Pregnant Reese Witherspoon went on a coffee run in LA wearing a cool Summer ensemble: a knee-length striped dress with a denim button-up over it. Ray-Ban Wayfarers, snake-print sandals, and a handful of gold jewels, including a Jennifer Meyer nameplate necklace, completed her casual weekend look. But it was Reese's off-white Givenchy Nightingale tote that really took her look to a whole other luxe level. Although her exact one isn't available online, you can add this similar khaki style ($2,020) or this medium tote in soft gray ($2,260) to your Summer bag collection. Carry it with jeans while running errands during the day, then dress it up with an all-black look for a sleek and chic nighttime feel. To get Reese's entire look, shop similar pieces below.
While we all love a good strappy sandal to complement a fabulous dress, sometimes it's good to pick a pared-down shoe to let the dress do all the dazzling. While celebrities haven't ditched their detailed sandals altogether, they are totally feeling the minimalist ankle-strap sandal trend at the moment. Jennifer Connelly wore her black Givenchy sandals in NYC, Rihanna wore a red pair with a white ruffle skirt, and Kim Kardashian chose a black Christian Louboutin pair with her Stella McCartney number. Check out all the celebs who are feeling minimalist sandals, then shop the hot trend for yourself.
Hollywood has an obsession with Givenchy's ankle-strap high-heeled sandals, but Diane Kruger opted to wear the flat version with a white Vanessa Bruno dress while appearing at Sirius XM Studio in NYC. The actress could have chosen the heeled version, but her decision to go with flats took her look to casual, effortless heights. If you've been looking for comfortable statement sandals to live in all Summer long, look no further than Diane's Givenchy pair. Here is the nude ($398, originally $795), the salmon-skin pair ($359, originally $890), and black pair ($795). Choose your favorite hue and sport them with everything from dresses to shorts to skirts to jeans. Because they're so streamlined and minimal, you can rest assured that they won't clash with anything you wear.
Riccardo Tisci fused Hubert de Givenchy's clean-lined '60s silhouettes with an eclectic, bohemian gypsy vibe when he created his Fall 2012 Couture collection for Givenchy. The 10-look offering is as much a "collision of contradiction," as the house called it, as it is a study in how to take luxurious materials out of their own comfort zones. Nappa leather, for example, was cut into a fringe that got bonded back together to form the bodice and sleeves of one dress. The same fringe was also used to create a floor-length cape. When they were done cutting leather into strips, workers in Tisci's atelier turned their attention to creating a sort of mink lace — pieces of the fur were shaved away to allow for beadwork to shine through, then formed into coats with short kimono sleeves. Another cape spun from a red-and-black beaded fringe only displays its intricate pattern when it stands still. And that's where the contradiction in this collection is at play: the dresses that rely on movement and color to make statements blend perfectly well with beige wool column dresses that look forceful and powerful when they stand completely still.
Welcome to our latest edition of CelebStyle's top stars of the week. This week's best expressed their personal styles through sophisticated twists on classic pieces and swoon-worthy Parisian-chic pairings. Our standouts were Joan Smalls in a pair of posh printed pants, Diane Kruger in a polished and quirky denim look, Olivia Palermo in a ladylike yet edgy leather peplum top, and a couple more including Poppy Delevingne and Jessica Alba. Take a break from your workday and cruise through to see all of our top trendsetters, why we chose them, and how you can channel their looks for this weekend and beyond.
Riccardo Tisci tapped into Game of Thrones decadence with his Fall collection. Setting the stage in an intimate appointment-only landscape, Tisci took his viewers into a luxurious, gypsy-inspired world surrounded by the trees. We can't help but feel transported to Sherwood Forest as the regal-like collection unfolded in rich red beading, embroidery, and laser-cut leather and fur. He tapped into luxury, but like all things Givenchy, the richness was never overworked or too precious. With easy silhouettes, you have the sense that you could carry off the most intricately beaded and embellished pieces as easily as Joan Smalls, who wears her glittering and fringed black and gold ombre top with a perfect nonchalance. That's the cool-girl quality Tisci never forgets; here it was the opulence of his details countered in effortless shapes, like a simple column gown finished with a fur caplet or an intricate, perfectly draped leather and fringe cape.
- Trends: Fur, capes, thigh-high slits, leather, fringe, geometric embellishment.
- Colors: Rich red, black, buttery brown, creamy beige, flecks of gold.
- Key piece: The red beaded, fringe, and fur-trimmed capes and coats in black and brown.
- Accessories: Visor-like shades, open-toe boots (and a German Shepherd).
- Who would wear it: The ultraluxe gypsy; Carine Roitfeld was made to wear the fringed leather capes.
We already showed you four stylish celebrity-inspired ways to wear your denim skirt this Summer and now we have witnessed the chicest way. At Chanel's Haute Couture show in Paris, British model Poppy Delevingne taught us how to work a denim skirt in the most sophisticated way possible. She started out by tucking a white silk blouse into her light denim skirt, then added major sparkle via these Givenchy gold glitter sandals ($624, originally $1,040). For a touch of quirkiness, Poppy wore rose-tint round Ray-Ban sunglasses, then finished off with a contrasting teal clutch. Poppy's Parisian ensemble is an example of how denim need not only be for laid-back settings. Work your jean skirt with a silk blouse and glittery sandals for your next high-profile appearance.
Jimmy Choo's Lance sandal has some major competition thanks to the latest Hollywood shoe obsession: Givenchy's ankle-strap sandals. The minimalistic-sandal trend has taken off, and Givenchy is the main supplier. Everyone from Charlize Theron to Diane Kruger to Kim Kardashian to Michelle Williams has donned the streamlined ankle-strap sandals to fancy red-carpet events. Check out how the stars wear them, then shop your favorite styles for yourself. Because they're classic and subtle, it's a great investment you'll wear for years to come.
Riccardo Tisci was inspired by the idea of a "traveling, nomadic woman" when he designed Givenchy's Resort 2013 collection. "She's a gypsy, really," he said — and a very modern gypsy at that. Tisci took red, blue, and gold paisley prints from the Givenchy archives and covered them with black-and-white squares and triangles. This created a graphic statement that he then applied to evening gowns, skirts, accessories, and the sarouel pants he's now known for. Much of the rest of the collection comprised solid black and white pieces, including sculptural T-shaped jackets and lacy gowns, but all of the garments allowed for the kind of sporadic movement necessary for modern life — nomadic or otherwise.
Amanda Seyfried was among the stars who attended the 2012 Tony Awards and she was also among those that stood out. The actress chose a colorful beaded Givenchy Fall 2012 dress and shoes, but it was her wide red belt that instantly caught our eye. While her dress would have been pretty on its own, the red belt breathed major life into her look — here is the runway shot. Inspired by Amanda's bold accessory choice, we decided to go on a hunt for equally bold belts to give similarly gorgeous dresses even more pizzazz. Next time you're getting dressed up for a cocktail party, consider cinching your waist with a bright contrasting belt, wide or skinny, to take your look to a spotlight-worthy level.