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Quickies: GMHC's Fashion Forward, Kris Van Assche ads, skinny models are out, and more

For its second year in a row, the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is hosting Fashion Forward, which brings together some of today's top designers to benefit and raise awareness for HIV/AIDS. The event takes place in New York City on November 10th, beginning with a cocktail hour and closing with a runway show previewing the designers' Spring/Summer 2009 offerings. There will also be a live and silent auction featuring designer shopping sprees, men's outerwear, design hotel stays, and more. Helming this year's ceremonies will again be Project Runway's -- okay, pretty much everyone's -- favorite gay, Tim Gunn. Get your tickets online here or by call 212.367.1557. [GMHC]

The new Kris Van Assche ad campaign is popping up, and it's squeaky clean. Shot in Los Angeles laundromats and inspired by his runway show set, 12 different layouts (see one at left) will appear in 12 different magazine worldwide. [Towleroad]

A popular British fashion television program, The Clothes Show, has banned skinny male models from appearing. An alarming 67% rise in anorexia among men over the past five years "has been attributed to the fashion industry's increasing preference for very slender male models," said managing director Gavin Brown Gavin. Who doesn't like some meat on their men? [Daily Mail]

Topman's redesigned website launched last night, adding more frills and more labels. American dollars are still being accepted, so buy up what you can before our greenbacks go belly up. [Material Interest]


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