It’s Fall 2013 Haute Couture Week in Paris, and we have the inside scoop on the fashion, beauty, and celebrity sighting that you need to know straight from the City of Lights—no passport required. From Naomi Campbell’s “I’ve still got it!” runway walk at Versace to front row appearances by Emma Roberts and Mena Suvari to the hand-made peplum gowns at Giambattista Valli‘s show, this couture season is living up to its reputation as one of the most beautiful events of the summer. Click to see our favorite moments so far.
Some of fashion’s biggest names are looking a little blue thanks to AleXsandro Palombo, the Italian artist re-imagined some of the industry’s biggest faces as Smurfs. While we’re much more accustomed to seeing Karl Lagerfled, Donatella Versace, Marc Jacobs and more at fabulous parties and fashion shows, they look right at home in a Smurf village filled with fashion twists (like a Louis Vuitton mushroom-capped roof). And these fun illustrations have even caught the eye of Victoria Beckham, who Tweeted, “Madame Coco Chanel Smurf! How chic!!” after seeing the famed designer as a Smurf. Click to see a few designers-turned-Smurfs and head to Palombo’s blog, Humor Chic, for more.
With only two days left to go for the Cannes Film Festival, the glamorous red carpet moments show no signs of slowing down. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Stacy Keibler showed off Armani looks at the brand’s new store opening in the French Riviera, while Heidi Klum (in Versace) and Nicole Kidman (in Valentino Couture) held it down on the red carpet. Click through to see more Cannes fashion.
Heidi Klum, Taylor Momsen, Hannah Simone, and More Stars Celebrate Donatella Versace’s New CollectionsMay 16, 2013 @ 6:09 pm
Heidi Klum, Taylor Momsen, and Hannah Simone were among the many stars who came out to celebrate the reveal of Donatella Versace’s two new collections for Versus Versace Wednesday night at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City. The event stood out for showcasing both London designer J.W. Anderson’s one-off capsule collection for the brand, as well as a revamped archival line for Versus Versace. Combining both music and fashion, the models showed off the looks in groups as musical acts—including Grimes, Angel Haze and Dead Sara—performed throughout. “The launch of Versus Versace brought together everything that I love: fashion, music, DJs, young people and their amazing energy,” Donatella said. “This mix of music and fashion captures the essence of Versus Versace, a label for a new global tribe.” Shop the Versus Versace line now at versusversace.com and J.W. Anderson’s capsule collection come June 15. Plus, see more of last night’s parties by clicking the photo above.
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!
Check out more of the looks we’ve loved in our Look of the Day lookbook.
— Lindzi Scharf
Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—were all sorts of magical, from the Oscars to Oz. Nina Dobrev feted the Oscars in a black and white Naeem Khan gown, InStyle cover girl Mila Kunis brought the drama in a custom Atelier Versace design, Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence had an epic night in Dior Haute Couture, Miranda Kerr shined at Victoria’s secret in a sunny dress and ankle-strap Brian Atwood heels, and Michelle Williams walked the yellow brick road in the London wearing a feathered Burberry Prorsum bustier dress. Who do you think was best-dressed this week? Vote below! More
Donatella Versace has dressed almost every A-lister, including Angelina Jolie at the 2012 Golden Globes (shown), and she’s learned more than a thing or two about style along the way. ”I have never met a woman, no matter how beautiful, who isn’t insecure about her body, so my designs are body conscious in ways that complement female curves,” she says in InStyle‘s March issue. “What matters first is to use fabrics and proportions that make a woman feel secure and noticed. I love lightweight wool crepe, shiny jersey, and satin, all of which let you cut clothes close to the body without clinging. Jersey is so forgiving—and it’s the easiest material to wear.” And that’s not her only fashion lesson! Flip to page 239 of InStyle‘s March issue for more, or download the issue for your tablet so you can read it anywhere.
Plus, see the stars who love Versace!
The Oscars may have dominated the air waves this weekend, but that doesn’t mean we forgot Milan Fashion Week! InStyle‘s Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary spent the whole weekend in Italy at the shows, and she sent us her favorite look from each day, starting with Versace (center). “Donatella went wild with her neo-punk theme for fall 2013, but rock stars and sex symbols alike will fight over this fierce vinyl look,” Weber declared. We can see it! Click through to see her favorite pieces at Bottega Veneta and Dolce & Gabbana, and check back tomorrow for more!