Last night's BAFTA NY celebration for Mad Men was the perfect excuse for the series's leading ladies to show off their offscreen style. January Jones, Jessica Paré, and Christina Hendricks proved that they're just as chic when they're not in costume — though some of their cocktail attire borrowed from their characters' retro-inspired glamour. In a formfitting emerald-green L'Wren Scott sheath with gold-beaded trim, Jessica channeled Megan Draper's '60s-era chic. Meanwhile, January was a far cry from her Betty Francis persona in a moto-style leather jacket by Versace, a printed miniskirt, and classic black pumps. As for Christina, the actress opted for a classic-feeling LBD (a staple in any fashion era), complete with a sheer inset at the neckline and finished with a pair of understated heels. That's the rundown on who wore what, now it's time to cast your vote: which Mad Men star was last night's best dressed?
To the Wonder costars Rachel McAdams (with newly dyed red hair) and Olga Kurylenko offered up a cool discourse on light vs. dark cocktail dressing at the film's LA premiere last night. We love a softer hue at night — when done right — and there's really no better person to champion the cause than Kurylenko. The brunette starlet took a break from her Oblivion promo tour duties and chose a light-blush-toned, high-low-hem dress for the occasion, finishing it off with a matching satin clutch and nude sandals. Meanwhile, McAdams went with a black lace number that fit a more traditional nighttime styling bill, albeit with a sexy curve-hugging, skin-revealing twist. With outfit breakdown at hand, it's time for you to decide who did party fare best last night.
The 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards provided the perfect "excuse" for a little Sunday night glamour, especially where Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood were concerned. Both singers chose floor-length creations for the occasion, but that's where the similarities ended. Swift sparkled in a gold formfitting Dolce & Gabbana number, which also featured a bejeweled art deco-inspired neckline and a sexy low back. Underwood stuck to her red carpet MO with a bright floral-print strapless gown by Naeem Khan, coral chandelier earrings, and a black clutch. While they go head-to-head for female vocalist of the year and album of the year at this year's ceremony, we're leaving it to you to decide who earned best-dressed status.
Rebecca Minkoff's eyelet dress is a big hit in Hollywood, and here's why. Hilary Rhoda, Ashley Tisdale, and Stacy Keibler have all worn the ladylike number for various press appearances. Rhoda's included a bright yellow colorblocked clutch and tan ankle-strap sandals, Tisdale donned hers with black multistrap pumps and hoop earrings, and Keibler accessorized with minimalistic nude ankle-strap sandals and silver hoop earrings. All three ladies looked undoubtedly polished in their Rebecca Minkoff dress — score it here ($468) — but only one can win this style battle. So, who's it going to be?
Before her Iron Man 3 promo tour officially begins next week, Gwyneth Paltrow has been busy promoting her new cookbook, It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great — stylishly, of course. Before the book signing, she stepped out in a crisp, white, ruffle-sleeved, tie-front Chloé Resort '13 jumpsuit, tougher strappy Givenchy flats, and tortoise-shell sunglasses. Then, later that afternoon, she channeled a similar tie-front and edgy-shoe "effect" with a slightly darker combo, wearing a black-and-white printed Isabel Marant Fall '13 dress and black Michael Kors ankle booties. Which daytime look do you prefer?
Cocktail-chic was the name of the game at the Jeffrey Fashion Cares 10th anniversary celebration, where we spotted both Chrissy Teigen and Emmy Rossum in their respectively glamorous styles. Chrissy, true to supermodel form, hit the red carpet in a body-conscious LBD that got a sultry finish with sheer insets and ankle-strap Jimmy Choo heels. If sexy isn't quite your speed, Emmy showed off a more modest — but just as eye-catching — alternative in a gilded, fringe-tiered Naeem Khan party dress, which she complemented with a pair of strappy metallic Rupert Sanderson heels. Now that you've got the outfit details, it's time to make some decisions — which style setter wowed on last night's red carpet?
Instead of bowling bags and shoes, Keri Russell and Diane Kruger hit Lucky Strike Lanes for an FX Upfront event with two sleek plays on eventwear. Keri arrived in a minimalist, formfitting leather sheath and black pumps, delivering the perfect sexy-without-trying effect. Meanwhile, Diane stepped out in a polished — and fashion-forward — take on the white button-down and black trousers look, with a Jason Wu white-collared halter top and peplum-trimmed black pants. To finish, she added a pair of strappy black pumps and just a pop of red on her mini Chanel bag. Both looks supply ample styling fodder of the coolest and most sophisticated kind, but we'll ask you to make the final call: did Keri or Diane deliver your favorite look?
The Host's NYC red carpet drew out a trio of event-worthy looks from Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan, and Olivia Palermo. The film's leading ladies faced off in two distinct takes on red-carpet dressing: Diane paired a Chanel minidress with a pair of over-the-knee Christian Louboutin boots, while her costar Saoirse stepped out in a more high-impact hued, asymmetrical Proenza Schouler sheath. To add to the style prowess at the premiere, Olivia joined the cast, arriving in a leather sheath dress, which she gave the quintessential Olivia Palermo styling treatment with a healthy dose of eclectic accessories, including a pair of feather-trimmed heels and an embroidered clutch. Now that you've got all the outfit details, it's time to weigh in — who stole the show at The Host's NYC premiere?Saoirse Ronan
Jennifer Lopez and Kerry Washington each had her own real-life princess moment on the red carpets of their respective events. Jennifer Lopez stepped out for Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night in Pheonix in a frothy, tea-length Maria Lucia Hohan gown, with a lace-inset halter-style neckline. She finished her modern-day fairy-tale style with more contemporary footwear, opting for a pointed-toe Christian Louboutin pump, exotic clutch, and a bevy of rings. As for Kerry, the actress — who we're used to seeing in more fashion-forward ensembles —arrived at the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala in a black, bustier-style Jason Wu ball gown, complete with a full organza skirt. A studded headband added to the romantic feel, but the style setter countered with sleek pumps and a dark Bottega Veneta clutch in hand. Now that you've got the outfit details, it's time to weigh in — which star's princess moment gets your vote?
Mena Suvari, Ashley Madekwe, and Emily Mortimer provided the stylish star-studded edge to last night's Mulberry dinner at LA's storied Chateau Marmont. Held to fete the label's latest collection, it seemed more than a little appropriate that the attendees also wear some of the pieces right off the Fall '13 runway. Suvari wrapped up in a black fur-lined Winter waistcoat, but offset the classic choice with a serious pair of flame-embellished pumps. Revenge's Madekwe paired animal-print trousers (from the Pre-Fall lineup) with an off-white peplum blouse, black ankle-strap Monika Chiang pumps, and a small Suffolk bag, while The Newsroom's Mortimer styled a silky emerald top with a black pencil skirt, textured black Willow clutch, and black heels. Which starlet got her dinner outfit right?