A new episode of The Good Wife premiered last night, in which Julianna Margulies’s character Alicia Florrick defended a lewd comedienne, played by guest star Christina Ricci. There were dozens of wardrobe changes in this episode, and costume designer Daniel Lawson worked overtime to represent the opposite attitudes of the characters with their clothing. “I wanted Alicia to look really put together and professional to contrast the character Christina played, who was inappropriately casual at times,” Lawson told InStyle.com. “It was a big script and a big episode, and I wanted Alicia to feel uber-put together and very ensemble-like the whole time.” To do so, he used Altuzarra, Les Copains, Christian Dior, and more. Click through for more details about the fashion last night!
Even celebrity stylists have their ‘Wow’ moments! Brad Goreski’s latest was last week, when he put his funny girl client Rashida Jones in a black and metallic dress by designer-of-the-moment Joseph Altuzarra and strappy silver Jimmy Choo heels. “It was just a dress that was meant for her,” Goreski told InStyle.com at the Trevor Project’s benefit in New York, which supports crisis intervention for LGBTQ teens. “As soon as I saw it, I just knew. You always know when the right dress meets the right person.” So, why did it work so perfectly? “It was easy breezy, he said. “She’s just so effortless and cool.” We agree!
Plus, see Rashida’s best looks ever!
J. Crew just got a dose of Joseph Altuzarra‘s sexy style! The designer—a favorite of Jennifer Lawrence and Kerry Washington—debuted his seven-piece capsule collection for the label this week, which he created as part of his grand prize for winning this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award. Altuzarra’s takes on J. Crew’s staples include curve-hugging pencil dresses in preppy gingham, deconstructed nautical sweaters, and yacht-ready loafers amped up with sky-high raffia wedges. The pieces range in price from $85 to $345, and are available online starting today. See the entire collection in the gallery.
Jennifer Lawrence likes to wear her fair share of LBDs (honestly, who doesn’t?), though we’d like to take a moment to point out that this young star looks great in color—any color. The Hunger Games leading lady headed to last year’s SAG Awards in hot pink Oscar de la Renta, hit last week’s Berlin premiere of her action movie in red Marchesa, shimmered in gold Prabal Gurung at the Los Angeles Games premiere, stepped out in forest green Calvin Klein in New York last night, presented at the People’s Choice Awards in electric blue Viktor & Rolf, and spoke with David Letterman in navy-violet Altuzarra. For someone who usually likes neutrals, bright hues suit her well! Tell us: What’s your favorite color to wear?
Plus, see Jennifer Lawrence’s best outfits ever in the gallery.
Altuzarra’s fall 2012 collection in two words: Gypsy chic. The collection gave off a head-to-toe modern Moroccan vibe from the shearling toggle coats and velvet blazers. Even the carpets covering the runway incorporated the feeling, having been imported from Marrakesh. Gold medallions dripped off the evening gowns, which created a melodic sound as they moved, and footwear designer Gianvito Rossi custom designed the tall, sometimes thigh-high boots for the show. See our favorite looks from the show in the gallery now!
— Violet Gaynor
New York Fashion Week hasn’t even begun—it officially starts tomorrow night!—but that hasn’t stopped designers from tweeting their excitement! The #NYFW TwitPics are coming in fast, with behind-the-scenes looks at everyone’s work, from Zac Posen and Betsey Johnson, to Joseph Altuzarra and more—click through the gallery to see them all!
Congratulations, Joseph Altuzarra! The designer took home the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Fund grand prize last night, which means he pocketed $300,000 to put towards his line. (Sophie Theallet, Billy Reid, and Alexander Wang all won the honor in years past.) Since launching his label in 2009, Altuzarra has turned out sexy, form-fitting clothes which have been snapped up by celebrity fans like Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian. We can’t wait to see what he creates with his new pot of gold—and who wears his designs next on the red carpet. To see more of Altuzarra’s work, click through the gallery of his resort 2011 collection.
Altuzarra‘s 2012 resort collection was full of chic basics with a French twist. “I was inspired by the idea of Brigitte Bardot in St. Tropez, but in a very urban and modern way of dressing,” designer Joseph Altuzarra said of his latest offerings. This translated into an assortment of crisp white eyelet and gauzy chiffon mixed with undeniably sexy leather dresses and jackets. Click “See the Photos” to browse Altuzarra’s resort 2012 lineup now.
— Violet Gaynor