Sometimes we love it when celebs forgo feminine frocks and wear fashionable suits for a borrowed-from-the-boys look. These 26 celebs switched up the norm by donning fresh suits — both with trousers and shorts — at premieres, parties, and other fabulous events. Some looked totally office appropriate in classic cuts, while others were ready to party in bold patterns and colors. Whether you prefer a monochromatic look like Taylor Schilling in a blue Elizabeth and James number and Heidi Klum in red or love a bold pattern like Alexa Chung, you will definitely stand out in the crowd with any of these looks. Step inside to see 26 A-listers rocking menswear-inspired suits, then shop our widgets to find the perfect mix just for you.
>> It's really happening. Starting April 10, the chicest Lanvin pieces of recent seasons hit theoutnet.com — at fractions of their original prices. That means asymmetric silk dresses that were originally $2,390 are now $837, frame-wedge sandals that were once $1,950 are now $975, and leather portfolio bags that were once $1,890 are now just $620. Click through to preview a selection of items from the sale — and start making your plan of attack now.
Photo: Lanvin Fall 2012 Backstage; Greg Kessler
Beyoncé and Jay-Z took some time off of their baby duties and stepped out for a night on the town in New York City. Beyoncé selected a sapphire, body-hugging dress by Victoria Beckham, which she paired with Lanvin necklaces and glam Nicholas Kirkwood heels. This outfit is super chic and really easy to re-create — watch today's Fab Flash to see how!
>> From minimalistic minaudières to sparkling satin clutches to jumbo panther-head jewels, the Lanvin Fall 2012 collection offered no shortage of drool-worthy statement accessories. In fact, there were so many gorgeous options on the runway, it was nearly impossible to see them all without developing an acute case of whiplash. So, in honor of taking a nice slow gander, we've gathered up some of the very best accessories to grace the runway. Click through to see them all — plus, get a behind-the-scenes peek at the show — right here, in the slideshow and video below.
Photo and video courtesy of Lanvin
When it comes to the red carpet, Julianne Moore always delivers the classiest of looks. And with her latest Lanvin pick at the Game Change premiere in NYC, the actress showed off a new nighttime uniform by tucking a black strapless top into an off-white maxi skirt. Maxi skirts have become a staple, but many girls tend to gravitate toward black or darker hues. But we love that instead of a white top and black skirt, Julianne switched things up to keep it fresh. She then accessorized with gold stacked bangles and finished off her glam look with the trend of the moment, a green clutch. To re-create this look for your next fancy affair, just take a peek into your closet. You likely already have a black strapless top and gold jewels. If you don't own an off-white maxi skirt, invest in a classic one, or you can also wear a shorter version. And don't forget the green bag and bright pink lips.
Feminine opulence pervaded the Lanvin Fall 2012 collection, and how gorgeous it was. Elbaz has always stressed the importance of designing for women, and in this collection, women's curves took center stage, with the focus on the waist. The defining factors? Peplum, balloon sleeves, and lots of belting and draping, which weaved themselves mostly into dresses, but outerwear and richly-hued furs as well. The show opened with a series of jewel-hued pieces — sleek shifts with ruffled details at the neck or down the back, peplum tops paired with slim pencil skirts — then moved through a sexy series of black outfits of leather and fur fit for the edgy city chick. The final act was the most theatrical — dresses were embellished with lace and jewels, or done in rich velvet, or layered with ruffled, jewel-toned furs and accessorized with opera gloves. Finally, the jewelry: statement necklaces fit for a queen, but sure to decorate the necks of fashionable girls everywhere next season. Click to see the whole collection, as it's a beauty.
- Trends: Bejeweled dresses, peplum, ruffles, opulent dressing, belting, elbow-length gloves.
- Colors: Purple, blue, red, hunter green, gold, gray, black.
- Key Piece: Bejeweled, curvaceous cocktail dresses; the peplum tops, the jewelry.
- Accessories: Big, fit-for-a-queen statement necklaces.
- Who Would Wear It: Fashion-forward glamour girls — Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore.
>> Alber Elbaz celebrated his tenth year at Lanvin with an homage to all things glamorous — and all things Lanvin. It was colorful, sexy, confident, edgy — and them some. There were a handful of terrific coats cut in generous proportions; some were cinched at the waist with jaguar-head belts or draped in fur; all had rounded shoulders, exaggerated sleeves, and high collars. Otherwise, the collection consisted mostly of Elbaz's signature dresses. Those he cut in celebratory, curve-enhancing lines and embellished with layers of ruffles, sculptural peplums, lace appliqué, or glittering jewels. "I like dresses for night, I like afterparty more than party. I like the mystery; I like the dream, like fantasy dresses," Elbaz explained recently. There was plenty of fantasy here, but it felt plenty accessible, too. That, of course, is Elbaz's unique charm — the kind of charm that's made his 10 years at Lanvin worth celebrating. "I always say, 'If you can't eat it, it's not food, and if you can't wear it, it's not fashion, it is something else.'"
Meryl Streep inspired visions of Oscar gold in a stunning metallic Lanvin gown. While the palette's bold, Meryl carries it effortlessly with a sophisticated, spot-on silhouette. She capitalizes on the luxe vibe with gold drop earrings, gilded footwear, and a coordinating clutch, then adds a chain belt at the waist for a '70s-glam finish. It's always a joy to see Meryl light up the red carpet; what's your take on tonight's look?
Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
We can't easily hop aboard the next flight to the City of Lights, but we can certainly bring un petit piece of Paris to us — or to our iPhones at least. French fashion house Lanvin just debuted their line of tech accessories, and we're already saving our euros and dollars to get our hands on the fine leather goods. Alber Elbaz sketches and elegantly textured metallics make up the collection of luxe-designed iPhone and iPad 2 cases.
>> Steven Meisel captures a bit of nefarious dinner party fun in this recently-released Lanvin Spring 2012 campaign video. Set to the tune of Maxine Ashley's "Cookieman," models Aaron Vernon, Angus Low, Aymeline Valade, Johannes Schulze, Marte Mei van Haaster, and Othilia Simon pose moodily, play with snakes, and don jeweled masks — looking glamorously chic all the while. Watch it below now.