This week, the stylish set jetted off to Cannes for its annual film festival. Everybody from Nicole Kidman to Emma Watson turned up with their style A-game (read: decadent gowns, sleek separates, and stunning Summer style inspiration) — and we haven't missed a single photocall or red carpet yet. Meanwhile, we went wild for our favorite designers' custom maternity-dress sketches for Kate Middleton, rounded up our must-have gifts for this year's grads, and wrapped Bridal Fashion Week with a blowout trend breakdown. See all this — plus a special (shirtless!) tribute to David Beckham — in this week's fashion recap!
Come May 22, you can shop three J.Crew-exclusive collections, courtesy of 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Greg Chait, of The Elder Statesman, and runners-up Tabitha Simmons and Jennifer Meyer. This latest collaboration trifecta marks the third year in a row that J.Crew and the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund have teamed up to show off an emerging lineup of American designers, and to celebrate the trend, shoppers are getting a little treat.
Currently, you can sign up on jcrew.com to receive a link to snag the limited-edition collections on May 21 — a whole day earlier. In the meantime, here's your first look at the respective collections.
Between the sexy relaunch of Versus Versace (we're serious — black has never looked so fierce) and the sweet Boden Fall '13 lineup, this week was definitely one for parties and previews. Our stylish snaps didn't stop there, though — Chrissy Teigen dropped by to talk about her new show, and we might just be working on our own special Summer-themed segment, too. See it all in our weekly Instagram recap!
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Thank goodness it's Friday, because Doutzen Kroes's latest turn as the face of H&M's High Summer campaign makes us want to be gallivanting on some far-off shore, too. Sure, Beyoncé may have heated things up in the brand's Summer kickoff campaign, but this Terry Richardson-shot spread is all sunshine, perfectly tousled beach hair, and of course, beach-bound essentials — with Tulum, Mexico, as the backdrop. Inside, Kroes shows off a cool mix of easy cover-ups, belted and accented with statement jewelry, and truth be told, there's really not much more you need than that. A look at the H&M High Summer campaign, as well as our favorite picks from the collection, here.
Topshop has launched its festival collection inspired by Kate Bosworth today, which ultimately plays into the brand's multidimensional, interactive Summer campaign. From the acid-washed denim dresses and buckle-strap wedges to the pink-dipped feather angel wings, silver slip dresses (made for frolicking), and essential white separates, the lineup has Bosworth's mark on every piece.
"To gain learning experience from the Topshop design team has been a great opportunity for me. Our intent was to create fresh, wearable, and effortless festival pieces. I am proud of our work together and I adore these pieces," Bosworth said. Along with the collection debut, a short film shot by Bosworth's fiancé, Michael Polish, entitled The Road to Coachella, was released today, too. The dreamy video reveals Kate Bosworth roaming Mono Lake, CA, in a handful of effortlessly styled Topshop looks.
Consider this the beginning of Topshop's Summer campaign — which aims to celebrate British festival style and the discovery of music — and click on for your first look at the collection, campaign, and short film. Then, shop it here!
Source: Courtesy of Topshop
In an attempt to revitalize and rework the current state of Milan Fashion Week, Italy's National Chamber of Fashion is calling a public mea culpa, WWD reports. With an uptick in designers opting to show in London and international press leaving Milan early to head to Paris, the need for change is pressing. "If Milan has declined, it's because of everyone's selfishness. We should all be less selfish and more open," said Prada CEO and Chamber Vice President Patrizio Bertelli.
Of course, as with most master plans, there's always a snag, and this one comes courtesy of Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana. The two labels are not currently part of the Chamber, which means there will be some amendments afoot if they don't join the association; namely, they will not be officially included on the Milan Fashion Week calendar going forward. While Dolce & Gabbana has not commented, Giorgio Armani has. The designer voiced his support for bringing Italian designers back to Milan Fashion Week and called the revamp "a good initiative." However, he said he doesn't have current plans to join the Chamber and plans to show his collection on a "strategic" day during MFW. But why not join if you share a common goal?
Along with her Bravehearts campaign, Taylor Swift partnered up with Keds on a very fitting shoe collaboration. The collection — which retails for $50 a pair — features 12 Champion sneaker styles reimagined. "The sneakers are really fun and easy to wear, and the designs reflect some of my favorite things," said Swift. Translation: the classic silhouette comes covered in a quirky sunglasses print; chevron patterns are tinged with mini guitars, paw prints, and flowers; and a stars-and-anchors motif provides a preppier slant. And if the shoes don't already speak for themselves, Swift sat down with stylist Zanna Roberts Rassi to talk all things collaboration, personal style evolution, and "dressing like a fairy." Keep reading for the best Swift style quotes, as well as a complete look at the Swift for Keds collection inside.
To celebrate the long-awaited opening of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo will sponsor a black-tie inaugural gala alongside cochairs Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Jamie Tisch, and Wallis Annenberg. The evening will not only play host to a star-studded crowd, it will also shine light on a series of events including a performance on the Goldsmith Theater stage and an exclusive showing of Ferragamo's Spring 2014 collection.
The new cultural hub transformed an entire Beverly Hills city block, with the historic 1934 Beverly Hills Post Office and new Goldsmith Theater integral parts of the transformation. And with Ferragamo's deep-rooted ties to Los Angeles — the iconic shoe designer opened his first shop in Hollywood almost 100 years ago — and a worldwide commitment to the arts, it made perfect sense to sponsor the inaugural gala.
The gala is scheduled for mid-October, but the festivities have already started. A look at Ferragamo's cocktail preparty plus a sneak peek at the center here.
Christy Turlington Burns will return to Calvin Klein as the face of the brand's Fall 2013 Underwear ad campaign, WWD reports. The campaign was shot in Vieques, Puerto Rico, by photographer Mario Sorrenti and was inspired by the label's "signature and provocative imagery."
Turlington Burns's long-standing relationship with Calvin Klein stems all the way back to her first runway show for its Fall 1987 season. Since then, she has starred in Calvin Klein's Collection, Underwear, Jeans, and Swimwear ads, as well as its Eternity and Contradiction fragrance ads. Needless to say, Turlington Burns is among a select group of models who have earned Calvin Klein veteran status, with Kate Moss, Lara Stone, and Natalia Vodianova also making the cut. And with the upcoming Fall ads set to debut in the September magazine issues, she continues her reign. Before the real thing hits, take a look at some of her past Calvin Klein Underwear campaigns, here in the gallery.
Source: Facebook user Calvin Klein
With Kate Middleton's baby bump finally showing, there comes a flurry of designers vying to dress her. And, according to WWD, they're more than willing to create custom maternity clothes for the expecting Duchess of Cambridge, too. Karl Lagerfeld, Nina Ricci, Vera Wang, and Donna Karan were among the designers to submit exclusive sketches, supplying a cool mix of daytime looks and more royally geared evening gowns, all tailored to highlight her bump.
To date, Middleton hasn't exactly been the poster child for wearing maternity clothes, having only worn one Topshop maternity outfit since her pregnancy was announced last year. Instead, she has opted to recycle her preexisting wardrobe with looks from Erdem, Mulberry, Armani, Max Mara, and Tara Jarmon — pieces that will remain wearable after the baby is born. Practicality aside, these designer sketches are undeniably fun. Click through to see them all, and tell us which design you like best in the comments below.