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Style Notes: Alexa Chung to Host Fashion Docuseries; Sofia Richie Stars in Material Girl Ads

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British Vogue has tapped fashion's favorite "It" Brit (and contributing Vogue editor) Alexa Chung to host a new docuseries in which the model will demystify the industry by fielding questions from viewers with some of fashion's biggest names. In the teaser video, we see Chung chatting with Balmain's Olivier Rousteing and filming behind the scenes in various designer workrooms, as well as at Next Model Management, the agency that represents her. The new series will launch on the mag's YouTube channel in September. [British Vogue]

Nicole Richie's little sister, Sofia Richie, officially has been named the new face of Madonna's Material Girl clothing line, which is sold exclusively at Macy's. The streetwear-inspired juniors' label, which also has featured Zendaya, Rita Ora and Kelly Osbourne as major campaign stars, announced the new partnership as part of its 5th-birthday celebration on Tuesday. And with that news, it looks as though Hollywood's younger siblings officially are taking over. [Instagram]

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Alexander McQueen is relaunching its infamous Armadillo Boots, a style favored by Lady Gaga, as part of a charitable auction, which will take place on July 23 online at Christies.com. The brand is introducing three new styles of the boot, each handmade in Italy, with 100 percent of the money raised going toward Unicef's Nepalese earthquake-relief fund. Because of the boots' complex construction, they never were mass-produced after first premiering in 2010, so if you have the cash (and the balance), now's your time to go for it. [Fashionista]

Teen Vogue and The New School's Parsons School of Design have partnered to introduce a semesterlong Certificate in Fashion Industry Essentials program, which applicants (ages 13-35) can use as a résumé booster to get their start in the fashion world. The five-class program will feature studies in Visual Style, Design, Production, Media and Marketing, and it will cost $600. The online classes will pull from the pair's far-reaching industry resources to provide tips from the likes of Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Amy Astley, Rebecca Minkoff, a former Calvin Klein designer and more for a comprehensive look at the inner workings of the business of fashion. [WWD]

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