Miranda Kerr took a walk on the wild side Thursday night when she accompanied designer Roberto Cavalli to the opening of his Just Cavalli flagship store in New York's SoHo neighborhood. For the occasion, Kerr chose a gown that combines leopard print — one of Cavalli's favorite prints — with black fabric. She accented the dress with a black leather studded belt and a snakeskin clutch. Do you think this look works, or do these elements not play well together?
Recently, red carpet style has pingponged between sexy, flirty, and outrageous (Miley, anyone?). So, it was with a wave of excitement that we looked at the pictures coming in from the Dubai International Film Festival. Rooney Mara, a red carpet constant from last year, was gloriously back in a white, ruffled one-shoulder custom Lanvin dress. Naomie Harris, riding the wave of what might be her emerging season as a red carpet star, radiated in bright pink accented with a lace neckline and a train that fanned out to her side.
We know, we know . . . both are gorgeous. Still, one's gotta win. Which is your pick for today?
Another day, another set of rather fabulous events. This week saw the style set traveling everywhere from the West Coast to the Middle East and beyond. Rooney Mara looked stunning in a custom Lanvin dress at the Dubai Film Festival, while closer to home, Karlie Kloss and Hannah Bronfman donned sweaters and leather trousers for a Coach party.
But the style set has had a busy week — especially since the festivities of Art Basel in Miami this weekend. Francisco Costa was certainly there, with stylish partygoers such as Alessandra Ambrosio joining him at The Webster for Calvin Klein's bash. You can see what they all wore here in the gallery.
There's nothing like a video game expansion pack release party to bring out the stars — and we mean that seriously. On Wednesday night, Rosario Dawson, Christa B. Allen, Kristen Bell, and Jena Malone were just a few of the bold-faced names to attend a party for Kabam Mobile Games' new expansion pack for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
What we appreciate about these four women in particular is that even though their looks were wildly different, they were all equally interesting. Dawson went for basic black with splashes of color in her bag and down her leg, Allen brightened things up with a red printed dress, Bell went for the graphic embellishment of a Sachin + Babi look, and Malone — who has had a series of red carpet successes of late — went for a leather skirt and a sweet shirt.
Every week, we bring you the best shoppable fashion and lifestyle stories from the editors at InStyle.com, including Kristen Stewart's heel philosophy.
Kristen Stewart is known for her casual style, both on and off the red carpet. Even though the star favors sporty kicks over sky-high stilettos, every once in a while, she’ll throw us all for a loop and rock an amazing pair of heels. But you may not catch her wearing them for long.
"I feel more confident on my feet," she told InStyle.com exclusively at the launch party for Jillian Dempsey Jewelry in LA as to why she prefers sneakers. "Like in a photo, obviously, things look better wearing heels, but in terms of just kicking around and actually like experiencing an entire night, heels limit me." Which is why you’ll often catch her doing a quick change from stilettos to flats at some point during an evening out. "I feel I can experience about half of my night that I would be able to experience if I was just wearing shoes and I could run around," she said.
"Literally, these [heels] slow you down. You get about half of your night, and they’re just like painful. So I really dig Vans. I just like wearing Vans." So chances are if she’s wearing something fancy, we’d bet that she always has a pair of comfy kicks within arm’s reach.
12 Years a Slave was a huge hit at this year's Toronto Film Festival — and let's just say Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt's cameos aren't the only reasons. Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o is getting attention — and we sense some Oscar buzz — for her performance in the film.
But acting aside, the fashion world is also taking note of Lupita's impeccable red carpet style. Want proof? Just follow her on her recent promotions around the world, where the actress has shown off an array of inspiring looks. She's worked everything from colorful to dark, formfitting to frothy — and she's not afraid to bring on the bold accessories. We're calling it now: Nyong'o is going to be the one to watch this award season. Step inside to witness nine of Lupita's gorgeous red carpet looks to see what we mean.
—Additional reporting by Justin Fenner
Ah, the red carpet. The place where celebrities come out in their most gorgeous gowns and sexiest minis. While many looks have us talking the next day, only a selection of standouts are truly unforgettable — looks that we'll be thinking about long after the ball drops on New Year's Eve. From Kate Hudson's stunning turquoise Reem Acra at an NYC bash to Kerry Washington's headline-grabbing Prada number at the Oscars, these dresses are destined to go down in red carpet history.
Now, we've compiled a list of the 64 top frocks of the year, and we're enlisting your help to choose the very best red carpet look. So, from Eva Longoria to Emily Blunt, from Jennifer Aniston to Jennifer Lawrence, vote for your favorite now when you play the Best Red Carpet Look of 2013 bracket right here!
It was an outstanding year for dresses on the red carpet! Celebrities like Rihanna, Claire Danes, and Jennifer Lawrence really took their style up a notch in 2013. We've rounded up our 10 favorite dress moments from this year: take a look, and vote on your favorite dress of the year in our 2013 best dressed bracket.
On Allison: H&M top, Mango vest
The nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards may have only been announced today, but we're already looking forward to the red carpet styles of this year's nominees — and with good reason. From new recruit Lupita Nyong'o to returning favorite Julia Roberts, the big nominees are running the gamut. Plus, between Jennifer Lawrence's deluge of Dior looks during her recent Hunger Games: Catching Fire tour, Sandra Bullock's eye-catching blue dress in Japan, and Cate Blanchett's stunning ensembles in Dubai, we have a feeling the 2014 SAG Awards may set the style bar that much higher this award season. Which nominee are you most looking forward to seeing on the carpet?