Show off your wild side in statement-making animal-print clothing, shoes, and accessories. Designers like Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry Prorsum showed off patterns ranging from luxe leopard print to exotic zebra on their Fall runways, and now, you can shop the trend straight off the catwalk. Make your mark at the office in Equipment's silky leopard-print blouses, and once the sun comes down, change into Mango's animalistic jumpsuit for an eye-catching party look.
Think there's nothing scandalous about a plain white tee? Think again! The latest uproar to come out of the shirtmaking industry was today's decision that Rihanna has won her legal battle against Topshop. The British retailer can no longer produce the tee design printed with her image, which the singer claimed could be misconstrued as official merchandise. The ruling from Justice Birss stated, "Topshop's sale of this Rihanna t-shirt without her approval was an act of passing off."
Gone are the days when judge's chambers were restricted to suits and ties — t-shirts are having their day in court with not only Topshop, but also litigious streetwear from Dolce & Gabbana. The Italian label (which, let's be honest, has its hands full) is currently facing a lawsuit with Nordstrom. The case was lodged by Peter Fonda, who was none too pleased to see his image on an Easy Rider shirt produced and sold without his permission. We're spotting a trend here!
Sienna Miller left her bohemian side behind and slipped into a feminine floral Dolce & Gabbana dress ($1,495) for the BMW i3 global reveal in London last night. The statement dress featured fresh hues, a sexy corset bodice, and a ladylike flared skirt — the perfect retro trifecta. Sienna then added chandelier earrings and black ankle-strap sandals to round out the ladylike look. If you can't afford Sienna's exact Dolce & Gabbana dress, fret not, because we've rounded up similar vintage-inspired floral dresses below. Also check out more of our favorite floral frocks here.
"If we deserved the sentence, there would be nothing to say," Gabbana said in a Q&A with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera (conveniently translated by The Local). "But we do not deserve it, and so unfortunately we would have to close."
Moreover, Dolce said they simply couldn't afford the fine.
"We will close," he said definitively. "What do you want us to do? We will close. We will not be able to deal with it."
More on how the designers could pay the fine, their national pride, and their yachts, here.
If you thought all the drama stemming from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's tax evasion case was over, think again. This morning, citizens of Milan woke up to find all of Dolce & Gabbana's stores — which include boutiques, cafes, and restaurants — closed in protest against some strong words from the city of Milan's Commerce Councillor Franco D'Alfonso. The shops, whose windows bear signs that say "CLOSED FOR INDIGNATION," are scheduled to be closed until Monday.
According to reports, D'Alfonso earlier this week referred to the two as "tax evaders" and said, "Italy does not need to be represented internationally by people like this." He has since released a statement apologizing for those words, saying they were "not given in an interview, but extrapolated from an informal conversation" and "certainly did not express the opinion of the administration."
But the apology couldn't quell an overwhelming response from Milan's fashion community: Santo Versace — Donatella Versace's brother and president of the family's fashion house — wrote a newspaper column praising Dolce and Gabbana, calling them "national champions" who "fly the banner of Italy high around the world." Valeria Gentile, who works for the brand, tweeted "13 years with you, I completely agree with your reasons and decisions, that concern all of us working in your big business." And Anna Dello Russo showed her support by posting a photo of one closed store to her Instagram feed.
Dolce, Gabbana, and a number of executives from their fashion house were sentenced to jail time and ordered to pay fines in connection with a tax evasion case just last month. The two designers have always maintained their innocence, and plan to appeal the decision.
At least one night every year, the worlds of sport and style collide. Yep, we're talking the Oscars of athletics: the ESPY Awards. Last night's crowd brought out a whole host of big names from every sort of field imaginable, including a crop from Team Hollywood. Mere months after having her baby, Malin Akerman stepped out in a royal-blue jacquard mini by J. Mendel with a Hunting Season clutch and Selena Gomez showed off some gams even a professional sports star would be jealous of in a Dolce & Gabbana beaded lace number and Casadei pumps. Paula Patton chose sparkle, too, wearing a short-sleeved, silver Theia minidress and a Gilan diamond ring.
Olivia Wilde showed off her svelte figure in an A.L.C. crop top and pencil skirt, accessorized by a Rona Pfeiffer bracelet and Jerome C. Rousseau heels. Gabrielle Union picked a short, black number with a plunging neckline and jewelry from EF Collection and Graziela Gems, while Lake Bell brought the old-school glamour in a dark green Dolce & Gabbana strapless lace dress and hard clutch.
We know it's hard to whittle down one winner, but let us know — who would be your style M.V.P.?
Mark the seasonal shift in one of Summer's effortless must haves: the maxi skirt. The latest offerings from brands like BCBG Max Azria and Anthropologie featuring crisp white hues, bold prints, and beautiful botanical motifs are sure to give your warm-weather wardrobe an elegant, effortless touch.
Jennifer Lopez gave us the inspiration for a beautifully feminine work ensemble while leaving the 2013 nuvoTV upfronts, when she tucked this Dolce & Gabbana sheer floral tie-neck blouse ($795) into a pair of wide-leg trousers. In true J.Lo fashion, the singer added major pizzazz to her covered-up look via rose-tinted aviator sunglasses, a black patent Jimmy Choo clutch, platform sandals, and a bevy of gold jewels, including Marina B earrings and H.Stern ring. Score Lopez's exact blouse to incorporate into your work wardrobe or shop other pretty floral blouses on ShopStyle. Then to take your floral top from the office to a party, just swap the trousers for leather (pants, shorts, or skirt) for a harder-edged twist.
The sunnier seasons herald in a much more relaxed approach to dressing. For most, that means shedding the layers, and keeping it basic. For others — we count repeat performer Diane Kruger among them — it means breaking out the crop top. Last year, we saw the resurgence of bare midriffs in a noticeable way, and now it's becoming the go-to trend for Hollywood's A-list.
And thanks to Dolce & Gabbana, Prabal Gurung, Calvin Klein, and Marc Jacobs, the latest set of crop top-wearing stars aren't limiting the silhouette to the usual sculpted bralette style. Instead, Kruger chose a sportier version, Doutzen Kroes went with stripes and long sleeves, and Julia Restoin Roitfeld's breezy white iteration reminded us of a sexy slip dress. Since it's only mid-May and Summer hasn't even officially started, we're wondering: Will you be taking the crop-top look for a spin this season?