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The Stars Come Out For...

Skulls and the color yellow are this season's black -- Skull-emblazoned and yellow items, like dresses and Live Strong wristbands, are ruling fashion right now

NOT-SO-MELLOW YELLOW It's a good cause, but did cyclist Lance Armstrong have to make yellow the new black? Giving props to the hue that the Tour de France leader traditionally wears, Armstrong's cancer foundation teamed with Nike for the yellow-intensive Live Strong fund-raiser. Girlfriend Sheryl Crow and Tom Hanks are among the celebs wearing $1 yellow Live Strong wristbands, while a recent benefit auction included a $15,000 yellow Oscar de la Renta dress and banana-colored Manolo Blahnik thigh-high boots. The cause: A The complexion-flattery factor: C- -- Whitney Pastorek

CRACKIN' SKULLS Aw, nostalgia. ''It reminded me of the younger days,'' says rocker (and MTV newlywed) Dave Navarro of his skull-emblazoned Libertine jacket, ''when I was a kid and got tattoos and things.'' (Other fans of the line: Mick Jagger and Brad Pitt.) But the Gothic designs from Libertine cofounders -- and rockers -- Cindy Greene (formerly of Fischerspooner) and Johnson Hartig are so right now. ''You can wear it to an awards ceremony,'' says Greene. ''Or an AA meeting.'' -- Liane Bonin

Originally posted Jul 23, 2004 Published in issue #775 Jul 23, 2004 Order article reprints