Spring/summer 2014 looks debuted on the runway a month ago, and if you’re anything like us, then patience isn’t exactly your strongest suit. Instead of waiting for the snow to melt, we sprung forward to next season for trends that we can wear now—and beyond. At Milly, Elizabeth and James, and Vera Wang, athleticism was the name of the game, with mesh integrated into tops, skirts and dresses. Layer the netted fabric over long-sleevers for wintry days and wear it solo, come spring. On the 3.1 Phillip Lim, Lanvin and Marc by Marc Jacobs runways, light-refracting iridescent pieces were the star players. Gravitate toward mesmerizing holographic dresses and skirts (perfect for holiday parties) or keep the high-shine material to a minimum with a small clutch. We shopped out 10 spring trends that pull their weight (two seasons’ worth of weight, in fact). Relevant until at least next fall, start racking up fashion mileage points now with these investment pieces that essentially pay for themselves in wear count alone.
It’s almost fall! And with a new season comes a wardrobe update. Our editors scoped out the best trends you’ll be wanting to wear to kick off your seasonal refresh. From cobalt (as seen at J. Mendel) to romantic dresses (as seen in Lanvin) to punctuations of plaid (as seen at Calvin Klein) to simply elegant designs (as seen at Bottega Veneta), these are the styles that will be most crucial to your look. Click to see the top trends—then shop them all with 96 runway-inspired pieces that take these runway designs from the catwalk to your closet. Click to get started.
Lanvin‘s Alber Elbaz announced earlier in the year that he was collaborating with Lancôme on a makeup line, and after much anticipation, the collection hit the brand’s counters nationwide today. And the products are eye-catching, to say the least! The designer decked out Lancôme’s iconic mascaras ($29 each), shadow palettes ($51 each) and a set of fluttery faux lashes ($35) in fashion-forward sketches. “The real theme running through the collection is eyes,” Elbaz said in a statement. “The bottles are so fabulously rounded, that they were my inspiration. I wanted to create rounded shapes with a hint of humor.” Mission accomplished! Find Elbaz’s collection in stores and at lancome-usa.com today.
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The Time 100 Gala, held to celebrate the magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world, took over New York’s Lincoln Center last night! It was quite the star-packed affair, with celebrities including Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel (both in Tom Ford), Claire Danes (in Lanvin), Girls creator Lena Dunham (in Saint Laurent), Michael Kors, and Olivia Munn (in a dress by the designer) mixing and mingling at the event. The festivities included performances by Miguel and Christina Aguilera, as well as a rousing speech by Vice President Joe Biden who asserted to the audience, “This list is unified by a simple belief that it’s all about basically not being told it can’t be done.” Click the photo to see more.
The stars stepped out in bulk to celebrate their stylists at THR‘s Top Stylist Luncheon last week! And while these dressing mavens see their famous clients ’round the clock, we were charmed to discover that even Petra Flannery, who styles Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana, and Claire Danes, gets starstruck when she sees one of her actresses in the perfect look. Her top 2013 looks so far: Danes at the Golden Globes in Versace Couture. “It was made and we were only able to try it on the night before! It was such a triumphant moment to have it all work out.” She also loved Saldana, who stood by her stylist’s side throughout the event, in that ruffled Alexis Mabille dress for this year’s Oscars. And finally, she told us that she adored Stone’s all-red Lanvin look for the Gangster Squad premiere. “It was one of those moments where the more you started adding, the better it got,” she said, referencing the addition of crimson heels and a ruby necklace. “It was a glamorous ’80s look, but because she’s modern and fresh and youthful, she pulled it off.” And we agreed—all of these ensembles made their way into our Look of the Day roundup!
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When Nicola Formichetti first revealed in February that he was styling Kim Kardashian, we were immediately curious how he would dress the pregnant reality star’s famous curves. And we soon received our answer: Never sacrificing her love of fashion, Kardashian has continued to wear the figure-hugging dresses and sky-high heels she loves so well—a head-turning combination for the petite star with a baby on board. That’s why we had to ask the man behind her latest looks—(left to right) a modest black-and-white shift, a leather dress by her sweetheart Kanye West, and two very different Lanvin creations—what he thought of his client’s memorable maternity style. “Kim symbolizes the modern-day girl. She likes very sexy things,” Formichetti told InStyle.com at the February launch of Mugler’s handbag collaboration with Shopbop. “She has a different body structure, [and with her pregnancy], it’s a challenge.” But he added, “She’s not a model, and that excites me!” Tell us: What do you think of Kim’s sexy maternity looks?
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You Can Have Your Own Real-Life Emmys Moment in Claire Danes’ Lanvin Dress, On Sale at Neiman MarcusMar 26, 2013 @ 7:30 am
When Claire Danes attended the 2012 Emmy Awards last September, she chose a chartreuse Lanvin column loose enough to fit her baby bump for the occasion. And now, 7 months and one Danes-Dancy baby later, that dress is now available to shop! The techno satin stunner with the gathered waist and floor-sweeping hem was Danes’ choice because “it didn’t need any tweaking,” she said, which makes it sound extra cozy. So if you want to have your own chic and comfy Emmys moment, pick one up for yourself at Neiman Marcus for $2,670.
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A new episode of The Good Wife premiered last night, in which the entire cast had to put on their best black-tie attire in support of the Chicago Shamrock Dinner. Julianna Margulies’s character Alicia Florrick spent the entire episode (and nine days of shooting!) in a beautiful two-tone gown by Lanvin (which was plucked from the racks of Neiman Marcus), while on-screen husband Peter (Chris Noth) looked stately in a tailsuit—one costume designer Daniel Lawson bought online!—and boss Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) came off completely judicial in a bold blue Oscar de la Renta dress pulled from the floor of Bergdorf Goodman. “For me, to see the whole thing on screen brought tears to my eyes and Julianna just looked so luminescent,” said Lawson, who worked tirelessly to dress 70 people (including the Cardinal and the waiters, too!) for this television event. “It was only the second formal event we ever had to dress the cast for,” Lawson noted, “and we wanted it to be very special.” Get all the exclusive details on last night’s looks he picked in the gallery, and follow Lawson on Twitter @GoodWifeFashion for the latest updates.