>> Paris Fashion Week is in full swing — and the street style looks seem to be getting better by the moment. Day three had Giovanna Battaglia and Anna Dello Russo looking chummy — and chic — as they giggled their way across the Tuileries in equally eye-catching ensembles: A bright orange shift for Giovanna, and an oversized pearl fascinator for Anna. Leighton Meester turned up wearing a ruffled white off-the-shoulder frock, while Olivia Palermo was spotted in a sheer maxi skirt and lace blouse combo complete with oversized jade earrings. There were also plenty of fancy pants in the mix: Taylor Tomas Hill wore a sequined pair, Margherita Missoni wore a velvet periwinkle style, and Susie Lau stunned in a wide-leg printed bright coral pair. Click through to see these and lots more — all from day three of Paris Fashion Week.
Last night, Mulberry celebrated its 40th birthday, drawing a crowd of fashion week front-rowers and stylish celebs to NYC's Skylight Studios West to fête the anniversary. While the crowd sipped Prosecco and noshed on miniature rice-crispy treats, Kasabian rocked the rooftop lounge, drawing Alexa Chung and Anna Dello Russo to the dance floor. There, we spotted Gossip Girl's Georgina, aka the lovely Michelle Trachtenberg, and found out exactly what the actress has on her Fall wish list. Check out Michelle's fashion must haves, and then click through for a glimpse of all the celebs at last night's bash.
- On the perfect pair of pants: "I think I'm of the age where I need to start investing in smart pants. I'm not talking anything pleats, I'm just talking about menswear-inspired, as opposed to always reaching for my black skinny jeans."
- On the search for a great coat: "I'm looking for a great gray [coat] — kind of like a mix between a wool and a silk trench coat if that makes any sense."
- On the perfect Fall shoe: "A really great statement shoe, a colorful heel."
We stopped by Macy's last night to check out Fashion's Night Out festivities and caught up with fashion mavens Anna Dello Russo and Karoliná Kurkova. Find out all about Anna Dello Russo's amazing shoe collection and her favorite part of New York Fashion Week. Plus, new mom and model Karolina Kurková shares her personal style philosophy and fashion obsession.
>> Anna Dello Russo both styled and appears in the new campaign for Macy's private label brand INC — alongside Karolina Kurkova. But as the contemporary label's editor-at-large, Dello Russo's involvement doesn't end there: she "edited" a capsule collection of ready-to-wear and accessories for Macy's INC — including red and yellow cropped peacoats, color-blocked tunics, a cropped red fur chubby, all of which can be seen in the ads.
"I’ve edited so many things in my life, the mass market is another challenge for me,” said Dello Russo of the line, which is priced $30 to $139. “I wanted to see if I could push forward in a new way and Macy’s for me represents the biggest of American shopping institutions.”
>> Spring 2012 menswear season just wrapped up in Paris, but despite the masculine focus, plenty of women turned out — and turned it out — for the occasion. Anna Dello Russo, Julia Sarr-Jamois, and even Carine Roitfeld brought out the Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Givenchy in whites and neon brights. See our favorite street style snaps from the Milan and Paris men's fashion weeks in the slideshow.
It's day six, and the Cannes Film Festival's glamorously clad celebrity crowd shows no signs of slowing down. The red carpet was dotted in Armani, Valentino, and Stella McCartney as the fashion pack made its way to today's The Tree of Life premiere. We spotted Zoe Saldana showing off two looks for the festivities, Gwen Stefani bringing the sparkle, and Anna Dello Russo in another fabulous hat. Of course, there's plenty more Cannes eye candy — just click through to see who else we spotted on day six!
Anna Dello Russo's appearance last night in a sparkling yellow gold dress and glittering pineapple fascinator is one of her juiciest of late. While she chose protein in the form of an egg hat for the recent Met Gala, Anna has shown tutti-frutti love before via cherry hats in gold and in red, and a watermelon hat that she paired with a little black Worth couture dress. Which of Anna's fruity looks is your favorite?
Watermelon hat photo courtesy of annadellorusso.com
Anna Dello Russo and Janelle Monae went with a menswear-inspired outfit for their Met Gala appearances. Janelle wore Chanel and accessorized with a top hat and veil, while Anna wore embroidered McQueen and accessorized with an egg on her head and a face veil. Both are original outfits, but who wins your most dapper vote?
On her website, Anna posted her top 10 rules for the Met Gala. Did she follow them? She chose a McQueen suit rather than a dress and accessorized with an egg headpiece. Statement making? Absolutely. But would it be your vote for Anna's Met Gala debut? Let us know.Vote on all of our Met Gala polls here!
Anna Dello Russo has opened her Paris fashion week closet at the Ritz to various street-style photographers and journalists, but CNN took it to the next level, capturing the spectacle on video. Dello Russo, of course, dispatches her signature quotable gems. Take, for example, why she doesn't wear black, even though so many others in the industry do: "They are depressed, to me. I don't like black when it's really conformist. Why would people look at me if I'm wearing a black coat?"
She continues: "Paris Fashion Week for me is like my Olympic Games, I have to be the best performer. That's why I'm thinking about clothes six months before, because it's [like] a singer, being in concert. You can't come to a concert and be like, 'Oh, I forgot a song.' When I'm here [in Paris], I really perform." However, with all the embellishment and color she prefers, Dello Russo admits: "Sometimes I look like a Christmas tree . . . that is okay." She adds: "Because I'm totally crazy, I mean, I'm a total fashion victim."
As for her recommendation on how to put together the right look? "Dance before you get dressed — put the music on, light the candles, dance naked, and your spirit will give you the right outfit."