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.
Vanessa Beletic rocks an effortless mix of New York and California street style that jumps from leather and black to wild prints. As a fashion producer always on the go, her take on getting dressed mixes comfort with luxury. A vintage Chanel sweatshirt with Isabel Marant heels. A red Wang dress under a red Wang shirt. Baseball caps. A men's tweed vest. Somehow, it always just works. Channel her cool-girl style by shopping her top picks for the season.
By now it's a well-known fact that Marilyn Monroe had a love for Chanel No. 5. Now, over 50 years after her death, the brand has unearthed audio and images for an all-new advertising campaign. Using the unheard recording from her 1960 interview with Marie Claire, Chanel has created a montage of the actress, which will begin airing in television spots this month. In addition to her voice, the campaign will include classic images of the blond beauty dug up from the archives. Marilyn Monroe and Chanel No. 5? Classic beauty doesn't get any better than that.
See more images from the print campaign after the jump.
There's no denying the fact that Diane Kruger is always on top of her style game. The Hollywood darling has captured our eye with her polished-cool je ne sais quoi and an enviable wardrobe that includes brands like Chanel, Jason Wu, and 3.1 Phillip Lim. But it's not just about high-fashion brands; the actress also favors cheap and chic retailers like Urban Outfitters and Topshop. Slip on the stripes, crop tops, and fedoras with our Diane-inspired editors' picks.
Stress comes in many forms and can really wreak havoc on your skin, but Chanel is getting to the bottom of it all with its video series: "In Conversation With Dermatologist Amy Wechsler: The Mind/Body Connection." Dr. Wechsler has a unique board certification in both dermatology and psychiatry, which has helped her treat patients' many skin care concerns.
In the latest installment of the series, Dr. Wechsler talks about hyperpigmentation. "It's not just wrinkles that make people look older, it's dark spots," she says. To brighten skin, Dr. Wechsler recommends in-office glycolic or salicylic acid peels or laser treatments. At-home brightening products, such as Chanel's Le Blanc Brightening Concentrate ($195), are also options. While there are no easy solutions to erase dark spots completely, "the best long-term strategy to keep hyperpigmentation at bay is daily, broad-spectrum sunscreen," Dr. Wechsler stresses. Get her full recommendations on brightening skin, and see the other videos when you keep reading.
To celebrate its latest watch, the J12 Moonphase, Chanel has created a short film that imagines what it would be like to delve inside the timepiece's housing.
Why such a romantic notion for a watch based on technical innovation? It includes a complication that tracks the four phases of the moon, with symbols representing each phase located on a blue aventurine disc that looks like the night sky. The imagery in the film befits this watch's heavenly aspirations: everything in it is white, including a stallion seen galloping to the edge of a snow-covered cliff and a sailboat on a gently moving lake.
A look at Chanel's newest watch, here.
And with a few final clicks, Paris Fashion Week was a wrap. Sad news for all those like us glued to their iPhone's stream of front-row snaps from shows like Chanel, Givenchy, Rochas, and Louis Vuitton. As we reflect on the moments that made us double-tap our screens, we're already looking forward to Fall 2014. Click through to see this week's best shots, and don't forget to keep up with our editors by following us at popsugarfashion!