Between promoting Iron Man 3 and her new cookbook, Gwyneth Paltrow has had many opportunities to deliver some fierce red carpet looks. And at the film's LA premiere last night, her colorblocked Antonio Berardi gown — complete with supersexy sheer panels — did not disappoint. Let's just say, these risqué insets put thigh-high slits to shame! Watch on for all the style scoop. On Allison McNamara: Rebecca Taylor top, Zara vest, Jane Basch necklace.
The road to the Oscars is paved with many star-studded Vanity Fair parties, and while Monday night's event supplied the flirty cocktail dresses, yesterday's "Girl Rising" party delivered a cool contrast in light vs. dark styling. Freida Pinto stepped out in a blue, gray, and cream patchwork-infused, mesh-detailed Antonio Berardi dress from the designer's Spring '13 collection, and finished the look off with pewter Roger Vivier ankle-strap sandals. Meanwhile, Chloë Moretz chose a Christian Dior Pre-Fall '13 black fit-and-flare number that offered up a chic take on ladylike dressing — and played to a much darker kind of nighttime glamour. She kept her hair down, wore a smoky eye, and completed it all with nude pointy-toe pumps. Both ladies did right by their evening fare, so now it comes down to who you think did it best. Weigh in below!
Last night's Directors Guild Awards played host to yet another round of slick red-carpet cocktail attire. While not quite the stuff of black-tie affairs, our two favorite looks certainly held enough intrigue to supply ample (sleeveless) styling inspiration. Jennifer Garner opted for an Antonio Berardi LWD that, once again, proved her ability to find the balance in sexy cuts and glamorous finishes. And for us, the combination of a body-conscious silhouette, embellished top, and a crisp Winter white hue made this the kind of monochromatic outfit that never veers toward boring. To counter the sleeveless shift, she accessorized with muted metallic pieces, namely a Salvatore Ferragamo box clutch and matching satin peep-toe pumps, then added just a hint of sparkle via Cartier jewels. Jennifer's look is the perfect solution to your "how to wear white at night" question. But if you're not a fan of the peep-toe look in Winter, try a pointy-toe pump in the same neutral tone instead.
This award season's wild-card styler, Anne Hathaway, went for a punchier print look, donning a sleeveless pink-and-blue beaded Valentino Couture dress with navy blue Casadei vegan heels. Because the dress offered up a serious textual statement, the Les Misérables actress didn't do much else in the way of add-ons. Her diamond studs, tennis bracelet, and wedding ring served as the outfit's only accents, and in this case, it totally worked. Anne's playful choice is the kind of dress you should wear on the next night out with the girls — it's fun, festive, but doesn't feel overdone in the least. Which look would you wear? Tell us in the comments.
Not only did Beyoncé put the kibosh on the National Anthem lip-synching controversy — yes, she did sing along to a prerecorded track, but today's stunning live performance put the nay-saying to rest — but she also looked phenomenal while doing so. This afternoon, the brunette stunner fielded questions at a Super Bowl halftime press conference in New Orleans, and to do so, she worked a gorgeous long-sleeved, leg-lengthening, back-baring little white dress by Olcay Gulsen. Not letting any detail go to waste, she also sported sheer-mesh polka-dotted pumps, supplying a double dose of sexy-meets-sweet style. As if her dress weren't chic enough, Beyoncé took her look to new heights via cascading side-swept curls, a gold-foil manicure, and a few dainty jewels. If these looks are a preview of what's in store for (what promises to be) an epic Super Bowl halftime, we can't wait to see what noteworthy ensemble she chooses for the big game.
But wait, there's more. Beyoncé gave us an encore with a second press-conference outfit. She stepped out backstage in another dazzling number: a bright orange knee-length Antonio Berardi dress that she partnered with gold-studded Jimmy Choo pumps.
It's only Tuesday, but Jessica Chastain's already supplied enough glamorous fashion fodder for the whole week. Her appearances on the Late Show With David Letterman and at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards last night drew out two lovely looks from the actress (who already wowed us with her enviable Winter coat collection). Now, it's clear the actress is revving up for award-season fashion — and we have a feeling that these two test runs are just the tip of the iceberg for the Zero Dark Thirty star. For her first trick, Jessica headed to the Late Show in a brilliant, cobalt-hued Antonio Berardi sheath. The curve-skimming sheath fits perfectly, and while the front of the dress is classically chic, the real wow factor is the exposed-zip and cutout back. For the finish, Jessica looked to a pair of ankle-strap heels, the perfect choice to play up the dress's sexier side.
Of course, that's just the beginning of Chastain's night — the style antics continued when the actress headed to the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, this time in a lacy Oscar de la Renta fit-and-flare confection from the label's Pre-Fall '13 collection. Switching gears, Jessica played to a more ladylike side with a feminine cut, frilly details, and a megawatt Queen by Harry Winston diamond collar necklace (totaling $1.3 million). She arrived in a classic black coat, and finished it off with a pair of peep-toe Louboutins for a sweet take on evening style. Now, it's time to cast your votes — which of Jessica's little dresses wowed you?
Chloë Moretz chose a fashion-forward Antonio Berardi look from the Resort 2013 collection for Comic Con in NYC. But it was her black-and-white polka-dot Sophia Webster sandals that really stole the spotlight from her top half. The shoes coordinated perfectly with her ensemble, but they also managed to stand out from the rest. Chloë's latest look proves the power of quirky footwear, and it's a power that should not be underestimated. So the next time you're getting dressed, before you choose your shoes, consider finishing off with a pair of quirky sandals, boots, or flats. They can be unique in shape, print, color, or all of the above. Just make sure they simultaneously coordinate and clash with your look. Shop our favorite quirky footwear below to get started.
It may have featured the season's requisite decorations and used its popular materials (sequins, paillettes, mesh, sheer fabrics, and their ilk), but Antonio Berardi's Spring 2013 collection was more about exploring shape than it was about chasing trends.
"Everything was incredibly geometric, the idea was that it was architectural, even the silhouettes," Berardi said backstage after the show — and he wasn't kidding. Most of the skirt hems in his collection fell to two severe points after cascading in wide arcs off his models' hips. Jackets featuring generous extensions of the peplum featured the same effect. Meanwhile, sequins snaked down from the shoulders of jackets and dresses or up from the cuffs of trousers and sleeves to create a graphic appeal. That these bits of shiny stuff had an iridescent quality is worth noting: it's something we've seen from more than one London designer at this point.
Sports Illustrated bombshell Kate Upton attended an event in NYC last night wearing a red Antonio Berardi dress ($1,318) with nude Yves Saint Laurent platform pumps ($825). From the front it looked like any standard sheath dress, but when Kate turned to the side, bam, a sexy exposed zipper running down the side was revealed. We've seen a plethora of exposed-zipper dresses — mainly running down the back — but we're absolutely loving the side exposed zipper detail; it's fresh and subtly sassy. While Kate's exact is available to shop, we did also hunt down a very similar and less-expensive style that comes in three colors: this Hybrid midi-length dress with side zip feature ($145). Wear it to the office with a blazer and pumps, then come night, throw it on with strappy sandals and shiny baubles to party chic.
Nicole Kidman is known for her classy style sense, but at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where she promoted her new flick The Paperboy along with Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron, the actress proved that the classic sheath can also be sexy! Nicole chose an orange red Antonio Berardi knee-length sheath with a fabulous side slit, then finished off with Manolo Blahnik peep toes and a gold Omega watch. While her exact dress isn't available, this red Antonio Berardi dress with a single side zip ($1,740) is equally stunning, especially since you can unzip it as much as you like. For something less pricey, try this Mango red slim-fit cocktail dress ($100). Or for an even sassier take on the classic sheath, get this Versace cutout red dress ($711, originally $1,105).
The high-low hemline trend is going strong among the celeb crowd and it's easy to see why, considering it's a fun and flirty alternative to one-length gowns. Everyone from Naya Riversa, to Nicole Richie, to Victoria's Secret model Lindsay Ellingson, and more have chosen various styles on the red carpet. Polka dots, sheer, hot pink, sequined . . . the list goes on. Step inside to see which celebs have worked the high-low trend and to shop similar pieces for your closet.