From her signature runway walk to introducing the world to America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks is undoubtedly one of our favorite models. So we thought there was no better way to celebrate her 40th — yes, 40th — birthday than by looking back at every reason why she'll always be our top model. Get ready to smize.
It's no wonder Miley Cyrus has been named one of Barbara Walters's Most Fascinating People of 2013. From dramatic 'dos to jaw-dropping performances, Miley Cyrus's transition from sweet Disney darling to va-va-vixen has been a bit rocky — but we're not here to judge. Although the star has had her share of controversy, Cyrus has taken everything in stylish stride. Flaunting her fit figure in an array of designer creations on the red carpet and on stage, this year was — according to Miley — the year of the crop top and, by consequence, the bare midriff. So it should come as no surprise that we've crowned Ms. Miley the crop top queen of 2013!
Whether you love it or hate it, Miley's standout style always gets people talking — and any publicity is good publicity, right? Join us as we take a look back at all of her ab-flashing moments, then get ready for even more Miley in 2014. We know she won't let us down.
It's been a big year for Scarlett Johansson. Between filming Don Jon and getting engaged, the actress earned Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive title — for the second time! That's a pretty impressive coup, but we're not surprised it went to Scarlett. If you trace the star's carpet history, you'll find she has a penchant for designs from the likes of Versace and Dolce & Gabbana, the kind that were made to flaunt her famous figure — and if that wasn't enough, you may also notice deep shades of burgundy and red lipstick that only enhance that famous pout. So, while we're not completely shocked, you'll get no argument from us — in fact, we think her sexiest moments make a pretty fitting birthday tribute. Click through to see 10 of our favorite recent Scarlett moments, and join us in wishing her a happy 29th.
Shailene Woodley first gained notoriety for her role in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, but the young beauty is on her way to superstar status with starring turns in The Descendants and Divergent, set for release in 2014, already under her belt. Shailene has handled her newfound spotlight like a pro and isn't afraid to take a risk or buck the trend. You may recall InStyle's 2012 Golden Globes afterparty when Shailene traded her high heels for a pair of Vibram FiveFingers running shoes, a bold move for any starlet new to the fashion world's hypercritical lens. Don't get us wrong, the cover girl has scored high remarks on her red carpet report card, but we're particularly smitten with her instinctive confidence.
With nothing but Hollywood hits and designer duds in her future, we are celebrating Shailene's 22nd birthday with a fashion flashback of her classic yet bold, laid-back glamour.
— Additional reporting by Brittney Stephens
A breakout role in the Princess Diaries may have proven nearly autobiographical for Anne Hathaway: after a princess-like rise to stardom, she's now one of Hollywood's top young actors and an enchanting muse to elite designers like Armani Privé and Valentino. But Anne began her career with a modest girl-next-door essence that lacked the polished presence we expect from her today.
Boasting a résumé that includes roles in The Devil Wears Prada, The Dark Knight Rises, and Les Misérables, and countless red carpets later, Anne now exudes ladylike polish via romantic dresses, dazzling embellished gowns, and feminine minis. We've enjoyed every moment of Hathaway's fashionable evolution. From teen princess to full-fledged Hollywood royal, join us as we celebrate her 31st birthday with this stunning red carpet retrospective.
— Additional reporting by Mandi Villa
We're not much for beer, but we'll gladly toast a Guinness when the one in mind is Daphne. We're saluting the Irish-born beverage heir on her birthday in the most fitting way possible: with a look at her massive, vertiginous, often heel-less heels; streaked coif; and daring ensembles. Scroll through the chronicle of our favorite Daphne looks in the slideshow.
Calling all Lilly lovers! The woman who started a style revolution — debuting a bright shift in Palm Beach, FL, that was easy to move in and unworried by stains from her juice stand, would have celebrated a birthday this Sunday, Nov. 10. In honor of her legacy (and the continuous style that it spawned), the brand is offering special treats, shopping sprees, and, to us, special pictures from the Lilly Pulitzer archives. Want more info?
Emma Stone is a phenomenal actress, red carpet ace, and an all-around American beauty who's captured the hearts of everyone around her — even Ryan Gosling is under Stone's spell gushing, "Show me someone who wouldn't give it all up for Emma Stone and I'll show you a liar." Though the A-lister's adventurous fashions run the style gamut, from dark and dramatic gowns to opulent party minis, her continued sartorial success has much to do with her winning red carpet formula. Emma stays true to figure-flattering silhouettes, statement hues, and fresh-faced makeup to get the most bang for her buck — and who could blame her?
In honor of the golden girl's birthday, we're doubling down with a look back at Emma's twinning red carpet ensembles in a feature we like to call "Emma Stone: Styles so Nice, She's Worked Them Twice."
With model-worthy looks, extraordinary acting chops, and a megawatt smile that precedes her signature infectious laugh, Julia Roberts was clearly destined to be a star. From girl next door to red carpet ace, Julia's captured and held our attention for over a quarter century with her award-winning styles on and off screen. Though we may have been a little young to grasp the full concept of Pretty Woman, we could still appreciate the fierce fashions — and memorize every line as if it was our job, which ironically aided in the writing of this post. From endearing streetwalker to best-friend-turned-love-interest to spiritual seeker, Julia has had us mesmerized with her screen style since day one.
Today marks Julia's 46th birthday, though she doesn't look a day over 21, and what better way to honor the A-lister than a look back at her most iconic movie looks. We can't wait to see what her sartorial future holds — after all, she's got moves we've never seen.
Katy Perry is known for her bold beauty looks, theatrical ensembles, and chart-topping beats, but each year brings a more mature Katy — and with that, a more refined style. From satin skater dresses and sheen tights to ethereal designer gowns and decadent accessories, the pop princess has had quite the red carpet transformation. While her style has taken a more sophisticated turn, Katy would never completely abandon her signature whimsy, showcasing the perfect balance of fantasy and finesse in her latest looks.
Today marks Ms. Perry's 29th birthday, and we are celebrating with a red carpet retrospective. Whether you're a self-proclaimed "Katy Cat" or a Perry rookie, everyone can appreciate the playful, polished, and downright prodigious creations Katy has donned through the years. Click on to honor the fashion-forward icon.