Country’s brightest stars aligned last night for the 2013 CMA Awards in Nashville, with Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, and newcomer Kacey Musgraves donning their most glamorous ensembles for their walk down the red carpet. Lambert and Swift were pretty in primary colors (Swift went for a dramatic red Elie Saab couture gown to match her trademark crimson lip, with Lambert opting for a royal blue Roberto Cavalli number). Musgraves, who took home the award for Best New Artist, stunned in an illusion Blumarine dress and a sparkly Swarovski clutch. One of our favorite performances of the night — aside from the cast of Duck Dynasty covering “Blurred Lines” — was when Kenny Rogers and Jennifer Nettles did a duet of “Islands in the Stream” and “The Gambler,” proving the timeless quality of both songs. Miranda Lambert in particular had a lot to celebrate: Her husband Blake Shelton was awarded Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, while Lambert herself received the honor of Female Vocalist of the Year for the fourth time! “I can’t believe I’m up here holding this right now, but I’m gonna try to represent for all the females who that want to be up-and-comers and just want to get their country voice out there,” she said in her heartfelt acceptance speech. “There’s room for all of us girls, and we’re a team, and we’re gonna stick together.” So sweet, and so well-deserved!
The high-low hem is a trend with no end in sight. It first picked up a few years ago, and it has a surge of fans in the summer due to rising temperatures, including like Olivia Palermo, Kate Hudson (in Elie Saab) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (in Christian Dior). Lovingly dubbed “the mullet” look for its raised hem at the front that drops at the back, the asymmetrical silhouette focuses all attention on your stems. This year, we’re seeing more variations than ever—such as high-lows on a mini, midi, and floor-sweeping looks. Click to see more celebrities who mastered the high-low mix and get inspiration for how you can wear the style.
It’s time to pick your Fashion A-List! These five glamorous looks from around town made InStyle‘s Look of the Day section and scored spots in our Top 5: Kristen Stewart (in Zuhair Murad), Kate Hudson (in Elie Saab), Blake Lively (in Burberry Prorsum), Salma Hayek (in Saint Laurent), and Catherine Zeta-Jones (in Maria Lucia Hohan). Now that you know 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 looks, then share your picks with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter. Head to the A-list maker right now to get started.
The young ingenues aren’t the only ones who know how to steal the show! Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Mary-Louise Parker proved that age really is just a number last night at the Los Angeles premiere of Red 2, their comedy-meets-action-flick about a group of unlikely elite operatives who must save the world by hunting down a missing portable nuclear weapon. The ladies showed off their age-defying figures in gorgeous designer gowns: 67-year-old Mirren chose a jade floor-length Elie Saab number, 43-year-old Zeta-Jones paired a sexy black lace strapless Maria Lucia Hohan design with Neil Lane jewels, and 48-year-old Parker showed off her toned legs in a draped-back mini dress by Memeka, accessorized with a Graziela ring and Finn earrings. Way to work it ladies! Catch Red 2 when it opens in theaters nationwide July 19.
Plus, click the photo above to see more stars at this week’s parties and premieres.
The perfect wedding dress is the stuff of girlhood dreams, and after eyeing the opulent one-of-a-kind bridal couture gowns at Fall 2013 Couture Fashion Week, our dreams have only grown bigger. The bridal look in a couture show, a.k.a. “The Bride,” wraps up each show as the closing number, bringing a whole new meaning to “going out with a bang.” Click through to see the roundup of wedding head-turners from Couture Fashion Week, from Chanel‘s sweet and sheer tiers to Elie Saab‘s dramatic tulle layers embroidered with quartz, crystal and glitter.
Couture Fashion Week is not like any other Fashion Week. As a requirement to be part of Couture, each designer must create designs that are custom and hand-sewn, bead by bead and stitch by stitch. Couture is truly fashion as art—each piece that walks down the runway speaks to the designers’ creative visions. That makes it that much more fabulous to watch. We’ve been looking at each of the shows—Christian Dior, Atelier Versace, Armani Privé, and Giambattista Valli among them (as seen above)—and picking out the prettiest designs from each. Click to see the stand-outs, and don’t be surprised if you spot one of these unique pieces on a red carpet soon.
Summer hues were trending at the 2013 CMT Music Awards! AnnaSophia Robb chose pale pink Georges Chakra Couture, Carrie Underwood picked seafoam Edition by Georges Chakra before taking home the top honor of the night, Video of the Year for “Blown Away,” Taylor Swift decided to go for a champagne Elie Saab design, and Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry popped in tangerine Oday Shakar. Click to see what everyone else wore to the ceremony, held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, including Nicole Kidman, Kellie Pickler, host Kristen Bell, and more.
As the Cannes Film Festival heads towards its final weekend, the stars are amping up the style! Petra Nemcova (in Elie Saab), Kristin Scott Thomas (in Armani Privé), Jessica Chastain (in Givenchy), and Sharon Stone (in Roberto Cavalli) all turned out to the festivities in stunning designs. Click through the gallery to see more.