When Scandal's Kerry Washington steps onto the red carpet, she is a major fashion force to be reckoned with. But don't take our word — the proof is in the pudding. The actress has been on a roll lately, delivering killer look after killer look by top design houses like Miu Miu, Lanvin, Rodarte, and Oscar de la Renta. And no matter the silhouette or color, Kerry looks amazing in just about anything she wears, be it a minidress, gown, skirt, or jumpsuit. In black lace, she's sexy; in white, angelic; and in florals, undeniably darling. Just in time for the season-two ending of Scandal, see all the wowing red-carpet moments from Kerry when you head inside.
Miley Cyrus is No. 1 on Maxim's annual Hot 100 list, after beating out a roster of sexy stars like Megan Fox, Cameron Diaz, Rihanna, and Beyoncé. She may have gotten her start as Hannah Montana — but judging by her edgy haircut, skin-baring ensembles, and the engagement ring that's (sometimes) on her finger, it's pretty clear that Miss Miley is all grown up. She's gotten progressively more experimental with her style over the past couple of years and has been mixing things up with microminis, strategic cutouts, and dangerously low necklines — not to mention a midriff-baring look or two. To celebrate Miley's hot Maxim news, we're taking a look at 10 of her sexiest red carpet looks so far. Click through now to see them all.
Who can blame Gatsby when Daisy is being played by the lovely Carey Mulligan? Though we first fell in love with her in the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, it's her ravishing red carpet style that has us on constant Carey watch. Donning everything from simple silhouettes adorned with subtle jewels to high-shine confections twinkling with enchantment, we are consciously under this British beauty's style spell, and we have no plan of ever coming out. While promoting her latest film, The Great Gatsby, Carey Mulligan has been on a chic streak, showcasing dashing designs from Lanvin, Prada, and Victoria Beckham — just to name a few. Get ready to be captivated by this leading lady's effortless elegance in 46 dazzling looks.
Not all Met Gala red carpet appearances are created equal, and the style-setting veterans that make their way up those iconic museum stairs in stunning couture gowns year after year have certainly left an impression. Clearly, we can't get enough. We're talking specifically about an elite group of women who have entered into a veritable Met Gala "hall of fame" by virtue of their consistent on-point dressing. Whether your mind goes first to Gwyneth Paltrow's blue Gucci snakeskin dress in 1999, conjures up images of a very Carrie Bradshaw-esque Sarah Jessica Parker in Halston, remembers Blake Lively and Karl Lagerfeld arm in arm in 2011, or jumps right to Beyoncé's flame-embroidered custom Givenchy gown from this year's festivities, you'd be right to assume that these A-listers are among the best dressed (and most memorable) in Met Gala history. Welcome to our official Met Gala Hall of Fame — click on to see who has been inducted.
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Can we talk about Miranda Kerr's amazing fashion sense? It's no secret Miranda has solidified herself in the street-style hall of fame, but the Australian beauty has also mastered the art of turning up the heat on the red carpet. Showcasing her flawless figure in body-hugging creations, high-shine minidresses, and carefully cutout gowns, Miranda's penchant for sexy silhouettes makes her a red-carpet favorite. To be fair, she doesn't always opt for seductive styles, as evidenced by the ethereal, embellished Valentino confection she wore at this year's Vanity Fair Oscars party. Whether channeling a '50s pinup or a Grecian goddess, it's clear Miranda's style savvy knows no limits, and in honor of her recent birthday, we're looking back at her best red carpet moments yet.
After weeks of waiting on pins and needles, the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has come — and gone. Sticking to the night's theme and exhibition, Punk: Chaos to Couture, models, actresses, and fashion fixtures filled the red carpet in punk-inspired ensembles from the likes of Balenciaga, Maison Martin Margiela, Christian Dior, Christopher Kane, and Donna Karan. For a look at all the Met Gala glamour, just keep clicking.
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This year's Met Gala attendees gave us good reason to think two outfits are better than one. And who can blame Ashley Greene for trading her dramatic Marchesa gown for something a little shorter come afterparty? Those iconic Met stairs (read: not ornate-dress friendly) alone could prompt an outfit change, but we think it gives this A-list set another chance to show off one more great look before night's end. Case in point: Allison Williams's surprising dark and sexy twofer, courtesy of Altuzarra. Or how about Madonna's Givenchy Haute Couture tartan and fishnets getup that turned into just fishnets all over? The beauty of seeing fashion's finest is actually seeing them at their finest, and that means outfit changes galore. Which stars were bona fide Met Gala quick-change artists? Find out right this way.
There's no denying it: the Met Gala red carpet debuted some of the sexiest dresses we've seen this year. We're talking thigh-high slits, sheer insets, lacy finishes, plunging necklines, and even some corsets and harnesses (the theme of this year's bash was punk, after all). From Constance Jablonski's hand-crafted golden Wes Gordon gown to a serious display of skin from Miranda Kerr in Michael Kors and Anja Rubik's moto-inspired red leather Anthony Vaccarello mini, our favorite starlets and models weren't afraid to show just how sexy this year's theme could be. What's the point of punk if you can't push the envelope a little, anyway?
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
When Beyoncé arrived on the red carpet at last night's Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we thought the show was over: Queen Bey had arrived fashionably late to fashion's biggest night, and she stole the show in custom Givenchy. But just around the corner, Madonna — perhaps the original Queen of Pop — seemed ready to take back her throne. Moments after Beyoncé made her way atop the staircase, Madonna showed up in a look so punk, we thought she might have ransacked the museum's Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition to get all the materials. (Which, now that we think about it, would have been quite fitting.)
Also in bespoke Givenchy, Madonna had all the workings of true punk royalty. For the details on her look and her afterparty attire, find them here in this gallery.
The looks from last night's Met Gala were long on embellishments — we saw our fair share of grommets, studs, and safety pins in an homage to this year's Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition. But for some stars, it was also short on fabric. We tend to believe it's always a little punk to show up to a black-tie affair (at the nation's largest art museum, no less!) in something ultrashort, so we'd like to pay our respects to the five stars who rocked minidresses. Gisele Bündchen left little to the imagination in an asymmetrical Anthony Vaccarello metal-hook minidress. Stacy Keibler showed up in a studded black Rachel Roy mini with sheer panel sleeves, while Elizabeth Banks went with a menswear-inspired gold Atelier Versace dress. Kate Bosworth put her long legs on full display beneath a structured, pink-beaded Balmain number, and January Jones, ever the red carpet risk-taker, paired a bold Genevieve Jones ear cuff with a sequined LBD by Chanel. In the minidress melee, whose look do you like best?
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