Saoirse Ronan (in Lanvin) and Diane Kruger (in Thakoon) debuted their new movie The Host last night at the premiere held at the ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles. The film (open March 29) is adapted from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s novel, which centers on Ronan’s character Melanie, a young girl who refuses to give up her mind to enemies who want to use human bodies as their hosts. And there’s a romantic element as well: ”There’s a lot of kissing with co-stars Max Irons and Jake Abel, which sounds a bit sleazy, but it’s only because I’m playing two characters,” she told InStyle. “At least that’s the excuse I’m going with.” See more photos from last night’s hottest parties in the gallery.
Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—happened to represent two of spring’s biggest trends: black and white, and shades of red. Jennifer Lopez was white hot in Lanvin, Miranda Kerr stepped out with a leather Givenchy tote and buckled Barbara Bui booties, Michelle Obama took the Inaugural Ball stage in red Jason Wu, Diane Kruger wore Chanel to the label’s haute couture show, and Rose Byrne wore a draped Balenciaga dress in her namesake color. So who do you think dressed best? Vote in the poll below! More
It was Spring 2013 Haute Couture Week in the City of Lights, and we’re bringing you everything you need to know about the fashion, beauty, and celebrities, no airplane ticket to Paris required. From the front row stars (Princess Charlene of Monaco and Diane Kruger!) to the exquisite all hand-made clothes (like the imaginative red carpet gowns at Valentino and Elie Saab), the elegant beauty (sleek chignons from Stephane Rolland) to the extravagant sets (Lagerfeld imported a forest for the Chanel show)—click through the gallery to see all our favorite moments.
Diane Kruger is such a fashion expert that she goes without one thing many stars consider necessary: a stylist. “I find it strange that someone would pick clothes out for you,” Kruger told InStyle.com of having someone dress her at InStyle & HFPA’s Golden Globes Award Season Kick-Off Party. Rather, she likes to pick her own looks, which include a range of designers like Cushnie et Ochs, Jason Wu, Rochas, and Prabal Gurung, as shown above from left. ”What you wear is such an expression of who you are. That’s like someone picking out who I’m going to date!“ Kruger also said her background as a model gives her a special understanding of the process of creating clothes. “To me it’s another form of art—it’s like a movie,” she said. “I really appreciate haute couture. I’ve had the privilege to go backstage and see the little hands that make the dresses, and they sew every sequin and every lace by hand. It’s an art form. It’s truly art.” She certainly makes it look easy!
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— Lindzi Scharf
Our pick for an on-trend look that is perfect for this season’s festivities? Sequins! Take a cue from style setters like Diane Kruger (in Chanel), Hailee Steinfeld (in Erin by Erin Fetherston), Kate Bosworth (in Stella McCartney), and Jamie Chung (in Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet), by choosing a sparkly strapless or nipped waist version. The key to such luster: Pairing the look with simple accessories keeps eyes on the dress and anchors all of that shine. For more head-turning trends we love this month, turn to page 44 of InStyle’s January issue. On the go? Download the issue on your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet!
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Our top Looks of the Day this week were all about nudes and blushes—with a pop of color in between. Rihanna wore a sheer Nini Nguyen, Diane Kruger chose Prabal Gurung‘s tiered silk chiffon gown, Sarah Jessica Parker donned an Estevez sheath with a Fendi baguette and Jean-Michel Cazabat pumps, Anne Hathaway wore a beaded Givenchy halter gown, and Amanda Seyfried chose a belted Alexander McQueen. So, you tell us: Which is your favorite of the week? Vote in the poll below!
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The photography team of Markus Klinko and Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri know what it takes to make an icon—so they rounded up a retrospective of their most memorable images, and put them in their new book Icons: The Celebrity Exposures of Markus + Indrani ($25, Running Press, out this month). “It’s not just fame,” French-Hungarian photographer Markus Klinko told InStyle.com of what it takes to make an icon. “There’s definitely the ability to create a timeless presence—that’s the secret of the iconic photo or the iconic person. Like a good wine, with time it becomes something else.” And if you look at the pair’s images, their subjects all fit the bill: Lady Gaga, Kate Winslet, Diane Kruger, Eva Mendes, and Beyoncé posed for the duo for images that, in Klinko’s words, “border the line between fantasy and reality.” Click through the gallery to learn more about collaborating with the Icons from Markus, and shop the book (which honors the duo’s 18th anniversary of working together) on amazon.com.
Our top Looks of the Day this week displayed lots of blacks, golds, and blush. Lea Michele wore a Valentino gown, Amy Adams complemented her Giorgio Armani design, Diane Kruger covered up in a gold Lanvin coatdress, Selena Gomez wore a velvet Dolce & Gabbana design, and Kate Bosworth chose a satin Emilio Pucci peplum dress. So, you tell us: Which is your favorite of the week? Vote in the poll below!
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