Katy Perry went regal with the help of Dolce & Gabbana for the 2013 Met Gala in NYC tonight. She attended the event with designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in a straight-off-the-runway Virgin Mary dress and gold crown. Katy is known for making a statement with her sartorial choices at the Met Gala, having attended the 2010 ball in a light-up gown by Cute Circuit. Always one to do something different, Katy eschewed the more literal translations of punk that other stars went for and instead gravitated toward a religious-inspired number. Weigh in on Katy's look and many more stylish stars in our 2013 Met Gala red carpet polls.
The Met Gala takes place tonight, which means stars have been swarming NYC for a variety of fashionable events. It also means they're showing off some rather stylish beauty looks to boot. From Dolce & Gabbana's boutique opening on Fifth Avenue to a dinner celebrating Moda Operandi’s Punk collection and a special screening of The Great Gatsby, see which stars feted in their finest hair and makeup looks.
Is there a better time to throw a party than the weekend before the Met Gala? With models, designers, stylists, celebrities, and the like landing in New York City just before fashion's biggest party of the year, Moda Operandi, Net-a-Porter, and Dolce & Gabbana scheduled big celebrations.
Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet threw a party at the not-yet-opened restaurant Omar's in Greenwich Village that drew Karolína Kurková, Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing, Prabal Gurung, and Miranda Kerr, among others. Uptown, Giovanna Battaglia was busy hosting the opening of Dolce & Gabbana's Fifth Avenue boutique, which was attended by Constance Jablonski and Harley Viera Newton and featured a performance by singers Ellie Dehn and Matthew Polenzani.
Moda Operandi's party, which celebrated the launch of the retailer's punk-themed collection inspired by this year's Costume Institute exhibit, took the form of a late-night supper that saw a number of people who attended the evening's earlier parties, Gurung and Rousteing included. For a full look at all three fetes, click through the gallery.
Dolce & Gabbana feted the opening of their flagship boutique on Fifth Avenue in NYC last night, and the stars came out to celebrate. Gisele Bündchen was on hand in a white lace dress after spending the afternoon at the park with her kids Benjamin and Vivian. Stacy Keibler attended with stylist Brad Goreski as her date, and Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who wore a bow tie from his Tie the Knot organization, had his fiancé Justin Mikita by his side. Game of Thrones's Emilia Clarke posed with pal Giovanna Battaglia and mingled with other guests including her costar Natalie Dormer, Chloë Sevigny, Nicky Hilton, and model Erin Heatherton. Some of the night's attendees may be back together on the red carpet tomorrow for the Met Gala. Gisele is expected to attend, and Chloë has been on hand in year's past — see what other stars you can expect at the 2013 Met Gala!
Katy Perry is making the rounds promoting Smurfs 2, and right now she's down in Mexico showing her support for the film by wearing — you guessed it! — blue. Katy debuted two blue dresses: one lacy and perfect for day, while the other one was a bit sexier with a strapless neckline that's ideal for night. We saw gorgeous shades of blue all over the Spring '13 runways, so Katy's looks aren't just a tribute to to her inner Smurfette, they're also right on trend. Watch on for all the outfit details! On Allison: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Cameo shorts, Patterson J. Kincaid top.
- Bottega Veneta has commissioned artist Nancy Lorenz to create a series of decorative boxes, which will go on display at Milan's Salone del Mobile. The boxes cost €5,000, or $6,429 at current exchange. [Style.com]
- Want a piece from Dolce & Gabbana's couture collection? Break out the stationery — all communication for Alta Moda is done with handwritten notes. [Telegraph]
- JCPenney has tapped jewelry designers Lana Bramlette, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Kara Ross, among others, to participate in its new jewelry counter called Bijoux Bar. [Racked]
- Marie Claire Mexico editor in chief Adriadne Grant has a transparent tip to success: "If you want the job, you have to be really clear of what you want," she said. "A lot of people come to me and say they really want to work at Marie Claire. OK, why?" [Daily Front Row]
Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana churned out a Fall 2013 collection with all the showmanship of a true fashion powerhouse. Gilded, ornate embellishments and even crowns took the runway, giving the pieces a decidedly decadent, regal feel that culminated in a stampede of models decked out in a captivating lineup of bejeweled red lace dresses for the show's finale. See it all right here.
Leave it to Dolce & Gabbana to bring a little flash to Fall 2013. This season, the duo's penchant for flair came in the form of Byzantine mosaic prints, religious fresco patterns, and dazzling jewel adornments — not to mention the army of models in crimson lace that closed the show.
Once again, Dolce and Gabbana's Fall 2013 collection was one of pure over-the-top extravagance, celebrating the brand's rich Italian history. With models decked out in golden crowns, oversize chandelier earrings, and rosary beads, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana churned out a collection filled with ornate details. Such was the case with the intricate Monreale Cathedral church mosaics they featured — the duo enlisted the help of local artisans and experts to re-create the complex artwork — on a wide array of shimmery dresses and filigree sculpted shoes and embroidered bags. The decadence continued with beaded shift dresses featuring flared flute sleeves and a look that highlighted a gold stone-embellished bustier dedicated to Saint Agatha. However, it wasn't all about the glitz and glamour; Dolce and Gabbana provided pared-downed elegance for the everyday lady via chic tweed skirtsuits and tailored coats. The closer? A stampede of models decked out in a captivating lineup of bejeweled red lace dresses simply took our breath away. See the full collection in all its glory now.
When Kate Mara stepped out at the Lincoln Center last night to promote her new series, House of Cards, she had some support from younger sister and fellow actress Rooney Mara. It was a red-carpet family reunion that provided two very different takes on event dressing. Kate showed off her feminine fashion inclination in a metallic lace Dolce & Gabbana confection, complete with platform heels and a framed clutch, while Rooney served up a more pared-down aesthetic in Band of Outsiders suiting, then finished off her menswear vibe with lace-up boots. We love that both sisters each offer a unique style perspective, so much so that it's hard to picture these sisters raiding each others' closets growing up — with Kate channeling a more ladylike, trendier feel and Rooney staying true to her edgier eventwear. Now, we're turning it over to you. In this sartorial battle, which sister's style gets your vote?