Diane von Furstenberg named her latest collection “Rendezvous,” and the designer’s bold jumpsuits and draped dresses looked perfect for just that! Vibrant colors took over the runway, often paired in high-contrast combos, while prints took a quirky turn with quotation marks, puzzle pieces and interlocking hand prints splashed across slinky dresses. In contrast to the relaxed silhouettes, the styling and accessories were sleek, with leather opera gloves, boxy oversized sunglasses, and minimalist black heels complementing each outfit. See our favorite looks in the gallery!
Look who’s a metal fan! Not the music—the accessories. Stars at the 2012 Grammys showed up with all-out statement hardware. Alicia Keys (in an Alexandre Vauthier neckpiece) and winner Rihanna (in Neil Lane jewels) both wore solid, oversized jewelry made of gold plating, while red carpet host, Giuliana Rancic (in Georges Chakra Couture), Gwyneth Paltrow (in Stella McCartney), Paris Hilton (in Basil Soda) and Esperanza Spalding cinched their waists with solid metallic structured belts. Would you ever try the bold gold look? Tell us in the comments!
Plus, see more Grammys fashion in the gallery!
New daddy (and RocNation founder) Jay-Z couldn’t make the party, but he still managed to draw a slew of supporters to his label’s annual pre-Grammy brunch at Hollywood’s Soho House, where guests like Corinne Bailey Rae and Katy Perry got a chance to relax before the big night. “I woke up with my hair like this,” said Rihanna (in Bottega Veneta) of her laid-back look. “I only wanted something on my lips and to put on a suit.” See more stars who made the most of the music industry’s biggest weekend in the gallery now.
— Bronwyn Barnes, with reporting by Lindzi Scharf and Andrea Simpson
Donna Karan named her fall DKNY collection, “Poetic Rebellion,” and brought her vision of “beat generation clothes for a true New Yorker” to life with peplum hem mini skirts, cozy sweaters, and super warm and stylish coats (including belted puffers!). For after dark, Karan offered effortlessly chic dresses—pieces sure to become quick favorites of new DKNY face Ashley Greene, who watched the show from the front row. Click through the gallery to see our favorite looks!
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We love the lively and exuberant vibe Corinne Bailey Rae, Kelly Rowland, and Diana Ross brought to the Grammy Awards red carpet with their naturally curly hairstyles! Rae swept hers over to one side, Rowland gathered hers into a huge ponytail on the back of her head, and Ross let hers hang full and loose. So, do you ever wear your hair curly?
Plus, see the most memorable beauty moments from the Grammys!
1. After debuting “Part of Me” at the Grammys, Katy Perry released the lyric video for her new power anthem. [Idolator]
2. Betsey Johnson is collaborating with OPI for a new (and surely very pink!) nail polish collection. [Racked]
3. Michelle Obama wore a Jason Wu for Target dress on tour for her Let’s Move! campaign. [The Cut]
4. Madonna picked out her new Material Girls—and none of them are models! [People StyleWatch]
5. Olympian Blue ousts Tangerine Tango out of the top color spot of 2012. [MarketWatch]
6. Socialite Olivia Palermo will be the face of the new Rochas perfume. [WWD]
Jessie J, Fergie, Melanie Fiona and Tia Carrere all pulled their hair up tight into high, glossy ponytails at the 2012 Grammys. The look is at once simple and dramatic—and it’s a fun way to show-off extra long extensions. Wrapping a section of hair around the base of the ponytail and securing it with a bobby pin conceals the elastic and dresses the look up for the red carpet. Fergie, who won for her “All of the Lights” collaboration, used this very trick.
Plus, see our favorite gowns from Grammy night!
After the last trophy was handed out at the Staples Center, Fergie, Lana Del Rey, John Legend and more of the industry’s hottest stars made a beeline to the famed Chateau Marmont Hotel for a post-Grammy bash hosted by the Warner Music Group and InStyle. “This party is so crowded!” declared Blake Shelton (in Ermenegildo Zegna), who made the rounds with wife Miranda Lambert (in Atelier Pavoni). After stopping by the Champagne Bar for a glass of Beau Joie bubbly, guests rocked out to a performance by Bruno Mars. Luckily for late arrivals like Paul McCartney, the dance floor stayed open well into the early hours of the morning. See more party photos in the gallery!
— Bronwyn Barnes, with reporting by Lindzi Scharf