Tonight is the 2013 Met Gala—officially known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala and unofficially known as The Oscars Red Carpet of Fashion. With this year’s theme being Punk: Chaos to Couture, we’re guaranteed to see some over-the-top style choices… and they’re rolling down the red carpet right now. Nicole Richie (in Topshop Unique) debuted punk rock-inspired dyed hair, Taylor Swift (in J. Mendel) showed off her edgier side, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (both in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci) had a shining moment on the carpet. And that’s not all. What you see above is just the start of tonight’s festivities—come back to InStyle.com first thing tomorrow morning to get your punk on and see the full red carpet rundown.
Mariah Carey is an American Idol judge, perfumer extraordinaire, mother to twins Moroccan and Monroe, and all-around #Beautiful. In celebration of her new single featuring Miguel, click through the star’s transformation to see her in all of her most beautiful moments. The video for new single, #Beautiful, will debut on American Idol this Wednesday.
Sporty sneakers were once relegated only to the gym, but now they’re a cool-girl staple thanks to French designer Isabel Marant, who first introduced the wedge sneaker a few years back. And it’s not going anywhere this season, thanks to brands like Aldo, Nike, and Lacoste churning out their own variations, plus a plethora of celebrity fans, including Beyoncé and Kate Bosworth. Click to see eight styles we’re loving right now, including versions from L.A.M.B., Ash, and more.
With the Duchess of Cambridge having such an envious wardrobe—let these 100-plus outfits prove it to you—we’re left wondering: Which of her go-to styles do you prefer? Do you love to see the Duchess dressed down in a sporty look? Or are you all about her perfectly princess classic choices? Tell us your thoughts by voting in our latest Tug of War on InStyle’s Facebook page now!
Tilda Swinton is Chanel‘s newest spokesperson, and the label just revealed a sneak peek at the star’s debut campaign, shot with Karl Lagerfeld behind the lens. In this first look, Swinton models pieces from Chanel’s Scotland-inspired pre-fall 2013 collection, entitled Paris-Édimbourg Métiers d’Art. “Tilda perfectly embodies the Paris-Édimbourg collection,” Lagerfeld said in a statement. “She is of course Scottish, but more than that she is a modern woman, a timeless icon of elegance.” See the campaign in full later this month—with Swinton in bold tartan and tweed pieces, of course—and head over to chanel-news.com to peep more pictures from Swinton’s shoot.
Plus, see our favorite runway pieces from Chanel’s Paris-Édimbourg Métiers d’Art collection.
After watching a screening of The Great Gatsby in 3-D, Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry made their way to the Top of the Standard in Lower Manhattan to party Gatsby-style with the cast, including stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and director Baz Luhrmann. “I hope [the audience] takes away the desire to have some rocking out great parties, wear groovy frocks, play the soundtrack, and have a few glasses of champagne!” director Baz Lurhmann told InStyle.com at the screening, hosted by Quintessentially Lifestyle at the Modern Museum of Art. The Great Gatsby opens in theaters Friday, May 10. Click the photo for more.
Talk about a perfect finish: Adult World actress Emma Roberts complemented her rich Cushnie et Ochs sheath with dainty bar earrings and a stack of rings by Dana Rebecca Designs, subtle diamond accents that add just a touch of shine to her oh-so-elegant look. Shop the pieces for $330 and up on danarebeccadesigns.com.
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Basic tees are getting sexier thanks to Pickwick & Weller, the made-in Los Angeles tee company founded by Ryan Donahue, Matt Rowe, and all-around all-star Ashton Kutcher. Today, they launch new tees and tanks that incorporate the soft, sensual fabric of silk, an expansion of their easy-to-wear cotton tops already loved by stars like Mila Kunis (she told us Pickwick & Weller’s were “fantastic” in her InStyle March cover story!). And the team is thrilled to now offer made-in-America silk—sourced from a family-owned mill in New Jersey—for tops that cost under $100. “Our new silk tees are so soft, they feel like home,” Kutcher told InStyle.com. “It will not only be the shirt you want to put on, it will be the one you don’t want to take off.” Now that’s a must-have basic! Visit pickwickweller.com to shop the new styles, including the Nico tank ($72) and the Monroe tee ($79).
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