September 17, 2009 05:40 PM

Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

Earlier this week Pink and Shakira experienced an accidental fashion faceoff at the VMAs in identical Balmain frocks. Showing uncannily good timing, the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar brings together Damages costars Glenn Close and Rose Byrne for a photo shoot that pits them against one another in a staged style showdown. Dressed in “age-appropriate” versions of the same look, the stars enact a fashion rivalry in the magazine’s pages — while revealing that their offscreen relationship is anything but unfriendly. Still, they do differ in their approaches to style, with Glenn joking, “I’m such a fashion maven,” of her laid-back style. “I come from a family that never shopped,” she explains. “When we were little, my mom would go out and get me one really good dress for winter, one really good dress for spring or for summer, and you wore them until you grew out of them.” Her onscreen style is a different story, with Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz taking inspiration from Glenn’s Damages character for his new capsule collection of suits. “I see how Patty could be a fashion inspiration,” Glenn says of her character’s wardrobe of chic suits. As for Rose, who reveals an affinity Rag & Bone, Brian Atwood, Chanel and Balmain, fashion is more at the forefront of her mind, but, she adds, “I’m Australian, so I’m not too flashy or glitzy.” Since encountering red-carpet scrutiny, however, Rose has learned one very important style lesson: “I’ve stopped dressing for other people. If I think Iook good, that’s the most important thing.” Click through for a sneak preview of the October cover, starring Janet Jackson, which hits stands Sept. 22.


Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

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