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Okay, Natalie’s involvement in this article is barely more than a passing mention, but the article itself is really interesting. It’s about celebs who are now starting to go direct to designers, instead of having their own personal stylist to serve as the middle man.

Here is just the Nat mention, if you can’t be bothered.

And yet, Ms. Lively and other actresses, including her Gossip Girl co-star Taylor Momsen, Chloë Sevigny, MTV newbie Alexa Chung, and, sometimes, Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, Tilda Swinton and Sarah Jessica Parker, are increasingly going directly to designers, visiting showrooms and runway shows, borrowing clothes and thereby cutting out the people who used to broker such deals.