Designers like Dries Van Noten, Wes Gordon, and Derek Lam have refreshed the classic wrap silhouette with a slightly sexier attitude this season. Not just for the classic wrap dress, this timelessly chic detail made its way on silky semisheer blouses, modern skirts, and jumpsuits. The results? An effortlessly glamorous look ideal for a day at the office or a party downtown. Wrap yourself in our favorites, featuring items that can be easily worn now and later into Fall.
It isn't necessary to wear jewelry to sparkle in jewel tones. Simply follow Burberry's lead by sporting an array of pieces in bold shades like emerald, amethyst, and ruby. You'll look chic in one hue, but don't be afraid to mix and match. These saturated colors all work together flawlessly.
Modern Family's Julie Bowen showed that she wasn't afraid of color when she stepped onto the carpet in a teal Halston gown at tonight's Golden Globe Awards. Her one-shouldered dress had an almost Grecian quality to its drapery, which was gathered to one side at the waist. Hair pulled back in a slightly messy updo revealed drop earrings with pink stones that provided a bright complement to the deep teal of her dress. An armful of metallic bracelets added shine to her look, while also tying together the look's other finishers: a geometric clutch and bronze heels.
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It's been a while since we've seen Gisele Bündchen all dressed up, but last night the supermodel put on an all-black ensemble to celebrate Mario Testino's first-ever US exhibit in Boston. She wore a black one-shoulder Halston dress, topped with a black satin Tom Ford blazer. Classic black pointy pumps, a box clutch, and mega-shiny rhinestone earrings finished Gisele's red-carpet style. With the holidays fast approaching, consider mimicking Gisele's look by pairing your favorite little black dress with a shiny satin blazer for added pizazz. Shop similar pieces below to get started.
From Chanel's Resort 2013 show to all the romantic editorials that have been staged there, the Palace of Versailles is having a moment. And now, Le Grand Divertissement à Versailles — the 1973 fashion face-off between five American designers and five French couturiers — is the subject of the new film Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution.
The event was staged by Eleanor Lambert, creator of Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List, who invited Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, and Stephen Burrows to represent America. The French team included Yves Saint Laurent, Dior's Marc Bohan, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, and Emanuel Ungaro.
Director Riley Draper said she created the film, which will premiere during New York Fashion Week in September, to remember an evening that had a profound impact on the American fashion and modeling industries.
Riley's research found that the American designers took their positions as underdogs very seriously. "When you look at the documents, they were like, 'We're going to war,'" she said. That may explain their groundbreaking decision to cast black models for their portion of the show.
"To actually have an exhibition with 12 African-American models at one time, in one show, in a palace in France, representing the United States and representing our fashion industry, is legendary — it's historical," said Riley.
The documentary features interviews with some of those models, including Pat Cleveland and Alva Chinn, as well as former Vogue editor Grace Mirabella and several fashion historians. Cameron Silver of the vintage store Decades narrates the film, which Riley screened at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. She'll also screen the film in Los Angeles and Atlanta before bringing it to New York City. A glimpse of the film in the trailer below.
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- Alessandra Ambrosio reprised Demi Moore's famous naked and pregnant Vanity Fair cover in a new ad for Brazilian jewelry company Vivara. The Victoria's Secret Angel, who recently announced she's having a baby boy, accentuated her nude figure with statement earrings, a bangle, and a row of chunky rings. [Stylelist]
- From Karl Lagerfeld in a strappy black bathing suit to Andy Warhol and Halston, Antonio Lopez photographed a view of the fashion industry in the '70s that few had seen until now. Mauricio Padilha and Roger Padilha will publish a selection of those photos in The Antonio Lopez Book, set to debut this September. [Fashionista]
- Carey Mulligan is reported to have worn a custom Versace dress when she married Mumford & Sons lead singer Marcus Mumford this weekend. While no pictures of the dress have surfaced, it's been described as simple, backless, and ivory colored. [Grazia]
- Victoria Beckham's stint as creative design executive for Land Rover has yielded a limited-edition Range Rover Evoque. The car features rose-gold-plated metal finishings and mohair floor mats and is equipped with a four-piece luggage set. Only 200 will be produced, and Chinese consumers will be the first to have access to them. [Styleite]
- The Fashion Institute of Technology will live stream its graduate runway show for the first time this year. Those who don't have a seat for the show — invitees include Calvin Klein, Diane von Furstenberg, and Michael Kors, among others — can watch it online at FIT's Future of Fashion website or in 3D at the school's Katie Murphy Amphitheatre. [FIT]
Photo via Alessandra Ambrosio's Facebook