Karl Lagerfeld knows how to pack a front row. Case in point: Lily Collins, Kristen Stewart, and Dakota Fanning at yesterday's Chanel Pre-Fall 2014 collection held in Dallas, TX. Lily went for high shine in a structured cocktail dress paired with over-the-knee boots. Kristen, who was announced as the face of the Pre-Fall 2014 ad campaign, opted for a crop top and a pair of luxe leather pants. Meanwhile, Dakota showcased a geometric dress from the label's Haute Couture Fall 2013 collection. Three front row beauties — but only one can win!
The folks at Chanel sure can throw a party. Last night's Métiers D'Art Paris-Dallas show in Texas drew a range of stars from Hollywood and beyond, with Kristen Stewart, Anna Wintour, Alexa Chung, and Lily Collins heading south for the party. The stylish event also coincided with an announcement that Kristen will be the new face of Chanel — and we have the latest on her busy end to 2013.
If there's anyone who will buck the traditional big hair, big beauty looks, and big everything that's typical to Texas, it's Kristen Stewart. The actress was one of many guests, including Lily Collins and Dakota Fanning, sitting pretty at Chanel's annual Metier d'Arts show, which was staged by Karl Lagerfeld in Dallas. Kristen opted for that sideswept bed head we've come to expect from her, whether she's running for a flight or sitting front row at Fashion Week. She vamped up the look with a seriously smoky eye that had her shadow blended and extended to created an exaggerated cat eye.
Lily also paired some grungy waves with an after-dark makeup look, but instead of focusing on the eyes, Lily swept a deep red lipstick across her lips. She created an ombré look by focusing the dark lip color on the outer part of her lips to add some edge. Dakota went Parisian gamine with her twisted updo that wrapped across the crown of her hair. She complemented the look with flirtatious winged liner and a pretty pink pout. The people of Dallas may have raised a brow or two over the fashion-forward beauty looks these ladies brought to town, but we love a girl who can shake things up. We're curious, which look was your favorite of the night?
Welcome to the Wild, Wild West — by way of Chanel! When Karl Lagerfeld dropped the fashion community into Dallas, TX, for the annual Métiers d’Art show, the expectation was a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll.
On that promise, Karl delivered with a prairie-inspired collection influenced by Americana. With rich tweeds transitioning into Southwestern tapestries and worn-in denim, looks were accompanied by suede boots, lariats, cowboy hats, feathers, and fringe as far as the eye could see. They say everything's bigger in Texas, and it doesn't get bigger than Karl's take on the Lone Star State.
Here's your chance to score some amazingly chic vintage Chanel at Moda Operandi. Don't miss this vintage Chanel trunk show featuring highly coveted jewelry, handbags, and ready-to-wear goods. Runs through Dec. 16; ships in time for Christmas!
As if it wasn't cool enough that Keira Knightley recycled her wedding dress once, she took the prize for most laid-back bride ever by wearing her vintage Chanel design again last night. Opting to add sleeves this time (either with layering or expert tailoring) for the SeriousFun London Gala, the actress looked the picture of easy elegance in her embellished sleeves and pared-down styling. Read on to see the full look, and tell us: would you follow in Keira's (ultrachic) footsteps?
Karl Lagerfeld hosted the Museum of Modern Art's Film Benefit honoring Tilda Swinton last night, and we couldn't take our eyes off of Jessica Biel. We think this might be her best look ever, but we'll let you be the judge. Start the conversation, and let us know what you think below!
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Forget diamonds — Chanel is a girl's best friend. Case in point: Jessica Biel's stunning gown from the brand's Cruise 2014 collection, which she wore to last night's Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit. With a neckline literally dripping in gold chains, matching metallic heels, and a Chanel Lego clutch (which was pearl-encrusted, no less), there was no doubt that this sophisticated — and chic — look would be a serious attention-grabber. Do you think it was a red carpet success?
When we originally screened the Blue Jasmine trailer, we asked, "Is this 2013's most fashionable film?" And that was before we read Cate Blanchett's interview in Harper's Bazaar UK. In her recent sit-down, the actress revealed how costume designer Suzy Benzinger wrangled a designer wardrobe within the film's $35,000 budget. "She pulled in a lot of favors," Cate revealed. One noteworthy favor? "The Hermès bag I was carrying was worth more than her whole budget, and there I was, throwing it on the sidewalk again and again. I felt her blood pressure go up every time it hit the pavement. . . . I think I borrowed the PR girl's bag, but I didn't find that out until I'd thrown it on the sidewalk for the seventh time."
That the film was so stylish in the first place, though, shouldn't really be a surprise, coming from the man who launched the Annie Hall aesthetic. Blue Jasmine's story is centered on a once-posh (read: designer-outfitted) leading lady who's had a recent fall from grace. Not only that, but also bolstering the flick's fashion credentials is the leading lady, certifiable designer darling Cate. So when she and Woody Allen teamed up for their latest movie, the results were nothing short of fashion-forward.
The first style nod came from Chanel. The brand announced that the jacket worn throughout the beginning of the film's trailer (above) is indeed the label's. Not only is it a Karl Lagerfeld design, but it's also created specially for the film and paired with costume jewelry from the house. Of the collaboration, costume designer Suzy Benzinger told Lucky that when she asked Lagerfeld to contribute, he simply said, "For Cate, I'd do anything."
And that's not the only label love: in a closer watch of the trailer, we spotted a monogrammed Louis Vuitton Speedy (at the 0:08 mark), a silver-buckled Hermès belt (0:30), and a tan Birkin (1:02). Scroll down to see which other notable designer made for stylish product placement.