This weekend at Paris Fashion Week, we spotted structured handbags at Lanvin, Blake Lively was honored as the new face of Chanel, and a crisp, streamlined look at Celine. Click through the gallery to see all the latest fashion, celebrities, and more at Paris Fashion Week.
Alexander McQueen’s head designer Sarah Burton is the latest person rumored to be creating Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, London’s Sunday Times reports. Burton’s camp denied the rumors, and Prince William’s people refuse to comment. But that doesn’t mean Middleton won’t walk down the aisle in McQueen! And Burton isn’t the first designer rumored to be making the gown. Recent reports pegged Victoria Beckham, Erdem, Issa, Alice Temperley, and Bruce Oldfield as the mystery designer. Tell us, who do you think Kate Middleton will be wearing on April 29th?
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Dolce & Gabbana designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce recently collaborated with Kylie Minogue to create the wardrobe for her “Les Folies” tour. Minogue is already on tour—looking fabulous, of course—and the design duo just unveiled more images of Minogue’s stage costumes via its Twitter account. A gold corset serves as the base for the outfits, which are reinterpretations of looks from Dolce & Gabbana’s archives. “Kylie has always been our “Piccola Principessa” (Little Princess),” the designers said in a statement. “We are given free reign to create because she trusts that we know exactly what she likes.” See photos of the superstar’s feathered robes, metallic thigh-high boots, and off-the-shoulder capes in the gallery.
Ginnifer Goodwin is moving from Big Love to… Snow White! The actress will play the lead role of Snow White/Sister Mary Margaret in ABC’s new drama pilot Once Upon a Time, according to Deadline. The story will be set in Maine, and as the fairy tale goes, she’ll wake up from the Evil Queen’s wicked spell to the kiss of Prince Charming. (We can’t wait to find out who that will be!) As for her character’s look, she’ll have pale skin and dark hair. You can also be sure she’ll be wearing a wig, as she has a legal wig clause written into every one of her contracts. While we wait for this enchanting story to hit the small screen, check out Goodwin on HBO’s final season of Big Love Sundays at 9 p.m. and the upcoming movie Something Borrowed, out May 6th.
What do Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore and Sarah Jessica Parker all have in common? They all have great hair and—not surprisingly—they share the same hairstylist, Serge Normant (inset). The hair guru, who owns two salons in New York City, just launched his own eight-piece line of shampoo, conditioner and styling aids, products he already uses on his celebrity clients, so you can get the same Hollywood hair on your own. Formulated with botanical oils, proteins and extracts, the range focuses on nourishing the hair shaft, not just styling it. “Having healthy hair is incredibly important,” Normant told InStyle exclusively. “In my opinion, healthy hair is always glamorous.” The line is available for $24 to $60 on SergeNormant.com. Learn how Normant uses the products on his top clients in the gallery!
Bethenny Frankel wants to make you feel skinny! Not only does the Bravo star run the successful line of Skinnygirl alcoholic beverages, Frankel just inked a deal to launch a line of shapewear under her Skinnygirl label, fitting considering she went bra shopping on the premiere of Bethenny Ever After last week. Frankel’s collection is divided into four groups: The Skinny and Secret Service (sleek, seamless pieces) and Glamouflage and Show, Don’t Tell (sexy shapers with loads of lace). “I like items that look like comfortable underwear, but like something sexy that Marilyn Monroe or Betty Boop would wear,” Frankel told WWD of the line, which includes this red bra-apron hybrid. The collection launches for $20 to $40 mid-March at SkinnygirlShapers.com and on QVC later this summer.
Fun Fact: Former Real Housewives of New York castmate Jill Zarin also recently launched an undergarment line named Skweez Couture!
Full of leather panels, impeccably cut coats and leg-elongating trousers for day and night, Celine‘s fall 2011 collection was brilliantly streamlined. For evening, the label’s designer Phoebe Philo sent long black bustiers worn over sleek trousers down the runway. The collection also featured one pop of pink, and some bright color-blocking. The accessories were made to go day-to-night with high-heel loafers, structured day bags tucked under the arm, and oversize clutches. Click through to see the entire Celine fall 2011 collection.
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Shoe company Loeffler Randall just expanded its already-chic footwear collection by adding a selection of bridal shoes, which debut online today. “Over the years I have been asked by a lot of friends and acquaintances to design special wedding shoes for their big days,” the company’s designer Jessie Randall (inset) told us. “The brides who came to me were looking for something a little different.” The five styles range from flats to booties to stilettos, and are made with satins, meshes, leathers, and snakeskin. Click through the gallery for a preview of the entire new bridal shoes collection, and score your pair $295 to $625 on LoefflerRandall.com.