The Young Hollywood Awards took place in LA last evening, and while celebrities including Ginnifer Goodwin and Sophia Bush looked adorable in ladylike dresses, it was all about who was wearing the pants at this stylish affair. Hailee Steinfeld took a risk in a silvery metallic top and pant combo by Prabal Gurung with ornate gold detailing, while Ashley Greene opted for a more classic albeit sultry style in a tuxedo-inspired two-piece ensemble by Donna Karan. Watch today's Fab Flash to hear more about both of these fabulous looks. On Allison McNamara: Madewell top.
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- Donna Karan will memorialize her late husband, Stephan Weiss, with a book titled Stephan Weiss: Connecting the Dots, Portrait of a Man. The Assouline title will be on shelves this Fall and will focus on his artwork and how he supported Karan's career. "Behind every great woman is a greater man, and Stephan was mine," Karan said. [WWD]
- Henry Holland has teamed up with Superga on a line of shoes decorated in his signature prints, leopard, and pastel colors. "Superga is a really great brand with great technical knowledge, manufacturing and distribution, so this project really makes sense for me," he said. [Dazed Digital]
- Gisele Bundchen, who covered Vogue Paris's June 2012 issue, is featured in a beachy editorial lensed by Inez Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Emmanuelle Alt styled the spread, titled Perfect Girl. [Design Scene]
- Calvin Klein's ex-boyfriend Nick Gruber has completed his stay in rehab and wrote on Facebook that he's a changed man. "I am a different person. I don't want to go back to my old self," he wrote. "No more partying. Time to be a grown adult." [The Huffington Post]
Donna Karan's Resort 2013 offering for DKNY was a meditation in contrasts that played tough leather against demure silks. Simple t-shirts in delicate pastel tones punctuated the virility of cowhide pants, and a classic trench coat got a timely update with leather sleeves. Karan's Holiday collection, presented in conjunction with Resort, showed an implicit version of the same edge, using zebra prints and bold colors to make powerful statements.
Cobalt is definitely the color of the moment, and 11 celebs showcased various ways to work the eye-catching hue into our color palettes. From suits to jackets and flirty frocks, cobalt is a bold hue that fuses well itself with neutrals as well as other colors. If you are on the hunt for a playful cobalt dress like Irina Shayk, printed cobalt like Olivia Palermo, or prefer to accessorize with just a pop of brilliance like Alice Eve, we are sure you'll fall in love with this bright blue. See how these 11 A-listers rocked this bold hue, then shop our picks to find your favorite cobalt pieces and unleash your inner trendsetter.
Donna Karan's Fall 2012 collection is full of masculine pieces with feminine appeal, like dainty trousers and fitted suit coats. Her dresses featured asymmetrical designs, all of which hugged and embraced the feminine silhouette. View her entire runway show here.
Somewhere, Marlene Dietrich is smiling. Donna Karan's Fall 2012 collection gave menswear a seductive turn, somehow making the double-breasted suit look just as sexy as the fitted dresses. Whereas past collections felt as loose and languid as a yoga pose, this latest collection was all about sharp tailoring and even sharper edges. Blazers had pointed shoulders, tops had extra wide, stiff cuffs, and skirts and dresses were folded and gathered like the face of a Frank Gehry building. There was lots of structure, and it seemed that Karan is making a strong argument for the '90s power suit. Models were adorned with miniature fedoras — thank you, Stephen Jones — giving the show a slightly playful and sexy undertone, as if they were Vegas dancers playing businesswomen. That said, Donna Karan also paid tribute to Whitney Houston, and the show closed with the late singer's rendition of "I'm Every Woman." No one knows that better than Karan. Side note: the show opened with a preview of her Casual Luxe line, which could be summed up as tartan-loving biker chick. Those looks follow the collection photos.
- Trends: power suits, menswear, architectural details, sculptural.
- Colors: Red, black, gray, olive.
- Key Piece: The fitted menswear blazers, a sexy red cocktail dress.
- Accessories:The miniature hats were amazing.
- Who Would Wear It: Women who can pull off the menswear look — think Evan Rachel Wood.
>> Donna Karan went back to the classics for Fall 2012, trotting out a strong collection of citified separates tinged with borrowed-from-the-boys appeal. Trousers, riding jackets, and suit coats were smartly tailored in a palette of pinstriped gray and black — with pops of ochre, red, blue, and plaid throughout. On day dresses and eveningwear, Karan worked in sculptural asymmetry and some lovely, embellished sheers. This was power dressing for the smart set, Donna Karan at her best.
The Fall 2012 DKNY collection by Donna Karan was inspired by the Beat Generation and featured clothes that were at once ladylike and strong, thanks to fitted silhouettes, leather and buckle detailing, and a dark palette punched up with deep red. Click to watch the show that featured models walking in off the street.
Dedicated to the Beat Generation, DKNY Fall 2012 showed a collection filled with strong silhouettes, pretty details, and even some shearling and fur. Designed with a city girl in mind, these seemed dedicated to the working city girl — skirt and jacket looks were belted for a crisp look, and coats were edged in leather. Ashley Greene, Nina Dobrev, and Coco Rocha were seated in the front row, watching the models come in literally off the street — the show was sat in a cavernous garage-like space with double-doors that opened out onto the sidewalk, allowing the models to walk in. Minus the fact that it was freezing out, it made for an energetic show.
- Trends: ladylike, fur details, leather sleeves, florals.
- Colors: Black, gray, plum, red, florals.
- Key Piece: A leather-sleeved coat to wear over sheath dresses.
- Accessories: Fur snoods with buckle closures, sleek clutches, red ankle strap platform heels.
- Who Would Wear It: Sophisticated city chicks who like to make a feminine statement — Kim Kardashian, Olivia Palermo.
>> DKNY offered up a plethora of citified cold-weather looks and some very stellar outerwear options for Fall 2012: boxy fur jackets, leather-sleeved cocoon coats, sporty puffers, and double-breasted wool coats. As for what to wear underneath, there were pencil skirts, straight-cut trousers, body-skimming maxi dresses, and a plethora of flippy little miniskirts. But the main take-away from this DKNY collection? When in doubt, belt it.