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This morning, DOMA (the cruelly titled Defense of Marriage Act) has been struck down by the Supreme Court. That means that from now on, it has been deemed unconstitutional to treat same-sex married couples any differently than their straight counterparts. Since this is obviously cause for celebration in the fashion world, take a look back at the weddings, engagements, protests, arguments, and public displays of support we’ve seen in the industry in the past few years.
You can never be too rich or too thin…for Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent, at least. In the year since he took the reins at the house, the designer has been lambasted for everything from using bony male models to starting schoolyard beef with journalists, and now, he’s opening himself up to cut-eye from both critics and consumers alike with a seriously prohibitive pricing strategy. To wit: the grungy ’90s-inspired babydoll dress that Cara Delevingne sports in the fall ads will set you back $68,000.
Summertime means beach-wave time, which is ideal for us ladies. This no-muss hairstyle looks great on a bevy of hair lengths. Don’t believe us? PopSugar Beauty has rounded up some of the best beachy waves in Hollywood. Just click through to get inspired and make some waves of your own.
From Downton Abbey to Mad Men, the small screen is having a love affair with period pieces as of late, and at last night’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards, the same nostalgic attitude permeated the red carpet, with Emmy Rossum, Diane Kruger, and more opting for looks that harkened back to decades past. But while some gowns captured the best elements of bygone times, others were the wrong kind of retro.
15 years ago today, a tutu-clad Sarah Jessica Parker endured her first splash from a city bus, thus beginning her tenure as Carrie Bradshaw, she of the $40,000 worth of shoes and nowhere to live. Today, Parker is finally dipping her (very squashed) toe into the footwear business herself. And, naturally, she’s doing it with the help of Manolo Blahnik‘s longtime CEO.
Amanda Seyfried had a very glamorous flight into Hong Kong today. First class ticket, flat bed seats, plenty of champagne…and a silky scarlet nightgown designed especially for her by Riccardo Tisci. Unfortunately, she didn’t realize that she was supposed to change out of the nightgown before attending a cocktail party thrown by Shiseido that evening. Or at least, that’s what we have to assume is going on here.
Long before their PS1 handbags were a dime a dozen outside Lincoln Center and editors sat pining at their screens over their patchwork leathers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez were just two rookie designers making their much-buzzed-about debut at New York Fashion Week. Needless to say, they’ve come a long way, but Barneys New York is tapping into that initial excitement with an exclusive capsule collection of updated pieces from fall 2003, aptly called, “Proenza Schouler: First Collection.”
If Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Fendi’s Fall 2013 collection for Fendi was about in-your-face craftsmanship and bold color, their Resort 2014 collection was about how to soften all that energy while still letting all the craftsmanship shine through. Check out every single look over at PopSugar Fashion News.
It’s safe to say we’ll only ever encounter one $1.5 million dollar, 24 karat gold gown in our lives, and that time came back in April, when we sat down with Zac Posen to talk about the gilded, beyond-glamorous design he created for Magnum Ice Cream’s new Gold?! bar. But while actress Caroline Correa was the lucky one who got to don that dress (with bodyguards on hand, no doubt), now the rest of us gold-diggers can get in on the action with Posen’s more accessible replica.
It’s about time all of the weird and wonderful things that come out of Karl Lagerfeld‘s mouth were immortalized on the page. After all, the designer calls books “a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose” of which he is a “happy victim.” This fall, he’ll have one more to add to his 300,000-strong collection: “The World According to Karl”, a compendium of his all-time best quotes. Needless to say, we’re ready to hit “pre-order” already, but until it arrives, we’ll just have to tide ourselves over on these.
Oh, Carmen Dell’Orefice, how we worship thee. Our favorite octogenarian model is back again in this month’s Vogue Italia to prove that “flawless” knows no age limit — and this time, she has a team of platinum-tressed young’uns to whip into shape.
This could be the beginning of a breakthrough for models under 18 working in New York state. This morning, we got a triumphant dispatch from the Model Alliance, the advocacy organization founded by model and activist Sara Ziff, announcing that state Senators have agreed to propose legislation that will combat exploitation and unfair treatment of child models. About time, right?
If you’re among the 103,000 people that have already liked Miranda Kerr’s Instagram photo of herself doing a backbend on the beach, then you already know the model is a pro at doing yoga in a bikini. But did you know that she’s dedicated enough to attempt it in an Hervé Léger bandage dress, too?
The Bling Ring premiered last night in the place that started it all: Hollywood. But while Alexis Neiers and the rest of the real-life perps who inspired the film were not in attendance (surprise, surprise), at least one of their victims was.
Angelina Jolie can wear a sack and still look stunning — but when she leaves the shapeless stuff at home and wears something like this impeccable Ralph Russo Couture number, that’s when the real magic happens.
Now there’s a recipe for disaster if there ever was one. Isn’t modeling rule number one that you do NOT cross Naomi Campbell?
To know Michael Kors is to know a very tanned man. Even during the February shows, his skin glows like a bright orange beacon backstage. On most, this would be, as they say, “not a good look,” but Kors has the sunny personality to back it up — plus, as he puts it, “Now that Valentino has retired…someone must wave the too tanned flag.” And wave it he does.
Prom season is nearing its end, but alas, we still have yet to be asked. That may have something to do with the fact that we’re, oh, a few years past the age of curfews, corsages, and tuxedo-clad teenagers, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a part of us that wishes we had a limo to hop into once again. Emily Blunt didn’t help matters with her look last night at the “Freeing Voices, Changing Lives” gala: the kind of dress we only wish we could have gotten our hands on at 17.
This Is The End may be a testosterone-heavy movie (all it takes is a glance at the poster to make that much clear), but at yesterday’s West Coast premiere, it was Emma Watson who was wearing the pants. And what pants they were!
The future King or Queen of England is due to arrive sometime next month, but in the meantime, we get to enjoy the last of Kate Middleton’s impeccable maternity style. Today, the Duchess attended a service celebrating the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, and she glowed in a shift dress and matching coat that accommodated her now very visible bump.