Today, our Gossip Girl goes from Upper East Side to less familiar territory, starring in the much-anticipated release of The Green Lantern. Aside from landing an enviable role as Ryan Reynolds's love interest, Lively also plays up her tough-girl side as a fearless test pilot. Of course, here at Fab we've come to know her best as a standout on the red carpet and Serena van der Woodsen's alter ego. So, we're celebrating Blake's blockbuster role the best way we know how — with a look back at 50 of the actress-cum-fashion fixture's most memorable red carpet looks. Click on to see them all before you head to the theater to watch our girl on the big screen.
When asked who my fashion icons are, Sarah Jessica Parker is at the top of my list. The style-setter been a favorite even back in the 80s, but it's her role as Carrie Bradshaw that solidified her place in our fashion hearts as an innovator and risk taker. Now, even with her days on SATC behind her, SJP continues to wow as a leader of Halston, seriously styled mom, and all-around fashionable persona on and off the red-carpet. So, it seems only fitting that on her 46th birthday, we pay tribute to the trend-setter, rule-breaker, and fashion icon with a look back at 46 of her most memorable, enviable fashion moments. Click through to see them all and wish Sarah Jessica Parker a very Fab birthday!
Enter into the world of Rihanna. Since 2005, the Barbadian beauty caught my attention with her catchy songs, and even more so, her megawatt style. When Rihanna first hit the scene, she stayed within the sexy singer realm via colorful body-con frocks and separates. As the years went along, she took a turn towards high fashion. After attending numerous runway shows, Rihanna developed an edgier sense of dressing — who can forget those star shaped pasties — and started donning clothes and accessories from the likes of Chanel, Alexander Wang, and Rodarte, to name a few. Despite The songstress continues to impress me with her daring in-your-face ensembles and experimental hairdos. Let's take a look at Rihanna's astounding fashion metamorphosis as we wish her a very Fab 23rd birthday!
When I think of a woman with signature style, an image of Alexa Chung — dressed head-to-toe in quirky, British-chic — instantly pops into my head. Since today is the style-savvy and Madewell collaborator's 27th birthday, we're celebrating with a tribute to her looks we love. Miniskirts and short shorts paired with jackets and prim cover-ups, ladylike dresses and lots of Mulberry — click through for a style salute to the birthday girl!
Oh, Katy, what would the entertainment world be without you and your over-the-top performance outfits? It would be bleak. Thankfully we don't have to experience Bleaktown because Ms. Perry delivers nonstop glitz and glitter. From fruits to sushi, oversize bows to dice, this is one performer who dresses like a true show(wo)man. Let's stop gabbing and start gazing at the singer's looks from awards shows and concerts, shall we?
Chloë Sevigny has been a style risk taker from day one. The proof is in the pictures. In honor of her birthday today — congrats, girl! — let's take a trip down red-carpet lane to admire this fearless, fashion-forward woman. Since '98, Chloë's style has not changed that drastically. She has always favored off-kilter, yet totally sexy pieces. Black is a staple, but she doesn't turn her back on bold colors. Yellow, fuchsia, orange, purple — they're all part of her closet. She never shies away from sheer and sliced, but also rocks conservative ensembles like second skin. And, get this, she wore an oversized bow headband back when whimsical wasn't the word. Lastly, she's got some killer legs. A true fashion chameleon, we heart you, Chloë.
It seems like yesterday when Kelly Osbourne was spotted walking the streets in her grungy attire and flaming hairdos. Remember those unflattering gowns she used to wear? Shudder! Emo girl no more. In the past year, the multi-talented gal has traded in her tees and pants for stilettos and fancy frocks. From movie premieres to fashion fêtes, this British beauty has wowed us with one look after another. Fret not, Kelly hasn't lost her edge. She is now punky and polished. Click to see how this Osbourne has changed her fashionable ways throughout the years.
I confess I wasn't very fair to Anne Hathaway when I decided to explore her fashion metamorphosis. I thought I would be greeted by a fashion war zone when going back through the actress's history. The proof is in the pictures that Anne has always had a sense for fashion, but she has undoubtedly come into her own as of late. I cringed a couple times, usually around circa late '90s, but then again, all of us have cringe-worthy photos stashed somewhere. But come on, her wardrobe in The Devil Wears Prada won over all naysayers. One thing to note is that the menswear trend Anne has dabbled with lately is nothing she's unaccustomed to — she previously wore suits and even a tie on some red carpets. Most significantly, this enlightened me to the fact that Anne hasn't turned her back on any trend; she has accomplished sexy, innocent, girlie, and fashion-forward. I think we have a well-rounded risk taker on our hands!
With the unfortunate passing of one of fashion's greatest inspirations, Yves Saint Laurent, I thought it would be fitting to take you through the fashion metamorphosis of Yves himself, his revolutionary brand, and its many successors. What many people don't know is that YSL officially started in the fashion business when Christian Dior died in October of 1957. At the age of 21, Yves was thrust into the spotlight, and more importantly, into the role of head designer of the house of Dior. Talk about moving on up, quickly.
(L-R: Model Danielle Sauvajeon in Paris fashion show in 1968; Fall '94; Spring '02 RTW; Fall '08 RTW)
During his three-year stint at Dior, YSL set trends such as midcalf skirts when his competitors were showing knee-length. He introduced black leather jackets trimmed in fur in his "chic Beatnik" collection; it was heavily criticized. But that didn't stop him. All it did was fuel him to start his own business in 1961. His first collection wasn't so well-received, but his second collection elevated him to the status of Balenciaga and Hubert de Givenchy.
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