It’s been almost three decades since the first-ever MTV Video Music Awards. And from the very beginning, stars like Madonna aimed to please their fans by shocking them, with a combination of risqué routines—remember that “Like A Virgin” floor dance?—and outré fashion. So, in anticipation of the award show’s 27th iteration, which airs on Sunday, September 12, at 9 p.m. EST, InStyle looks back at five of the most memorable VMA performances and appearances ever, and wonders: Can we still be shocked, or have we seen it all? We’ll be watching to find out.
It’s been a super-hot summer, in more ways than one: As temperatures across the country climbed to near-record highs, stars like Kim Kardashian headed seaside to frolic, clad in a slew of sexy, stylish swimsuits. Now that Labor Day is looming just around the corner, InStyle.com takes a look back at the best celebrity bikinis of 2010. Click through the gallery below to see our top picks now!
Today, Claudia Schiffer—the youngest of the crop of so-called “original supermodels” who made their mark on fashion in the late 1980s and early 1990s —turns the big 4-0. To celebrate, InStyle.com took a look back at the great eight—Schiffer, Elle Macpherson, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour and Christy Turlington—and offers updates as to where they are now. Click through the gallery below to see the supermodels then and now.
Now that back-to-school shopping season is starting in earnest, we’ve rounded up the most fashionable kids in Hollywood (and the White House) for some style inspiration. Click through to see our gallery—which includes Sasha Obama, Kingston Rossdale, and Violet Affleck. You might even get some adorable ideas for outfitting your little ones this school year.
Like Chelsea Clinton and Alicia Keys before her, Hilary Duff opted to wear a dress designed by Vera Wang for her trip down the aisle. On Saturday night, the 22-year-old married professional hockey player Mike Comrie in a candlelit ceremony in Santa Barbara, California, in front of approximately 100 family members and friends. Although the first photographs from the wedding are fairly blurry, we can tell that Hilary looked picture-perfect in a strapless white gown, with her hair styled into a classic, high bun. We’re looking forward to seeing the official shots!
She’s back! Last week, we spoke to Rachel Zoe about her career-making moments; we also got the scoop on the upcoming third season of her Bravo series, The Rachel Zoe Project. Tonight, the show finally returns, premiering at 10pm EST. We can’t wait to check out Demi Moore’s appearance . . . and to see how Team Zoe copes with the departure of former assistant Taylor Jacobson. Click through the gallery below to see more shots of Rachel, Rodger and Brad, along with a few other stills from the upcoming season.
On August 15th, the British auction house Bonhams will hold its “Pioneers of Pop Culture” sale. One of the big-ticket items on offer? A triple-strand fake-pearl necklace originally owned by none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The champagne-colored “pearls,” which fasten with a faux diamond and emerald clasp, are expected to sell for upwards of $40,000, although a jewelry expert at Bonham’s acknowledged that the high price is due almost entirely to cachet conferred by the former First Lady. “The triple-strand necklace on its own would be worth at most in the very low hundred (pounds),” Jean Ghika said. “It’s fair to say that 99.9% of the value is because they belonged to Jackie Kennedy.”
Last August, Gap unveiled their revamped 1969 Premium Jeans collection, which showcased updated, super-chic fits like Always Skinny, Sexy Boot, and Real Straight. Now, the company is reinterpreting those styles with new rinses and details, like bleached wash (far left), rolled-up cuffs with bird graphics (second from right), and cropped skinny jeans with ankle zips (far right). They’re also introducing their sexiest style yet: The Legging (second from left) is new for Fall 2010 and boasts a curve-hugging cut that we can’t wait to check out. It seems that Gap is committed to keeping us “forever in blue jeans,” and we don’t mind a bit.