There is nothing more classic than a black dress, otherwise known as the LBD, but styling them with neutral pumps can get a little dull, which is why we love how these eight celebs mixed their black dresses with neon shoes for a fresh combo. These trendsetters — from Nina Dobrev in fuchsia pumps to Jayma Mays in neon-yellow sandals to Lara Stone in hot-pink booties — know exactly how to amp up their raven-hued numbers with bright kicks from every color of the rainbow. Step inside to see how each fashionable starlet added her own personality to the LBD, then shop similar pieces to re-create this fresh combo for yourself.
Lily Collins channeled ethereal glamour in a full-skirted Monique Lhuillier gown. With a dress like that, it takes little else to make a statement, and Lily played it off perfectly by adding just a pair of delicate drop earrings to the amazing blue and nude tulle gown. What do you think of her dramatic Oscar-night style?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
From Brad and Angelina to Patti Smith in India, designers at New York Fashion Week drew from a bevy of unique inspirations. Get the inside scoop on Rachel Zoe's '60s rock and roll collection, Michael Kors's brand of sporty American glam, Kate Spade's je ne sais quoi as styled by Brad Goreski, and more — just by pressing play!
>> Though Monique Lhuillier injected an element of toughness into her Fall 2012 collection — leather, metallics, and sheer paneled cutouts — no Lhuillier collection would be complete without some utterly breathtaking gowns. And while there were plenty of lovely cocktail numbers printed in a dramatic molten-lava motif — and even some chic-looking pant options — it was the floor-grazing, decadent evening dresses that really stole the show.
Monique Lhuillier is known for her gorgeous wedding gowns and ethereal red-carpet dresses, but for Fall, her ready-to-wear collection carried an edge. Showing leather details and using "dragon red" as her main color, Lhuillier was focused on being fierce. Watch on to see what makes this designer feel sexy, and check out the full runway show right here.
If there were any Oscar nominees in the house tonight, they're likely putting in their requests for dresses as we speak. Monique Lhuillier's Fall collection was filled with the kind of full-on dramatic glamour the designer's become known for — the kind that would light up any red carpet. This season, Lhuillier hones in on her craft with a dark, sexy tilt. Cutouts, black and red lace, and edgier leather accents gave Monique's girl a vixen-esque quality, albeit one with a hint of the retro-inspired. Models hit the catwalk with slicked waves and red lips to further the '40s feel; we get a sense of the era's sultry side and a touch of the fashion forward in leather bands and angular sheer insets and cutouts. She marries both classic glamour and a modern sophistication effortlessly in every piece. It's one gorgeous design after the other — a rich palette and a wash of embellishment, lace, or a thigh-high slit to amp up every showstopper. But even when the show closes there's a sense that it still isn't finished — part two will be seeing our A-listers take the looks to the red carpet.
- Trends: Lace, leather, sequin embellishment.
- Colors: Red, black, and gold.
- Key Piece: The black, white, and red lace gown; the gold sequin-embellished pieces.
- Accessories: Wide leather belts at the waist, ankle-strap pointed-toe Manolo Blahnik heels.
- Who Would Wear It: You'll see it all over the red carpet.
Monique Lhuillier delivered sexy silhouettes with thigh-high slits in her Fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection. Focusing on a basic black and red color palette with a few hints of color, it's the decadent sequin and leather details that make this collection shine. Watch our runway video to see the gorgeous gown that closed the show and other looks from the line.
Debra Messing was classically beautiful in a black one-shouldered Monique Lhuillier gown. From the intricate ruching to the dramatic train, Debra's dress is styled to perfection. Meanwhile, green and purple gem earrings and a matching ring inject extra sparkle to her exquisite look. For makeup and hair, Debra went with a tousled updo, dramatic smoky eyes, and frosty pink lips. What's your vote?Vote on all of our Golden Globe Awards polls here!
Paula Patton may just be the sunniest lady at the Golden Globes. The actress is wearing a gorgeous, bright yellow strapless Monique Lhuillier gown with a sleek fishtail hem, and she finished the look with Kwiat jewelry and a Judith Leiber clutch. We love Paula's swept back, half up-half down hairstyle (it shows off her awesome earrings), as well as her pretty, polished makeup. Her dark manicure also pairs perfectly with the brightness of the dress. What do you think of Paula's look?
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We're always glad to see Buffy back out on the red carpet, but tonight in her blue Monique Lhuillier ballgown, Sarah Michelle Gellar is a ringer for Cinderella. Granted, it would be a very modern version of the fairytale, with the gown's blue ink-in-water print and Sarah's sleek ponytail. She's playing with cool tones in her makeup and accessories as well, with lilac-rimmed eyes and coordinating drop earrings. It's all very put together, but does this look deserve a happily ever after?
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