Far outweighing the glamour of most other red carpets, the Cannes Film Festival is as much about the jaw-dropping couture as it is about the movies. This year's fest was no exception — from start to finish, we were treated to a lineup of A-list dressing. Given the nonstop glamour, it's not easy to play favorites, but we've narrowed it down to just a handful of the most stunning Cannes arrivals. Cara Delevingne lit up the scene in a sultry black lace Burberry gown, Freida Pinto wowed in brilliant color with a bright pink Gucci gown, and Jessica Biel hit the carpet in a frothy, feathery Marchesa confection and a megawatt serpent necklace.Not to be outdone, Marion Cotillard dazzled in an elegant white Dior dress, and Nicole Kidman played official juror in a decadent and ultrafeminine Valentino Couture gown. Of these five most memorable fashion moments, who's your Cannes red carpet queen? Cast your vote now.
All the red carpet glamour at Cannes certainly made this week a very stylish seven days to remember, but so did fashionable events here at home. Case in point: Coco Rocha and her friend Zac Posen both attended the debut of photographer Steve Sebring's latest works, called Revolution. Earlier in the week, Olivier Theyskens hosted a party in the Big Apple for the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, or ACRIA, that drew his fellow designers Prabal Gurung and Peter Som.
Retailer Claire Distenfeld of the boutique Fivestory hosted an event for the 2013 CFDA Award nominees that included Cushnie et Ochs designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, Anna Wintour attended a Cartier garden party at the Museum of Modern Art, and Solange Knowles performed at Intermix's 20th birthday bash.
Back in Cannes, models and insiders alike attended amfAR's annual gala on Thursday. A look at Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Joan Smalls, and Karlie Kloss at that event, plus all the most stylish moments of the week, here in the gallery.
Whether your early Summer plans call for formal evenings or a casual standing commitment to outdoor happy hour, opportunities for a major style moment are lurking everywhere. This week, the stars were happy to oblige us with inspirational outfits, whether it was Carey Mulligan's girl-meets-boy pairing for The Great Gatsby's Australian premiere, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's gorgeously simple white look at Cannes, or Solange's silky, matchy-matchy ensemble at Intermix's anniversary fete. We've got something for everyone's taste — click on and see.
While the Cannes festivities upped the glamour quotient on this week's celebrity set, there's plenty more in the way of red carpet styling fodder from a crew we didn't see in the French Riviera. Olivia Wilde kicked off the week with the most elegant kind of Summer dressing in Morocco, while Zoe Saldana continued her very chic Star Trek tour stateside, and Coco Rocha showed off some high-wattage eventwear at the American Ballet Spring Gala. For a glimpse of those and more of this week's standouts, just start clicking.
Between parties for magazine covers, royals playing polo, the launch of an exciting new collaboration, and the Cannes Film Festival, the style set has been out and about a lot this week.
Model Doutzen Kroes attended the Le Passé premiere in Cannes, with Cara Delevingne and Hanneli Mustaparta also in the mix at the Calvin Klein-hosted Women in Film party. Stateside, supermodel Iman helped Kerry Washington celebrate her stunning June cover of Elle magazine at a party attended by everyone from the magazine's editor, Robbie Myers, to Olivia Chantecaille. Designers Jason Wu and Valentino Garavani both showed up at Prince Harry's charity polo match in Greenwich, CT, where models Karolina Kurkova and Jessica Stam were also spotted.
But perhaps no event drew more members of the style set than Donatella Versace's party for the relaunch of her secondary line Versus and its collaboration with Jonathan Anderson earlier this week. Both designers got hands-on at the event, styling runway looks in front of a crowd that included models like Eniko Mihalik and Heidi Klum.
A look at those events and more, here in the gallery.
There aren't many events that can trump the high style of the Met Gala, but this week's best-dressed women didn't let that stop them from bringing glamour to other events.
Because while Monday's gala — which celebrated The Costume Institute's new exhibit Punk: Chaos to Couture — was filled to capacity with the industry's bold-faced names, so were the parties Net-a-Porter and Dolce & Gabbana threw the weekend before it. Giovanna Battaglia hosted the opening party for the Italian brand's Fifth Avenue boutique, and Natalie Massenet played host at the e-tailer's Saturday night party in downtown New York.
And plenty of other stylish women attended parties throughout the week. Actress Carey Mulligan looked sharp in a Lanvin suit at a screening of The Great Gatsby, and Alexa Chung donned Dior at a party thrown by the Tate Americas Foundation. Linda Fargo's black and white coat, at left, clashed beautifully with the wallpaper at the Frieze Art Fair preview.
A look at these ladies — and the other best-dressed women of the week — here in the gallery.
No one throws a party like the creative people in the fashion industry, but this week was marked by two unforgettable fetes thrown by two of the biggest names in the business: Prada and Ferragamo.
Prada celebrated the opening of an exhibit featuring some of the clothing the brand created for the new movie The Great Gatsby. At the brand's store in New York's SoHo neighborhood, Miuccia Prada played host to Alexa Chung, Harley Viera Newton, Katy Perry, and a bevy of other starlets. Ferragamo, meanwhile, was busy celebrating its iconic Vara shoe and introducing a way for shoppers to customize the colors and patterns it comes in. Everyone from Azealia Banks to model Lily Aldridge and Lauren Remington Platt attended this fete.
Of course, stylish women dress up for a variety of events — not just the parties thrown by fashion houses. See other great looks from the Whitney Art Party, Balmain's dinner in Los Angeles, and elsewhere here in the gallery.
It's a very good-looking week in review, thanks to the start of Zoe Saldana and Alice Eve's Star Trek Into Darkness promo tour and The Great Gatsby's glamorous world premiere. Couple that with your usual parties and film screenings, drawing looks from the likes of Kate Bosworth — in Oscar de la Renta — and you've got a set sure to inspire the chicest kind of dressing. To see it all, just keep clicking.
We kicked off the week with the Time 100 Gala, were treated to film premieres and parties in between, and closed it out with a Vogue-hosted dinner in London last night. Suffice it to say, celebrities have had ample opportunity to show off a range of glamorous eventwear — and they've taken it. From Kate Hudson's hot-pink heels and leather for an appearance in NYC to Joan Smalls's little white dress and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's knockout Michael Kors, it's a lesson in dressing of the very chicest kind. Get a look at the full top 10 when you keep clicking.
The worlds of film and fashion collided more than one time this week, when some of the industry's biggest names were spotted at the Tribeca Film Festival and movie premieres on both coasts.
Chanel hosted its annual dinner during the New York festival, which drew Alexa Chung, Joan Smalls, and Julia Restoin Roitfeld — all of whom wore Chanel. Anna Wintour attended The Cinema Society's screening of Mud. On the other side of the country, Gwyneth Paltrow looked stunning in an Antonio Berardi dress at the Los Angeles premiere of Iron Man 3.
On the other side of the pond, however, British Vogue's Alexandra Shulman hosted a glittering party in honor of Michael Kors. Jacquetta Wheeler, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Miroslava Duma wore Kors's work.
A look at those women and the other best-dressed people of the week, here in the gallery.