When you're playing The Girl on Fire you have some big shoes to fill — especially when it comes to statement-making gowns. That said, Katniss may have had her day in the book, but it's clear from last night's LA premiere that Jennifer Lawrence owned the Hunger Games red carpet in a jaw-dropping gold lamé cutout gown from Prabal Gurung's Fall 2012 collection. Just a glimpse of Jennifer in this gown and it's as if the look was made specifically for her — for this movie and for this premiere. With a thigh-high slit, a hint of skin, and accessorized with just the right hair, makeup, and metallic-tinged Jimmy Choos, the effect is all strength and sex appeal — in short, she killed it. Click through to see her stunning premiere style from every angle.
You might not yet be familiar with Emily Wickersham, but you will be after you watch Gone since she plays Amanda Seyfried's character's missing sister. For the LA premiere last night, the actress worked the red carpet in a Prabal Gurung getup that's just as easily re-creatable for the office and after-work drinks. Colorblock silk blouses are all the rage these days, and we love how Emily tucked hers into a contrasting kaleidoscope skirt for a playful flair. You can also wear your colorblock blouse with jeans at casual hangouts, trousers at work, miniskirts and shorts on the weekends, and maxi skirts at all times, proving that it's a versatile piece that won't just gather dust in your closet. And you can wear it buttoned-up, like Emily, or open for a more flirty feel. If you don't yet have a colorblock blouse in your rotation, shop some of our favorites in all price ranges below.
For Fall 2012, designers set the gold standard with gorgeously gilded pieces perfect for any glamour girl. From Prabal Gurung's liquid-looking gown to Rachel Zoe's fur-topped minidress, this precious hue was popping up all over our favorite runways. Watch our full trend report to see all the ways you'll be going for gold come Fall!
>> Watch the entire show — and get an up-close look at all the pieces — right here.
Prabal Gurung's Fall 2012 collection was full of intricate details, including structured coats and feminine dresses. There was no shortage of tulle and crystals incorporated into his showstopping lineup — check out all the looks here!
Maybe it was the models' purply-blue eyeshadow, the iridescent sleeves on the structured coats, the black carpeting on the runway, or the really cool black cape that opened the show, but the Prabal Gurung woman felt mysterious — or downright otherworldly — for Fall 2012. Gurung's carefully sculpted aesthetic was still completely feminine, thanks to ruffled tops, feathers, and beading, but there was a definite futuristic element thanks to digital prints and a series of gold lamé pieces with strong geometric shapes. As for the woman of mystery, sometimes the models were in sunglasses, other times in tall black hats, as if they were changing personas with each look. If the show started in dark, it ended incredibly light, with a series of ethereal white gowns that seemed to float down the runway, and likely right onto a red carpet sometime in the near future.
- Trends: Cutouts, feathers, futurism, minimalism, capes, balloon sleeves.
- Colors: Black, gold, white, cobalt, digitized prints.
- Key Piece: Joan Smalls in a beaded, semi-sheer black gown was pretty gorgeous.
- Accessories: Triple-strap black heels, gold power belts, black police hats.
- Who Would Wear It: Someone who wants to make a dramatic statement. We can see Diane Kruger in the gold dresses, Jennifer Aniston in the short black dresses, and Emma Stone in the blue print dresses.
>>"We all have the dark and the light side, but for the longest time I've only put my happy self out there," Prabal Gurung said. And so, for Fall 2012, Gurung finally let both sides out — plus a little bit of everything in between. The collection started with a series of all-black looks — undulating capes, flared trousers, coats piled high in fur — segued into a group of blues and mirror-prints, and finished in a flurry of frothy white and metallic. Along the way there were some lovely forays into embellishment: gowns in intricately beaded lace, skirts punctuated with ostrich-feather fringe, and crystal-encrusted frocks. It was a lot to take in, but Gurung is nothing if not ambitious. "I am a little more confident in my own skin," he explained.
Kate Winslet joined the many famous faces at NY Fashion Week as she stepped out in the Big Apple last night. She attended the opening of CFDA's new exhibition at FIT called "Impact: 50 Years of the CFDA." Kate, who is the current face of St. John, wore a fitted black dress from the line and was accompanied by St. John designer George Sharp and CFDA CEO Steven Kolb for the occasion. Also on hand to see the work on display were Prabal Gurung, Vera Wang, Lorraine Schwartz, and Anna Wintour.
Kate's coming off an exciting award season win last month. Kate picked up a Golden Globe for her work in Mildred Pierce and was joined by boyfriend Ned Rocknroll at the big show.
Designer Prabal Gurung has just previewed the new uniforms he designed for Sephora, and they're a big change from the plain black ensembles you're used to seeing. Now, male "cast members" will have their choice of sleek, black separates with red detailing, and women will be wearing fitted pantsuits with blazers or black trapeze dresses with red accents. The classic palette and sophisticated feel of the new attire is chic, and there's something a little futuristic about the styling, too. All in all, it's a Prabal Guring collection beauty aficionados are sure to see frequently.
Photo: Mango's Spring 2012 ad campaign starring Kate Moss