The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival is off to a fashionable start thanks to Calvin Klein and the Independent Filmmaker Project! Together, they teamed up with euphoria Calvin Klein to host a party honoring women who have made an impact on film. Carey Mulligan, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman—all dressed in Calvin Klein designs for the occasion—were among the guests who made their way to the L’Ecrin in France to support the positive cause. And Mara had even more to celebrate: The actress was just named the face of CK’s newest fragrance Downtown, a modern scent which mixes notes of woods with soft florals. Click to see more of the best fetes from the festival.
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?
Inside the Party: Calvin Klein Supports Marriage Equality with Uma Thurman, Neil Patrick Harris, and MoreApr 18, 2013 @ 5:15 pm
Like the Calvin Klein aesthetic, even the brand’s cocktail parties are streamlined and elegant—the brand along with the Human Rights Campaign, co-hosted a chic soiree to celebrate the advocacy group’s two-year-old Americans for Marriage Equality program at its Madison Avenue flagship store last night, and many loyal celebrity CK fans stopped by to show their support. “Tonight they lured me upon the issue of marriage equality,” said Uma Thurman, who showed up with daughter Maya Thurman-Hawke. “To me, it’s an absolute no brainer. Hopefully, it will be alleviated soon and everyone will be allowed to marry and divorce equally!” Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka, Andy Cohen, Dan Stevens, and more swung through, grabbed a Champagne flute and a rainbow-hued macaron, and toasted to the cause with Calvin Klein’s creative directors, Francisco Costa (womenswear) and Italo Zucchelli (menswear). “The company has taken upon this cause, and it’s really important to us,” said Costa, shown above with Thurman. “It makes us feel proud.” Go pride! To learn more about the campaign, head over to hrc.org.
Plus, click the photo above to see more of last night’s star-filled parties!
Jennifer Lawrence was the It-Girl of the Oscars last night—not only for her Best Leading Actress win, but also for her fashion. After carefully walking (and stumbling on stage) in her extra-voluminous Dior Haute Couture gown, the Silver Linings Playbook actress changed into a more movement-friendly shimmering gunmetal beaded design, courtesy of Calvin Klein creative director of womenswear Francisco Costa, for the Vanity Fair after-party. And Costa was thrilled to have the newly-appointed Oscar winner in his design at the Oscars yet again—he first dressed her for the 2011 Oscars in the memorable red column. “It’s a magical moment that clicks,” Costa told InStyle.com when we caught up with him after a day of fittings at Mario Testino’s exhibition opening the night before the Academy Awards. “It just sometimes a perfect moment. Like Jennifer before, it was perfect. It’s one of those moments we need.” And he got it!
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Plus, see more of Jennifer Lawrence’s best looks ever!
Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—took fundamental colorways and added a dose of sparkle. Taylor Swift vamped up the Grammys red carpet in an ethereal J. Mendel dress, Zoe Saldana wore a peek-a-boo Alexander McQueen LWD, Beyoncé worked every angle of her embellished Elie Saab Haute Couture gown, Michelle Williams wowed in a Prada column, and Olivia Wilde watched the Calvin Klein runway show in a periwinkle design by the label. Who do you think was best-dressed this week? Vote below!
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New York Fashion Week has come to a close—but what a star-studded week it has been! Miley Cyrus stepped backstage at Marc Jacobs to congratulate the designer on another successful runway show, while Jessica Chastain and Olivia Wilde were both spotted at Grand Central Station taking in Calvin Klein. Click through to see more celebrities at all the fashion hotspots!
New York Fashion Week ended last night with a Harvest Moon sunset at Marc Jacobs‘ finale (leave it to MJ to end with a bang!). And while we’ll have to wait until fall to see (most of) these new designs in stores, we have your first look at all the fashion, all the beauty, and the celebrities who came to see it all this week in this Cheat Sheet to Fashion Week. Click through to see Olivia Wilde and Jessica Chastain at Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren‘s Anna Karenina gowns, Jacobs’ gamine makeup, and the hottest news to come straight from the runways!
For the last day of New York Fashion Week, Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa delivered a strong fall collection with a clever mix of masculine and feminine elements. With label devotees Olivia Wilde and Jessica Chastain sitting front row, the designer showed a cool take on modern dressing, with curve-accentuating looks. Appealing to a woman’s tougher side were a bonded vinyl overcoat and head-to-toe leather looks. The outerwear offering proved to be a highlight, with a chic topper for every occasion—from plaid wool (perfect for 9-to-5) to a head-turning sheared alpaca stunner. Sleek platform pumps with gold plaque embellishment and knee-high vinyl boots finished off the streamlined looks. See our favorites in the gallery!
— Violet Gaynor