The year 2013 was filled with some major catwalk moments! The runway went beyond just showcasing next season’s fashion, but transported us into another world. At the House of Dior, Raf Simmons added a jagged edge for spring 2014 to his otherwise romantic silhouette, giving the pretty collection a hint of danger. The show took place in a lush wonderland, filled with with a rainbow of dense blossoms and greenery. Proving that pre-fall collections deserve our full attention, Karl Lagerfeld presented a luxuriously layered, plaid-and-ruffle-laden Chanel extravaganza at the Edinburgh’s Linlithgow Palace, former home of Mary, Queen of Scots (he later one-upped himself in Dallas). Versace‘s spring 2014 show was completely of-the-moment as Migos and Drake’s rhythmic rap, with its “Versace, Versace” hook closed the designer’s show.
On her hit show Homeland — whose season three series finale airs Sunday, Dec. 15 on HBO — Claire Danes tends to wear staid suits (and the occasional hospital gown). But on the red carpet, the three-time Emmy winner and four-time Golden Globe winner is a style pro. She’s been walking in the pop of flash bulbs for almost two decades now, ever since 1995’s My So-Called Life made her a bold-faced name. While most people would be intimidated navigating the tricky style waters, Danes approaches her red carpet appearances with a solid confidence, telling us in 2004, “Armed with good shoes and a good frock, I’m good to go!” She takes a minimalist approach to her style, donning sleek silhouettes with clean necklines and letting a pop of bold color or dazzling fabric bring the glamour.
Lady Gaga Wears 3 Versace Dresses During The AMAs (And Channels Donatella In Her Versace Spring 2014 Ad Campaign)Nov 25, 2013 @ 1:42 pm
When news broke over the weekend that Lady Gaga was named as the face of Versace‘s spring/summer 2014 ad campaign, it came as no surprise that the singer chose to represent the brand at the 2013 American Music Awards in not one, but three of its designs. She kicked off the night riding atop a human horse in a chiffon lilac gown (the same one in her Versace ad campaign) with a Medusa body chain and matching lilac platform sandals, followed by a blindingly spectacular vintage Versace gown bedazzled in all-over Swarovski crystals. She concluded her Versace parade with a performance in a custom Atelier Versace Swarovski jacket and a matching pleated skirt that she removed to reveal a custom bodysuit embroidered with Swarovski crystals and silver chainmail detailing.
The partnership between Lady Gaga and Versace began with the artist wearing archive Versace pieces in her Edge of Glory music video two years ago and continued with Gaga dedicating an ode to the designer titled “Donatella” in her latest album “Artpop.” Both driven by similar values, the same uninhibited attitude toward art and creativity, and the same fearless, fierce aesthetics, it seems like the union was a match made in (fashion) heaven. “I am honored that my friend Lady Gaga is the face of our new Versace campaign. I wanted to capture her true beauty and spirit in images that are elegant and alluring,” said Donatella Versace in a statement. “She is like family to me, the embodiment of the Versace DNA.” It rings true, especially with Lady Gaga styled to Donatella-perfection, right down to her signature platinum blonde tresses. And thanks to her AMA outfit changes, consider us prepped and primed for a season of Mother Monster in nothing but Versace.
In celebration of M.I.A.’s new album Matangi — which drops today — we picked our three favorite looks from her recently released collaboration with Versus Versace. The M.I.A. x Versus Versace 19-piece collection was inspired by all of the counterfeit Versace items found in London markets. The singer put a streetwear twist on variations of Versace’s iconic designs, like the gold Medusa head and colorful Greek frieze. Featuring kaleidoscope prints, the line includes pieces for men and women, from T-Shirts and printed jeans to silk shirts, jersey dresses and military-inspired outerwear. As for M.I.A.’s music, her highly anticipated fourth album has 15 songs including the 2012 hit “Bad Girls,” and already-previewed tracks “Bring The Noize,” “Y.A.L.A.,” and “Come Walk With Me.” The record is named for Matangi, a 5,000-year-old Hindu goddess who governs speech, music, knowledge and the arts — which the singer stumbled upon when browsing the internet. Coincidentally enough, M.I.A.’s actual moniker is Mathangi (nearly identical to that of the goddess), so she felt an affinity with her ancient namesake and the album title was born. We got a sneak preview of the new tunes at SPIN & Soho House’s Satellite Nights event on Tuesday night, where M.I.A.—er, Mathangi—performed with a gaggle of backup dancers to fans including Lorde, Alexander Wang, Timo Weiland, and InStyle‘s editor Ariel Foxman. A chaotic thunderstorm of hip-hop, bhangra, punk, and pop with spitfire raps and intense wordplay, Matangi definitely delivers. Be sure to check out the album on iTunes right now, and shop the entire M.I.A. x Versus Versace capsule collection at versace.com.
One of the greatest tragedies in the fashion industry was the untimely death of Gianni Versace in 1997. A force in the industry, he and his sister Donatella and brother Santo created an empire, spearheaded the era of the supermodel, and dressed the likes of Madonna, Princess Diana, and Elizabeth Hurley. His death marked a pivotal point for Versace—would the fashion house stay afloat or crumble? Lifetime’s latest movie, House of Versace, based off of Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s book House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival, aims to shed light on just that. Starring Gina Gershon as Donatella Versace, the movie chronicles the designer’s struggles after the death of her brother. “It’s a tricky part of her life,” Gershon told InStyle.com yesterday at the Cinema Society’s premiere of the film in New York City. “She lost arguably the closest person to her. That’s a tough time for anyone, and then you get the pressure of having to hold up a family business. It wasn’t easy.” While the movie covers tough topics, it couldn’t be about Versace if there wasn’t a bit of glitz and glam, and of course, fashion. Scroll down to see four things that you should keep an eye out for when the TV movie airs on Lifetime tonight at 8/7c.
1. Fabulous Footwear
Donatella’s known for her love of heels, and you’ll not only see her in some pretty fabulous pairs, but you’ll also enter the inter workings of Versace and see her help design shoes with their in-house cobbler.
2. Real Footage
While this is a work of fiction, real footage is mixed in to give it a bit of a documentary feel. Keep your eyes peeled for Princess Diana in the iconic blue Versace dress, real runway shots, and more.
3. Awesome Early ’90s Fashion
You won’t be spotting any real Versace numbers, but the costume designer worked hard to create authentic pieces both from Gianni’s heyday (the safety pin dress, need we say more) and Donatella’s time at the helm, starting in the early ’00s.
4. An InStyle Name Drop!
If you listen closely towards the end of the movie, you’ll hear Donatella’s assistant tell her that the editors of InStyle are in the front row.
Plus, see the celebrities who love to wear Versace.
The biggest stars in television are arriving at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmys, and we have all of the details on what they’re wearing as they make their way down the red carpet. Park and Recreations star Aubrey Plaza wore a lace Marios Schwab dress, one of the night’s presenters and New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel went for an ice blue J. Mendel blue gown, Project Runway super host Heidi Klum sparkled in a sexy pomegranate design by Versace, and Mad Men‘s Jessica Paré looked gorgeous in an Oscar de la Renta dress straight from the spring 2014 runway. Click through the gallery to see what everyone wore down the red carpet!
For the past few weeks, Lily Collins has been on our radar for the amazing sartorial choices she turns out premiere after premiere for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. We’re loving her ladylike edge, not to mention the dark lip and sleek hairstyles she often pairs with each look. From crop tops to cut-outs, Collins has taken on some of summer’s biggest trends and solidified herself as a style star. At Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego, she paired a crop top with high-waisted shorts by Paper London, while her bold, fitted Versace number made for a sleek, fashion-forward ensemble in New York City. We also loved the cut-out Cushnie et Ochs dress she wore in Los Angeles, and the bustled Stella McCartney minidress she chose for a London event. Click the photo to see her best looks from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones press tour, then catch the film in theaters nationwide right now.
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