Roland Mouret's latest collection revisited the '80s in more ways that one, but let's start from the beginning. His first look — a strong-shouldered red blazer with a matching split-front pencil skirt — set the tone for sharp lines, saturated hues, and geometric shapes. From there, Mouret sent out equally striking silhouettes, some with asymmetrical necklines, some with ultradraped hems, but all cut close to the body in his signature formfitting style. He experimented with both textural dimension and fabric dye, with the latter resulting in mud-dyed silks appearing magically leather-like. While we're sure we'll see established fans of the label (think Beyoncé or Carey Mulligan) wearing his sexier minidresses and intricately twisted sheaths, we're dying to see who dares to take on that slick maroon top and green tapered pant combo. See Roland Mouret's Spring '13 lineup, in full, when you keep clicking.
Roland Mouret was in his 20s in the '80s, the decade to which he turned to find inspiration for his Spring 2013 collection. "It's weird, the collection, this year," Mouret said. "As a designer you're asked to predict the future and you have to have a sense of honesty. I went back to a troubled period, the '80s, when I was younger, when you believed in the future because you had to."
Lots of that '80s optimism crept into this collection. Shoulder pads, those old bastions of power dressing, were applied to most of the jackets in the collection, and architectural folds and pleats offered not-so-subtle pleas for attention on dresses and a few sleeveless shirts. Suiting here was strong and practical, but there was a lot of quiet flair in other pieces. For example, Mouret answered the season's call for leather by using mud silk and was sure to include plenty of midriff-baring pieces. They're just as on trend for Spring as they were in the '80s.
No matter the season, red dresses are the chicest way to stand out from a crowd. Just look at Kyra Sedgwick popping against the NYC backdrop, Lana Del Rey performing in a flirty red bubble dress, and Dita Von Teese looking superbly sophisticated in a red Roland Mouret number. And the great thing is that you can pick the style that matches your personality: square-neck, plunging, poufy, fitted, mini, maxi, and so on. First check out seven celebs wearing various fabulous red dresses, then shop the ones that fit your aesthetic.
Welcome to Friday, the wonderful day when we reveal CelebStyle's top stars of the week. We had quite the fashionable crew this week from Gwen Stefani's crisp and cool Cali look to Solange Knowles's vibrant printed blazer pairing and Dita Von Teese's sexy red sheath and leopard combo, with a few more including Dianna Agron, Katie Holmes, Selena Gomez, and Kate Moss. Check out all of our style-setting winners, find out why they were crowned, then shop one or all of their looks for yourself.
While the perfect dress is a key formula in a head-turning look, for many celebrities, it's also all about the accessories. Proof is in the stunning jewels, shoes, and bags from this year's CFDA Awards. Another dazzling Hollywood accessory obsession right now are knuckle-box clutches. Check out how Kim Kardashian amped up her deep-v dress with an embellished Alexander McQueen knuckle clutch, how Jennifer Aniston polished off her white Burberry gown with a matching Valentino studded ring clutch, and the way Emma Stone accessorized her mustard Roland Mouret gown with a classic black Alexander McQueen knuckle clutch. To get in on the look, shop our favorite knuckle clutches below. No matter which you choose, it'll inject major edge into your nighttime glam.
In what we can safely say is the most sophisticated play on the slit-dress trend, Kate Middleton lit up Claridge’s hotel in London for the Thirty Club dinner last night. If like us you were caught up in the world of Met Gala fashion, then you might have missed the Duchess of Cambridge's showstopping arrival in the creamy Roland Mouret gown from Fall '09. Flashing just a little leg, Kate played off the gown's skin-revealing slit with ease and confidence, and accessorized its creamy white hue with a touch of sparkle on her shimmering clutch and metallic Jimmy Choos. It may just be one of our favorite looks from the Duchess to date. Click on to see her utterly chic arrival from every angle.
It's official: French designer Roland Mouret is having a pretty great week — and it's only Wednesday. First, he attended the Met Gala arm in arm with bombshell Doutzen Kroes, then Kate Middleton donned his creamy, thigh-slit Fall '09 gown for a dinner in London, and to top it all off, Beyoncé opted to wear his iconic Fall '05 Galaxy dress in a teal blue rendition for the Thriving Child book launch last night. While Beyoncé certainly pulled out all the stops in Givenchy for the Met Gala Monday, her retro curve-hugging choice here proved both subtle and sexy. The cap-sleeve, formfitting silhouette is one that we can really get behind — why? Its nipped waist, square neckline, and altogether glamorously cinematic feel lends itself to more than one body type, highlighting curvier shapes just as easily as it emphasizes the curves we wish we had. We're loving this Mouret moment, and if you're feeling it, too, just shop our editors' picks below to get the look.
Heidi Klum, Karolina Kurkova, and Arizona Muse, among others, have revealed what they'll be wearing to Monday night's Met Gala.
Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing told Style.com that he'll be taking model Joan Smalls as his date. Anthony Vaccarello has confirmed he'll be accompanied by Anja Rubik. Jason Wu will attend with Karlie Kloss, and Haider Ackermann will walk the red carpet with Constance Jablonski.
The site has also confirmed another spate of pairings: Roland Mouret is taking Doutzen Kroes; Rachel Zoe and her husband, Rodger Berman, will attend with Karolina Kurkova; Erdem Moralioglu will dress Arizona Muse; and Thakoon Panichgul is taking actress Christina Ricci.
It has also recently been revealed that Heidi Klum will wear a "very very lacy and very very see-through" one-of-a-kind dress by Escada. Chanel's official attendee will be French actor Gaspard Ulliel, face of the brand's Bleu de Chanel fragrance.
Previously confirmed pairings include Alexander Wang and rapper Azealia Banks, who tweeted that she would perform at the Met Gala last week; Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez with Australian actress Isabel Lucas; and Joseph Altuzarra with Lana Del Rey. Coco Rocha will attend with her husband, James Conran, wearing a vintage dress by Givenchy.
The Met Gala will be live streamed for the first time from 6:30-8:30 p.m. EDT on May 7.
Update: Everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to Giovanna Battaglia has decided what they're wearing tonight. Below, a list of everything we know so far:
- Kristen Stewart will wear Balenciaga and attend the Gala with Nicola Ghesquiere.
- Gwyneth Paltrow will wear Prada. Linda Evangelista will also wear Prada, and will attend as Miuccia Prada's date.
- Renee Zellweger will wear Emilio Pucci.
- Jessica Stam will wear Dior.
- Cameron Diaz will attend with Stella McCartney.
- Lauren Santo Domingo will wear Oscar de la Renta.
- Kate Upton will attend the gala with Michael Kors, who is also dressing Jessica Alba and Liu Wen.
- Sarah Jessica Parker and Lily Cole wil both wear Valentino.
- Amy Adams will wear Giambattista Valli Couture.
- Scarlett Johansson is wearing custom Dolce & Gabbana, but the house will also dress Bianca Brandolini d'Adda, Andrea Dellal, Giovanna Battaglia, and Marpessa Hennink.
- Brooklyn Decker, Liya Kebede, Rashida Jones, and Tory Burch will all wear gowns of Burch's design.
- Kristen Bell and Dee Hilfiger will both wear Tommy Hilfiger.
- Dree Hemingway will wear Topshop.
- Farida Khelfa will wear vintage Schiaparelli.
- Emma Stone will wear Lanvin.
- Stella Tennant, Poppy Delvigne, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, and Sigrid Agren will wear Chanel.
- Claire Danes will attend the gala with her husband Hugh Dancy and Gilles Mendel. She'll wear J. Mendel, and so will Aerin Lauder and actress Christine Taylor. Taylor will attend with her husband Ben Stiller.
- Burberry will be dressing Cara Delvigne, Jourdan Dunn, Gabriella Wilde, Vanessa Kirby, Douglas Booth, Mario Testino, Casey Affleck, and Roo Panes.
- Prabal Gurung is dressing Greta Gerwig.
Photo: Doutzen Kroes wearing Giambattista Valli to the 2011 Met Gala.
>> Roland Mouret debuted a sharply tailored collection of feminine separates — as well as a brand-new shoe line — for Fall 2012 today in Paris. Colors were unexpected — and felt fresh — in a palette of soft pastels and icy blues, while a selection of pieces splattered with mirrored reindeer prints looked especially appealing. As for the shoes, they came in six separate styles ranging from pumps to ankle boots, complete with heels in the shape of a letter "R."
Roland Mouret's Fall 2012 collection was all about ladylike layering. His inspiration point was Paris in 1947, when the big freeze occurred, as he paired a variety of fur vests and caplets over turtleneck sweaters and tops, and origami-inspired jackets over sheath dresses. While the designer featured his signature fitted dress silhouettes, a mix of looser cuts were interspersed into the ladylike mix via full skirts and oversize coats. Meanwhile, baggy-cut trousers and A-line skirt suits provided a more chic approach to day-wear dressing. Highlights included the printed and peplum looks, precisely tailored with just the right amount of modernity. More details from the collection below.
- Trends: Ladylike dressing, peplum, baggy trousers.
- Colors: Gray, yellow, green, periwinkle blue, navy, lavender, black.
- Key Piece: The printed skirt paired with the white origami jacket was the perfect mix of ladylike and modern.
- Accessories: Skinny belts, knee-high and ankle boots, T-strap pumps.
- Who Would Wear It: Women who prefer an elegant, and lightly seductive, take on cocktail dressing, like Eva Mendes and Kerry Washington.