When Beyoncé was named honorary chair for the annual Met Gala, we knew the Ball would be a forum for another jaw-dropping look from Queen Bey. She didn't disappoint. Beyoncé continued her red-carpet reign tonight with a stunning Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci custom-made outfit, embroidered with bold flames and finished with a leg-flaunting slit and drama-inducing train. If you didn't know it already, this look says it all: Beyoncé is on fire. Click through to see her stunning Met Gala look from all angles — plus her sheer lace and feather Givenchy, ultraformfitting gold-embroidered Emilio Pucci, and blush-toned Armani Privé from years past. Get a 360-degree look at her Met Gala best right here.
Naomi Watts has been nailing every red-carpet appearance all award season long, but tonight's silver-sequined Armani Privé gown may take top honors. The standout number featured a perfectly placed cutout bodice against an already body-con silhouette. Simple diamond earrings, an elegant updo, and light makeup completed her glittery outfit. Are you feeling it?
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Jessica Chastain channeled Old Hollywood glamour tonight in an ultra-elegant copper-colored custom Armani Privé gown with a Swarovski crystal overlay. The subtle sheen of her strapless dress — the hue perfectly complemented her wavy locks — was enhanced tenfold by the intricate geometric embellishments. 1960s Harry Winston gems were all she needed to finish off her gorgeous look. Are you a fan?
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Battle of the Aussies: Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman attended the AACTA Awards last night in Sydney, Australia, looking nothing short of stunning in their choice of statement dresses. Always one to push the style envelope, Cate donned a fiery red sequined Armani Privé gown paired with black statement earrings and patent pumps. Quite a bold ensemble, especially compared to fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman, who opted to take the ladylike route in a strapless embroidered Erdem Spring '13 dress. The light yellow hue contrasted beautifully against her skin tone and we love that she accessorized her ensemble with a pair of decadent gold and blue earrings along with chic ankle-strap sandals. Which look are you leaning towards — Cate's bold fashion statement or Nicole's ladylike look?
Giorgio Armani continued his sleek streak with the Spring 2013 Armani Privé collection he presented in Paris on Tuesday. There were some looks that pointed back to the designer's history of appropriating men's suiting for women, but by and large this offering was filled with feminine pieces rendered from high-gloss fabrics. Some of the garments, thanks to beading, patterned fabrics, and wooden accessories, had a vaguely tribal feeling, and each look was paired with Armani's rendition of the traditional fez.
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With George Clooney on her arm, Stacy Keibler arrived on the red carpet looking every bit the bombshell blonde. While George is the perfect accessory, she complemented her "arm candy" with a black strapless gown by Armani Privé. Horizontal stripes might be a tricky look to pull off, but leave it to Stacy to pull off the detail in the most elegant manner. To finish her red-carpet ensemble, Stacy opted for diamond drop earrings and an oversize black leather clutch. What's the verdict?
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Giorgio Armani has become an icon with his multiple fashion brands, and within each of his lines, there are plenty of stellar beauty moments from which to choose. From extravagant headwear and more, see the top hair and makeup looks that have complemented this Italian designer's elegant runway ensembles.
Giorgio Armani's Fall 2012 Couture collection for Armani Privé was inspired by beauty found in the everyday: the sun rising in the morning and setting in the afternoon, the sky yielding to constellations of stars at night. That message was grounded in clothing colored to resemble the sky at various times of day: sunrise pinks, oranges, dusky purples, and midnight blues were featured prominently on colorblocked shirts, subtle ombre jackets, and cardigans with sheer sleeves — many of which were paired with Armani's signature full-cut trousers in black. By the time the show had progressed to evening, the looks looked more like night, too. Futuristic dresses (one asymmetrical gown featured a spike of fabric that veered off over the left shoulder) embroidered with crystals or affixed with sequins dominated the latter half of the collection and were shown on models wearing sheer, beaded veils that called to mind shooting stars and meteor showers. With those, Armani said he was trying to create an air of mystery, but they also added a textural layer of beauty to a show already infused with plenty of sparkle and glamour.
Paris Couture Week Spring 2012 just wrapped up, and the City of Light was bustling with fashion's finest. Trendsetting celebrities including Elizabeth Olsen, Olivia Palermo, and Cameron Diaz were spotted making their rounds at the couture shows and looking fabulous while doing so. It appears that the overarching theme for Spring 2012 couture is ladylike silhouettes made modern via textural intrigue at Armani Privé, puffed sleeves at Chanel, and sheer fabrics at Christian Dior. Watch today's Fab Flash to see it all. On Allison: Jason Wu for Target blouse.
>> Metamorphosis and "the woman who is at first calm and easy and then is drawn out of her own skin" were the themes behind Giorgio Armani's Spring 2012 couture outing. Armani also tapped inspiration from reptiles — and, in particular, their shimmering, textural skins, which he rendered in nearly every shade of green. For day, the reptilian theme was present on sharp-shouldered blazers in croc or snakeskin, iridescent draped-front skirts, and slickly tailored pants. For evening, there were mermaid dresses in glistening sequins, scale-printed silk ballgowns, and swirling, second-skin sheaths. With a front row crowd of red-carpet hopefuls — including Jessica Chastain, who learned of her Oscar nod via phone just before the show began — it's safe to say we may be seeing a lot more of these looks very, very soon.