Flashes of flesh are popping up all over the red carpet in the form of cut-out dresses. Stars love this look for its mix of sophistication and sexiness, and we saw plenty of skin-showing styles at the 2013 Met Gala last night. Gwen Stefani showed off her abs in Maison Martin Margiela, Solange Knowles added a pop of stomach in Kenzo, Olivia Wilde bared her belly in Calvin Klein, and Emma Watson favored asymmetry in Prabal Gurung. And that’s not all. Click to see more stars in cut-out dresses—because what’s fiercer than showing a little skin?
The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off this week in New York City! The festival, which was founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff in 2002, celebrates the vibrant filmmaking world in New York City, which is why stars are gravitating to southern Manhattan to enjoy the 11 days worth of festivities. Film festival judge Eva Longoria and Mr. Mayhem Dean Winters lunched at the Tribeca Grill Loft for the Juror Welcome event, Zac Posen celebrated the 24-karat gold couture gown he made for Magnum Ice Cream’s short film As Good as Gold with Andrea Riseborough, and Olivia Wilde (in A.L.C.) and Karolina Kurkova (in Blumarine) attended the For the Love of Cinema Filmmaker’s dinner hosted by Swiss watch company IWC Schaffhausen at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen store. Click the photo to see more inside the festival’s hottest parties.
We’ve picked our Fashion A-List of the week! These five scene-stealing looks topped our list of favorites and scored top spots in our Look of the Day section: Olivia Wilde (in Monique Lhuillier), Taylor Swift (in Dolce & Gabbana), Olivia Palermo (in Katie Ermilio), Katy Perry (in Thakoon), and Gwyneth Paltrow (in Kaufmanfranco). Now that we’ve told you our faves, tell us yours by making your own 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.
Olivia Wilde kept New York’s spring chills at bay in a cozy turtleneck sweater dress to help pal Kelly Oxford release her new book Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar at Housing Works in Soho. We’re loving how transitional this Max Studio LBD can be: style the dress with tights and boots like Wilde did last night, then shed your layers when temperatures rise. Pick up the piece for $228 at maxstudio.com.
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Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—were a mix of detailed black dresses and punchy springtime prints. Kirsten Dunst premiered Upside Down in a belted black dress, Zoe Saldana celebrated her stylist at The Hollywood Reporter‘s luncheon in Carven, Katie Holmes feted the New York Observer‘s anniversary in Dolce & Gabbana, Selena Gomez stunned at SXSW in Dolce & Gabbana‘s bright separates, and Olivia Wilde opened The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in peek-a-boo Gucci. Who had your favorite look this week? Tell us in the poll below!
Olivia Wilde may play a magician’s assistant for the first time in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, in theaters today, but she’s been a lifelong lover of magic! “I loved magic as a kid! I used to have a magician at every single birthday party. I’m the easiest audience member—I just love to be amazed,” Wilde told InStyle.com at a Games for Change event. And she even learned a trick on-set! “I learned how to make a dollar bill levitate, which might come in handy one day.” Never know! As for co-stars Steve Carrel and Jim Carrey, “They’re the loveliest men in the world,” said Wilde. “Initially, jumping into a film with all veteran comedians was a little intimidating, but they were so welcoming that I just had fun.” Click here to find out where The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is playing near you.
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— Judy Meepos
Not only did Olivia Wilde‘s Gucci number from the Los Angeles premiere of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone win our Look of the Day, but her smoldering purple shadow is giving us serious makeup inspiration, which is why we chatted with her makeup artist Melanie Inglessis to get all the details. “We decided to do something a little edgy to make the look more rock and roll,” she told InStyle.com. “I saw a lot of metallic burgundy makeup on the runway, so we added that color to keep her makeup current.” Inglessis smoothed on a primer to start, then traced Wilde’s top and bottom lash lines with Revlon‘s ColorStay Eyeliner in Black ($7; ulta.com). She followed with the Smoky Shadow Stick in Torch ($9; ulta.com), using the darker hue to fill in the star’s lids. Picking up the deep burgundy from Revlon’s Eye Shadow Quad in Precocious ($8; ulta.com), she blended the color on top of the cream shadow, and into Wilde’s crease. “Keep your makeup below your lid,” Inglessis added. “Don’t take the smoky eye all the way to your brow bone or too far out—just define the natural shape of your eye.”
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Over at the South by Southwest Film and Musical Festival in Austin, Texas, plenty of new movies and tunes are debuting, but one classic trend is holding steady: black and white fashion. Olivia Wilde (in Dolce & Gabbana), Ashley Benson, and Genesis Rodriguez, all on-hand to premiere their latest films, worked the tones in tandem, and they made each lady look cool and confident. It’s a reassuring palette—especially when organized in crisp grids or lines, like Wilde’s Dolce number. But if you try the trend yourself and want to lessen the impact, add another color, like Rose Byrne, who paired her pinstriped A-line skirt and white accessories with a peach Balenciaga button-down blouse. (Tip: You can also add color with a bright pump or bold lips.) But remember, you don’t need much makeup—just filled brows and contoured cheeks; let your sharp outfit take center stage.
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