Kim Kardashian Is Engaged, Michelle Obama Wows In A Tom Ford Evening Gown, And More Fashion News

Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian on Feb. 18.
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• The internet is BLOWING UP about the news that Kim Kardashian is now engaged to New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries. Word is that Kris proposed at home and skipped popping the question in favor of spelling it in rose petals (AWW!). No word yet on whether the couple will follow in Khloe and Lamar’s footsteps with a joint fragrance launch, (especially given Kim just released her newest one this month). One thing for sure, that secures at LEAST one more butt in the seats at the Nets Brooklyn arena next season. {PopEater}

• Despite some mumblings about Michelle Obama’s outfit of choice for meeting Prince William and Kate Middleton yesterday, she hit an undeniable home run in a gorgeous ivory gown by American designer Tom Ford at Buckingham Palace. Take special note of the first lady’s over-the-elbow gloves, which perfectly highlight her INCREDIBZ arms. Seriously, what’s a girl gotta to do to get her trainer’s number?? {Fashionista}

• Like one of those cool things at science museums that let you stick your hand in a bed of dull pins to make a pretty little imprint sculpture, accessories designer Lulu Guiness’s ’Be A Pin Up’ installation opened for Clerkenwell Design Week yesterday. The exhibit is reminiscent of the forgotten party favorite, and it features a GIGANTIC FULL-BODY-SIZE pin sculpture. Oh, and if your sculpture is reeeally good, you can win some free swag. {Dazed Digital}

Yves Saint Laurent snaps back in the development from the legal battle with Christian Louboutin’s exclusive use of the red sole with some historical schooling. We are officially all embroiled in the crossfire of a drawn-out fashion version of You Got Served {Washington Post}

• It looks like nobody bought the dress that Lady Gaga wore for the finale of the Fall 2011 Mugler show, so Gilt Groupe ended the Gaga-stravaganza without a buyer for the frock. While we aren’t sure what happens now, we can wonder and hope and email Gilt Groupe a note with the MTV Style office address and a winky emoticon. {NYMag}