The annual White House Correspondents' Dinner took place in our capital over the weekend, and Hollywood's finest made their way to the East Coast to show their support. Prada was a favorite of the night — both Kate Mara and Claire Danes went for beautiful looks from the label. Kerry Washington went graphic in a black and white dress by Wes Gordon, plus we got a peek at FLOTUS Michelle Obama's Monique Lhuillier number. All that and more in today's Fashion Flash. On Allison: Rachel Zoe blazer, Jane Basch necklace.
Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner gathered celebrities from New York to LA to Washington DC. There were plenty of ladies decked out in their red carpet finest, including Katy Perry in Giambattista Valli, Kerry Washington in Wes Gordon, Kate Mara in white Prada, and more. Amy Poehler also went for white, choosing a dress from Basler. Nashville's Connie Britton wore a bright blue Temperley London number, while costar Hayden Panettiere picked a yellow Katharine Kidd gown. Purple was a popular choice for Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Dolce & Gabbana dress. and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery in Elie Saab. Claire Danes went with baby blue Prada to hit the dinner with husband Hugh Dancy — see all the White House Correspondents Dinner fashions!
Plenty of guys turned out too — Modern Family's Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet, Matthew Perry, and Scandal's Tony Goldwyn were among those who stepped out to hear jokes from host Conan O'Brien. We were on the scene at the big dinner and have rounded up highlights from the 2013 Correspondents Dinner.
Coach held its third annual Evening of Cocktails and Shopping to benefit the Children's Defense Fund in Santa Monica, CA, last evening, and the event drew out some enviable style from a few of our favorite celebs. Katy Perry stole the night in Thakoon, Hailee Steinfeld showed us her take on black and white, and January Jones and Chloë Sevigny served up Spring florals. It's all in today's Fashion Flash! On Allison McNamara: Club Monaco top, Nashelle necklace, Bebe shorts.
There is a new Target collaboration that we can't wait to get our hands on: Kate Young for Target! The collection features party-ready outfits that celebrities like Michelle Williams and Kate Mara showcased on the red carpet at the launch party last evening in NYC. We were on hand to catch it all and even caught up with Kate Mara, who talks about the dress she chose to wear from the collection, her favorite red-carpet dress of all time (hint: she loves her brights), and what's on her shopping list for Spring. All of that and more in today's Fashion Flash. On Allison McNamara: Club Monaco dress, Stella & Dot necklace.
Michelle Williams showed off a new shaved hairstyle at the launch for her friend and stylist Kate Young's Target collection in NYC yesterday. She wore a white tuxedo jacket and blue shorts, all from the Kate Young for Target collection, as she caught up with Kate at the event. Michelle has been laying low in her Brooklyn neighborhood over the past few weeks after she finished up her promotional duties for Oz the Great and Powerful. She has been keeping busy by running errands, including trips to the grocery store with daughter Matilda and taking walks with her dog Lucky.
Michelle's fellow Brooklynite Maggie Gyllenhaal — and her husband Peter Sarsgaard — also turned out to support Kate, as did House of Cards star Kate Mara, who looked gorgeous in a yellow dress. Both ladies also wore Kate Young for Target as they said hi to other Kate Young fans including Giada de Laurentiis.
The Hollywood starlets hit the prom-themed red carpet last night to celebrate the launch of the Kate Young For Target collection decked out in, you guessed it, Kate Young For Target wares. Maggie Gyllenhaal looked bohemian-chic in a one-shoulder printed maxi dress with a pair of suede strappy flats and a rhinestone bracelet; Michelle Williams showed off her new '90s hairdo and cool-girl style in a white blazer, black semisheer top, and navy shorts; and Kate Mara donned a party-ready yellow rhinestone-embellished dress accessorized with a bold cuff and suede peep-toe pumps. We can't think of better (celebrity-styled) examples of why you should nab a piece from the new collaboration once it hits stores and online on April 14. Now, we want to hear from you: which look gets your best-dressed vote?
Spring is just around the corner, and the pretty pastels of the season are starting to crop up in the makeup palettes of famous faces. Kate Mara was spotted sporting a gorgeous pastel peach, while Eva Amurri Martino donned a glossy pink shade. Hayden Panettiere also got in on the trend with a swipe of cotton-candy color across her lips. 'Tis the season to bring out those pastels, but who sported the trend best?
For last night's Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture Vanities Calendar party in West Hollywood, the styles proved fun and flirty, and they certainly favored leg-baring numbers. Olivia Munn, who also shared hostessing duties, stepped out in a navy-and-white tuxedo-inspired minidress by Bird, and paired the look with a Juicy Couture clutch and peep-toe pumps. Meanwhile, bold prints took center stage thanks to Jaime King's Alexander McQueen dress and Brooklyn Decker's matching top and skirt set from Preen's Spring '13 collection. Eva Longoria opted not to walk the red carpet — and worked a casual outfit inside — while Kate Mara, Ellie Kemper, and Minka Kelly turned out even more cool cocktail ensembles. See it all inside, then vote on your favorite look at the end of the slideshow!
Celebrities turned out to toast award season at the Vanity Fair Vanities Calendar party in West Hollywood last night. Eva Longoria, Brooklyn Decker, and Ali Larter made the rounds with Olivia Munn. The Office stars B.J. Novak and Ellie Kemper were also on hand to bring some laughs to the party, while Kate Mara and her boyfriend, Max Minghella, partied after recently flying in from NYC.
The award season celebrations won't be letting up anytime soon, as the Oscars are coming up this Sunday, Feb 24. If you want to get in on the celebrations, be sure to vote in our Oscar ballot for a chance to win $1,000 and an iPad!
Just the night before, Rooney Mara joined sister Kate on the red carpet for the premiere of her new show. Now Kate is returning the favor. The actress stepped out for the NYC premiere of Rooney's new film, Side Effects, and even followed up with a sweet tweet about her sister's performance. Aside from the family bonding, the sisters' arrivals again gave us a side-by-side comparison of their personal styles. They set the stage for a style battle with obvious contrasts. Rooney opted for a creamy white Alexander McQueen confection and Kate stepped out in a flirty LBD. But color palettes aside, there are a few common denominators. Each dress boasts a feminine fit-and-flare shape and a more fashion-forward cut. Kate's is certainly a more understated look, and the true beauty of Rooney's dress is in the gorgeous floral appliqués and embellishments. Rooney is also the first to bring McQueen's Pre-Fall '13 collection to the red carpet. As for the finishing touches, Kate looked to a sleek metallic clutch and Nicholas Kirkwood platform pumps with a little more personality, while Rooney let the gorgeous dress take the focus, also choosing Kirkwood heels, but more pared-down, nude peep-toes. That's the fashion breakdown. Now, study up and cast your vote for the sister who stole the spotlight on last night's red carpet.