This week's top stars ran the style gamut in printed pieces, pastel palettes, and chic travel ensembles. Kristen Stewart mixed color into her Fall wardrobe in Paris, working a yellow Balenciaga leather jacket and printed pants, also by the designer; Alessandra Ambrosio chased the fleeting Summer sun in a crisp white blazer, mint Hudson cutoffs, and studded Valentino pumps in LA; and Kim Kardashian wowed us in black and white colorblock Sass & Bide pants in Sydney. These ladies are just a few of the standout style stars, so cruise through to see who else was crowned, then shop their stellar looks for yourself.
It's no secret that celebrities adore designer bags, and Valentino is the latest label lust in Tinseltown. From satchels to totes to clutches, Hollywood's trendsetters have been upping the glam factor of their everyday and evening ensembles with Valentino's hottest bags. Clémence Poésy went Parisian chic with a red full-skirt dress and Valentino's black rockstud clutch, Jennifer Lopez chose a white studded clutch to complete her black and white ensemble, and Jessica Alba accessorized her sheer and leather Valentino dress with a green leather stud-trim clutch. Cruise through to see what other starlets have been crushing on the designer's accessories, then shop their bags for yourself.
Alessandra Ambrosio made our heads turn in short mint denim cutoffs and lust-worthy Valentino rockstud pumps ($895) while running errands around LA. The model mom paired her pastel shorts with a blush silk tank and white blazer to create the perfect pastel palette for a sunny day, then upped the cool factor via aviators, a rose gold watch, and a few wrap necklaces — including this Emerson Ryder bar necklace ($1,000). While the weather is still warm, re-create Alessandra's leggy look with a pair of mint cutoffs, a crisp white blazer, and embellished pumps. Then come Fall, swap the shorts for mint-colored skinny jeans, like this pair from Hudson ($154), to combat the cold in style.
What better way to ring in the NYC Ballet Fall Gala than with costumes designed by Valentino and appearances from Sarah Jessica Parker and Anne Hathaway? Stylish stars headed back to Lincoln Center just a week after New York Fashion Week to see what the NYC Ballet has in store for its upcoming season. Although he's been retired since 2008, designer Valentino has taken up a new interest in designing for the ballet and crafted 16 gorgeous costumes. Other notable attendees included Olivia Palermo, Karolína Kurková, and Iman. Click on to hear more from Sarah Jessica Parker and Valentino! On Allison McNamara: BCBGeneration top, Zara skirt, Iosselliani earrings
The Fashion Weeks of New York, London, and Milan may be taking up most of the industry's attention as of late, but there have been plenty of other noteworthy style moments elsewhere this week as well. New York City Ballet's Fall 2012 opening night, for example, brought a flurry of high-glamour looks on a host of superchic stars. Anne Hathaway, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elettra Wiedemann, Michelle Harper, and more were on hand to fete the event, as was Valentino Garavani, who looked just as dapper as ever — and just happened to design the dance company's costumes.
Click through to see all that, plus more of the week's best looks, here in our best-of-the-week roundup.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Anne Hathaway both donned Valentino for last night's opening of the NYC Ballet. Sarah Jessica is a longtime supporter of the NYC dance organization, and facilitated bringing Valentino in to design costumes for the performers. Valentino spoke to us on the red carpet about the honor of working with the troupe, as well as SJP.
Sarah Jessica, who'd prepped for the night at her home with director Adam Shankman, confided in us about her favorite moment ever wearing Valentino — it was particularly special to her to celebrate Valentino's 45th anniversary in Rome at the Coliseum back in 2007. A fresh-from-LA Anne was the last to arrive, and was careful to arrange her train for photographers. It was a special night for Anne and Valentino since he told reporters he has the honor of creating Anne Hathaway's wedding dress! After hitting the red carpet, SJP and Anne headed in for the season debut along with other celebrity guests like Karolina Kurkova, Daphne Guinness, Diane von Furstenberg, Martha Stewart, and Olivia Palermo.
Ready to find out our top stars of the week? This week's style standouts were all about ladylike looks. Miranda Kerr was the picture of feminine perfection in a sleeveless Equipment blouse, floral Erdem pencil skirt, and nude Lanvin pumps in Tokyo; Olivia Palermo earned her front-row spot at New York Fashion Week in a knotted Carrie Parry blouse, leather midi skirt, and snakeskin ankle-strap Tibi sandals; and Jessica Alba was crowned the master of unexpected combos in a cropped leather jacket and a yellow plaid Ralph Lauren skirt in NYC. And let's not forget about Kristen Stewart, Solange Knowles, Eva Longoria, Lucy Hale, and Nina Dobrev, who showcased stunning looks of their own. Get a closer look at this week's standouts, see why they were chosen, then shop their looks for yourself.
Olivia Palermo has been quite the front-row maven at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013. Her latest ensemble had her working a brown midi-length skirt in the most fashionable way possible. Up top she sported a white Carrie Parry button-down ($350), on bottom Tibi snakeskin ankle-strap sandals, and on her arm a gold watch and an oversize tan Valentino clutch. You can re-create Olivia's Fashion Week look by pairing a midi skirt with a button-down — don't forget to tie it at the bottom — and luxe accessories. Shop similar pieces below to get Olivia's exact look.
Olivia Palermo was a front-row maven at the Noon ny Noor show at New York Fashion Week Spring 2012. For the occasion, she wore leopard Tibi shorts, a Noon by Noor white beaded top, leopard studded Valentino pumps ($1,145), a Lulu Frost necklace, and a turquoise beaded bracelet. Her tan Meli Melo bag ($760) — she also owns the gray version — carried all her fashion essentials. Shop Olivia's latest look for your next big fashionable outing.
Nicky Hilton walked the streets of West Village in NYC looking funky fab in a pair of leopard denim cutoffs. We've seen leopard-print shorts before, but we love how Nicky's pair featured a leopard patch on top of regular denim cutoffs. To make her bottoms really stand out, Nicky kept the rest of her outfit black: scoop tank, ballet flats, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, and this black studded Valentino bag ($2,395). Get Nicky's look by shopping these similar vintage leopard studded shorts ($198) and sporting them with your black pieces. Come Fall, throw them on over black tights and booties for an equally snazzy cold-weather version.