Flashes of flesh are popping up all over the red carpet in the form of cut-out dresses. Stars love this look for its mix of sophistication and sexiness, and we saw plenty of skin-showing styles at the 2013 Met Gala last night. Gwen Stefani showed off her abs in Maison Martin Margiela, Solange Knowles added a pop of stomach in Kenzo, Olivia Wilde bared her belly in Calvin Klein, and Emma Watson favored asymmetry in Prabal Gurung. And that’s not all. Click to see more stars in cut-out dresses—because what’s fiercer than showing a little skin?
Let the madness begin! People camped out on freezing New York City sidewalks to get their hands on the just-released Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection. After an avant-garde launch party, attended by Kanye West and Sarah Jessica Parker, to name a few, and a preview of the collaboration—which includes oversize coats, baggy trousers, and (possibly) a bird—you can now officially shop the über-modern line that brings the high-end Parisian brand to the masses. “The democracy of our fashion has always been at the center of our creativity, and the collaboration with H&M allows us to push this instinct further,” the luxury Margiela label said in a statement about the partnership. “We will bring together the contrasting universes of the two houses in ways that will surprise all.” H&M’s 5th Avenue flagship in New York had shoppers lining up as early as yesterday morning. If you don’t know it by now, NYC fashionistas don’t mess around! But, hey, this could actually make Black Friday seem tame…
Check out Margiela for H&M below!
H&M celebrated its new designer collaboration with the Parisian house Maison Martin Margiela in Manhattan last night, and celebrities came to catch a glimpse of this new high-low partnership. Kanye West met Sarah Jessica Parker for the first time on the red carpet—they complimented each other on their Margiela looks—while Julianne Moore, Mena Suvari, and Selma Blair also made appearances. “I’m so excited to go in and see the collection, and just to be a part of it,” Blair said (though she got her hands on the collab’s LBD early and wore to the party). The bash included a boutique where guests could purchase goodies, and displayed art installations choreographed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker featuring Margiela-clad dancers using their bodies on the surface of sand canvases to create designs. Wild, but so totally Margiela. The lineup includes pieces for men and women and lands in H&M stores November 16th.
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H&M tapped avant-garde Maison Martin Margiela for its next collaboration—and here is a first look at what you can expect. Sticking to the conceptual ideas MMM is known for, the collection includes seasonally-appropriate and wildly oversize coats in neutral colors, metallic leggings, wide-leg trousers, and more. Plus, the menswear options will inspire you to leave the store with something for the man in your life, especially the tailored coat. “The democracy of our fashion has always been at the center of our creativity, and the collaboration with H&M allows us to push this instinct further,” the label said in a statement. “We will bring together the contrasting universes of the two houses in ways that will surprise all.” Click through the gallery to preview the collection, and shop it in H&M stores on November 15th.
What are the InStyle editors lusting after? From shoes and bags to clothes and jewelry, see what Randy Miller, an editor in our fashion department, and contributing fine jewelry editor Marion Fasel, picked as the best of the best for our “We’re Obsessed” list, including these metallic Maison Martin Margiela boots, Vivienne Tam necklace, and Valextra beauty case. Click through the gallery to see all of the editor’s favorites this week—if money was no object, of course.
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Maison Martin Margiela is bringing its fashion to the people! H&M officially announced this morning that it is collaborating with the outré French fashion house—favored by as varied a Hollywood crowd as Kanye West and Rachel Bilson—to create a capsule collection, launching worldwide this fall. “The democracy of our fashion has always been at the center of our creativity, and the collaboration with H&M allows us to push this instinct further,” said Belgian-born, Paris-based Margiela. “We will bring together the contrasting universes of the two houses in ways that will surprise all.” We can’t wait! The collection will include clothing and accessories for both men and women when it hits stores November 15th. Watch the video above for a sneak peek!
Plus, see the stars who love MMM!
1. Dakota Fanning signed a modeling contract with IMG. Do we smell a campaign on the horizon? [Nylon]
2. Monique Lhuillier teamed up with candle company D.L. & Co. to create her own home fragrance collection, which will debut in April. [WWD]
3. The royal mint released a coin commemorating the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. What’s next? [Telegraph]
4. These adorable pets in ugly holiday sweaters will cheer you up if you’re stuck at a desk this week. [People]
5. Maison Martin Margiela and Opening Ceremony announced that they will collaborate on a line for Fall 2011. We’re intrigued! [WWD]
6. Find out how to snag great last-minute gifts at your local drugstore. You know that place is full of tiny treasures. [Glamour]