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.
The stars stepped out in bulk to celebrate their stylists at THR‘s Top Stylist Luncheon last week! And while these dressing mavens see their famous clients ’round the clock, we were charmed to discover that even Petra Flannery, who styles Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana, and Claire Danes, gets starstruck when she sees one of her actresses in the perfect look. Her top 2013 looks so far: Danes at the Golden Globes in Versace Couture. “It was made and we were only able to try it on the night before! It was such a triumphant moment to have it all work out.” She also loved Saldana, who stood by her stylist’s side throughout the event, in that ruffled Alexis Mabille dress for this year’s Oscars. And finally, she told us that she adored Stone’s all-red Lanvin look for the Gangster Squad premiere. “It was one of those moments where the more you started adding, the better it got,” she said, referencing the addition of crimson heels and a ruby necklace. “It was a glamorous ’80s look, but because she’s modern and fresh and youthful, she pulled it off.” And we agreed—all of these ensembles made their way into our Look of the Day roundup!
Check out more of the looks we’ve loved in our Look of the Day lookbook.
— Lindzi Scharf
When Nicola Formichetti first revealed in February that he was styling Kim Kardashian, we were immediately curious how he would dress the pregnant reality star’s famous curves. And we soon received our answer: Never sacrificing her love of fashion, Kardashian has continued to wear the figure-hugging dresses and sky-high heels she loves so well—a head-turning combination for the petite star with a baby on board. That’s why we had to ask the man behind her latest looks—(left to right) a modest black-and-white shift, a leather dress by her sweetheart Kanye West, and two very different Lanvin creations—what he thought of his client’s memorable maternity style. “Kim symbolizes the modern-day girl. She likes very sexy things,” Formichetti told InStyle.com at the February launch of Mugler’s handbag collaboration with Shopbop. “She has a different body structure, [and with her pregnancy], it’s a challenge.” But he added, “She’s not a model, and that excites me!” Tell us: What do you think of Kim’s sexy maternity looks?
Plus, see more of her past style choices!
You Can Have Your Own Real-Life Emmys Moment in Claire Danes’ Lanvin Dress, On Sale at Neiman MarcusMar 26, 2013 @ 7:30 am
When Claire Danes attended the 2012 Emmy Awards last September, she chose a chartreuse Lanvin column loose enough to fit her baby bump for the occasion. And now, 7 months and one Danes-Dancy baby later, that dress is now available to shop! The techno satin stunner with the gathered waist and floor-sweeping hem was Danes’ choice because “it didn’t need any tweaking,” she said, which makes it sound extra cozy. So if you want to have your own chic and comfy Emmys moment, pick one up for yourself at Neiman Marcus for $2,670.
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A new episode of The Good Wife premiered last night, in which the entire cast had to put on their best black-tie attire in support of the Chicago Shamrock Dinner. Julianna Margulies’s character Alicia Florrick spent the entire episode (and nine days of shooting!) in a beautiful two-tone gown by Lanvin (which was plucked from the racks of Neiman Marcus), while on-screen husband Peter (Chris Noth) looked stately in a tailsuit—one costume designer Daniel Lawson bought online!—and boss Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) came off completely judicial in a bold blue Oscar de la Renta dress pulled from the floor of Bergdorf Goodman. “For me, to see the whole thing on screen brought tears to my eyes and Julianna just looked so luminescent,” said Lawson, who worked tirelessly to dress 70 people (including the Cardinal and the waiters, too!) for this television event. “It was only the second formal event we ever had to dress the cast for,” Lawson noted, “and we wanted it to be very special.” Get all the exclusive details on last night’s looks he picked in the gallery, and follow Lawson on Twitter @GoodWifeFashion for the latest updates.
The Chicago Shamrock Dinner is tonight! That only means something if you watch The Good Wife—and if you do, you’ll love tonight’s episode. Not only will the plot climax at the Shamrock Dinner, with the help of guest star Matthew Perry, the dinner itself will be a memorable black-tie moment for TV, according to costume designer Daniel Lawson. “It’s very stately affair and setting,” said Lawson. “And so I chose Alicia Florrick’s [Julianna Margulies] gown to be very stately. It was really fun to shop for and it was the first dress Julianna put on. When she did, she said, ‘This is it!’” The two-toned piece he picked was a Lanvin design he scooped up at Neiman Marcus last season. He added a black sable fur from Saks Fifth Avenue as her topper and accessorized with opera gloves. “She really is elegant, and she pulls this stuff off very well. She has such great posture.” And for loyal Alicia fans, there is much to learn from this look, Lawson noted. “When women do strapless gowns, they make the mistake of pulling it tight against the bust because they think that’s what’s going to keep it up, but really pulling it at the waist is how it keeps it up,” he said. “You see people on the red carpet with gowns smashed against their chest, when if you just pull it at the waist, it will help the fit better.” Tune in to see the classiest episode of The Good Wife tonight at 9/8c on CBS.
Plus, get all the details on The Good Wife’s looks this season!
Paris Fashion Week is happening now, and we have your behind-the-scenes pass to all the best clothes, makeup, stars, and more that our editors spotted while enjoying the French capitol. Some highights: Awards season darlings Amanda Seyfried and Jessica Chastain took a much-deserved break at Givenchy, Alexander Wang made his black and white Balenciaga debut, Olympia Le-Tan premiered her latest library of storybook clutches, and Lanvin‘s Alber Elbaz presented a butterfly-topped collection for fall. Click through to see more from Paris Fashion Week!
At Paris Fashion Week, Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz set a scene for a fun and relaxed show, starting with the buckets of carnival-esque popcorn her served guests they entered Paris’s École des Beaux-Arts. He then delivered a lineup of pretty, structured dresses—as the house is most famous for—topped off with individualized makeup looks customized for each ensemble, ranging from charcoaled eyes to berry-hued lips. The accessories added extra personality, particularly script necklaces with words like “Love” and “Lanvin” spelling out exactly how this collection made us feel. See our favorite looks in the gallery!