On the heels of her sequined Oscar de la Renta tunic-and-trousers look in NYC, Jessica Biel switched things up — twofold — at the Hitchcock LA premiere last night. First, she opted for the kind of red-carpet glamour that's both daring and dramatic, wearing a black ruffled-front Gucci gown and a yellow Fendi clutch. What you can't see (from this angle) is the dress's jaw-dropping back cutout and central slit, which injected all the more evening appeal. Then, in true afterparty form, she ditched the longer hem length and donned a boxy, pleated Michael Kors LWD with rose-gold metallic pumps, Fendi clutch intact. Both numbers are equally gorgeous, so this time, it really comes down to how you prefer your star-studded style. Are you a fan of dark, elegant silhouettes, or do you prefer a more playful minidress? Weigh in on Jessica Biel's quick-changing ways below.
Last night, Kelly Ripa attended GQ Magazine's 2012 Gentlemen's Ball in NYC wearing this Gucci strapless plaid dress ($2,850), which comes with a beautiful studded dragonfly belt. She kept the rest of her look clean, finishing with just two Cartier gold bangles and classic black pumps. If you've got the budget, score Kelly's exact Gucci dress to work into your Fall wardrobe. Top it over a black turtleneck and black tights for a cozier feel. If it's too pricey, shop other Fall-perfect plaid dresses on ShopStyle.
The ladies of Butter were in town last night for the movie's NYC premiere looking superpolished in an array of gorgeous Fall-ready dresses. Ashley went for a monochrome look in a pretty pale pink Donna Karan wrap dress and suede Casadei heels, while Olivia showed off a strong-shouldered modern white sheath dress by Alexander McQueen paired with gold metallic pumps and a matching clutch. Always a stunner on the red carpet, Jennifer Garner showed off her A-list style in a ravishing red Gucci gown paired with a beautiful Pomellato gold-and-diamond chain-link bracelet, while Alicia stayed sweet in a silk scalloped dress and black satin pumps. Which leading lady gets your best-dressed style vote?
Frida Giannini got in touch with her Roman roots for Spring 2013, turning out brightly colored tunics and columnar dresses, bold enough to catch the eye of any paparazzo. Hot pinks and reptilian-print jacquard invoked a little '70s vibe, while flutter ruffles and gorgeous embellishments had us wanting more! To watch the full runway show, click now!
Frida Giannini swathed the runway in bright colors and vivid prints for Gucci's Spring '13 collection. Inspired by the works of Richard Avedon, (specifically his photos of Marella Agnelli, Talitha Getty, and Gloria Vanderbilt), the show opened up with jolt of sleek saturated pink dresses decorated with luxurious ruffles and bell sleeves, and while the silhouettes looked fairly modest in the front, Giannini showed off some skin with elegant back cutouts. A bright brigade of cobalt blue, turquoise, and citron followed suit, providing even more resplendent looks to fawn over. For added texture and contrast, Giannini provided luxurious reptilian print jacquard minidresses and skirt suits — we especially loved the pink python print combo worn by Joan Smalls. If there was any question about Giannini's '70s vibe, the designer provided silky pajama-like printed tunics and pants. No doubt about it, Giannini designed for the bold, impactful, and confident woman; one we can see in red-carpet stunners like Jennifer Lopez and Zoe Saldana.
- Trends: Exaggerated ruffles, leather, bell sleeves, reptilian prints.
- Colors: Bold pink, cobalt blue, turquoise, yellow, white, black, green citron.
- Key Piece: The bold pink ruffled long-sleeve gown was magnificent.
- Accessories: Patent ankle-wrap sandals, oversized sunglasses, statement earrings and necklaces, leather clutches and bags.
- Who Should Wear It: Women who crave a dramatic flair like Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Lopez, and Li Bingbing.
Frida Giannini must be in a good mood. The sunny palette she employed for Gucci's Spring 2013 collection is indicative of an optimistic state of mind — and after last season's rich, glamorous outing of all black everything, this house needed a happy jolt of color.
The hot pinks, seafoam greens, lemon yellows, and shades of blue Giannini sent down the runway in Milan this afternoon were spot-on trend with this season's wider color story. But where others created volume from the waist down, this designer focused on sleeves and necklines. Ruffles added a flirtatious softness to shirts and dresses — on one, the treatment started at the neck and snaked all the way down the wearer's right arm. Bishop and angel sleeves abounded on solid colored garments, too — and it was hard not to appreciate that these effects weren't extended to the few printed garments in the collection.
But Giannini can still do not-so-basic black. Toward the end of the collection, she phased in two dresses and some separates in the color that incorporated her sleeves and ruffles. They were a lovely homage to Gucci's modern black moment (see: Tom Ford in the late '90s), but we wouldn't have missed them.
Tune in to Gucci's Spring 2013 show right now. We're giving you a front-row seat — the best view in the house — to the brand's latest collection as it comes straight down the runway. While the show is slated to start at 8 a.m. EDT/5 a.m. PDT, there's a reason why the phrase "fashionably late" exists. Thus, cue up your live-streaming video now, and be there for all the action, from start to finish.
Beyoncé looked picture-perfect in St. Barts carrying baby Blue Ivy and working a pair of silky floral Gucci trousers ($1,850). The singer has been sporting a slew of printed pants — like this leopard pair — from coast to coast, and her latest pair is perfect for Fall. The singer styled her bold bottoms with a silky white top, half-frame sunglasses, and a bevy of mixed-metal accessories, including Cartier's love bracelet. Score her exact trousers to style with a white blouse and sandals for a day at the beach or dress them up for a night out with this black bandage top by Guess ($100, originally $138).
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- "As soon as I met Alexandra, I fell in love with her look and once I heard her sing, I was blown away by her incredible talent," says Erin Fetherston of singer Alexandra McDermott, who will perform at her Spring 2013 presentation and stars in Fetherston's Spring lookbook. [Fashionologie Inbox]
- Gucci is sponsoring a tribute to David Bowie's style at London's Victoria and Albert Museum that will open next March. The exhibit, called David Bowie is, will feature over 300 objects, including costumes, handwritten notes, set designs, and album artwork, among other items. [The Daily Telegraph]
- Just in time for New York Fashion Week, WWD has released an iPhone app designed to "deliver the news in whatever form our audience needs," says the paper's editor in chief Edward Nardoza. [WWD]
- The theme of Tommy Hilfiger's Spring 2013 collection is American optimism. Fitting, as he'll be showing on the same day and at the same time as another big name, Chado Ralph Rucci. [WWD]
- H&M will provide a free shuttle service in New York City on Fashion's Night Out. Double-decker buses will pick up and drop off passengers at four locations: 51st Street at Fifth Avenue; 59th Street at Lexington Avenue; Broadway at Prince Street; and 34th Street at Seventh Avenue. [Fashionologie Inbox]
- Hermés announced Tuesday that it sued LVMH in July, accusing the luxury conglomerate of insider training and manipulating stock prices in its acquisition of Hermés stock. [Styleite]