Couture Fashion Week is wrapping up in the City of Lights, and we have all of the insider scoop that you need to know straight from the Paris runways. Click to see all the need-to-know moments, from Armani Privé’s wedding-worthy gowns to celebrity party appearances by Bradley Cooper and Carla Bruni and more.
Summer is the season of blockbusters. Ever since Leonardo DiCaprio kicked off 2013’s batch of hits with The Great Gatsby, we’ve been keeping tabs on the flicks that top the box-office each weekend, including Man of Steel, Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, and most recently, The Heat (starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy) and The Lone Ranger (starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer). Click to see this summer’s most memorable premieres.
Celebrities looked good all over the world this week, from the Couture fashion shows in Paris to red carpet events in the States, which made the competition fierce to get into our top five Fashion A-List. Yet, we narrowed down our favorites to these five you see here: Selena Gomez (in DVF), Kristen Stewart (in Chanel), Alexa Chung (in Christopher Kane), Julianne Hough (in Georges Hobeika), and Olivia Palermo (in a white skirt with a snow leopard blouse). Now that we’ve told you our picks, it’s your turn. Tell us who made your top five with InStyle.com’s A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your five fave looks, then share your lineup with your pals on Facebook and Twitter. Head to the A-list maker right now to get started.
Fall 2013 Couture Fashion Week is wrapping up in Paris, and we’ve been glued to checking out the custom-made, hand-stitched collections the past few days. Zuhair Murad, Valentino, and Vionnet helped close out the runway schedule with designs fit for the red carpet, as seen above, adding to our list of overall favorites. Click to see the 36 looks we loved most.
Kate Middleton’s official due date is only one week away! As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prep for the future prince or princess, the world waits in anticipation. Scroll down to see the latest buzz from around the web.
1. Betting on the royal baby is heating up! People are placing wagers on everything from the due date (odds are that July 17th will be the day), the baby’s weight, sex, and more. [USA Today]
2. Is Kate getting a bit nervous to deliver? A family source revealed yes. [US Weekly]
3. Camera crews are already camped out in front of St. Mary’s Hospital’s Lindo Wing, where Kate Middleton will give birth. [HuffPo]
4. Kate Middleton will be ready for the cameras: the Duchess visited the Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa in Mayfair for a trim before her due date. [E! Online]
5. Babies born on the same day as the future prince or princess will receive a special gift! The royal mint is giving away 2,013 solid silver coins in honor of the royal baby. [People]
Plus, click to see all of Kate’s best looks.
Is 2013 the year of the crop top? It is shaping up to be. The trend—previously popular among red carpet fixtures and teen pop princesses of the ’90s (like Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears)—is coming back again thanks to gutsy style players like Miley Cyrus and Diane Kruger. We’re seeing a range of ab flashes, from mild (like a shortened top with a high-waisted skirt) to wild (like full-out belly-baring crops with printed pants). And you can get on the spectrum, too, if you so choose. Feel your way around the trend by starting with a cropped top and high-waist bottoms to reveal a sliver of upper abdomen—not too much, but just enough. For more inspiration, click to see celebs working the midriff on and off the red carpet, then and now.
The Fourth of July may be over but there’s still cause to celebrate: It’s National Bikini Day! The two-piece design that sexed up beaches everywhere debuted 67 years ago today. In celebration, take a look at the best star bikini style of the year, as seen on Rihanna, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba, and more. Plus, tell us which stars have the best beach style by picking your top five in our A-list tool (instyle.com/instyle/a-list), and share your picks on Facebook and Twitter.
Dana Weiss of Possessionista.com is InStyle.com’s correspondent on all things Pretty Little Liars fashion for season four. Scroll down to read this week’s exclusive updates on what the ladies of Rosewood wore.
For this week’s episode of Pretty Little Liars, the show’s costume designer Mandi Line had to use her power of persuasion to get one of the outfits for Lucy Hale (who plays Aria) to work. ”Of all the outfits Lucy has worn this was was of the one of the ones she was reluctant to wear,” Line told InStyle.com of the ’90s-inspired look, which included a graphic Frankie B. jeans and black God Save LA sweater. In the end, the actress went with it—and the look was a huge hit on social media. “The fans loved it,” Line said. “I’m going to text Lucy right now and tell her.” And you can get the look: Shop Hale’s jeans ($151, revolveclothing.com) and black sweater ($98, shopkitson.com). See more characters’ looks at possessionista.com.
Plus, see more fashion from season 4.
— Dana Weiss of Possessionista.com