Katie Holmes attended the launch of Narciso Rodriguez's Kohl's collection in NYC last night with other fans of the designer including Emma Roberts and Julianna Margulies. Hear Katie gush about Narciso's work during what was only her second night out in NYC since splitting from Tom Cruise. Also, Emma tells us the inside scoop about working with Jennifer Aniston on We're the Millers. It's all in this PopSugar Rush!
Katie Holmes wore a tight black dress to support the launch of Narciso Rodriguez's Kohl's collection in NYC last night. Katie was all smiles as she posed for pictures with Narciso himself. It was only Katie's second public nighttime outing since her split from Tom Cruise. Early last month, she went to the Style Awards to honor Carolina Herrera. Joining Katie on yesterday's red carpet was Emma Roberts, who donned one of Narciso's bright Kohl's dresses. The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, another longtime friend of Narciso's, was also on hand.
Katie was able to break from her busy schedule of Broadway preparations and mom duty for the evening out. She's set to star in Dead Accounts, her second Broadway show ever, which starts previews Nov. 3. Last night, Katie was without her usual Big Apple companion, her daughter, Suri Cruise. Katie and Suri spent a busy weekend together in NYC, though. Emma Roberts is also preparing for her next big project, We're the Millers, with costar Jennifer Aniston. Emma gushed to us about working with Jennifer on the comedy. Get the full story from last night, including Emma's thoughts on working with Jen, in PopSugar Rush later today!
In just a few short weeks, Narciso Rodriguez's Istanbul-inspired capsule hits Kohl's stores and online. The first of the retailer's Design Nation collaboration series (the second, by Derek Lam, will bow in April), the collection is made up of polished separates and precisely cut dresses — all in Rodriguez's signature geometric paneling and bold colorblock. Among the many standouts: a gorgeous kimono-wrap cocoon coat in cobalt blue for $130, long-sleeved dresses in curve-flattering two-toned patterns for $64, and a printed pair of tuxedo-striped pajama pants for $48.
The collection will be available starting Nov. 7, but only for a limited time. To get a head start on what's sure to be a small shopping frenzy, peep the entire lookbook — and prices for each piece — here.
After being blown away by Narciso Rodriguez's breathtaking Spring '13 collection, we got even more excited for the designer's budget-friendly collection for Kohl's Design Nation launching in November. Feminine, flattering, with just the right amount of modernity, the Narciso Rodriguez for Kohl's collection highlights silky printed trousers, cozy jewel-toned outerwear, and a cool array of black and white colorblocked pieces. See our top picks from the collection below, then click the slideshow to see the complete lookbook.
This week's style winners were all about menswear-inspired looks and bold accessories with a sprinkle of ladylike luxe. Ashley Madekwe kept up her borrowed-from-the-boys streak in a sultry dark-green suit, Nikki Reed punched up her crisp white blouse with a neon BaubleBar necklace and red t-strap ShoeMint sandals, and Solange Knowles's pink Twenty8Twelve shorts suit and striped Nicholas Kirkwood sandals stole the show. Also worth a second look this week were Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, and Ashley Olsen. Get a closer look at this week's standouts, then shop their looks for yourself.
For the 2012 Environmental Media Awards in LA last night, Jessica Alba donned a sleek Narciso Rodriguez look, including this exact black and white top ($850). Coordinating with her ensemble were a Jimmy Choo clutch and Giuseppe Zanotti cap-toe pumps. While we love Jessica's black and white color palette, what we admire most was her relaxed silhouette. It was dressy yet laid-back at the same time — perfect for when you're not in the mood for a cocktail dress. Get Jessica's exact top to pair with baggy, harem-style pants, cap-toe pumps, and a white blazer to re-create her latest red-carpet look.
Both Jessica Alba and Olivia Munn were in NYC, doing their own thing, but they were clearly on the same fashion wavelength in their green sheath dresses. Jessica wore her knee-length, square-neck Narciso Rodriguez dress with silver mirrored pumps and a black-and-white bag, while Olivia sported a green Michael Kors sheath dress with a back slit with black-and-gold ankle-strap sandals. Let these ladies inspire you to add a green sheath dress to your wardrobe if you don't yet have one. You can wear it with high-heeled sandals or colored pumps for evening, with a blazer and simple pumps for work, with booties and a coat during Fall, and with flats and a leather jacket for a day out. Shop our favorite green sheath dresses below to get in on the celebrity-approved style.
Narciso Rodriguez wowed us today with a masterful collection for Spring '13, concentrating on fluid shapes and bold colors. It was all about the flattering bias cut for the designer, who was influenced by Vionnet and Balenciaga, showing a variety of silky slip dresses with refreshing sheer details and colorblock techniques using rich jewel tones such as deep fuschia, green, and red. Luxe trousers and blazers stayed true to Rodriguez's penchant for minimalism, but the element of surprise came in the way of beautiful botanical tops made of intricate paillettes. The same appliqué technique was translated on a few colorblocked dresses, injecting an even more glamorous touch to his vision. The effortless versatility speaks for itself — we can easily see these looks translated from day (just take a cue from the designer and pair it with a blazer) to night in a snap.
- Trends: Slip dresses, sheer details, embellished tops, and colorblocking.
- Colors: Red, fuchsia, forest green, black, white, rust, and blue.
- Key Piece: We'd like to add those effortless, languid white-and-pink-colorblocked slip dresses to our closets, stat.
- Accessories: Strappy leather wedge sandals, ankle-strap sandals, satchels, peep-toe mules, oversize colorblock clutches.
- Who Should Wear It: We can easily see party mixers like Kate Bosworth and Sarah Jessica Parker donning Narciso's slip dresses with sexy statement sandals for an evening out on the town.
When Narciso Rodriguez said his Spring 2013 show would start at 8 p.m. Tuesday night, he meant it. While other designers can't manage to get their shows going until 20 or 30 minutes after their scheduled start times, Rodriguez brought the lights down and turned the music up in his show space at 8:06 — just as a final group of attendees rushed into the room.
Perhaps that urgency stemmed from all the new statements Rodriguez had to make with this show. He's never been the kind of designer who needed decorations, but this season's garments featured laminated wood paillettes that formed shimmering floral patterns on dresses and slouchy t-shirts. Rodriguez also played with color in a way he hasn't in the past. The orange tones he employed for Fall 2012 came back for Spring and breathed fire into a few garments, but those pieces were made to stand in line with a rainbow of teal, green, and pink — in addition to the ever-present black and white the designer relies on.
The clothes themselves subscribed to his longstanding love affair with the bias cut. Jackets without closures looked fresh, but a selection of nearly-sheer white dresses that featured panels of pink or black fabric displayed Rodriguez's mastery of the technique.
"There was a time when designers hated other designers," Alber Elbaz said in a recent interview with WSJ. Magazine. "But today there is actually major respect between many of us. We understand each other. We are all going through the same stressful process. Before shows we send each other little cards with congratulations; we send each other flowers. We're kind of a crazy family, but still a family. There are many designers I really respect and love. I love Azzedine (Alaïa). I like Narciso (Rodriguez) and Marc (Jacobs) and Nicolas (Ghesquiére) from Balenciaga. The first collection Raf Simons did for Dior was gorgeous. I'm not jealous of people — I'm only jealous of people who can eat and not gain weight. I respect talent. When I see talent and when I see a good person who comes with the talent, I melt."