The Odeon restaurant in New York turned into a mini Chanel runway at the 8th Annual Chanel Artists Dinner, when guests including Alexa Chung and Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka wore straight-off-the-runway looks for their night out to celebrate the Tribeca Film Festival. “It’s fabulous to wear Chanel,” said 13-year-old Shipka, who chose look 24 from the label’s spring 2013 show. “It’s truly amazing.” Chung agreed: “It has so much history and class that the clothing feels like that,” she said. Though, wearing Chanel wasn’t a requirement for the evening, which was also shared by Uma Thurman, How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor, rising star Mickey Sumner, and the festival’s co-founder Robert DeNiro. Taraji P. Henson enjoyed the night—pinot noir in hand—in a vibrant blue design by Stella and Jamie. Click the photo to see more.
The Grammys red carpet is in full swing! Estelle (in her own design), Alexa Chung, Justin Timberlake (in Tom Ford), and Carly Rae Jepsen (in Roberto Cavalli) all walked the red carpet as they made their way in to the Staples Center in Los Angeles to celebrate music’s biggest night. What did everyone wear? Click through to find out!
Italian fashion house Marni celebrated the launch its first fragrance in New York, and some of the luxe label’s fans—including Alexa Chung and Christina Ricci—came to the brand’s Meatpacking District store to toast to its release. “It was important for us was to create a fragrance we could wear,” Carolina Castiglioni, daughter of Marni creative director Consuelo Castiglioni, told InStyle.com of the perfume, which mixes woodsy musk undertones with notes of fragrant rose to create a feminine-meets-masculine scent. “We started from what we liked. We had to select from hundred of raw materials for the note and follow our instinct.” And now you can shop it! Pick up the Marni scent, as well as body lotion, body cream, travel versions, for $50 to $155 at saksfifthavenue.com.
Plus, see photos from Fashion Week’s chicest parties!
The fall 2013 season of New York Fashion Week is upon us! It’s the best time of year to spot the biggest designers and the big stars who love them trotting around New York City, party-hopping from one event to the next. Here, we’re rounding up photos from the biggest bashes of the week—like Alexa Chung at Marni’s fragrance launch and Vanessa Hudgens at John Varvatos’s website bash—click through the gallery to see them all!
If you’re in “New Year, New You” mode, let us help with the resolution-making! Click through the gallery to read 20 fresh ways to wow in 2013. For example: Dare yourself to try a masculine-meets-feminine look like Alexa Chung or go for edgy-cool like Nicole Richie. You can do anything, it’s a fresh start!
Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—define holiday party dressing with its mix of mostly red, black, and fuchsia. Freida Pinto wore a Valentino design and a Roger Vivier clutch, Jessica Chastain went with an LBD and matching Casadei platform sandals, Bella Heathcote posed in head-to-toe Lanvin, Alexa Chung wore a black one-piece and patent flats, and Katie Holmes layered a moss green trench over a fuchsia sheath by Narciso Rodriguez. So, you tell us: Which is your favorite of the week? Vote in the poll below! More
Stella McCartney won the top honor at tonight’s British Fashion Awards in London—Designer of the Year! The award, which was presented to her by Salma Hayek, marks the end of a great year for the designer, who created Team Great Britain’s Summer Olympics uniforms between designing her collections, launching her new lingerie line, and dressing celebrities ten times over, including Alicia Keys and Jessica Chastain. ”This is one of the most incredible years of my life, I thank everyone who fell in love with the 2012 Olympics,” she said during her acceptance speech. ”Something that I’ve learned this year is that great people make Great Britain.“ McCartney follows in the footsteps of Alexander McQueen’s creative director, Sarah Burton, who took home the prize last year, and her achievements also landed her the Designer Brand Award, which was presented to her by model-actress Amber Valletta. The awards also honored Roksanda Ilincic for Red Carpet, Erdem Moralioglu for New Establishment, and Manolo Blahnik for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion. Congrats, congrats, congrats!
Plus, see Stella McCartney’s spring collection!
Happy birthday, Alexa Chung! The British model-turned-TV presenter, author, and fashion trendsetter turns 29 today. The “it” girl continues to make her mark in as one of fashion’s freshest faces, from collaborating with Madewell and Maje to penning an upcoming style guide. In celebration of her last year in her 20s, click through the gallery to take a look at all of her changing looks.