- Because it's in the news, here's a look at gay marriages and their places in fashion history. [Styleite]
- Louis Vuitton has raised the prices of its most iconic bags by as much as 10 percent in the US and UK. [Racked]
- LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault has officially been decorated with the title of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, joining the number of fashion insiders honored by the British monarchy. [WWD]
More of the fashion news you need to know, right here.
Katharine McPhee spent a night out in NYC looking equally slick and chic, thanks to her black leather jacket and silky orange trousers. She completed her outfit with a simple black tee, spiked Christian Louboutin pumps, a black Chanel bag, and a few silver baubles, including a chunky watch, long necklace, and stacked rings. We were instantly drawn to this look because it satiates both an edgy and feminine styling aesthetic. Up top and on her feet, it was all about a tough feel, while in between, Katharine's silky pants provided a dash of girlie flair. So the next time you step out after dark, look to McPhee by matching up your edgier pieces (a leather jacket is a must) with flowy trousers. Don't own a pair? Shop our editors' picks to get the look now.
Clockwise left to right: AllSaints Martell Biker Jacket ($588), T by Alexander Wang Tee ($89, originally $126), Demitasse Demibullet Necklace ($73), Forever 21 Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag ($25), Rebecca Minkoff Heart Stack Ring ($78), Christian Louboutin Fifi Spikes Red Sole Pump ($1,195), Nixon The Kensington Watch ($125), Emporio Armani Loose Trousers ($286)
Today we're taking a cue from Chanel's Spring runway and scattering loose pearls on a pretty white blouse. This is an easy update that will lend a ladylike feel to a top you already have in your wardrobe. Watch on to see how it's done, and start transforming your blouse today! On Allison McNamara: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Diane von Furstenberg top, DIY necklace.
Alice Dellal reprises her role as the face of Chanel's Boy Bag with a brand-new campaign for Spring 2013. Posing with a white horse and a hot horse handler (model Jake White), Dellal plays the part of modern equestrienne perfectly, her trademark shaved hair and punk-rock vibe contrasting with her preppy cardigan-and-tie-blouse ensemble nicely. Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld at La Ferme de la Chapelle in Fontaine-Chaalis, the images also call to mind the famous photos of Coco Chanel riding horses with Boy Capel. All the campaign images — plus a look at all the newest Boy Bags — here.
Karl Lagerfeld's globalization-themed Fall 2013 show for Chanel was dominated by the presence of a 25-meter-high globe, and the designer says the idea for it shook him out of his slumber.
"This idea comes when I sleep," Lagerfeld said during a video interview with Harper's Bazaar's Laura Brown. "I always have a paper next to my bed because I have very good ideas in the early morning just before waking up. I have very clear visions of things I could do, should do, and want to do."
But Brown doesn't just talk business with him — she also gets him to joke and laugh. When Brown says Lagerfeld resembles Angelina Jolie, the designer deadpans and says, "I don't think so. We have big mouths, that's all."
More from the interview, below.
In a new film released by the house, Coco Chanel herself is seen in an interview, explaining that the hardest part of her job is "enabling women to move with ease, to not feel like they're in costume. Not changing attitude, or manner, depending on their dress. It's very difficult. And the human body is always moving."
But in the early '50s, the prevailing fashion was highly decorative, wasp-waisted, and decidedly harder to move in than Chanel's straight-cut tweed jackets and wraparound skirts. It's no surprise that Chanel's masculine jacket started what the house rightly calls a revolution in the way women dress. Since the '80s, when Karl Lagerfeld took over the house, the jacket has been shown in scores of different fabrics and colors, but the spirit of the original design (and the way they're made) remains intact.
A look at what led to its creation in the video below.
Jennifer Aniston is an icon when it comes to her hair, but her makeup is equally enviable. Lucky for us, we got all the intel on Jennifer's red-carpet look at the Oscars from her go-to makeup artist, Angela Levin (who is not just a wealth of knowledge when it comes to makeup, but charismatic, too). She divulges how she made Jennifer's lashes so voluminous and fluttery, the key to contouring, and a neat trick to keeping lipstick on all night. Get all the tips and watch a true artist in action in today's Celebrity Secret Weapon. On Kirbie: H&M blouse. All of Jennifer's red-carpet products can be purchased at Chanel.com.
- David Bowie has tapped longtime friend Paul Smith to design the official t-shirt for Bowie's upcoming album, The Next Day. [Vogue UK]
- Dita Von Teese debuted the first completely 3D printed dress, which was made out of powdered nylon and adorned with 12,000 black Swarovski crystals, at the Ace Hotel in New York. [Paper Magazine]
- Chanel has released a limited-edition collection of nail polishes to celebrate the opening of its new beauty boutique in Hong Kong. [She Finds]
These stories and more here, in our daily news roundup.
There are no two ways about it, Jessica Chastain was Paris Fashion Week's standout style star. Not only did she make an appearance at just about every major show, but she also delivered impeccable ensembles for every front-row moment. From Chanel to Louis Vuitton to Saint Laurent and Givenchy, the actress brought her fashion A-game in a variety of chic hues: black, white, fiery red, with pops of purple and gold. As for silhouettes, Jessica dabbled with formfitting styles, tried mini and maxi hemlines, and even showed off a sleek jumpsuit. Without further ado, step inside to witness Jessica's nine best PFW style moments, then vote on your favorite once you've seen them all.