It’s Couture Fashion Week in Paris, and we have the inside scoop on everything that’s happening in the City of Lights. Click through to get all the fashionable news you need to know about Raf Simons’s Dior debut, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith‘s Versace runway date, Jennifer Lawrence‘s front-row seat, and so much more.
Break out the popcorn: The Amazing Spider-Man opens tonight at midnight! Emma Stone plays the superhero’s love interest Gwen Stacy—a role that required her to trade in her signature red locks for an icy blond ‘do. Click through the gallery to see Stone’s beauty transformation from Hollywood newcomer to summer blockbuster star.
Rachel Zoe has a new fashion venture! The stylist-turned-designer signed on to curate Jockey‘s fall range, which means she’s picking her favorite shapewear and lingerie from the label’s latest offerings, and marking them with tags that read “Preferred by Rachel Zoe.” The lineup is priced between $11 and $57, and Zoe’s selections will be available later this month in Jockey stores and online, followed by major retailers like Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and Kohl’s in October. “Style starts from within, and having the right foundation is critical to the ultimate success of your outfit,” Zoe said. We know what her clients will be wearing under their red carpet gowns!
Plus, see Rachel Zoe’s resort collection!
Orla Kiely’s print-centric bedding line is now available at Bed Bath & Beyond! The Irish designer, whose playful patterns are loved by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Pippa Middleton—remember the macrame jacket and the brown bird print dress?—just released a line of sheets, comforters, pillows, and shams for the home retailer. Find the pieces at bedbathandbeyond.com for $40 to $200. Now you have a good excuse to use that 20% off coupon you always get in the mail!
See Pippa Middleton’s new Orla Kiely jacket, plus her last 134 outfits!
Celebrity-fronted fragrance campaigns are having a big moment. Last week, Balenciaga dropped a colorful advertisement for its Florabotanica scent starring Kristen Stewart in a floral look by the brand. Shortly after, Gucci teased Blake Lively‘s short film for its Gucci Premiere perfume with a glossy image of the Gossip Girl star in an open-back gown. Lively’s fashion film, from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival September 1st. We can’t wait to see the film—and smell the scents!
Click through to see this summer’s sexiest fragrances.
While Christina Perri’s Twilight soundtrack hit A Thousand Years is still on the iTunes top downloads list, her latest single—and its new music video, which just came out this weekend—is poised for another top spot. “Distance,” a slow melody about falling in love (and sung with love song master Jason Mraz), features a stripped-down version of the 25-year-old musician, a style she chose to reflect the purity of the song. “There’s something about the simplicity of the lyrics, with the openness of my heart, I just didn’t want anything dramatic,” she told InStyle.com of her look, a relaxed little white dress and bare feet. “I wanted classy and simple.” Together with stylist Erik Rudy, the pair sorted through hundreds of designer dresses before settling on a cap-sleeve, scoop-neck style from H&M. “I wanted to look exactly the way I look right now in this video, in a dress I would wear at home or on stage, in my jewelry, with the minimal makeup I actually wear, and just being me,” she said. “This video is supposed to take you into my reality, not a dream, a real life experience of mine.” With lyrics like, “Please don’t stand so close to me, I’m having trouble breathing, I’m afraid of what you’ll see right now,” it reflects reality for anyone who has ever fallen in love. Watch the entire video above. Her album, Lovestrong, is available for $10 at christinaperri.com, and catch her live on tour with Jason Mraz this summer, kicking off August 9th in New Orleans.
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Before last night’s BET Awards in Los Angeles, the network’s CEO Debra Lee teamed up with Cedric the Entertainer to host the sixth annual “PRE” exclusive dinner on Saturday night. “Debra Lee throws a great party,” said Michelle Williams (in BCBG Max Azria), who hung out with R&B singer Kenny Lattimore at the event. Selita Ebanks (in Olcay Gulsen) stayed close to singer Estelle, while Ciara stopped by in a Willow dress and Louboutin shoes, which didn’t last long. “I will kick my shoes off in a heartbeat!” she told us—poor Loubs!—before hitting the dance floor with fellow guests Tatyana Ali, La La Vasquez-Anthony, and Eddie Murphy. See more photos from this weekend’s hottest events in the gallery.
— Leah Abrahams, with reporting by Lindzi Scharf and Kwala Mandel
Four months after her passing, Whitney Houston was honored again last night at the 2012 BET Awards—this time, by friends like Mariah Carey and her mother, Cissy, who sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in tribute to her daughter. Like stars Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine, who shared their best memories of Houston on stage, we too have compiled our favorite Whitney moments, from her Grammy red carpet looks to her unforgettable rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. Click through to see all of Whitney’s most iconic moments.