The stars of The CW came together to celebrate the renewal of their shows and the upcoming fall 2013 lineup at The CW’s Upfronts after-party, held at Finale in New York City. The Carrie Diaires co-stars Austin Butler and AnnaSophia Robb partied alongside The Vampire Diaries stars Phoebe Tonkin and Nina Dobrev (in Versace), while Arrow hunk Stephen Amell cozied up to Aimee Teegarden, who will star in the new CW series Star-Crossed. Click the photo above to see more of the best parties from this week!
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.
Heidi Klum, Taylor Momsen, Hannah Simone, and More Stars Celebrate Donatella Versace’s New CollectionsMay 16, 2013 @ 6:09 pm
Heidi Klum, Taylor Momsen, and Hannah Simone were among the many stars who came out to celebrate the reveal of Donatella Versace’s two new collections for Versus Versace Wednesday night at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City. The event stood out for showcasing both London designer J.W. Anderson’s one-off capsule collection for the brand, as well as a revamped archival line for Versus Versace. Combining both music and fashion, the models showed off the looks in groups as musical acts—including Grimes, Angel Haze and Dead Sara—performed throughout. “The launch of Versus Versace brought together everything that I love: fashion, music, DJs, young people and their amazing energy,” Donatella said. “This mix of music and fashion captures the essence of Versus Versace, a label for a new global tribe.” Shop the Versus Versace line now at versusversace.com and J.W. Anderson’s capsule collection come June 15. Plus, see more of last night’s parties by clicking the photo above.
This is what we call a warm InStyle welcome! Last night, InStyle Editor Ariel Foxman brought together his designer pals and industry veterans to celebrate InStyle‘s newest team member, Style Director Melissa Rubini. “I love being able to see the InStyle team,” designer Zac Posen told us before taking his seat for the intimate dinner at Lafayette, the new cozy French bistro in downtown Manhattan. “They’ve always been a very ingratiating family, which is very rare and very special in fashion. There’s actually a family mentality and a community.” Indeed it felt like a family at the event, where guests including Girls star Zosia Mamet, actress Yaya DaCosta, designer Rachel Roy, and more dined family-style on ravioli, wood-grilled tuna, and braised short rib entrees before digging into milk chocolate mousse and chocolate-almond tortes for dessert. And you, our InStyle.com readers, are a part of our family, too! Click to get your inside look at the dinner.
After making stops around the world to promote Star Trek Into Darkness, Zoe Saldana (in Rodarte) touched down in Los Angeles to premiere the film stateside with the cast and fans of the franchise, including Kate Beckinsale (in Alberta Ferretti). The latest installment of the sci-fi series opens nationwide this Thursday. Click the photo for more.
The American Ballet Theatre‘s Opening Night Spring Gala kicked off the organization’s eight-week spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City last night. Celebrity fans of the ballet, including Lucy Liu (in Vivienne Westwood), Ashlee Simpson (in Alice + Olivia), and Uma Thurman (in Fendi), all adhered to the black-and-white dress code and enjoyed the two-hour performance of eight vignettes before heading to the Dior-hosted gala celebration to try their own dance moves on the black-and-white checkerboard dance floor. The dual color theme continued to the menu, too, which included Portobello mushroom and goat cheese appetizers and vanilla icing-topped chocolate cupcakes from Sprinkles to take home. “It was extraordinary!” Liu told InStyle.com of the night. “To see a compilation of all the best is really fun. I had an amazing time.” And it was all for a good cause: The evening raised $1.75 million for ABT and the organization’s education and community outreach programs. Click the photo for more.
Revlon beauty ambassador Halle Berry and Modern Family’s Julie Bowen were ready to run at the 20th Annual EIF Revlon Run Walk for Women in Los Angeles this weekend. Since it started, the Run Walk has become one of the largest 5K fundraising events in the nation. It raises money for cancer research, treatment, counseling, and outreach programs to support medically underserved women with the disease. To learn more and donate, head to do.eifoundation.org. Click the photo to see more photos from this weekend’s biggest events.
Debra Messing, Alexandra Wentworth, and Mariska Hargitay embodied the uplifting spirit of the 6th Annual Joyful Heart Foundation Gala in New York City as they squeezed together to snap a selfie on the red carpet. The event raised funds for the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization Mariska Hargitay started in 2004 after she began playing Detective Olivia Benson on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. The content on the show opened her eyes to the staggering realities of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, and she decided to form a foundation to help empower, heal, and educate survivors of abuse. To learn more about the foundation head to joyfulheartfoundation.org. Plus, check out more of this week’s parties by clicking the photo above.