The midi skirt is proving to be one of fall’s most important silhouettes. Celine, Dries Van Noten, and Derek Lam were some of the notable runways to showcase the trend, and celebrities are following suit. Whether you opt for a full or pencil version of the skirt, the ideal length will ultimately depend on your height. (As a rule, it should always hit somewhere just below your knee or at mid-calf.) We love this shape because it feels tailored, sophisticated, and will easily take you from the office to a night out. It can be paired with a stacked-heel boot, feminine pump, or pointed flat. For a modern take, style with a cozy crop sweater and leather jacket. If you choose a print, pick up one of the print colors on your shoe to create a more cohesive look. Want more help finding your ideal style? Click the button below to shop our 15 favorite picks.
It wasn’t just a regular weekend for InStyle’s Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary—it’s the final weekend of Paris Fashion Week! As the excitement continues in France’s fashion epicenter, she’s sending us some of her favorite moments for InStyle’s Instagram. Yesterday, she snapped the runway finale for Phoebe Philo’s new Céline collection, calling the entire lineup “gorgeous” and “feminine.” (And that’s without a filter.) For more updates, straight from the final days of the runway shows, follow at @instylemagazine on Instagram.
Plus, see all of the celebrities front row.
Season after season, Céline designer Phoebe Philo delivers head-to-toe looks that women truly want to wear. Her beautiful fall collection was no exception. The clothes, a bit more feminine than in prior years, offered styling options for every aspect of a woman’s life—from office to date night. The lineup felt entirely cozy, though it also delivered a super sexy silhouette (case in point: those curve-hugging skirts). The soft color palette and tactile fabrics added to the overall feeling of femininity and wearability. The accessories included a covetable mix of chunky-heel boots, modern chokers, and oversize clutches. See our favorite looks in the gallery.
Celine designer Phoebe Philo delivered a sleek collection for spring 2013. The designer offered a variety of chic work looks—from crisp jackets paired with slouchy pants to silky skirt and knotted top combos in subdued palettes of black, navy, and cream. For evening, we loved her inventive interpretations of the classic cocktail dress, with mesh inserts and frayed hemlines. The bags did not disappoint (the foldover clutch is the perfect day-to-night style, especially in lipstick red), while the chunky knotted leather bracelets are an instant outfit-maker. However, the most unexpected element of the collection was the fur footwear—flat sandals and pumps covered in colorful, fluffy fur. Check out our favorite looks in the gallery.
— Violet Gaynor
Couture detailing and exaggerated proportions ran prevalent in the Céline spring 2012 collection. Creative director Phoebe Philo developed a line of standout separates including a color-block leather top, pleated and peplum skirts, and versatile wide-leg trousers—perfect for day or night. Envelope-style day bags and clutches covered in swatches and shoes with a striking red platform completed each look. See some of our favorite styles in the gallery.
— Violet Gaynor
Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara held a hilarious impromptu beauty pageant when they presented the nominees in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category at the 2011 Emmy Awards tonight. But the presenters didn’t announce what they wore—so we will! From left to right:
Tina Fey in a black gown by Tadashi Shoji; Martha Plimpton in sparkling burgundy Zac Posen; Melissa McCarthy in a custom-designed dress; Amy Poehler in shimmery blue Peter Som; Edie Falco in a one-shoulder Randi Rahm design; and Laura Linney in a chic Celine LBD.
McCarthy ultimately took home the win. “Holy smokes,” she said as she took her statue. “Wow, it’s my first and best pageant ever.” After the show, Martha Plimpton admitted it was ultimately her and Poehler’s idea. “The whole point is that we should be up there celebrating each other,” Plimpton told InStyle.com. “If there’s no spontaneity and no fun, then what’s the point?” See what everyone wore on the 2011 Emmys red carpet in the gallery! Plus, watch McCarthy’s acceptance speech and pageant smile in the clip below. More
Celine’s 2012 resort collection includes punchy florals, sheer fabrics, and slouchy trousers done in a cream, cobalt and vibrant pink palette. The line also features some outfit-making accessories, like extra-wide belts and shiny white peep-toe platforms, as well as some paneled leather pieces to temper all that summery sweetness. Click “See the Photos” to browse Celine’s resort 2012 lineup!
This weekend at Paris Fashion Week, we spotted structured handbags at Lanvin, Blake Lively was honored as the new face of Chanel, and a crisp, streamlined look at Celine. Click through the gallery to see all the latest fashion, celebrities, and more at Paris Fashion Week.