Channeling a little bit of Angelina Jolie's infamous Oscar pose, Eva Longoria wasn't afraid to get leggy tonight. The actress showed off her stems in a black, custom-made, lace Emilio Pucci gown featuring a chiffon skirt along with a front and back cutout detail. Black satin platform pumps, diamond stud earrings, and sophisticated updo complete her look. Tell us what you think — is this a look you love?Vote on all of our Golden Globe Awards polls here!
If there's one thing we've learned tonight, it's that 2013 might just be the year the tried-and-true black dress gets redesigned. We're talking about dresses that upped the style, drama, and sex appeal of a timeless red-carpet favorite. Naomi Watts, Jaime King, and Jennifer Lawrence all stepped onto the Critics' Choice Awards red carpet, showing us designers' new takes on black gowns featuring elements of shine, sheer cutouts, and soft draping. Naomi went minimal in Emilio Pucci, showcasing a bold sheer cutout, while both Jennifer and Jaime opted for dresses cinched at the waist. Jennifer's Prabal Gurung gown amped up the drama with gorgeous draping and leather detailing, while Jaime's Jason Wu number channeled Old Hollywood with its shimmering fabric. All three stopped us in our tracks, but which star do you think updated black the best?
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The Carrie Diaries isn't due to debut until January 2013, but last night the show was feted at the 2012 New York Television Festival. And naturally, lead actress who plays Carrie Bradshaw, AnnaSophia Robb, looked dazzling in a pre-Fall 2012 Emilio Pucci dress with a gold peplum top and black pencil skirt. She finished off with black Sergio Rossi slingback pumps — shop the metallic version here ($715) — and a red glittery clutch. While her dress isn't available online, you can easily re-create it by pairing up a gold peplum top with a black pencil skirt. Swap the skirt for wide-leg trousers for a menswear-inspired vibe.
If you're on the hunt for a fresh topper to instantly revive your closet staples this Fall, take a cue from these four fashionable stars and work a metallic blazer into your mix. Charlize Theron layered her silver metallic blazer over black leather pants for edge, Lea Michele worked her ladylike jacket with a textured mini and leather ankle boots, Sarah Jessica Parker went bold in a mirrored green blazer and jeans while taking a stroll, and Blake Lively styled her cropped Emilio Pucci topper with bright cobalt trousers while filming Gossip Girl in Paris. Whether you're invited to a glamorous cocktail party, meeting the girls for drinks, or just running errands around town, get in on the latest celeb-approved trend to breathe fresh life into your wardrobe.
Peter Dundas once again brought his signature bohemian-cool to the runway for Emilio Pucci's Spring 2013 collection — but this time around, it was more Enter the Dragon than last year's Spanish gypsy. The collection was steeped in Asian cultural references: slouchy bomber jackets were emblazoned with embroidered dragons, flowers, and tigers, and silky bed jackets were artfully tied, kimono style. To inject a bit of sex appeal, Dundas layered sheer pants under dresses and long tops, resulting in a pitch-perfect beach look for the season ahead. It was a collection that paid homage to the Pucci heritage — long, airy silhouettes and vivid patchwork-style prints — but also looked to the future, thanks to ornate detailing and Eastern-inspired undertones.
- Trends: Sheer, embroidery, patches, printed silks, anoraks, jumpsuits.
- Colors: White, mint green, black, khaki, gold.
- Key Piece: The plastic embroidered raincoat and sheer pants.
- Accessories: Cuff bracelets, espadrille wedges, metallic clutches.
- Who Should Wear It: Fearless style setters with a penchant for taking risks; Rihanna, Lea Michele, and Miley Cyrus.
This season, there have been plenty of explorations in eastern exoticism. Vera Wang did it, Prada too. But no one, for Spring 2013 anyway, has done it as sexily as Peter Dundas did today with his languid play on the "opulence of Indochina."
Sheer was the name of the game here, and it came in the form of white chiffon and organza that covered (well, not really) the body in loose layers and billowing shapes. Wide-leg trousers, tunics, tank tops, and even a trench coat seemed to float off the body in barely there wisps; some pieces were anchored only by strategically placed opaque panels or delicate, crystal-embellished embroidery in dragon and tiger motifs. A later group consisting of silky anoraks, kimono-style jackets, column gowns, and slouchy pantsuits came in liquid-like silk and printed with bold blossom prints or adorned with metallic appliqué. Though less revealing, they embodied the same sensual spirit.
Kate Hudson and her sexy legs made an appearance at the Toronto Film Festival in a little black Emilio Pucci dress with a dramatic thigh-high slit! To give her fancy dress even more flair, Kate wrapped herself in a blue printed scarf and jazzed up her feet via green peep-toe pumps. A matching Graziela emerald ring ($480) and Dana Rebecca earrings coordinated perfectly. Re-create Kate's sassy look for your next fabulous evening out by wearing a black dress with a dramatic slit with a printed scarf and bright pumps. To get her look, shop similar pieces below.
Miley Cyrus turned it out in a black, plunge-front Emilio Pucci gown, spiked drop earrings, and a shiny, crystal-encrusted Edie Parker clutch. While the gown certainly called attention to her decolletage, it was the strategically placed sheer panel cutouts along the long sleeves and the length of the bodice that invoked a thoroughly sexy-meets-gothic vibe. To complement her darker red-carpet choice, she styled her new shorter hair in a bouffant-inspired pouf with minimal makeup to match. Are you digging her look?
Colorful ensembles are always playful, but there is something so chic and understated about a solid-hued look, which is why we adore how these six celebrities rocked their monochromatic looks. Melissa George worked a red-hot ensemble with bow-accent Christian Louboutin pumps in Hollywood, Kate Bosworth went black on black in Hugo Boss in Berlin, while Ashley Greene blushed in a neutral Emilio Pucci mini and textured Casadei pumps in LA. In a world where prints are prominent, it's easy to push aside classic monochromatic ensembles, but next time you're heading out on the town, take a cue from these stylish stars.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- According to Milan Fashion Week schedulers, Gucci will open the Spring 2013 shows in that city on Sept. 19. Giorgio Armani, who normally closes the week, will instead show midway through on Sept. 23, prompting some to believe that he has different plans for the end of the week. [The Cut]
- Amber Valletta stars in Pucci's very first ad campaign, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot. [Design Scene]
- For the first time in five seasons, Oscar de la Renta's ad campaign doesn't involve Karlie Kloss. Instead, the brand's Fall 2012 ads feature Candice Swanepoel and Katryn Kruger. [Fashion Gone Rogue]
- Issey Miyake will release a fragrance called Pleats Please. It will hit Austria next month, but it won't hit the United States until 2013. [WWD]
- What's Michael Kors's favorite escape? The beach. "If I could, I'd burn every shoe I own." But will he drink beer on the beach? "Sure! I’m American — why not?" [Daily Front Row]
Above: The finale of Gucci's Fall 2012 show.