Best Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence stepped out at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards in a sleek black Lanvin number, complete with a flirty bow-tie waist, sexy side cutouts, a revealing back, and a warrior-like silver collar. Unlike her previous red-carpet fare, Lawrence skipped the all-out glamour of a princess gown and instead stunned in something much more body conscious. She paired her skin-baring look with a slicked-back bun, a soft pink lip, and metallic-heeled black sandals. How did she do?
The Outnet, one of our favorite designer outlets, is treating us this weekend with an extra 50 percent off its already-discounted designer pieces! In addition to stocking Winter wares, the massive sale selection also includes a covetable array of Spring-ready dresses, jackets, and accessories. Since we're thinking of the warm weather ahead, we picked out the best transitional pieces for you to shop now. Act fast — everything is selling quickly!
Valentine's Day — whatever your relationship status — presents an opportunity to hone in on your red-and-pink styling strategy. No matter what the actual day's festivities call for, be it a relaxed night in, going out to a romantic dinner, or going all out for a much fancier affair, we've nailed down 36 celebrity-approved looks to inspire your amorous style. Take the sweet route a la Kate Beckinsale in pastel pink coat, or opt for something a little more high-impact like Amanda Seyfried's LRD or Lea Michele's hot-pink sequined Elie Saab. Whatever the occasion, there's a look inside to inspire your sweeter side — just click on for even more famous red-and-pink ensembles from a few of our favorite celebrities.
An actual maelstrom kept Alber Elbaz from participating in Lanvin's Spring 2013 campaign shoot, so he joined in on all the fun via Skype.
Hurricane Sandy and back-to-back fittings in Paris kept Elbaz from flying to New York when Steven Meisel shot the ads, according to WWD. So the creative director made a video call to oversee the proceedings that pops up in the middle of the campaign film. "It's almost like being in New York without flying," he says, later adding that "the perspective is just sick."
Sick indeed — Meisel created a dreamy landscape (with models including Karlie Kloss, Saskia de Brauw, and Daria Strokous) so beautiful that even Elbaz couldn't help but ooh and aah over the pictures. "It's divine," he says. "I feel I'm in a dream. I feel I'm in a cloud." A look at the beautiful cloud below.
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Lanvin's artistic director Alber Elbaz is lending his whimsical touch to Lancome for a playful makeup collection. "His sense of luxury, his vision of femininity and that hint of audacity resonate perfectly with the new values of the Maison Lancome," Youcef Nabi, Lancome International president, told WWD. "We are extremely proud and happy that, with us, he is set to channel his universe in the world of makeup for the very first time."
To get the fashion and beauty world excited for this colorful collaboration, Elbaz created a 15-second animated teaser. There are plenty of vibrant eye shadows, nail lacquers, and lipsticks featured throughout the video, so expect to see some purple, blue, pink, and red in the collection that launches in June.
Alber Elbaz created a veritable zoo of looks for his Pre-Fall 2013 offering, combining a variety of animal prints with lots of fur. Leopard was the predominant animal here, applied to everything from boots to bags, gloves, and more than one coat. One such piece of outerwear was decorated with black and white beads in a floral pattern, while others were simply — yet lavishly — adorned with a fur lapel. But the wilder pieces in this collection were just as wearable as their solid-colored cousins, which counted a sleeveless gray wool coatdress and a black dress with a leather skirt among their number.
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Thanks to award season's kickoff parties and other exclusive events this week, we were inspired by a slew of noteworthy celebrity styles. Solange Knowles satisfied our print-on-print craving donning a geometric Just Cavalli suit in NYC, Anne Hathaway's all-black Saint Laurent suit pairing proved all black is always a chic choice, while Emma Stone turned up the heat in a fiery Lanvin dress in LA. Check out more outstanding looks from this week, then shop similar pieces to start your new year in style.
We joined the style crowd at NYC's Waldorf Astoria last night to celebrate the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner. There, fashion world veterans gathered to toast the industry's rising talent — and raise money for a worthy cause. Among the guest list's heavy hitters, Alber Elbaz was presented with the prestigious 50th Anniversary Geoffrey Beene Fashion Impact Award. We were fortunate enough to snag some time with the night's big honoree: the man behind Lanvin, Emma Stone's gorgeous award season dresses, and that signature bow tie (which, he confessed, he doesn't know how to tie — he wore an elastic one!). As if we couldn't adore the ever-dapper Alber any more, he charmed with details about award season, his dear friend Emma, and upcoming projects.FabSugar: Award season is just around the corner. Are there any plans to maybe help out Emma Stone or design for any of the other leading ladies on the carpet?
Alber Elbaz: Maybe! You know, we are trying. We met few people, I mean, we'll see. Till they don't come out of the limousine with a dress we never know if it's going to happen, so I'm so superstitious and never talk about it, and I think I give them the privacy and the choice also to try different designers, to try different dresses, and to end up deciding [on] what they really feel like having.
FS: Well, we loved Emma Stone's moment at the Golden Globes last year; can you tell me a little bit about your relationship?
AE: And she actually wore last night for a premiere for her new movie, a dress we've made. Emma is a great friend, and I love her, and I think she's so talented and so wonderful and she's such a good daughter to her mother and she's such a good actress. I think she has it all, and I wish her all the best.
FS: Do you have any New Year's resolutions?
AE: To lose weight . . . [laughs]
The holidays may be over, but that didn't stop Emma Stone from working a fiery red-on-red ensemble at the LA premiere of Gangster Squad. The blond beauty wowed in a strapless brocade dress, complete with a dazzling statement necklace and brooch belt, all by Lanvin, and a pair of red patent Christian Louboutin pumps. In Lanvin's Pre-Fall 2013 lookbook, the crystal brooch accentuated the dress's sweetheart neckline, but we love how Emma used it to define her fit frame. If you love this red-hot look as much as we do, shop our picks to re-create it for your next evening soiree.
This may not be the first time Emma Stone has stepped out in a Lanvin LRD (remember her plastic-flower-embellished number at last year's Met Gala?), but her stunning strapless dress at last night's LA premiere of Gangster Squad sealed the deal on her status as both a red-carpet queen and a fashion darling. The actress chose a red woven silk and brocade sweetheart-neckline Pre-Fall 2013 dress — she's the first to step out in the latest collection — which she accented with rich Lanvin costume jewels. We love that the oversize crystal necklace played up her bare décolletage, but never took away from the overtly feminine silhouette. Elsewhere, she let the crystal flower brooch make a waist-cinching statement (no explanation needed there). To finish, she added a Lanvin rectangle clutch and matching Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels. If we learned anything from her impressive Amazing Spider-Man promo tour, it's that Emma is fearless where premiere style is concerned. And since this is the first "stop" on the Gangster Squad circuit, we're excited to see what's next from the (currently) blond beauty. Here's an all-angles look at her opulent Lanvin ensemble, right this way.