Lady Gaga debuted the music video for her new single “Born This Way” today! The seven-minute futuristic spectacle continues the rebirth theme the pop star has pushed since hatching from an egg at the 2011 Grammys. The clip finds Gaga giving birth to herself on alien territory, which she then shimmies across in chain-draped lingerie, skeleton face paint, pink ponytails, and plenty of prosthetic horns. Tell us: Are you into her new, space-age look? More
The Oscars red carpet was full of glamour, from Gwyneth Paltrow‘s shimmering Calvin Klein Collection gown to Reese Witherspoon‘s ‘60s-inspired ponytail. But there is so much to know about their looks that you would never know just by looking at them! Who wore jewelry worth over $1 million? Who designed the matching suits Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin wore? How many hairstyles did Anne Hathaway have? Click through the gallery to learn 22 fun facts about Academy Awards style.
— Sharon Clott, with reporting by Scott Huver
Loved Natalie Portman’s tassel earrings at the Oscars? The Tiffany & Co.-designed pair featured rubellite tourmaline and rose-cut diamonds, but you can get the same look by making it yourself in three easy steps:
1. String rhinestone bead on to tassel loop.
2. Using a pliers attached earring hook to end loop of tassel.
3. Repeat for second earring.
— Jenni Radosevich, InStyle designer and part-time blogger for ISpy-DIY.com
Jennifer Hudson had no trouble deciding on the tangerine Atelier Versace dress she wore to last night’s Oscars ceremony. “Oh my God, as soon as I walked in the room I said, ‘There she is. That is my dress there,’” she told us on the Academy Awards red carpet last night. “Once I put her on I refused to put on anything else. And I couldn’t sleep until today to wear her.” It’s a good thing Hudson eventually got some rest, since it took energy to wear her gown all night—it was so voluminous that her manager had to hold up the train throughout the evening. “The tricky thing is people stepping on the dress,” she explained. “So he’s got to help me.” Fans of Hudson’s bold look will have more red carpet moments to look forward to, as she’s gearing up to debut her sophomore album Remember Me, out March 22nd.
— Caitlin Petreycik, with reporting by Scott Huver
Bottega Veneta‘s fall runway collection was full of color-blocked coats in all in shades of fuchsia, mango, and orange. “The Milan shows have bursting with color and texture,” InStyle‘s Fashion Director Cindy Weber-Cleary reported from the BV show in Milan. “This look [left] combines ladylike accessories, hair and makeup with a sporty one-two punch of color. It’s right on target!” Complementing the coats were‘60s bouffants, lace T-strap sandals, and classic day bags. For evening, we saw tones of undone glamour, like these bustier gowns with cut-up hems. InStyle’s Ariel Foxman Tweeted that the gown, shown right, was his favorite. But what’s yours? Click through the gallery to see the entire Bottega Veneta fall 2011 collection.
— Violet Gaynor
1. Emma Watson’s final collection for People Tree debuts today! [People Tree]
2. What happened to Justin Bieber’s hair after he cut it? Ellen DeGeneres put up for auction on eBay! Current bidding price? $12,100. [eBay]
3. Manolo Blahnik and Giuseppe Zanotti sketched designs for Kate Middleton’s wedding shoes. [WWD]
4. See more photos of Kirsten Dunst posing with a real lion for her new Bulgari campaign. [Sassybella]
5. Judith Leiber will launch a lower-price line of handbags. Life is good. [Racked]
6. Alicia Keys’ husband Swizz Beatz teamed up with Reebok to design a line of shoes. [Reebok]
Smartphone and iPad app chart-topper Angry Birds—the game that involves slingshotting angry pigeons at pigs with touchscreen technology—is about to get fashionable. Robert Charles Inc., a company based in Montvale, N.J., recently acquired a license to design a line of flip flops based on the game. Initial prototypes are still in design, WWD reported, but the company is hoping to launch the first Angry Birds flip flops collection for men, women and children this fall. The Angry Birds application retails for $0.99 on iTunes and has already sold 12 million copies, while the flip flops will retail for $15 at department and specialty stores. Tell us: Would you show off your Angry Birds addiction with your footwear?
Hot—and hysterical—hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway would have completely stolen the show at the 2011 Academy Awards were it not for these sartorial standouts. This year’s red carpet was packed with every facet of glamour—from body-conscious styles and gorgeous shades of red to crystal-sprayed gowns and ethereal tulle. Presenting InStyle‘s decked-out dozen, click through the gallery to see our top looks from the Oscars red carpet.
PLUS: Tell us, whose dress did you like best?