Karolina Kurkova knows how to stun on the red carpet — it kind of comes with the territory of being a gorgeous leggy model — but her appearance at last night's Prix Montblanc in Berlin actually rendered us speechless. And if we're being completely honest, her creamy beige Carlos Miele Spring '13 gown inspired our current hunt for the perfect Fall wedding dress, too. We love that she paired the satin bodice-meets-flowing chiffon skirt silhouette with a darker wine-colored lip and smoky eye. It struck us as autumnal-themed, moody, and romantic, to say the least. And as a whole, it just worked. As we see more and more starlets donning nontraditional wedding dresses for their big day (Jessica Biel and Anne Hathaway certainly come to mind), it seems only appropriate that we include this particularly gorgeous look in this burgeoning, slightly off-the-cuff trend. If you're as taken with this potential wedding dress option as we are — or see it as a potential scene-stealing holiday party option — we think a cream-colored Mongolian fur cropped jacket and a vintage-inspired veil would top it off perfectly. For now, get an all-angles look inside, then let us know how you would style this beautiful Carlos Miele gown.
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- Terry Richardson photographed Gisele Bündchen for the November 2012 issue of Harper's Bazaar Brazil. The issue marks the magazine's one-year anniversary — which explains the celebratory balloons Bündchen is holding on the cover. [Made in Brazil]
- Hedi Slimane is keeping his photographic skills sharp now that he's designing Saint Laurent. He photographed models Georgia Hilmer and Sarah Engelland during fittings for his Spring 2013 show. [Style.com]
- Kenneth Cole will stage his runway comeback in February during New York Fashion Week. It will be his first show since Spring 2006. [WWD]
- Azzaro announced today that Mathilde Castello Branco, its creative director of less than a year, will leave the brand and that it "will shortly be announcing her successor." [Vogue UK]
- Oscar de la Renta, who's dressed first ladies from both political parties, is the subject of a retrospective that will go on display next month at the Clinton Presidential Library. André Leon Talley curated the exhibit, titled Oscar de la Renta: An American Icon. [Fashionista]
- Promos for the new model reality show The Face — starring Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha, and Karolina Kurkova — reveal a glimpse of just how intense the competition will be once the show goes on air in February. [Modelinia]
Bergdorf Goodman celebrated its 111th anniversary on Thursday evening with a party at the iconic Plaza Hotel. Fashion's finest were in full attendance— designers like Zac Posen, Jason Wu, and Derek Lam came out to fete the luxe retailer, as did supermodels Coco Rocha and Karolína Kurková. We found out their biggest fashion splurges, and Coco even gave us a little insight on how to strut with confidence. That, plus more from Bergdorf Goodman's enviably chic birthday party, in today's Fab Flash. On Allison McNamara: Kendra Scott earrings, BCBGeneration top.
Last night, Bergdorf Goodman celebrated their 111th anniversary at NYC's Plaza Hotel with many fashionable guests. Karolina Kurkova arrived with Roberto Cavalli on her arm, while other model-designer pairs, including Erin Heatherton and Jason Wu and Coco Rocha and Zac Posen, made the rounds inside the Plaza's ballroom — take a look inside Bergdorf's glamorous bash. We were on the red carpet to ask the attendees all about their on-duty — and Halloween — style. Erin was thrilled with her ensemble for the night, telling us, "This is my most outrageous fashion moment!"
Karolina, meanwhile, is focusing on her son Archie's plans for Halloween. She told us, "For me, it's all about my 3-year-old son. He already decided what he's gonna be: Spider-Man! He's been sleeping in his costume every night — it's very cute — with the mask and everything."
Coco's not a mom just yet, but she reflected on her June 2010 wedding to husband James Conran and the kindness of designers like her friend Zac. She told us, "People have been so kind to me. Zac Posen, for example, [designed] my wedding dress. There are people who are so amazing in this industry that you don't have to buy things when you're a model!"
— Additional reporting by Christina Perez
If you thought it took the boldest of style setters to pull off the printed suit trend (we're looking at you, Solange), we have proof that the look is becoming a little more mainstream. We saw Emma Roberts (and Karolina Kurkova, and Nina Garcia) wearing one last night. With Prada's Fall printed suiting, the Resort '13 collections dotted with printed suits from Roberto Cavalli, DVF, and many more, and a Spring '13 forecast of print-on-print suit separates from Suno and J.Crew, we can safely say this is a trend that's coming to a retailer near you (and not likely to leave anytime soon). If you're skeptical of its wearability, this trio — from Karolina Kurkova, Emma Roberts, and Nina Garcia — made a real-life case for the look at their respective events last night, a testament to the fact that the fashion world's obsession with print is far from waning.
From left: Roberto Cavalli Resort '13, Karolina Kurkova wearing Roberto Cavalli
The latest incarnation is a more sophisticated play on the printed suit — and takes the guesswork out of outfitting mismatched patterns on your own (a suit jacket and trousers are meant to be worn together, after all). Just like our now-favorite printed pants and patterned jeans, we suspect printed suiting is already on a similar path to becoming the next trendy staple. Just think how chic a suit like Karolina's or Nina's would look at your Holiday party (and later on for a Spring cocktail fete, out to dinner, or at the office — that's the definition of a closet staple, no?).
From left: Nina Garcia in Roberto Cavalli, Emma Roberts in Nanette Lepore
Nina Garcia photo courtesy of Roberto Cavalli
Gwyneth Paltrow showed skin in a cutout little black dress designed by Michael Kors at last night's Golden Heart Gala, benefiting the God's Love We Deliver charity, in NYC. She was joined at the charitable event by other Michael Kors-clad celebrities like Karolina Kurkova, a newly brunette Brooklyn Decker, and Anna Wintour. Michael himself had the honor of sitting between Bette Midler and Anna Wintour during dinner. Gwyneth took the stage to introduce Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who made a speech and even asked Bette if she'd make a cameo on Glee — to his relief, she said yes! Michael was also honored at the fete for making a generous gift that will allow God's Love, a nonprofit that delivers meals to the seriously ill, to fund a new building.
Varsity jackets are having a huge moment right now. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to Rihanna has been sporting the, well, sporty style. And the latest to hop on the trend is Karolina Kurkova. While strolling the streets of NYC, the supermodel showed off a black and white varsity jacket with black leather Citizens of Humanity jeans ($229), a white silk blouse, and black flats. A navy drawstring bag stayed with her sporty theme, while geometric sunglasses added chic. Next time you throw on your letterman jacket, look to Karolina by pairing it with leather pants and a silky blouse.
Because there's nothing worse than running into someone you know when you're sporting your I-just-rolled-out-of-bed sweatpants, we firmly believe that your off-duty ensembles should look just as cool as anything you'd pull together on a weekday. With that in mind, Karolina Kurkova provided some worthy end-of-the-week inspiration to put to good use all weekend long. In a perfect mix of trendier Fall staples, like a great pair of coated red skinnies and lace-up field boots, and essentials, like a go-to black knit, Karolina managed to achieve that vibe we're always seeking: effortlessly attired and still totally on point. Swap out your college sweats and faded jeans for a weekend ensemble that's actually just as easy to throw on but infinitely more appealing with a little Karolina-inspired shopping right here.
Clockwise from top left: J.Crew Jackie Pullover ($65), Tory Burch Allover "t" Jacquard Scarf ($185), Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Sunglasses ($100), Coach Classic Long Trench ($498), Zara Plaited Shopper ($159), BDG Chelsea Lace-Up Boot ($59), Habitual Amalia Skinny Jean ($267)
Turbans have been a fashion statement for quite some time now, but we just spotted Kourtney Kardashian wearing a bright blue one with her printed Diane von Furstenberg dress in Miami, so we had to put it out there: would you wear a turban? Eva Mendes also recently wore a black satin turban with her lace Dolce & Gabbana dress, Karolína Kurková matched her gold sequin turban with her Rachel Zoe gown at the 2012 Met Gala, and Margherita Missoni sported a white turban with a beaded orange detail with her plunging printed Missoni gown. Would you wear — or have you worn — a turban like these daring celebs? Cast your vote, then leave a comment below. If your answer is yes, shop our favorite turbans below.
What better way to ring in the NYC Ballet Fall Gala than with costumes designed by Valentino and appearances from Sarah Jessica Parker and Anne Hathaway? Stylish stars headed back to Lincoln Center just a week after New York Fashion Week to see what the NYC Ballet has in store for its upcoming season. Although he's been retired since 2008, designer Valentino has taken up a new interest in designing for the ballet and crafted 16 gorgeous costumes. Other notable attendees included Olivia Palermo, Karolína Kurková, and Iman. Click on to hear more from Sarah Jessica Parker and Valentino! On Allison McNamara: BCBGeneration top, Zara skirt, Iosselliani earrings