Chanel‘s Karl Lagerfeld provided guests with a feast for the eyes and for the tastebuds during the luxe label’s Paris-Bombay Métiers d’Art show in the City of Light yesterday. Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into an extravagant dinner party for the annual presentation, which pays tribute to the artisans and craftsmen behind the opulent designs. Models strode past the food-laden banquet tables in ensembles that blended classic Chanel touches like pearls and tweed with Indian-inspired textiles, embroidery and bejeweled accessories. “People have always responded to difficulty by dressing up in jewels,” Lagerfeld told The Telegraph when asked about his latest couture collection. “Fantasy is better than reality.” Watch the entire show above and click through the gallery to see Freida Pinto, Lady Gaga and more stars who love Chanel.
Freida Pinto (in Chanel) and Sonam Kapoor were among the lucky VIP’s who got a first look at Chanel’s Paris-Bombay Metier d’Art collection during a lavish presentation at the Grand Palais in Paris. Click through the gallery to see Kate Middleton, Rachel McAdams and more stars at last night’s hottest parties!
Zoe Saldana shopped in style wearing an olive green pullover from Loft. For a limited time, this cable-knit number can be purchased (along with several other gift-friendly items) for only $25 at loft.com.
Adored by fans like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Halle Berry, Badgley Mischka is a regular on the red carpet. Now the duo, Mark Badgley and James Mischka are designing a little bling to layer over their gala-ready gowns. Their 50 piece fine jewelry collection will feature 18-karat gold and a mix of precious and semi-precious stones! We’re sure it won’t look anything short of incredible with Badgley Mischka’s intricately embellished, signature collection.
The collection is priced from about $1,500 to $30,000 and launches this week at Bloomingdale’s.
Get a first look in the gallery!
Wouldn’t it feel great to pick up a pair of festive, art deco Lulu Frost earrings and donate to charity at the same time? CommunityCollection.com lets you do just that—20% of all purchases off the new site go to great causes. Founder Brooks Cook’s innovative e-commerce platform helps designers get into philanthropy, allowing them to team up with a carefully vetted non-profit (of their choosing).
And if the charitable angle isn’t enough to tempt you, the site has great designers on board! Diane von Furstenberg partnered with Girls Inc.—and Helmut Lang teamed up with Flying Kites Global. Since all the funds raised are carefully, publicly tallied, these are some designer duds you can definitely feel good about.
Click through our gallery to find more great holiday gift ideas!
— Susannah Edelbaum
1. Mila Kunis landed the number two spot on Twitter’s list of the most buzzed about actors of 2011. [Popsugar]
2. Justin Bieber poses for The Beauty Book, a project to benefit brain cancer research. [MTV]
3. Check out all of Miss Piggy’s silver-screen wardrobe moments from The Muppets. [Lucky]
4. Plus size shopping website OneStopPlus.com launched a magazine! [OfficialRelease]
5. Create a Gift It List on Piperlime for a chance to win a $1,500 shopping spree. $1 from each list will be donated to amfAR, too! [FacebookPage]
6. Blast from the past: Lisa Frank now makes apparel. [Fashionista]
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are kicking off the holiday season in style. Kate Middleton was out last night with the Prince and her in-laws, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles at London’s Royal Albert Hall. She wore a chic mini dress with black and tan lace overlay. You can pick it up for your own holiday soiree for $99 at Zara. Kate paired it with a Ralph Lauren cropped jacket, her signature sheer black pantyhose and a structured black clutch and then accessorized with some sparkle for the season with a charm bracelet and Kiki McDonough Grace diamond earrings.
For more pics of Kate’s holiday kick-off, click through the gallery!
Jennifer Lawrence works a loose side braid as Katniss Everdeen for the upcoming movie adaptation of the bestselling book, The Hunger Games. In celebration of her tousled look, we’ve rounded up our favorite celebrity side braids. Click through the gallery to see Blake Lively, Rachel McAdams and more stars who tried the bohemian, breezy style.