They may have pocketed major jewels as fame-thirsty miscreants in The Bling Ring, but on the red carpet, Emma Watson (in Christopher Kane), Katie Chang (in Jill Stuart), Claire Julien (in Balmain), and Taissa Farmiga (in Marchesa) stole the show with their ultra-glam outfits. We’ve tracked down the cast’s whereabouts and gathered intel on their best red carpet ensembles — from the first screenings at Cannes, to the film’s New York City premiere. Click the photo to see the gang’s most-elegant looks, all of which would definitely give their celebrity targets a run for their money.
You may know her best as Lady Mary Crawley, the eldest daughter on the PBS series Downton Abbey, but in InStyle’s February issue, Michelle Dockery slips out of her character’s corset and reveals the fashion tips that she’s picked up on the set.
Embrace color. “My character wears a lot of bold jewel tones. I never thought a color like red would suit me, but now I find myself wearing more of these colors off the show as well. I like giving a nod to Downton.”
Shake things up. “As the plot of the show moves into the 1920s, we’re getting away from rigid corseted gowns and into less-structured dresses with above-the-knee hemlines,” says the actress, who chooses designs by Christopher Kane to get “a bit edgy from time to time.”
Offer only a glimpse. “I’m quite into the French way—simple elegance with just a suggestion of sexiness, nothing vulgar.
For more on Dockery, flip to page 204 of InStyle’s February issue. And be sure to tune in to PBS tonight at 9/8c to catch the latest episode of Downton Abbey! On the go? Download the issue on your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet!
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On Dockery: Jil Sander cotton jacket and skirt. Carine Gilson Lingerie couture silk and lace bra. Tiffany & Co. locket necklace. Miu Miu leather gloves and pumps.
“This is so exciting, and it looks amazing!” designer Christopher Kane said of Versace’s new boutique in Soho, which celebrated its door-opening with a bash attended by some of the label’s biggest celebrity fans. Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, and Alexa Chung (in Versus, pictured with Kane) stopped by to check out the Jamie Fobert-designed space, while Lady Gaga, Princess Charlene of Monaco, and Karolina Kurkova all feted at a private dinner at the Waldorf Towers. “The whole concept of behind the shop is that it’s much lighter, even though it’s Versace,” added Kane, who designs Versace’s Versus label. “It’s not too small, not too big. It’s just a great space.” The store mixes signature Versace elements—like a Roman basilica-inspired tiled floor imported to southern Manhattan via Italy—as well as a modern cool-girl approach, like white walls and a plexiglass suspended corridor. “There’s a different dymanic here,” Kane added. And it’s true for the clothes, too: This location stocks exclusive T-shirts emblazeoned with iconic Versace imagery co-designed by Kane and Donatella Versace, like the one Kane is wearing. Visit the store at 160 Mercer Street in New York City.
Plus, see the latest Versace runway looks we love.
What are the InStyle editors lusting after? From shoes to bags to clothes to jewelry, see what Randy Miller, an editor in our fashion department and contributing fine jewelry editor Marion Fasel, picked as the best of the best for our “We’re Obsessed” list, including the amazing Bulgari clutch, Christopher Kane dress, and Elsa Peretti necklace shown here. Click through the gallery to see all of the editor’s favorites this week—if money was no object, of course.
The 2012 Olympics kicked off Friday in London, and the royals went for their go-to, prim-and-proper pastels. Other than Queen Elizabeth parachuting in with a little help from Daniel Craig wearing a rosy pink, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge took her seat in the stands next to Prince William in sky blue Christopher Kane. It’s the first time Catherine wore a look by the British designer, which is in a win in itself, not to mention, 40.7 million watched in the United States, Bloomberg reports. Now that’s a mega moment! See her full outfit in the gallery, then tell us: Do you like her look?
Good news, denim lovers: J Brand just announced that it will collaborate with British designer Christopher Kane to launch a capsule collection for his 2012 resort collection. Kane, who just showed his fall collection during London Fashion Week last weekend, has collaborated with J Brand before—last year, J Brand founder Jeff Rudes recruited Kane for the labels 5×5 project, which tapped five British designers to create a pair of jeans (Kane’s camo style, shown left, retailed for $500). After their first successful partnership, Rudes is excited for what’s to come: “We are delighted to be working with Christopher to build a long term viable denim business with him,” Rudes said in a statement. J Brand has previously partnered with Proenza Schouler, Hussein Chalayan, Henry Duarte, and Erdem.