The stars played peekaboo at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards last night! Celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Emmy Rossum, and Taylor Swift all chose to wear designs that incorporated sheer elements (and all by the same designer, Zuhair Murad). Lopez’s gold skirt was see-through, Rossum’s side panels were covered in polka dots only, and Swift’s royal blue mini featured a crackle pattern that showed off her shoulders. But no one tried to do sheer quite like Once Upon a Time star Jennifer Morrison, who walked the carpet in a completely transparent gown (save for her skivvies) by Kristian Aadnevik. Click to see more fashion from the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
At the release party for his book Projects at Hollywood’s legendary Chateau Marmont, photographer extraordinaire Brian Bowen Smith found himself on the opposite side of the camera, with stars (and subjects!) Miley Cyrus, Cindy Crawford, and Cat Deeley celebrating Smith’s latest accomplishment. After guests previewed the photographer’s most-iconic works on the old-school ViewMaster 3D toys stationed at each table, hosts Emmy Rossum and Marc Jacobs took to the stage to introduce the man of the hour. “I couldn’t believe in my whole life that I’d be in this moment,” Smith said in a speech. “It’s overwhelming, and if I could hug everyone, I would!” The sentiment was shared by Rossum. “The Chateau Marmont is kind of quintessential old Hollywood, and his pictures, a lot of them are black and white and they’re very classic,” she told us. “I think it kind of all fits.” We agree! Pick up the celebrity-filled Projects for $60 at artbook.com, and click the photo above to see more photos from the party.
— Andrea Simpson
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: Kate Hudson (in Ann Taylor), Emmy Rossum (in Topshop), Jennifer Aniston (in Christian Dior), Selena Gomez (in Julien Macdonald), and Gwyneth Paltrow (in Ralph Lauren). 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.
“New Yorkers for Children is such an amazing charity,” Nicky Hilton said as she arrived to the ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental wearing a dress by Valentino, who sponsored the organization’s 10th anniversary Spring Dinner Dance, after being the first sponsor a decade ago. Valentino’s presence—despite current designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli nowhere in sight—remained deeply felt, from the flutter of dresses that filled the 36th floor ballroom to the event design crafted by David Stark, who used Valentino’s latest collection as inspiration to use cherry blossoms (hauled in from North Carolina) and over 1,200 silver mirrored candles to “spring” the room to life. Emmy Rossum (in Dior) relaxed during the meal for only a moment before leaping to her feet when DJ D-Nice played the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back—just as the arctic char had been served—starting a vivacious and lively dance party that lasted through midnight, with Rebecca Minkoff, Erin Heatherton, and DJ Harley Viera Newton busting moves to classics by The Eurythmics and the Bee Gees, as well as and pop hits by Rihanna and Florence Welch. Olivia Palermo (in Katie Ermilio) kept her swaying to the sidelines with boyfriend Johannes Huebl, moving her Jimmy Choo shoes to Alicia Keys and Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind.” The event raised $625,000 for New Yorkers for Children—the most ever in the gala’s history—money that supports youth in foster care in New York City. “It’s important to bring everyone together to give back,” said Palermo, describing a feeling validated by each of the 450 guests in the room. Learn more about the cause at newyorkersforchildren.org.
Did you catch the new episode of Mad Men last night? The season six premiere had its share of inspirational beauty moments—hello, brunette Betty Francis!—and that made us think of the slew of ’60s-inspired looks we still see on the red carpets of today. That’s why we rounded up our favorite retro beauty looks that would feel right at home among Megan Draper’s swingin’ sixties wardrobe, including Emmy Rossum‘s super-defined crease, Padma Lakshmi‘s nude lip, and Ginnifer Goodwin‘s flared lower lashes. Click the photo to see the ’60s beauty trends celebrities love, along with tips on how to get each look.
We’ve picked our Fashion A-List this week! Out of every outfit we spotted a celebrity wearing in the past few days, these five scene-stealing looks topped our list of favorites to score top spots in our Look of the Day section—Angelina Jolie swept into the Women in the World Summit in a Saint Laurent ensemble, Olivia Palermo strolled in a chic ensemble that included a chunky sweater and leather leggings, Rosario Dawson screened Trance in Bottega Veneta’s crepe cocktail dress, Gwyneth Paltrow wore a black and white Isabel Marant dress and peep-toe Michael Kors booties, and Emmy Rossum chose a mixed print Topshop mini and colorblock Christian Louboutin tote. Now that we’ve told you our faves, tell us yours by making your own with InStyle.com’s new A-list tool. Just pick your 5 favorite looks out of our favorite ensembles this week; then share your picks with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter. Head to the A-list maker right now to get started!
Maybe it wasn’t on your calendar, but pack your bags: today you’re taking a trip to Rio de Janeiro, courtesy of Derek Lam! The designer’s Brazil-inspired DesigNation for Kohl’s hits stores and kohls.com today, which means you can shop his colorful, vividly patterned dresses, tanks, and shorts now. And bonus excitement: the entire collection is 25% off in celebration of its opening day. That means Emmy Rossum’s striped sheath dress can be yours for $53, Blake Lively’s striped top is just $36, and Kate Bosworth’s chambray jumper dress is $53. “Rio’s just one of those wonderful cities that has so much color and so much life,” Lam told InStyle.com. “It has a jungle-meets-city atmosphere: modern and timeless at the same time.” Add a little jungle to your closet today; head to kohls.com to start shopping now. Bon voyage!
See our favorite looks from the collection!
Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—were all stunning and unique, thanks to major movie premieres and Paris Fashion Week. Jessica Chastain sat front-row at Saint Laurent in a red dress, Emmy Rossum did her best Dorothy in Oscar de la Renta at an Oz screening, Gwyneth Paltrow sizzled in black leather leggings at Hugo Boss‘ fragrance launch, Blake Lively looked pretty in plaid at a press event, and Jessica Alba suited up for Stella McCartney in the designer’s trim suit. Which was your favorite look? Tell us in the poll below! More