What are InStyle editors lusting after right now? Glad you asked! From bags to shoes to jewelry—check out top picks from Randy Miller (an editor in our fashion department) and Marion Fasel (contributing fine jewelry editor) for our We’re Obsessed List. Selections include Temple St. Clair‘s gold charm necklace, acid yellow pointed toe flats by Alexander Wang, and this bright orange crocodile clutch by Versace. Click through the gallery to see all of this week’s favorites—if money were no object, of course.
After three years with Versace‘s diffusion line, Versus, Scottish designer Christopher Kane will be parting ways with the Italian fashion house, effective immediately. “I want to thank Christopher for his contribution to Versus over six seasons, during which I have been able to appreciate his extraordinary talent,” the line’s creative director, Donatella Versace, said in a statement. “Working with young talented people, and seeing them grow and develop as I have seen Christopher do over these years, is one of the most rewarding parts of my work.” The brand added that it will be headed in a new direction, creatively, focusing on its digital growth and hiring yet-to-be-named “young designers, stylists, and creatives from different walks of life” to collaborate on capsule collections, co-branding projects, and limited editions. According to the statement, Kane will now focus on his own eponymous line—much loved by Kate Middleton, among others—but rumors have been swirling that he might take over Parisian fashion house Balenciaga in the stead of Nicolas Ghesquière, who left earlier this month, though representatives at Christopher Kane have called the rumors “unfounded.” Stay tuned…
Plus, see the latest Versace runway looks we love.
Lady Gaga, the reigning Queen of Twitter, took to her favorite medium yesterday for a big fashion announcement about her upcoming tour in North America. “The Born This Way ball is getting a face-lift for America,” Gaga tweeted to her 31 million-plus followers. “I heard rumors @versace is custom-designing all the clothes and new looks.” We already knew of Gaga’s love for the Italian designer: just this year she was only the second person ever to wear the infamous safety pin dress, she hangs out with Donatella whenever she can, and she exclusively wore Versace for her “Edge of Glory” video. Her stage costumes are always over-the-top and unexpected, so we’re curious to see what interesting spin the label will come up with next. Click here to see when and where Gaga is performing near you.
Plus, see more stars wearing Versace!
The 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards took place in Frankfurt last night! Germany’s own Heidi Klum hosted the evening, playing up her supermodel expertise by exclusively wearing Versace for the red carpet and during the show, kicking off her fashion show with a lace-up teal and gold design from the label’s spring collection. It was just one of the over-the-top wow-gowns to hit the red carpet, where she was joined by Kim Kardashian (in a Stephane Rolland design with a high-low hem), Taylor Swift (in ivory—not red!—J. Mendel), and Rita Ora (in Marchesa‘s blood red ballgown). Click through the gallery to see more MTV EMA 2012 fashion!
“This is so exciting, and it looks amazing!” designer Christopher Kane said of Versace’s new boutique in Soho, which celebrated its door-opening with a bash attended by some of the label’s biggest celebrity fans. Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, and Alexa Chung (in Versus, pictured with Kane) stopped by to check out the Jamie Fobert-designed space, while Lady Gaga, Princess Charlene of Monaco, and Karolina Kurkova all feted at a private dinner at the Waldorf Towers. “The whole concept of behind the shop is that it’s much lighter, even though it’s Versace,” added Kane, who designs Versace’s Versus label. “It’s not too small, not too big. It’s just a great space.” The store mixes signature Versace elements—like a Roman basilica-inspired tiled floor imported to southern Manhattan via Italy—as well as a modern cool-girl approach, like white walls and a plexiglass suspended corridor. “There’s a different dymanic here,” Kane added. And it’s true for the clothes, too: This location stocks exclusive T-shirts emblazeoned with iconic Versace imagery co-designed by Kane and Donatella Versace, like the one Kane is wearing. Visit the store at 160 Mercer Street in New York City.
Plus, see the latest Versace runway looks we love.
At 74, Jane Fonda’s no-stopping-her attitude to red-carpet dressing continues to land her on many best-dressed lists—including ours. The Oscar-winning actress knows how to flaunt her figure in looks from houses big and small, like Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Stella McCartney, and Marios Schwab, shown above from left to right. And she doesn’t work alone. “I work with a stylist named Tanya Gill,” told InStyle.com at a New York fundraiser for her charity, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. “In Cannes I worked with Michael Angel—he’s the one that put me in the Versace metallic dress.” (Above, second from left.) Her secret? Sticking to what she likes. “A lot of times on red carpets, I’ve worn things that I wore four or five red carpets before,” she said. “I don’t want to spend a lot of money on clothes, and it’s too much trouble. Designers will loan you stuff on special occasions.” Her favorites? All of them! ”I just like the clothes!” she said.
Plus, see more gorgeous photos from Cannes.
What are InStyle editors lusting after? Whether shoes or bags, clothes or jewelry, see what Randy Miller, an editor in our fashion department, and contributing fine jewelry editor Marion Fasel picked as the best of the best for our “We’re Obsessed” list, including this gold chain-mail Versace dress, and these Gucci knee-high crocodile riding boots. Click through the gallery to see all of the editors’ favorites this week—if money were no object, of course.
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For the first time since Liz Hurley donned it in 1994—instantly making her a household name—the iconic Gianni Versace safety-pin dress has stepped out again! Lady Gaga wore the infamous black silk crepe creation during her visit to Milan (where she met with Donatella Versace), mirroring Hurley’s full look with her newly brown hair and modest gold earrings. The dress caused a fashion frenzy upon its debut, and InStyle editor-at-large Hal Rubenstein counts it as his favorite dress of all time. He describes it in his book 100 Unforgettable Dresses as “devilishly engineered,” with a “ravine-deep neckline, thigh-high slit, double-fastened straps, and open rib cage, secured by a half dozen pronged Medusas.” Versace himself denied that Hurley even had a fitting for the dress, that he just “knew [she] would look simply bellissima, perfetto.” We think Gianni, who died in 1998, would have been gaga for the update. Tell us: do you think Gaga pulls off the look?
Plus, see more Versace creations below!