wrote on her blog Monday. Her wedding to basketball player Kris Humphries is planned for Aug. 20. Wang also designed the gown for Kim’s sister Khloe when she wed the Lakers’ Lamar Odom. [People]

— Cast members of “Glee” will reportedly make appearances in L.A. and New York Sept. 8 as part of Fashion’s Night Out, the shopping and fashion spectacular launched by Vogue a few years back to stimulate industry sales. [New York Post]

— Nicola Formichetti, the designer behind many of Lady Gaga’s memorable looks and creative director for Mugler, plans to launch his own line, with a sneak preview in a pop-up shop during New York Fashion Week in September. [Telegraph]

— Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen launched a redesigned website on Monday. It includes behind-the-scenes features and improved shopping. [WWD]

— Rihanna got in the spirit Monday, wearing a red and gold bikini costume and feathered headdress in a festive Kadooment Day parade in her native Barbados. [People]

— Ralph Toledano, former chairman and chief executive officer of Chloé International, has been named chairman of the board at St. John, the Irvine, Calif.-based maker of classic knitwear for women. The brand has struggled to appeal to younger buyers, in recent years trying a parade of celebrities in its advertising, including Gisele Bundchen, Angelina Jolie and Karen Elson. [WWD] (subscription required)

— Kelly Rowland is the face of Empress, a new women’s scent from P.Diddy.[The Cut]

–Susan Denley

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