Barneys is boosting your style IQ with even bigger markdowns (up to 60% off, to be exact) on select Spring/Summer merchandise! Our wish list includes Lanvin's standout striped peplum dress, some Manolo Blahnik heels, and how about a bold Marni cuff to complete the look? Shop more covetable sale picks below.
Alber Elbaz has never had a problem with glamour, and for Lanvin Resort 2014, he supplied it with an opulent flourish, with subtlety, and, most importantly, with a wink. Lamé brocades came dotted with gold and copper sequins, colorful snakeskin covered sleek trench coats and boxy tops, and paisley-print shifts were accented with chunky scarab-shaped necklaces and brooches. In effect, Elbaz invoked the flair of a modern-day Cleopatra, only to fuse and build upon it further with the bold palette and regality of an Indian maharajah.
His quintessential black and white pieces were also there — some in sportier perforated leather finishes, some simple and straightforward — all topped with oversize, numbered gold pendants that even hip-hop artist Flavor Flav would approve of. And at the middle of his Resort spectrum came a bold red strapless dress: a number that proved structural, clean, and perfect for the woman who doesn't need more than a sultry hue to be glamorous.
Once you have your perfect wedding dress and a beautiful veil to match, it's time to secure an equally chic clutch that will house all your night's necessities. Whether you're a classic, retro, or beachy bride, we've got 21 bags that are pure eye candy. You want all-out glitz and glitter? Check. Prefer something subtle? We have that, plus everything in between, including this whimsical Charlotte Olympia "Just Married" find. Head inside to see it all, then shop the one that will match your wedding theme.
Not just for the girlie girl, this season's ruffles have taken a turn toward modernism via structural silhouettes and minimal design. The result? Swooping pieces from brands like Chloé and DVF. Tip: let your ruffles do the talking and accessorize your look with simple jewelry and neutral footwear.
Whether you're a bridesmaid or a bride looking for dress ideas for your bridal party, look no further than these famous faces. Be your wedding black-tie, set in a casual garden, or beachside, these red-carpet moments will — no doubt — speak to you. What's more, the gowns certainly don't skimp on spotlight-worthy details, such as rich colors, exquisite fabrics, and dramatic silhouettes. Click on to see standout gowns worn by everyone from Kate Hudson to Solange Knowles for further wedding-fueled inspiration.
The Great Gatsby world premiere took place in New York City last evening, and Baz Luhrmann's cast came out to celebrate. Carey Mulligan stood out in a bold red Lanvin look that's in-line with her minimalist approach to red carpet dressing. In the movie, Carey wore a bevy of decadent '20s-inspired Prada gowns along with loads of diamonds and pearls, and she told us that she was nervous wearing it all — she even broke her pearls a few times! For all the style scoop from the Gatsby premiere, watch today's Fashion Flash. On Allison: Rebecca Taylor jacket, Zara top.
Before Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz had even toyed with the idea of collaborating with a cosmetics brand, his fate was sealed. "I knew that eventually Alber would work with a cosmetics company, and so I told him, 'If you do something with someone else, I will kill you,'" Lancome president Youcef S. Nabi, who is a close friend of Elbaz, told W magazine with a laugh. "I really wasn't kidding."
And because of Nabi's persistence, the beauty world will welcome Elbaz's ultra-luxe quad of mascaras on June 15. "Eyes are so important to me," Elbaz said. "When I think of cosmetics, I think of eyes. For Lancome, I wanted to do something funny and a little handmade." Building from these ideas, Elbaz created whimsical cartoon packaging for four of Lancome's mascaras: hearts for Hypnose Doll Lashes, blue stars for Hypnose Star, pink polka dots for Hypnose Drama, and big doe eyes for the classic Définicils. "I'm hoping women will collect all four," Nabi said.
Beyond the line of mascaras, Elbaz is slated to conjure up a set of eye shadow boxes but has no far-reaching plans with Lancome. "We'll do this project and see how it works," Elbaz said. The designer is hesitant about expanding and diluting his brand, which explains why he has never designed a secondary, less expensive line. Partnerships are also a rare affair; he never collaborates unless it makes creative sense.
His collaboration with Lancome, however, will no doubt further prove his love affair with women. "I adore women," said Elbaz, who also appreciates that being a woman today isn't always easy. "Women try to be the best everywhere, and it's impossible. I want my clothes to give women the freedom to just be — I want them to put on my dresses and shine." C'est parfait, non?
We're suckers for ultrafeminine takes on menswear, and these latest tuxedo looks couldn't have come at a better time than wedding season. Here's why. For those who prefer not to wear a dress — and the dress code calls for something formal — actresses Rebecca Hall's and Carey Mulligan's borrowed-from-the-boys ensembles have got you covered. If you're into Rebecca's plunging Lanvin jumpsuit, which she wore for the Iron Man 3 London premiere, you can take the romper route — here's an affordable option from the Kate Young for Target collection ($80) — then jazz it up a with box clutch and ankle-strap sandals. Or you can follow suit on Carey's Victoria Beckham tuxedo cape look by sporting a tuxedo vest or blazer (with nothing underneath!), then matching it up with cropped tuxedo pants and T-strap pumps. Of course, don't forget to add sparkly baubles and a red lip to give your menswear-inspired ensemble a sexy, albeit polished, finish. Now all you have to do to get started is shop our chicest tuxedo pieces below.
When faced with a sea of save-the-dates, don't panic. Take a deep breath and repeat after us: this is the perfect wear-to-any-wedding dress. Thanks to a slightly skin-baring cut, breezy silhouette, and floor-length hemline, you might as well consider the silk maxi dress your solution to any wedding guest dress code. The right jewels, evening sandals, and minaudière give it a back-tie twist; with a pair of metallic sandals and beachy waves, you're dressed for a best friend's casual seaside nuptials. We've handpicked 16 of the best dresses on the market — all you have to do is click through to shop and start envisioning how you'll style them for any number of your wedding season obligations.