We’ve picked our Fashion A-List of the week! These five scene-stealing looks topped our list of favorites and secured winning spots in our Look of the Day section: Beyonce (in Gucci), Kerry Washington (in Jason Wu), Angelina Jolie (in Ralph & Russo), AnnaSophia Robb (in Georges Chakra), and Rose Byrne (in a leopard-print ensemble). Now that we’ve told you our faves, tell us yours by making your own Top 5 with InStyle.com’s A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top five looks, then share your picks with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter. Click the box below right now to get started!
Jason Wu‘s latest launch is for a good cause! The designer teamed up with his artist pal Nate Lowman to create this limited-edition T-shirt to raise awareness and funds for ACRIA, an organization working to offer healthcare and consulting to those affected by HIV and educate people about the disease. The non-profit has been active for over 20 years, and the cause is a special one for Wu—he’s currently a member of its Young Friends of ACRIA group, which actively works to engage supporters under 40 in the fields of design, media, and arts. Proceeds from the purchase of Wu and Lowman’s design will benefit ACRIA; pick one up for $175 at jasonwustudio.com or acria.org.
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After the CFDA Awards, it’s party time! Stars like Kerry Washington (in Jason Wu) and Sofia Vergara (in Herve L. Leroux) gathered in their best couture getups to fete the achievements made by this year’s fashion all-stars. Givenchy‘s Riccardo Tisci celebrated his win for the International Award with a hug from Jessica Chastain, and Elizabeth Olsen came out to support little sis and The Row designer Mary-Kate. Click the photo to see even more behind-the-scenes shots from the most stylish soirees of the year.
Usually on the red carpet, the designers praise the stars. At the CFDA Awards, it’s the other way around! Celebrities including Sofia Vergara (in Herve L. Leroux and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry) and Kerry Washington (in Jason Wu), Elizabeth Olsen (in The Row), and Romeo and Juliet stars Hailee Steinfeld (in customized Swarovski-covered Suno) and Douglas Booth (in Tom Ford) were among the celebrities who helped honor fashion’s elite at Lincoln Center in New York City last night. With the event celebrating the best of the industry, it has a different feel than typical star-heavy awards shows. “I presented at the Oscars, and I thought, I’m an actress, so I understand talking about acting, but fashion is a bit more complicated for me,” The Office star Ellie Kemper (in Naeem Khan) told InStyle.com. “It’s intimidating because I’m in awe of what they do!” Click to see what everyone wore.
Get your pout ready for spring with bright lips. It’s a go-to look stars and designers love: InStyle cover girl Jessica Alba adored neon coral, Mad Men star January Jones sported bright red, and Jason Wu’s spring 2013 runway models all donned a blend of vivid magenta and pink. And we’ve got exclusive details on how you can get seven colorful kissers for yourself, straight from the makeup artists who created them. Click through the gallery to learn how to make them your own—one sunny look for each day of the week!
Michelle Obama wore Jason Wu (once again) for last night’s State of the Union address—but this time with a twist. The burgundy and black leather dress is a modified version of a cocktail look from the designer’s pre-fall 2013 collection. The designer converted the black leather spaghetti straps in his original into a full-coverage boat neck that still allowed the First Lady to display her infamously sculpted arms, along with a repeat Alexis Bittar floral brooch. “To have maximum effect at a big occasion doesn’t necessary mean having to wear a loud and overly embellished dress,” Wu once told InStyle.com. “Sometimes less is more.” This dress is a prime example of his vision. So, do you like her custom look?
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Every season, InStyle Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary picks out her favorite Fashion Week looks, and for the fall 2013 shows, this pleated white dress with leather detail from Jason Wu was the first to really catch her eye. “Jason Wu has really hit his stride,” says Weber Cleary. “Following his second inaugural coup, he showed his strongest collection yet. This beauty managed to be both ladylike and cool with feminine white pleats offset by black leather insets. Gorgeous!” Check back every day to see more of Cindy’s favorites.
Plus, see more from Wu’s fall collection!
Jason Wu called his fall 2013 collection “Extreme Femininity,” and for good reason—each of the 43 looks that walked the reflective silver runway featured nipped-in, waist-defining silhouettes that celebrated the female form. The sleek black, white, and gray color palette was punctuated by shots of red (similar to the memorable hue of the First Lady’s Inaugural Ball gown), as well as a scene-stealing violet peplum gown that closed the show. See our favorite looks from the show in the gallery!
— Violet Gaynor