The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival is off to a fashionable start thanks to Calvin Klein and the Independent Filmmaker Project! Together, they teamed up with euphoria Calvin Klein to host a party honoring women who have made an impact on film. Carey Mulligan, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman—all dressed in Calvin Klein designs for the occasion—were among the guests who made their way to the L’Ecrin in France to support the positive cause. And Mara had even more to celebrate: The actress was just named the face of CK’s newest fragrance Downtown, a modern scent which mixes notes of woods with soft florals. Click to see more of the best fetes from the festival.
While the true red lipstick Carey Mulligan wore to the Cannes Film Festival yesterday could have doubled as a hue worn by her ’20s-era Great Gatsby character Daisy Buchanan, the precise shape and her clean skin gave the look a current edge. “It’s a big statement for her and we wanted to keep it as modern as possible,” said her makeup artist Georgie Eisdell, who used the NARS hue in Jungle Red ($26; narscosmetics.com). “I loved the idea of contrast with her pale pink dress, and I thought a red lip would be striking.” Before sweeping on the color, Eisdell lined the star’s lips using the matching Jungle Red lip pencil ($24; narscosmetics.com). If you can’t find an exact matching color set, use a nude lip liner to ensure a perfect application. Use a lip brush to avoid any uneven areas, and clean up any smudges with a swipe of concealer. The precise shape is key to recreating Mulligan’s look.
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Lights, camera, FASHION! The Cannes Film Festival kicked off today in the French Riviera, where stars from all over the world convened in the city to promote their films. This is one red carpet we look forward to every year—the stars aren’t afraid to take fashion risks in Cannes, and we love to watch them. Even today, when the raindrops poured down for the premiere film, The Great Gatsby, star Carey Mulligan smiled for the cameras with umbrella in hand wearing a blush Dior Haute Couture gown and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Isla Fisher, Nicole Kidman, and Julianne Moore weren’t far behind. Click to see more Cannes Film Festival fashion.
We’ve picked our Fashion A-List of the week! These five scene-stealing looks topped our list of favorites and secured top spots in our Look of the Day section: Carey Mulligan (in Lanvin), Blake Lively (in Gucci Première), Olivia Palermo (in a black and white look), Anne Hathaway (in Givenchy), and Freida Pinto (in a vibrant ensemble). Now that we’ve told you our faves, tell us yours by making your own Top 5 with InStyle.com’s new A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top five looks, then share your picks with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter. Head to the A-list maker right now to get started.
With The Great Gatsby opening today, get an inside look about what it was like to film the 3D book-to-movie adaptation from one of the people who knows best, Daisy Buchanan herself, acrtess Carey Mulligan. Click through to find out five things she loved about making the movie (and what you will love, too).
Jay Gatsby’s legendary champagne-filled parties come to life in spectacular way in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. So, in honor of the dazzling new cinematic adventure (in theaters Friday, May 10), we asked the guests at last night’s screening of The Great Gatsby, hosted by Quintessentially Lifestyle at the Modern Museum of Art, one question: “What makes a party great?” Click the photo to learn what gets the juices flowing for stars like Carey Mulligan, stylist Brad Goreski, and more.
If you weren’t already eagerly awaiting Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, the utterly decadent costumes designed by Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin will completely lure you in. Prada, who first collaborated with Luhrmann on Romeo + Juliet, selected garments from prior collections that already had 1920s elements and re-styled them for each of the two balls that take place in the movie. The gorgeous result is a bespoke collection displayed not only in the movie (in theaters May 10) but also the new exhibition, Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby at the Prada Epicenter in Soho. It marks the first time ever that Prada and Miu Miu garments are housed under the same roof, and we were there to see the exquisite sequin, crystal, and pearl-encrusted costumes up close at the New York opening, along with Prada-clad guests Florence Welch, Katy Perry, the film’s stars Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher, and the collaborators Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada. In the novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald transformed parties into characters themselves, and Prada was able to do the same with the exhibit. Mirroring the lavishness of the costumes, the downtown space is decorated with custom Gatsby wallpaper, screens with behind-the-scenes montages, and cases of ornate accessories. “I wish I could have been in the movie just to wear that costume,” we heard one guest whisper to another. We’ve never wanted to be Daisy Buchanan more.
The exhibit will be on display at the Soho Epicenter through May 12 and then travels to Prada’s Tokyo Epicenter store and the IFC Mall in Shanghai. Click to see more photos.
Inside the Party: Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson, and More Toast to Tiffany & Co. Inside a 31-Foot Tall Tiffany Blue BoxApr 19, 2013 @ 1:15 pm
“It’s one of my more privileged nights,” Sarah Jessica Parker told InStyle.com as she entered the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball, which took place inside a 31-foot-high Tiffany Blue Box covering The Rink at Rockefeller Center to celebrate the jewelry company’s new custom collection inspired by the Jazz Age. And she wasn’t the only one feeling privileged—while she had $497,500 worth of Tiffany jewels accessorizing her vintage Vicky Tiel design, other guests also dressed in Tiffany’s finest, including Kate Hudson (in Reem Acra), Michelle Williams, Jessica Biel, Carey Mulligan (in Victoria Beckham), and Gwyneth Paltrow (in Ralph Lauren). The gorgeous gals were just a few of the 400 guests who, once inside the blue box, were treated to a ’20s-style supper club—which brought the newly-unveiled Great Gatsby-inspired windows to life—complete with big-band jazz performances and a serenade by Smash star Megan Hilty, who fittingly performed the night’s anthem, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” And anywhere you turned—Tiffany blue could be found. “I love the color, it’s one of my favorites,” Paltrow said of the celebrated hue of the evening. “It’s so optimistic and it’s perfect. I think it’s so beautiful.” Click the photo for more.