Calling all fashionistas: Rent the Runway is now offering extended sizes with their RTR Plus line! The new range includes over 40 styles of plus-size dresses by the hottest designers like Badgley Mischka, Carmen Marc Valvo, Theia, and more, guaranteed to flatter your curves in all the right places. “Every woman deserves to feel beautiful before the most important occasions in her life,” said Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway. “Every woman, regardless of her size, should have her choice of the designer dress that gives her the most self-confidence.” We hear that! The RTR Plus collection is now available for rental on renttherunway.com, with prices ranging from $50 to $200. Click the photo to browse the entire RTR Plus line!
Now here’s one way to end the school year on a fabulous note! Rent the Runway teamed up with Jordin Sparks and Darren Criss to throw the ultimate dream prom for East Rockaway High School in New York, where students were decked out in couture gowns — some of which were donated by Sarah Jessica Parker, Solange, and Carly Rae Jepsen. “It was extremely rewarding to watch these students, who had suffered so much devastation and loss with Hurricane Sandy, twirl around in their Rent the Runway dresses with huge smiles on their faces,” Rent the Runway’s co-founder and CEO Jenn Hyman told InStyle.com. “The excitement and joy in the room showed us how resilient these students really are.” And the excitement levels were definitely running high when Sparks and Criss gave their stellar performances. “Prom had so many amazing moments for me when I went,” said Sparks. “And for a school that was so devastated by Hurricane Sandy, it lets people have a great time to remember!” Mission accomplished, we’d say! Click the photo to see more from the event.
RentTheRunway.com is more than just designer dress and accessory rentals, it’s also a spot to find exclusive designs. Starting tomorrow, you’ll find a brand new one thanks to the launch of the first Bibhu Mohapatra for Rent the Runway capsule collection, a six-piece lineup the Indian-American designer created for the rental site that’s inspired by his heritage. “These clothes are to make women feel special and transformed to a world of lush heritage, like India,” Mohapatra told InStyle.com of the mix of cocktail dresses and gowns. Each one is crafted in traditional Indian colors and fabrics, with nods to modern, architectural influences as well. To create the pieces, he and RTR’s senior merchandising team traveled to India for inspiration and to source materials. “We went on hunts for days to markets, bazaars, fabric stores, and embroidery factories,” he added. “It’s done with a lot of love.” Click through the gallery to see the vivid designs—pieces you can rent, wear, and shop for any summer event. Rental prices range from $200 to $400, and you can keep your pick for four to eight days.
The 4th Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards were held at the SVA Theatre in New York last night, where some of our favorite designers and their teams were honored for their tech savvy! The “Digital Oscars,” as they’re affectionately called, were hosted by Simon Doonan and Robert Verdi, who handed Diane von Furstenberg, Gilt Groupe, and Anthropologie some of the top awards of the night for their Twitter, Pinterest, videos, and more. Marc Jacobs and Saks Fifth Avenue took two honors each, and DKNY was named “Best Twitter” for the fourth year running. Congratulations, everyone! Click to see the complete list of winners after the jump. And tell us: Which of these designers to you love to follow online?
Stacy Keibler joined Rent the Runway founders Jenn Hyman and Jenny Fleiss in New York City to launch the fashion rental site’s latest feature—Our Runway, a section that sorts customer images by size, height and even cup size to show what designer dresses look like on all different shapes. As for Keibler, a longtime customer of RTR, she had stylist Brad Goreski weigh in on her dress choice—Nanette Lepore’s daisy lace dress. “I loved the color and, actually, when I put it on it just fit perfectly,” Keibler said. Adore Stacy’s dress and want to see what it looks like on all sorts of body types? The $365 design can be rented for $65 at renttherunway.com. “Yes, somebody else will actually get to wear this dress again!” Keibler said. “That’s the beauty of the site.”
Plus, see Stacy’s best outfits ever.
While the first season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recently ended its run on Bravo, there’s more to be seen from these 90210 ladies. Tonight, the network will air its Lost Footage Special, after a RHOBH marathon of programming today that includes the cast’s explosive two-part reunion from last week. We dug around and found the exact dresses worn by Taylor Amstrong, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards during the reunion, including Kyle’s Haute Hippie dress, shown here. Click through to see who wore what to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion.
1. Lady Gaga’s stylist, Nicola Formichetti, handpicked 15 of his favorite Gaga looks. [Styleite.com]
2. The Oval Office got a makeover–and it’s looking pretty chic! [HuffingtonPost.com]
3. Watch Angelina Jolie’s PSA for Pakistani flood relief. [JustJared.com]
4. Demi Moore posted a few (gorgeous) shots of herself in a bikini, and this adorable one of her and Ashton Kutcher. [TwitPic.com]
5. Fans have raised over $30,000 to help restore the iconic Gone With the Wind costumes. [Comcast.com]
6. Rent The Runway has just added new styles from Calvin Klein and Nina Ricci. [RentTheRunway.com]
1. Carrie Underwood’s makeup artist reveals her big day beauty secrets. [PeopleStyleWatch.com]
2. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen would love to see Michelle Obama wearing The Row. [HuffingtonPost.com]
3. Sale alert! Rent the Runway dresses starting at $35! [RentTheRunway.com]
4. Actress Shenae Grimes not only stars in her new music video, she directed it too. [JustJared.com]
5. New handbag label Lena Erziak wants you to treat their purses just like boyfriends. [PoshGlam.com]
6. Help Perry Ellis clean up the Gulf by simply “liking” them on Facebook. [Facebook.com/PerryEllis]