Season four of The Good Wife premiered on CBS last night, and Julianna Margulies’s Alicia Florrick returned with a fully restocked wardrobe filled with power suits, delicate jewelry, and work-ready bags. InStyle.com caught up with costume designer Daniel Lawson, shown, to get the full breakdown of last night’s looks. “I wanted to start off the season with something unexpected for her, which is why I put her in bright colors,” he said of the Proenza Schouler jade jacket and Akris red suit. “It’s something fresh and vibrant that we never did before, and it tells the viewers, ‘You better keep watching, because you don’t know what’s coming your way!’” Get all the details on this season’s looks in the gallery, and follow Lawson @GoodWifeFashion for the latest updates.
Not only did Downton Abbey‘s Lady Mary Crawley get to wear an amazing antique tiara when she—spoiler alert!—married Matthew, the actress also gets to wear incredible Victorian-era dresses, created by the show’s costume designers Suzannah Buxton and Caroline McCall, on a regular basis. At the British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV Tea in Los Angeles last night, Dockery, who is nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, recalled some of her lacy wardrobe staples in a Nina Ricci butterfly-embroidered tulle minidress from the Resort 2013 collection, which the star told InStyle.com she picked because of its “really vintage” look. And it’s not the only time Lady Mary has seeped into her everyday wardrobe choices. “I’ve developed more an of eye for detail and more of a sense of my own style than I had before,” she told us. “I used to buy a lot of things and never really wear them. So I try now to just buy one really good thing that I like. I’m really into blazers at the moment.” But we have a feeling she won’t be wearing one tonight. Keep your eyes glued to InStyle.com for up-to-the-minute coverage of the red carpet, ceremony, and everything Emmys!
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— Carita Rizzo
Halle Berry always manages to turn heads on the red carpet, and it always seems so effortless. How does she do it? “When I think about how I want to be, I like to be less is more,” the Oscar-winning actress told InStyle.com at the launch of Revlon’s new soufflé-like ColorStay Whipped Crème foundation in New York recently. “I try to be more simple and not let the clothes wear me but me wear the clothes.” In addition, comfort is key. “I generally want to feel comfortable,” she said. “No bells and whistles. Try to find a simple way. That’s what I try to achieve!” Judging from her most memorable “less-is-more” looks—from left, Kaufmanfranco at a 2009 event, Nina Ricci at the 2011 Golden Globes, Halston at the 2011 FiFi Awards, and Elie Saab at 2002 Oscars—it’s mission accomplished!
Click through the gallery to see some of our favorite Halle Berry looks ever.
With the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival in its second week, ethereal white lace dresses dominated the red carpet. We spotted Diane Kruger in a custom Nina Ricci gown trimmed with ostrich feathers, and Kirsten Dunst in a romantic laser-cut Dolce & Gabbana design paired with platform Charlotte Olympia pumps. Tell us, which look is your favorite?
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Saks Fifth Avenue dressed their holiday windows with a charitable spirit! The department store invited the designers Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler, Nina Ricci, Olivier Theyskens, Rag & Bone, and Erdem to create one-of-a-kind dresses to display in a series of dreamy “bubbles and snowflakes” themed tableaux. Beyond just looking good, all the exclusive gowns are being auctioned off through Charitybuzz to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bidding starts today and opens at $500—which dress has you ready to make a donation?
Plus, see more holiday window displays in the gallery!
Reese Witherspoon turns 35 today, and to celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of her hottest style moments! Off duty, she’s the master of relaxed, cool-mom street style. But when she hits the red carpet, it’s striking gowns and flirty (but never too sexy) strapless dresses. “I admire Reese’s confidence in her personal style and her decisions,” says designer Narciso Rodriguez of the Water for Elephants star. “She knows exactly what to wear.” Click through the gallery to see five of Witherspoon’s best-ever looks.
MORE! Turn to page 170 in InStyle‘s April issue for Reese Witherspoon’s top ten dresses!
Fashion lover Kanye West made his first appearance at Paris Fashion Week—at Manish Arora! The day’s shows also included dazzling detailed dresses at Nina Ricci and an eye-catching beauty look at Gareth Pugh. Click through the gallery to see all the latest fashion, celebrities, and more at Paris Fashion Week.
Mila Kunis didn’t pick a dress off the runway or off the rack for her Golden Globes appearance, where she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. It was all custom. “This dress came as a sketch,” the Black Swan actress told us at the Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles, where she was dressed in a black Nini Ricci look. “We had tried on other dresses. Then, this sketch came in and we thought the sketch was beautiful. In four days, this person made the dress, and whipped it up!” Kunis’s custom creation turned out to be an emerald green one-shoulder gown by Vera Wang (shown). How speedy Wang was in creating her beautiful look!
— Sharon Clott, with reporting by Lindzi Scharf