Jessica Chastain has turned in a string of startling performances since landing on Hollywood’s radar with Tree of Life–she’s been hugely in demand as an actress ever since. She’s also drawn a lot of attention for her good style, something Vogue apparently noticed: the magazine’s December cover dropped today and Chastain has the featured spot. She looks incredible.
So, in honor of Chastain’s arrival as a bona fide fashion star, here’s a sampling of some of our favorite red carpet looks she’s worn since coming out of nowhere in 2011. More
This week, she becomes a cartoon crab. More
It’s almost more like a breastplate, no? The spectacular chest-hugger is a creation of Armani Privé, which means you probably can’t have one. But I’m not sure anyone not named Beyoncé Knowles could pull it off, anyway. She rocks it pretty hard in Complex’s Thierry le Goues-shot photospread; the accompanying feature is worth a read, too. I’ve included some salient quotes.
Everyone who got freaked out when they saw Charlene Wittstock’s wedding…suit can breathe a sigh of relief now, because for the religious ceremony today, she wore a simple and elegant gown by Armani Privé. Some people think it’s boring compared to Kate Middleton’s stunning McQueen number, but I think it’s perfect for a bride who is slightly older than Middleton and a bit more serious. (But no less beautiful!) Click through for pictures from a few different angles. More
Cate Blanchett has class and good taste to spare. She’s talented and poised and taken very seriously. That said, she doesn’t play it safe on the red carpet (like a lot of respected actresses in her category) and she’s not afraid to look a little crazy. Most of the time, however, her risks pay off. And yes, I am taking about the extraordinary Givenchy Haute Couture dress she wore to the Oscars (deal with it, Jennifer). So this week, we’re taking a look at some of Cate Blanchett’s greatest red carpet successes. Whether elegant in a favorite like Armani, or stunning in Valentino, or unforgettable in McQueen, Blanchett always manages to keep it interesting. More
Gap-toothed and unusually buxom (for modeling anyway) Dutch beauty Lara Stone is one of our favorite models and, in next month’s W, she has a girl-only editorial shot by one of our favorite fashion photographers, Craig McDean. Lara, styled by Alex White, is seen throughout wearing couture by Gaultier, Armani Prive, Givenchy, Chanel, Dior, Francesco Scognamiglio, Atelier Versace, Valentino and Oscar de la Renta and looking ridiculously pretty. Check out the full spread in the slideshow. More
Although I reviewed the couture shows individually, I decided to set aside a few images and assemble a very special gallery: couture’s fugly shit. Ugly happened at the couture shows this time around, as it inevitably does when you present any collection comprised of more than a few aggressively detailed, edited looks (like Givenchy) or if More
So we already shared our picks for best dressed and worst dressed at the Golden Globes, but the fact of the matter is red carpet fashion is about as exciting as white bread with the crust cut off. With a few reliable exceptions, red carpet gowns are the fashion equivalent of a life preserver: there to make sure you stay afloat and about as thoughtfully designed. More
Leighton Meester showed up to the Gotham Awards in a Thom Browne suit and honestly, she killed it. She looked sexy and effortless and cool. She softened the menswear-inspired outfit with feminine make-up, flowy hair and Faragamo heels, which might be why it worked like gang busters. I tend to think women in suits look great. Of course, there are the occasional failures (lots of those ahead) but when it works, does it ever work. More