With Spring galas in full swing, Gwyneth Paltrow's book tour, and the usual premieres and parties, there was no shortage of celebrity style fodder of the most glamorous kind this week. NYC's April Fools' fete drew red-carpet arrivals from Hilary Rhoda in fiery Valentino and Olivia Palermo in bright yellow Katie Ermilio, for starters. Meanwhile, Paltrow proved her style prowess in a week's worth of chic looks for her book tour, and Freida Pinto showed off the perfect cocktail dress at the Indian Film Festival in LA. That's just the half of it — click through to see who else topped our style charts in this week's top 10.
Part of what we love about Olivia Palermo's style is that it's all at once inspirational and totally accessible. The fashion pro knows how to mix and match our favorite high-street labels with her own eclectic-chic angle. Case in point: her latest Spring party look relied on two great pieces that you might never suspect are from Zara — and totaling just under $220. Her peachy-hued Zara lightweight coat ($159) is sophisticated enough to top your Spring party dresses or provide a sleek outer layer to your workwear, while her printed Zara miniskirt ($60) could provide the standout counter to a basic black tee or white blouse, just like it did here. Both make worthy investments to wear together, à la Olivia, or mix and match all season long — and the best part? They're not really major investments after all. And, if you're in need of more Olivia Palermo outfit inspiration? Check out all of her recent looks here.
Olivia Palermo was joined by Nicky Hilton and Emmy Rossum for the New Yorkers For Children annual Spring dinner, presented by Valentino, last night in NYC. Olivia, who got into the spirit of the season by donning a bright yellow Katie Ermilio gown, had boyfriend Johannes Huebl on her arm for the charitable evening out. Nicky was accompanied by boyfriend James Rothschild, and models Erin Heatherton and Hilary Rhoda were also on hand to attend the annual event that aims to support youth in foster care.
Emmy has been putting in time in her hometown after wrapping the current season of her hit show, Shameless, with the season finale airing on Sunday night. She is not only a small-screen star, but is also pursuing a career in music, and she put her skills to use signing the national anthem at the Mets' opening day at Citi Field last week.
Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, and Marni are just a few of the runways that showcased a plethora of leather looks for Spring 2013. Now, celebrities are taking the trend to their respective events, as evidenced by Diane Kruger in red leather, Solange in a bright iteration, and Olivia Palermo in a fresh leather take on the little black dress. Get all the details right here! On Allison McNamara: Tucker top, Darling skirt.
Getting bored with your little black dress? Allow us to shed some light on the latest trend in cocktail attire: the edgy, rocker-cool leather dress. We saw tons of them on the runways from designers like Calvin Klein, Derek Lam, Céline, and more — but their wearability transcends the catwalk. Whether you go with an all-leather piece like Olivia Palermo's or try the trend in a smaller way, like Jessica Alba's LBD with a leather bra top, it's a look that will definitely have you standing out from the crowd (in the best possible way). From the girlie-glam looks of Lauren Conrad and Kerry Washington to the full-blown fashion-renegade vibe given by Kristen Stewart and Doutzen Kroes, the leather dress has proven to be surprisingly versatile, especially when worn with a great pair of heels and minimal accessories. Click through to see 24 style-setters who have reinvented the LBD wheel, and then shop our editors' picks.
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?
Diane Kruger got literal support from Joshua Jackson when he guided his girlfriend to the Host screening at The Cinema Society in NYC yesterday. She wore a black Chanel dress and sky-high Christian Louboutin boots, which may have been part of the reason Joshua needed to walk her to the premiere. Diane was joined at the screening by her costars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Jake Abel, as well as the author of the book the film is based on, Stephenie Meyer. Other NYC celebrities also attended the big event, including Olivia Palermo and Kelly Rutherford.
Diane has been busy with promotional duties for her newest film and Joshua has been staying by her side through her whole tour. He walked the red carpet with her at the LA premiere of The Host and took her on a dinner date in NYC earlier this week. Diane's duties aren't over just yet, as she'll also be appearing on Good Morning America today to chat about the new flick.
Designers often draw on the past — be it famous people or an era of fashion — to help inspire the looks for their current collections. While at New York Fashion Week, we made it our mission to find out the favorite fashion decades of some of the industry's biggest celebrities and designers. From Prabal Gurung to Olivia Palermo and more, find out who among this fashion crowd has an affinity for the Roaring '20s, '70s disco, and beyond. On Allison McNamara: BCBG Max Azria jacket, Zara blouse.
Paris Fashion Week kicked off last week, and stars, models, and musicians have been flocking to the French runways ever since. Elizabeth Olsen and Naomi Watts teamed up at the Louis Vuitton show earlier today and watched as Kate Moss made her return to the runway. Renée Zellweger, Rebecca Hall, and Zoe Saldana chatted during Miu Miu, sitting front row with January Jones, while Jessica Alba posed solo in a bright blue look on Tuesday. Take a look at all the celebrities at Paris Fashion Week as the fashion fun wraps up today.
It might be the last city on the Fashion Week itinerary, but Paris's front rows have been lined with famous fashion fans. On the final day of the collections, we spotted chic arrivals including Miu Miu attendees Zoe Saldana in leather pants and a camel coat and January Jones in a mod ensemble. Naomi Watts headed to Louis Vuitton in fresh white, while Elizabeth Olsen donned a Vuitton logo coat to the show. Jessica Chastain popped up looking as sophisticated as ever at the Moncler Gamme Rouge show, and Kate Moss was spotted in her signature fur coat outside the shows. Keep clicking to see which A-listers were parked front row at the shows.
— Additional reporting by Melody Nazarian