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NO MOVE FOR MOSS: Coty Inc. on Monday quashed reports it's planning to replace Kate Moss as spokeswoman for its Rimmel London cosmetics brand with a younger model. An article in a British tabloid last weekend claimed Rimmel has been holding castings to find a replacement for the 33-year-old model. "Kate Moss delivers a distinctive type of beauty that is both inspirational and attainable to Rimmel users," said Stephen Mormoris, senior vice president, global marketing, Coty Beauty, in a statement. "She is a terrific model for the mainstream cosmetic line [Rimmel London] and she will continue to represent the brand." While singing Moss' praises for her work on the main brand, the company did note, however, that it will introduce a sister brand, Rimmel Underground, an edgy cosmetics line aimed at attracting a younger customer, in February.
HELPING OUT: When is a T-shirt more than a T-shirt? When six young designers create one-of-a-kind Splendid T-shirts to benefit six charities. Glamour profiled Jenni Kayne, Rachel Roy, Sari Gueron, Thread Social, Rodarte and Vena Cava in its March issue and asked the young stars to create T-shirts to benefit organizations of their choice, including Free Arts NYC and Children's Hope India. "The story grew out of all these young women designers who our young editors are obsessed with. But when we started talking to them, a lot are involved in things beyond design. They're socially aware and care about things beyond the runway," said editor in chief Cindi Leive. A limited-edition run of 1,500 shirts will be available Friday for $68 on Shopbop.com; 30 percent of the proceeds will go to the charities. Glamour will celebrate the designers and their wares at a party Thursday at Milk Studio, which is expected to draw guests such as Jaime King, Mia Maestro, Liz Goldwyn and Anna Paquin.
OPRAH'S WEDDING RECEPTION: The bridal designer Amsale has been tapped for an on-air tête-à-tête with Oprah Winfrey for living the American dream and becoming a millionaire in the process. The talk show host will hear firsthand how Amsale was unable to return to her native Ethiopia once the revolution broke out and worked to pay her own way through school. Winfrey will also get the play-by-play of how Amsale later started designing customized gowns in her apartment, since she could not find a suitable one for her wedding. The designer will discuss the challenges of juggling work, marriage and motherhood. There will also be the requisite inspiration and perseverance pep talk for viewers. The interview, which is scheduled to run Friday, will be capped off with a fashion show, including a gown worn by Katherine Heigl last season on "Grey's Anatomy."