While My So-Called Life only aired for one season, the iconic scene where Claire Danes dyes her hair bright red to rebel against her mother holds a special place in our hearts, and apparently in the star’s as well! Right before last night’s taping of The Late Show with David Letterman, Danes revisited her infamous Angela Chase-esque hue, and although it isn’t as intense as the shade worn in the ’90s-era drama, we think it’s flattering all the same — and we’re sure Jordan Catalano would agree. The Homeland actress has been platinum blonde since 2006, when she did a brief stint as a brunette. Her new change poses the obvious question: Does this mean a 2013 update to the cult TV show is in the works? We doubt it, but we can always dream!
You’re the judge now! Pick your Fashion A-List from this week’s celebrity Look of the Day moments! These five gorgeous looks from around town made our Look of the Day section and scored spots in the ranks of our very own A-List Top 5: Claire Danes (in Armani Prive), Diane Kruger (in Prabal Gurung), Hailee Steinfeld (in Prabal Gurung), Sandra Bullock (in Antonio Berardi), and Jessica Alba (in Narciso Rodriguez). Now that you know our faves, tell us yours by making your own Top 5 with InStyle.com’s A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top looks, then share them with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter. Head to the A-list maker right now to get started.
Surely we’re not the only ones with opinions on who looked great at last night’s Emmys — Kerry Washington in Marchesa, Claire Danes in Armani Prive, Zooey Deschanel in J. Mendel, Emilia Clarke in Donna Karan Atelier, and Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren landed in our Top 5 — so here’s your chance to opine on who you think should be named best-dressed from Sunday’s show. Check out the 22 looks featured in this week’s Emmys fashion A-List and pick your Top 5, which you can then share with your equally opinionated friends on Facebook and Twitter! Head over now to get started.
It may be the first day of fall, but it was all pastels on the red carpet at the 2013 Emmy Awards! From Claire Danes (in Armani Prive) to Rose Byrne (in Calvin Klein), the stars went with gowns in nudes, blush pinks, silvers and even sheer. The trend went as far as the bling as seen by Zooey Deschanel‘s the pale blue Chanel ring that she wore to match her ice blue J.Mendel gown and even Allison Williams got in on the trend wearing a light pink Fred Leighton topaz rock. The pale shades also made their beauty mark with celebrities like Kerry Washington who matched her neutral lip color to her rose gold Marchesa gown, while Padma Lakshmi‘s ’70s inspired eyeshadow coordinated with her light blue Kaufmanfranco gown.
We’re used to seeing people on television, but not like this! The 65th Annual Emmy Awards air Sunday, and there is a lot to look forward to. Fashion week has wrapped up in New York and London (but is still going strong in Milan and Paris!) and we’re most excited to see the fresh-off-the-runway fashion on the Emmys’ red carpet. Kicking awards season into high gear, the event marks the first chance for starlets to show off all the Spring 2014 looks!
HOW TO WATCH WITH US
You don’t even need a television to follow along! The Emmys will air Sunday, September 22 at 8PM EST on CBS, And we’ll be there! Follow @InStyle on Twitter and @InStyleMagazine on Instagram to get an inside look. You can also watch a live webcast of the red carpet and the behind-the-scenes coverage on emmys.com beginning an hour before the show. For live updates that night, follow @primetimeemmys on Twitter.
AS WE’RE WATCHING, HERE ARE FIVE THINGS WE’LL BE LOOKING FOR:
1. OUR FAVORITE LADIES
InStyle cover girls Sofia Vergara, Zooey Deschanel and Tina Fey will all present awards at the event, along with other best dressed women on TV Amy Poehler, Kerry Washington, Claire Danes, Emily Deschanel, Malin Akerman, Heidi Klum, Connie Britton, Melissa Leo, Emilia Clarke and Mindy Kaling—love! Many of them are nominated as well.
2. AHH! LIBERACE IS HAVING A MOMENT
One master showman will pay tribute to another as Elton John is set to perform at the awards show for the first time ever to honor the late pianist Liberace, who is the subject of the HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra. The film has received 15 Emmy nominations, including outstanding miniseries or movie. It stars Michael Douglas (as Liberace) and Matt Damon (as Scott Thorson, Liberace’s lover), who are both nominated for awards. Bonus: Carrie Underwood will is also slated to perform a tribute to the 1960s at the event.
3. NPH RETURNS TO THE STAGE
The host with the most is back again! Neil Patrick Harris will return to host the show for the second time (he emceed the event back in 2009), so you can expect an entertaining few hours if his hilarious turn as the 2013 Tony Awards host is any indication. We hope he brings his Barneyisms!
4. LIZ LEMON’S FINAL HURRAH!
This is the final year for 30 Rock to be nominated, and its going out big! The 15-time Emmy winning show—which aired its final episode earlier this year on January 31—is nominated for 13 awards, including Outstanding Comedy, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy (Tina Fey) and Outstanding Actor in a Comedy (Alec Baldwin). We’ll be rooting for them! Also in its final season? Breaking Bad, which ends on September 29. The series has won 8 Emmys, and is nominated for 13 awards this year, which will add extra momentum to the show’s final act. Click here to see the full list of nominees.
5. STARS TO BE REMEMBERED
A special tribute will be made to the late stars we loved James Gandolfini and Cory Monteith, who both passed away earlier this year.
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis hyped up anticipation for the third season of their acclaimed Showtime series, Homeland, at the Television Critics Association Press Tour panel, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel yesterday. The stars stayed tight-lipped on clues for next season, save for Lewis noting that he’ll be absent for the first two episodes, the Telegraph reports. To hold fans over, the network released the first teaser trailer (watch it here!), but clues to what happens to Carrie (Danes) and Brody (Lewis) were muffled by the scratchy radio wave sounds in the 31-second clip, titled “Signals.” Looks like audiences will have to wait a bit longer for answers to the season two’s hair-raising cliffhangers. Homeland returns Sunday, September 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Plus, click the photo for more of last night’s star-filled parties.
The Time 100 Gala, held to celebrate the magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world, took over New York’s Lincoln Center last night! It was quite the star-packed affair, with celebrities including Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel (both in Tom Ford), Claire Danes (in Lanvin), Girls creator Lena Dunham (in Saint Laurent), Michael Kors, and Olivia Munn (in a dress by the designer) mixing and mingling at the event. The festivities included performances by Miguel and Christina Aguilera, as well as a rousing speech by Vice President Joe Biden who asserted to the audience, “This list is unified by a simple belief that it’s all about basically not being told it can’t be done.” Click the photo to see more.
Claire Danes turns 34 today, and the Emmy-winning star of Showtime’s hit show Homeland (don’t pretend like you aren’t obsessed!) has spent more than half of those years in the public eye. She first hit the scene in a major way in 1994—at 15 years old—as Angela Chase in the cult-classic My So-Called Life, and just two years later she starred as one half of literature’s most famous star-crossed duo in Baz Luhrmann’s glittery, punk-driven modern re-make of Romeo + Juliet. Even as a young woman, she showed a mature approach to life. “Physical appearance is a huge part of our existence,” Danes told InStyle for our July 1999 issue. “You can’t totally deny or ignore it, but you can’t turn it into a measure of your self-worth.” Such wise words. Happy birthday, Claire!
See how Claire has transformed!