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Our wildest dreams have just come true. Finally, after falling in love with Michelle Obama’s risqué prom night look, we have the missing piece to the puzzle: Barack Obama’s prom photo, which surfaced today on TIME. Now, we no longer have to use our imagination to picture the handsome first couple together, during, let’s face it, the most awkward night of high school. However, this discovery has also raised a very important question: who did prom style best?
According to yesterday’s New York Times Style Section, teens are hitting the mall in droves to shop prom looks inspired by red carpet faves. And hey, we can’t say we blame them! With visions like Jennifer Lawrence‘s blush pink Dior couture Oscars gown dancing around in all of our heads, its only fitting that girls would want to channel a bit of that glamour for the glitziest night of their senior year. So we’ve put together a selection of some of our favorite celebrity looks from the past year, and found pieces online that fit the bill without being too literal — you want to make this night your own, after all. And even if you’re just a wee bit past your high school days, there are always weddings and cocktail parties to go to!
KStew and JStew (that’s Jon Stewart, for the uninitiated) hung out last night on the set of The Daily Show, managing to avoid even a teensy mention of the On The Road actress’ ongoing relationship drama. If you’ll recall, when Robert Pattinson was on the show a few months back, the host offered him Ben & Jerry’s and told him to “kick her to the curb,” so we’re sure someone’s publicist is heaving a big sigh of relief right about now.
How do you do prom makeup that photographs well, won’t come off on the dance floor, and won’t look too “mature”? Beauty guru Jemma Kidd to the rescue!
Picking a prom dress is an almost universal rite of passage for teenage girls. It feels like the Biggest Decision Ever because the dress, the hair, the look in its entirety will be immortalized forever. That yes, photos will be taken but no, you will not actually care what you wore even four years down the line doesn’t matter, especially to people trying to sell you those dresses, which is why every site (not us; yet), retailer, and magazine is currently doing so. Case in point: Net-A-Porter.
As much as we’ve been thinking about wedding dresses and wedding rings lately, we’ve also been thinking about wedding shoes. It’s believed that Kate Middleton will wear slipper-like flats down the aisle, but what if she went even more casual by wearing sneakers?
This week was all about weddings and proms! Because it’s spring! We saw Karl Lagerfeld in the flesh, celebrated Kanye‘s bold fashion choices, and speculated about John Galliano‘s replacement. There was also a whole lot of plastic surgery talk.
American teenagers have gotten so worked up about prom that their parents are spending more on it than they have did before. With the end of the school year fast approaching, tans are being perfected, dresses are being purchased and the several different business categories that make up the prom economy are about to rake in over $4 billion dollars.
When I was 16, I went to prom. I thought I was so cool because I got to go to prom as a sophomore — an honor usually only reserved for juniors and seniors. I scoured the mall for the perfect prom dress, eventually deciding to splurge on a little black number my mom let me buy at Neimans. Because that’s what life’s like in the suburbs of the Midwest. Not so for Kansas born and bred Lindsey Wixson: Jason Wu is designing a prom dress just for her.
Prom dress shopping can either be the most exciting fashion moment of your teens or the most horrific. For high school senior Erica DeRamus, it has been a little bit of both.
Zac Posen’s new diffusion collection for Target features prom gowns and dresses for under $100. As for his inspiration, Posen claims it came straight from the headlines.