Covering up completely on the red carpet runs the risk of looking too conservative, but flashing skin poses its obvious risqué set of problems. What’s a celebrity to do? Sheer gowns tastefully walk the line between sexy and reserved, revealing skin while remaining fully clothed. While the sheer concept is nothing new, we have noticed a recent surge of stars opting for the transparent cloth over its opaque counterpart. We really took note of the trend when Jennifer Lawrence made headlines hitting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere in a sheer gray knit Christian Dior Couture gown. Then, in true Country Music Awards spirit, Carrie Underwood glammed it up in a sheer Ralph & Russo Couture number dotted with all-over crystal embellishments. More recently, Pippa Middleton embraced—and perfected—the effect to a (royal) tee. And as a relative to royalty, Middleton did her due diligence, keeping her look sophisticated and utterly refined by wearing a nude slip underneath to prevent accidental slip-ups. From overtly see-through to subtly transparent, it’s clear that sheer is in.
Jennifer Lawrence‘s “victory tour” to promote her latest film of The Hunger Games franchise, Catching Fire, was a series of one fashionable frock after the next. It kicked off with the UK premiere of the film, where our December cover girl debuted her pixie cut, and continued with six additional red carpet premieres where the actress wowed in various looks (many of which were Christian Dior), that ranged from playful in London, to sultry in Paris, and ended with bold in Los Angeles (we’re loving her diamond Ana Khouri hand cuff from the Italy premiere!).
In honor of the film out today, look through our gallery to see more of her looks from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premieres and be sure to watch the film in theaters nationwide now!
Surprise! Jennifer Lawrence Dons the Same Dior Dress From Her InStyle Photoshoot for a Red Carpet PremiereNov 15, 2013 @ 1:03 pm
It looks like Jennifer Lawrence‘s latest red carpet look may have been inspired by InStyle! Our December cover star stepped out for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere in Italy Thursday night in the same Dior Haute Couture gown she wore in our December issue, on newsstands today. (Check it out on page 440.) For the 13-page spread, InStyle Style Director Melissa Rubini dressed Lawrence in white-hot couture looks from Valentino, Céline, Alexander McQueen, and this gorgeous floor-length Dior silk gown that Lawrence must have loved so much, she wore it twice!
To see Lawrence’s full cover spread and read our exclusive interview with the actress, pick up InStyle‘s December issue, available on newsstands and for digital download now.
Last night Thor: The Dark World star Natalie Portman stepped out with a dark new look. The actress debuted freshly-shorn chocolate tresses at a screening of the film in New York City, hosted by The Cinema Society and Dior Beauty. ”We just did it today! You can probably still smell my dye if you get close enough,” Portman told InStyle.com of her new locks, done by hairstylist Danilo. “It was like, twenty minutes before I got here.” Dressed in head-to-toe Dior except for a Charlotte Olympia lucite clutch, she joked about the army of people it takes to get her ready for an event. “A lot of people built this facade,” the actress shared. One of those people was makeup artist Pati Dubroff — who used only Dior Beauty products on Natalie — including Rouge Dior lipstick in Rose Baiser ($34), Diorshow Fusion Mono eyeshadow in Aventure ($30), and Diorshow Blackout mascara ($25). We are loving her sophisticated new look! One of Natalie’s favorite moments from filming the movie? “I got to slap both Tom (Hiddleton) and Chris (Hemsworth) in the face, which was a highlight for sure!,” she stated about her co-stars who play Loki and Thor, respectively. “We had a lot of fun working together.” Be sure to check out Thor: The Dark World, in theaters everywhere tomorrow.
The high-low hem is a trend with no end in sight. It first picked up a few years ago, and it has a surge of fans in the summer due to rising temperatures, including like Olivia Palermo, Kate Hudson (in Elie Saab) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (in Christian Dior). Lovingly dubbed “the mullet” look for its raised hem at the front that drops at the back, the asymmetrical silhouette focuses all attention on your stems. This year, we’re seeing more variations than ever—such as high-lows on a mini, midi, and floor-sweeping looks. Click to see more celebrities who mastered the high-low mix and get inspiration for how you can wear the style.
Couture Fashion Week is not like any other Fashion Week. As a requirement to be part of Couture, each designer must create designs that are custom and hand-sewn, bead by bead and stitch by stitch. Couture is truly fashion as art—each piece that walks down the runway speaks to the designers’ creative visions. That makes it that much more fabulous to watch. We’ve been looking at each of the shows—Christian Dior, Atelier Versace, Armani Privé, and Giambattista Valli among them (as seen above)—and picking out the prettiest designs from each. Click to see the stand-outs, and don’t be surprised if you spot one of these unique pieces on a red carpet soon.
It doesn’t get more glamorous than this at Cannes! The annual amfAR Cinema Against Aids Gala is traditionally the biggest red carpet event of the Cannes Film Festival, and the turnout at last night’s 20th anniversary of the event didn’t disappoint. Olivia Palermo (in Roberto Cavalli), Jessica Chastain (in Saint Laurent), Heidi Klum (in Marchesa), and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (in Dior), all came for the festivities to raise awareness and funds for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, which is dedicated to research, prevention, and education for the disease. The night included dinner, dancing, and, as a special treat, a live fashion show sponsored by the World Gold Council’s LoveGold initiative where 38 models walked the runway in glittering gold designs for The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show. Click to see the red carpet fashion moments.
Dior presented its 2014 resort collection in Monaco’s capitol of Monte Carlo over the weekend, and the stars attending the Cannes Film Festival in neighboring France briefly left the scene to take in the design house’s fashion show. Clad in head-to-toe Dior, Jessica Biel, Marion Cotillard, and Zhang Ziyi traveled the 50 minutes to Monaco to join Princess Charlene of Monaco to watch the Dior Cruise Collection make its way down the runway. Afterward, the stars stayed in Monaco to celebrate the sophisticated and feminine collection at a cocktail reception thrown by Princess Charlene in honor of her good friend and Dior designer, Raf Simons. Click the photo above to see the celebrities who sat front row at the show!