Joy to the world—it’s holiday time! It’s one of the most magical times of the year, especially for retailers, who invest tons of time and work into spicing up their window displays to attract customers. And this year seems even more spectacular than ever, which is why we rounded up all the biggest and best windows right here. Click through the gallery to get the inside scoop on the coolest holiday displays, like the Cirque du Soliel-inspired pieces at Bloomingdale’s and Lord & Taylor’s 75th anniversary scenes, which Smash star Megan Hilty helped reveal. We’ll keep adding more, too. ‘Tis the season!
On last week’s episode of Smash, Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) made an entrance at a birthday party for Lyle West (Nick Jonas) in a leopard print Zac Posen dress—and it’s not the first time we’ve seen the look! Celebs like Reese Witherspoon, Kim Kardashian, and Mary J. Blige have also taken the curve-hugging style for a spin. “Zac Posen is one of my personal favorites,” Hilty told InStyle.com. “He really knows how to show off the curves of a woman’s body.” Shop the dress for $537 at shopbop.com, or try a similar look from Z Spoke, Zac Posen’s lower-priced line, for $297 at bloomingdales.com. Then, watch Hilty in a new episode of Smash airing tonight at 10/9c on NBC.
Click through the gallery to see all of the dress’s celebrity fans!
Smash star Megan Hilty may look like a pro on the red carpet, but she still finds the process a little intimidating. “I’d never done anything like this before, so I thought there would be a lot of pressure,” the Broadway veteran told InStyle.com of her appearance at the Smash premiere this month. One thing that calmed her nerves—having the perfect outfit. “As soon as we found the right dress everything made sense,” said Hilty, who wore a sparkly black number to the event. “But it was a little daunting.” However, the actress does have a secret for hiding red carpet jitters in photos: “Keep breathing, don’t be so stiff.” Good advice! Watch Hilty in a new episode of Smash airing tonight at 10/9c on NBC.
Plus, see Hilty’s Smash style!
— Grace Lee
We caught up with Smash’s Megan Hilty at New York Fashion Week, where she gave us the inside scoop on her on-set style! “It’s huge,” the actress said of her Smash wardrobe. “Not only do we have our characters’ clothes, there are the roles that they’re playing too, and rehearsal clothes.” As of last night’s episode, Hilty’s character Ivy Lynn beat out Katharine McPhee for the lead role of Marilyn Monroe in a new Broadway musical, which means we’ll be seeing a lot more glamourous gowns on her soon! Find out what else she said about her Smash style in the gallery!
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Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) and Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) are both vying for the role of Marilyn Monroe on tonight’s episode of Smash, and we caught with Hilty at New York Fashion Week to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to channel the icon. “It’s so much fun,” Hilty said of playing Monroe. “At first it’s a little terrifying, taking on something like that, but I get to hide behind my character a little bit. I can say ‘Oh, Ivy Lynn is playing Marilyn.’” Catch Smash tonight at 10/9c on NBC. Tell us: Are you Team Ivy or Team Karen?
See more actresses as Marilyn in the gallery!
A lot of people tuned in to see Katharine McPhee’s Smash debut on NBC last night! Around 11.5 million viewers, actually, TVbytheNumbers reports. “What I love about the show is that it’s about dreams, and how no dream is too big,” said McPhee, who got her first taste of fame as a contestant on Season 5 of American Idol. In Smash, which co-stars Debra Messing, Angelica Huston, and Megan Hilty, she plays a struggling actress vying for the lead role in a musical about Marilyn Monroe’s life. Tell us: Do you think you’ll tune in again?
Plus, check out other celebrities as Marilyn Monroe in the gallery!