We're willing to wager that more than half of your cocktail dresses are sleeveless, ready for warm weather, and best shown off without a topper . . . leading to a problem during the holiday party circuit. As you start your search for the perfect long-sleeved dress to wear, well, everywhere formal for the next few months, let these stylish stars inspire you. Taylor Swift went sexy in a formfitting wine number just last night, while Karlie Kloss and Hilary Rhoda both went with nude-and-black lace numbers (Karlie in Roland Mouret Pre-Fall). Olivia Palermo was the sparkliest of our foursome, in a sequin-covered style that fell to right under the knee. The one thing they've got in common? They all remind us that it's more than possible to rock a sexy, Winter-ready dress that doesn't expose too much skin.
The $10 million bra won't be the only thing sparkling at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show tonight — Hilary Rhoda's engagement ring will also make its runway debut. But we got a sneak peek at the new jewelry when the supermodel stepped out this morning ahead of rehearsal. Even if you're not ring shopping, you can surely appreciate the rest of Hilary's look — a cool mix of distressed denim, edgy buckled booties, and a statement coat that makes an everyday outfit a little more head-turning (even without a diamond!).
Sean Avery and Hilary Rhoda's engagement is good news for them, but even better news for all of us who love a good fashion couple! After all, fashion is a labor of love, and that couldn't be truer for the scads of romantic pairings in the industry.
While many of the most-watched couples in fashion, like Proenza Schouler's Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, work together, others simply share an affinity for creating beautiful clothing, objects, or images. With this handsome couple's pending nuptials, there's no better time than now to take in the love stories of Ruben and Isabel Toledo, Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic, and more of the coolest couples in the business.
Her earnings were down slightly last year, but Gisele Bündchen is still far and away the highest-paid supermodel on the planet, according to Forbes.With a reported $42 million in earnings between June 2012 and June 2013, Bündchen once again tops the money-minded magazine's annual list of the 10 highest-earning runway walkers and campaign stars. In second place is Bündchen's fellow former Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr, with reported earnings of $7.2 million. That means that even after the $3 million drop she experienced last year, Bündchen still earns nearly six times as much as her closest competitor.
But that should come as no surprise: this is Bündchen's seventh year at the top of the list, and with contracts for brands ranging from H&M to Oral-B, she's making money from sectors outside the fashion industry. In fact, Bündchen earns so much money that in 2011, it was reported that if the companies she represented were analyzed as a single stock index, they would outperform the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Kate Moss also made headlines earlier this Summer with news that she'd tripled her income last year, but that figure (a reported $18 million) was based on earnings of her companies Tilly Church and Skate LLP. The Forbes list takes only personal earnings into account.
The other models on this list aren't quite that rich, but they're still making plenty of money. A look at who else made Forbes's list of highest-earning models, here.
Last night's opening of Persol Magnificent Obsessions at the Museum of the Moving Image drew out a who's who in Young Hollywood. Emma Roberts, Emmy Rossum, Hilary Rhoda, and Anna Kendrick all stepped out for the exhibit — but clearly didn't get dressed together.
Instead, each brought her own spin on event style. Emma outfitted a white shorts suit with a slinky, jeweled top, then finished with gold add-ons like a box clutch and Schutz heels. Emmy was the dressiest of the night's attendees in a full-length floral-print gown with red accents. Meanwhile, Hilary gave us a polished, albeit more casual, look in a black tank, printed pencil skirt, and ankle-strap heels, and Anna worked a berry-hued cocktail dress and ankle-strap pumps. That's the rundown on who wore what — now it's time to cast your vote.
Models, designers, celebrities, and more descended upon Manhattan this week for the 2013 Met Gala, and made sure to share their punk-infused snaps throughout the event. In addition to those high-glamour photos, we also got a glimpse of our fashionable favorites in their moments of work and play. Hilary Rhoda had an unfortunate spill on the set, while her fellow model Coco Rocha showed off her most-loved color of the moment. Cara Delevingne cozied up to Karl Lagerfeld in Singapore, and Stella McCartney made a special visit to Rihanna's concert in London. Also hanging across the pond was Nicky Hilton, who shared a cool candid snap in front of a classic British phone booth, while Bar Refaeli warned against the dangers of skinny dipping — alone.
With the Spring galas in full bloom, we're looking to some of the most glamorous ensembles for nighttime inspiration (with a little outfit envy thrown in, too). Last night's Pikolinos Gala Dinner at the UN drew out supporter Olivia Palermo and her signature eclectic glamour. Meanwhile, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's annual Hot Pink Party supplied a lesson in evening elegance, courtesy of NY style crew Tory Burch, Kate Hudson, and Elizabeth Hurley. If you're looking for more in the way of cocktail dressing inspiration — or just a little eye candy — click through for the rest of the celebrity styling fodder straight from this season's galas (thus far).
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
With Spring galas in full swing, Gwyneth Paltrow's book tour, and the usual premieres and parties, there was no shortage of celebrity style fodder of the most glamorous kind this week. NYC's April Fools' fete drew red-carpet arrivals from Hilary Rhoda in fiery Valentino and Olivia Palermo in bright yellow Katie Ermilio, for starters. Meanwhile, Paltrow proved her style prowess in a week's worth of chic looks for her book tour, and Freida Pinto showed off the perfect cocktail dress at the Indian Film Festival in LA. That's just the half of it — click through to see who else topped our style charts in this week's top 10.
Olivia Palermo was joined by Nicky Hilton and Emmy Rossum for the New Yorkers For Children annual Spring dinner, presented by Valentino, last night in NYC. Olivia, who got into the spirit of the season by donning a bright yellow Katie Ermilio gown, had boyfriend Johannes Huebl on her arm for the charitable evening out. Nicky was accompanied by boyfriend James Rothschild, and models Erin Heatherton and Hilary Rhoda were also on hand to attend the annual event that aims to support youth in foster care.
Emmy has been putting in time in her hometown after wrapping the current season of her hit show, Shameless, with the season finale airing on Sunday night. She is not only a small-screen star, but is also pursuing a career in music, and she put her skills to use signing the national anthem at the Mets' opening day at Citi Field last week.