This week's top stars ran the style gamut in printed pieces, pastel palettes, and chic travel ensembles. Kristen Stewart mixed color into her Fall wardrobe in Paris, working a yellow Balenciaga leather jacket and printed pants, also by the designer; Alessandra Ambrosio chased the fleeting Summer sun in a crisp white blazer, mint Hudson cutoffs, and studded Valentino pumps in LA; and Kim Kardashian wowed us in black and white colorblock Sass & Bide pants in Sydney. These ladies are just a few of the standout style stars, so cruise through to see who else was crowned, then shop their stellar looks for yourself.
Back to black: that seemed to be the message Alber Elbaz was sending at the beginning of his Spring 2013 show for Lanvin. After a decade of tastefully decorated jewel-tone dresses, what could be fresher than a few strong-shouldered suits (all the cool kids in Paris are doing them) and sexy, skin-baring frocks and shirts?
The black pieces weren't basic, though. Many referenced the '80s with shoulder pads and nodded to menswear with a variety of lapels — one jacket combined a black satin shawl-collar lapel on the left and a white and black notch lapel on the right.
With other black pieces, decorations came like an avalanche. Sequins and rhinestones adorned a selection of pants, jackets, and shirts toward the middle of the show, and these gave way to much simpler pieces in black and white. But by the end of the show, Elbaz was back to his old tricks, featuring lighthearted dresses in a rainbow of hues. If the colors there were similar to what we've seen from this house in the past, the cuts were new, less fussy, and more geometric. It was the perfect way to blend where Lanvin has been with where Lanvin is going.
It seemed the cloudy Paris skies cleared for Lanvin, and on this Friday night at 8PM, L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Artes, one of the gazillion gorgeous buildings in Paris a center for classic French art, was lit up against a navy sky and a bright full moon. It was the perfect setting for one of the most fun shows of Paris Fashion Week. Why? Because Alber Elbaz and team know how to make a show feel like a party. The runway, a pretty raw setup of scaffolding, bleacher seats, and a metal raised runway, dominated a gigantic glass-domed, tiled courtyard that featured Greco-Roman statues in each corner of the space. It was an interesting dichotomy of classic and beautiful and industrial. Everything else was cushy — literally the bleachers were covered in cushions, and tuxedo-clad waiters served macarons, tea sandwiches, and champagne in floral-painted glasses. It was a high-energy crowd that included the great Catherine Deneuve and the always chic Rachel Zoe. Now to the show: it opened with a series of black and white tuxedo-inspired looks. It was high glamour, one of the highlights being a heavily-embellished jumpsuit worn by Kristen McMenamy, whose gray, almost white hair fell past her waist. The show closed in jewel tones, with structured apron dresses that tied on the side. There was a distinct Japanese reference, but it was done subtly, via obi belts and kimono-ish shapes. I don't know that I would call the collection zen — rather, it was fun and sexy, like the asymmetric swimsuit worn with slouchy pants and heels, or the dresses that tied loosely on the side to reveal a hint of skin. There was also plenty to admire in the accessories department; thanks to the raised runway, everyone got to see the dangerously high irridescent platform ankle-strap heels and the little purses that resembled both girly perfume bottles and a tiny cartoon bomb. Overall, it was a superbly fun show with plenty of Parisian glamour for all.
Hollywood's hottest got glam at the 2012 Emmy Awards in LA last night, and in a sea of stunning ensembles, there was one hue that shined brighter than the rest. Citrus dresses lit up the red carpet — from strapless structured gowns to full skirt numbers, celebrities couldn't get enough of the bold color. Julie Bowen worked a strapless fishtail Lanvin gown with a sparkling Swarovski clutch, Claire Danes styled her effortless draped Lanvin dress with gold Barbara Bui sandals, while Julianne Moore went all out in a long-sleeve full skirt Christian Dior number and Fred Leighton jewels. This luminous hue is fitting any time of year and in any silhouette, so get inspired by these stylish stars and shop our favorite citrus dresses to work at your next big event.
In a flourish of color, Claire Danes donned a yellow draped gown by Lanvin on tonight's red carpet. The expecting mother chose a strapless gown with a slightly bloused top cascading over a pleated skirt — in a trending citron hue — with a flowing hem that was just short enough to reveal a shimmery pair of silver peep-toe pumps. What do you think of Claire's breezy, colorful look?
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Claire Danes showed off her baby bump in a canary yellow Lanvin gown on the red carpet at the Emmys in LA tonight. She's nominated for her work in Homeland, and the Showtime show is up for outstanding drama series. Claire is pulling double-duty this evening since she's also set to be a presenter. Amy Poehler, Ricky Gervais, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Mindy Kaling will take the stage to hand out awards as well. Make sure to fill out your printable Emmys ballot so you can follow along during the show!
Jennifer Garner and youngest daughter Seraphina spent some time in LA together, with the mom looking impeccably chic in her Joie snake-print blouse ($228) and Lanvin taupe suede boots ($1,450). What we love most about Jennifer's top is that it's super versatile, meaning it can be worn for day or night, work or play. You can wear it with jeans over the weekend, with trousers at work, and with leather pants for a night out. Then come next Summer, you can sport it with white jeans or shorts for a crisp look. Score Jennifer's exact snake-print blouse now and it'll be a classic staple in your closet forever.
Ready to find out our top stars of the week? This week's style standouts were all about ladylike looks. Miranda Kerr was the picture of feminine perfection in a sleeveless Equipment blouse, floral Erdem pencil skirt, and nude Lanvin pumps in Tokyo; Olivia Palermo earned her front-row spot at New York Fashion Week in a knotted Carrie Parry blouse, leather midi skirt, and snakeskin ankle-strap Tibi sandals; and Jessica Alba was crowned the master of unexpected combos in a cropped leather jacket and a yellow plaid Ralph Lauren skirt in NYC. And let's not forget about Kristen Stewart, Solange Knowles, Eva Longoria, Lucy Hale, and Nina Dobrev, who showcased stunning looks of their own. Get a closer look at this week's standouts, see why they were chosen, then shop their looks for yourself.
As the final looks strode down the runway at Lanvin's Fall 2012 show, it was impossible not to swoon just a little bit at the wonderfully opulent jewels. The jewelry is part of the "Barbara" line from designer Alber Elbaz's 10-year anniversary collection, and it's named for the American billionaire Barbara Hutton, whose personal collection of fine jewelry was renowned for its grandeur. With baroque style having a major moment in fashion for Fall, this collection is one to grab — one statement necklace will elevate simple cocktail dresses, crewneck sweaters, even your basic white t-shirt to a whole new level of richness. Several key pieces have just become available, and we've got them ready to shop here.
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Miranda Kerr traveled in major style to Tokyo wearing this white sleeveless Equipment blouse ($188) with a floral pencil skirt by Erdem, nude Lanvin pumps, and an eye-catching red Samantha Thavasa bag. Her Miu Miu gold pentagon sunglasses ($390), which Rihanna also owns, lent a funky flair to her otherwise ladylike look. Shop Miranda's exact top and shades to work with your floral skirt for a model-inspired office-chic ensemble.