Rodarte kicked it all off with their stunning turn as costume designer for Black Swan- and set the Oscar mill buzzing with rumours of an oscar nomination for them. Next came the announcement that Maison Martin Margiela is to design a hotel in Paris's most glamorous arrondissement. Finally, P Diddy threw us a curveball with the news that Marc Jacobs, Anna Wintour and Tommy Hilfiger were all cameoing on his new album. To our disappointment, this took the form of spoken word, rather than singing- or even rapping, but it's still a novelty to hear some of our favourite fashion designers cue in Diddy on a rap track.
Meanwhile, our interest in the wedding dress plans of the Royal consort shows no signs of abating, as bookmakers Paddy Power closed their books on Kate Middleton's designer choice- with Bruce Oldfield far and away the front runner. As well as puzzling over the bride-to-be's dress plans, we made a few of our own, with our round up of the best party dresses to see us through our own social engagements for the festive season. We also made an effort to make sure we can fit into them, with Elle staffers each road testing a different diet this month- to varying degrees of success. Find out more in Elle's month of diets
Finally, two of favourite ladies enjoyed some very good news this week, with Stella McCartney announcing the birth of