No holiday outfit is complete without the perfect clutch. As an accessory that functions as a hold-all for your essentials, a clutch plays a pivotal role on dressy nights out. What more, it’s a non-committal way to try out trends without actually wearing them. That’s why we took inspiration from clutches gripped at the hip of celebrities on the red carpet and rounded up the top seven types in varying shapes, sizes and materials. Accent a minimalist shift, like Charlize Theron’s, with a graphic black-and-white pattern, or copy Michelle Dockery and break up monochromaticism with a glamorous wave of jewels. From boxed minaudieres to edgy winter white detailing, shop each trend to find your next holiday clutch.
Designer: Marc Jacobs
Location: 69th Regiment Armory
What was it like: An “end-of-the-world” environment: A black sandy runway, larger-than-life heaters (that turned the armory into a vast sauna), littered debris and destroyed fashion glossies, a wrecked ship and strategically placed teepees.
Why we love this collection: Always the non-conformist, Marc Jacobs was adamant about breaking away from the “spring” theme (think: soft fabrics, pastels and florals). So, he went in the opposite direction, with dark laced-up Victorian-style gowns, cool-weather heavy fabrics (like, wool), fringed boots and moody prints in dark shades. And he succeeded—none of them scream “spring,” save for the occasional hibiscus print and white accents.
— Wendy Wallace
Designer: Carolina Herrera
Location: Theatre, Lincoln Center
What It Was Like: A packed house with air-kissing socialites, top editors and top models on the runway.
Why we love this collection: It was a Carolina Herrera show, which of course, means the usual parade of evening gowns and flowy dresses. But this time around, the romanticism was offset by graphic geo-print lines, concentric circles and angular shapes. Boxier day dresses were crisp and modern, while layers upon layers of printed chiffon created entrancing optical illusions, giving the dresses an edge that set them apart from all others. The finishing touch? A gorgeous shirtdress gown to round out the collection.
The Wimbledon tennis tournament kicked off at the All England Club this week, where the world’s top tennis players gathered to play their hearts out (except for Rafael Nadal, who shockingly got knocked out by the 135th seed Steve Darcis after the first round). And while the players have to adhere to an all-white dress code on the grassy courts—one of the strictest of all tennis tournaments—the guests, well, do not. Pippa Middleton (in Sandro), Naomi Campbell, and Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael all took their courtside seats in bright spring ensembles. Click to see who’s watching Wimbledon—and what they’re wearing.
Let the battle for Lady Mary’s heart begin! While we’re still mourning the loss of beloved Cousin Matthew (Dan Stevens), who tragically died in a car crash just moments after seeing his newborn son, it seems that his widowed wife Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) will be getting two new potential love interests for the fourth season of Downton Abbey. Joining the drama-filled estate will be aristocrat Charles Blake—played by Julian Ovenden (left), 36-year-old British actor who made his mark in West End productions across the pond—and Lord Gillingham, an old family friend who returns to the Abbey, which will be played by 27-year-old Welsh actor Tom Cullen (he starred in the mini-series World Without End). So, who will Lady Mary choose? Place your early bets in the comments below.
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Fashion Week hopped the pond to London, and we rounded up our favorite moments in fashion, makeup, celebrity sightings. From Michelle Dockery and One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson at Burberry Prorsum to Erdem‘s red-carpet florals to Justin Timberlake showing up at his “Suit & Tie” designer Tom Ford‘s fashion show, click through the gallery to see all the top moments from London Fashion Week.
London Fashion Week has been a star-studded event this season! Justin Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, hopped the pond to support Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” collaborator Tom Ford at his fall debut. And a long list of A-list ladies sat front-row at Burberry Prorsum: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Freida Pinto, Rita Ora, Kate Beckinsale, Michelle Dockery, and more! Click through to see all the stars who made it to London Fashion Week.
The time draws nigh—tonight is the finale of Downton Abbey’s riveting third season! We can hardly stand the suspense leading into the seventh episode, after the first six have taken us on an emotional ride that included the tragic death of Lady Sybil during childbirth, the release of the ever-beloved Mr. Bates from prison (thanks to Anna!), and a recent visit from the clan’s relatives in Scotland, including a fiery newcomer in the form of curly-haired Lady Rose MacClare (played by Lily James). The clip above reveals that the Crawleys brought more than just another family member back with them from Scotland—and also shows that everyone is pitching in to care for Lady Sybil’s baby in her absence. Watch the video and tune in to PBS tonight at 9/8c for all the dramatic action!
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