We couldn't be more thrilled that Cate Blanchett is back in the spotlight as she promotes her new Woody Allen flick, Blue Jasmine. At the latest London premiere, the actress selected a beautiful Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown that put her shoulders on the forefront. Before that, at the Paris premiere, Cate chose a cobweb-inspired tulle dress from Christopher Kane's Resort 2014 collection. Cate has also given us a beautiful pink Balenciaga that's worth seeing from all angles and a black-and-white Alexander McQueen gown. But there are so many more amazing red carpet moments from the great Cate. In honor of her new movie release, we're looking back on Cate's most fashion-forward red carpet moments of all time. True, they can't be re-created, but they sure are inspiring.
There's no doubt that Chanel is synonymous with sophistication, luxury, and timelessness, but few know the story of how Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel rose from obscurity to become one of the most widely recognized and celebrated names in fashion. To tell the remarkable tale, the brand has composed five truly mesmerizing videos, titled Inside Chanel, which unfold the narrative of how Gabrielle Chanel rebelled against the conventions of her time to pursue her personal style and love of fashion, and how she ultimately produced some of the most provocative, innovative, and, above all, coveted designs of her time. The series concludes in a melodic interview with Karl Lagerfeld as he speaks to the elements of Chanel's fearlessness.
The beauty of the videos speaks for itself. As you watch, it's hard not to become whisked away into this exquisitely artistic world in which a soothing narrator weaves together the story of how a little orphan girl from France became an eternal icon.
A look at each video, right here
Miley Cyrus and her crop tops are pretty inseparable, so when the singer traveled to Paris, you know she didn't leave home without one. Only this time, Miley took her daring style sensibility to a chicer level by pairing her metallic top with black high-waisted trousers, revealing only a sliver of midriff. She continued her luxurious look with a knit cropped sweater, a multistrand Chanel pearl necklace, and a matching Chanel cuff bracelet. As Miley keeps her crop-top momentum going, what do you think of her latest attempt?
Summer came to a close this weekend, and the stars were getting ready for Fall on Instagram. Emmy Rossum debuted her autumnal Tory Burch sneakers on a walk through the grass, while Mindy Kaling kicked up her Valentino booties while writing for the upcoming television season.
Over at Ashley Madekwe's home, her thoughts had already drifted to next Spring, as the actress packed racks of stylish duds for her New York trip to Fashion Week. Click through now to see the rest of this week's most stylish celebrity candids, and don't forget to follow POPSUGAR Fashion on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!
If you weren't paying attention to your social media streams this week, you might have missed some of the biggest stories from the fashion industry. Brands like Prabal Gurung, Diesel, and J.Crew took to their social channels to share their latest news with customers and fans alike. See what these brands and others got up to on Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and more in the video above.
Step aside, Brad Pitt . . . there's a new spokeswoman in town. Chanel has tapped Brazilian beauty Gisele Bündchen as the new face of Chanel Beauty (not to be confused with new Chanel Skin Care spokeswoman Diane Kruger). The former Victoria's Secret Angel made her debut in the campaign for the brand's newest line, Les Beiges.
The collection, which you can shop now, features makeup that focuses on natural, radiant beauty that enhances your complexion — as if Gisele really needed help in that department. The compacts come in seven different shades, and the line also includes a lip liner and kabuki brush. The minimalist ad campaign was shot by Mario Testino, and we're happy to say it's less monologue (à la Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 ad) and more model.
If you haven't been paying attention to your social streams today, then you might have missed one of Fall 2013's best ads yet: an image from Chanel's space-age campaign made its way to the brand's official Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ feeds.
The campaign was photographed by none other than the house's creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, and stars models Ashleigh Good, Chiharu Okunugi, and Soo Joo Park. The models hail from New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea, respectively, and their international backgrounds reflect the globalization theme of Lagerfeld's Fall 2013 collection for Chanel.
If the ads look familiar, that's because this isn't the first time they've been spotted online. Some images from the campaign were leaked, scanned, and uploaded to The Fashion Spot last month, but today marks the campaign's official public debut.
Speaking beautiful, fluent French, Diane Kruger touches on the roots of beauty in a series of videos released by Chanel. In the shorts, which are part of the new Chanel skin care campaign aptly called Where Beauty Begins, Diane Kruger muses about the quintessential Chanel woman and her thoughts on beauty, as she is the face of the new campaign. "I believe that beauty is not skin deep," she explains. "I think that beauty is something that you earn." To hear the rest of Diane's thoughts on where beauty begins, watch the short clip above.
And when it comes to growing old gracefully, Diane urges women to enhance what they have in lieu of concealing. "Signs of aging are signs of beauty," she says. Listen to Diane's advice on embracing your age in the second video in the series below.
In the third installment, Diane speaks on the influence Chanel, the brand and the woman, has had on her career. "You can say that I aspire to be a Chanel woman," she says. "She is a subtle woman, a cultivated woman, a free woman." Watch what else Diane had to say about Coco Chanel in the video below.
And here's the last installment, where Diane talks about the brilliance of working with fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh. "He's made the most beautiful portraits of women in the world," she says. "You always know he'll make you beautiful. He won't betray you." Watch the entire video below.