Every time Hollywood hosts a big awards show, The Gloss‘ intrepid deputy editor Ashley Cardiff whines about how everything looks the same. EIC Jennifer Wright, however, loves when everyone looks all classically pretty and romantic and soft.
Here, they discuss the omnipresence of Ashley’s much despised Sparkly Neutral Gown, especially among the many Golden Globes dresses. And they wonder, what does it mean to be well dressed on the red carpet? More
The Cannes film festival has begun–as you know from Bill Murray dressing like a crazy person at the Moonrise Kingdom photocall yesterday. Anyway, here’s the always fancy opening ceremony red carpet, featuring stalwarts like Tilda Swinton, Diane Kruger and Jessica Chastain, but also famewhores and weirdos. And not a lot of great dresses. More
After almost seven years of enormous achievement, the great Raf Simons is leaving the house of Jil Sander. More
For a few months now, people have speculated that Marc Jacobs will leave his post at Louis Vuitton and take the helm at Christian Dior, following the departure of disgraced former creative director John Galliano. Now, after months of silence (and some contractual red tape, no doubt) Jacobs came clean to Vogue, confirming that Dior was an option and revealing why he chose not to take it. More
The reviews are in and they are not kind: Kanye’s debut womenswear collection sucked. But Kanye himself wants people to be more understanding because he’s trying, telling WWD: “This is my first collection. Please be easy. Please give me a chance to grow.”
We say to that: no deal, Kanye. More
I should really title this “some of Tilda Swinton’s Greatest Red Carpet Looks” because there’s only 15 slides here and in my opinion few women come anywhere near her fashion prowess. While most actresses rely heavily on romantic, pretty dresses by Marchesa or Elie Saab, Swinton’s fallbacks are Haider Ackermann, Jil Sander and Lanvin. She may get blasted by idiotic red carpet correspondents (who themselves dress like overgrown princesses suffocating under 4 lbs. of makeup), but it doesn’t matter at all: the only thing Swinton has more of than style is… talent. Let’s spend a few minutes appreciating this original. More
With the impending wedding of William and Kate, we all can’t help but look back and think of the other royal couple that defined a generation, Charles and Diana. More
Karl Lagerfeld has some short films about ice cream to promote. Thus, the W editors blog had the supreme honor of spending 30 (presumably terrifying and exhilarating) minutes with the inimitable Kaiser and, per usual, he said some pretty righteous stuff. Head to W for the complete interview–because obviously everything he said was awesomely confounding–but we rounded up our top ten favorites anyway. Here he offers his thoughts on who should follow Galliano at Dior, why it doesn’t matter who takes over Balmain, the last time he cried and so much more. More
Below is the list reportedly compiled by advisors to LVMH boss Bernard Arnault as replacements for John Galliano as creative director at Christian Dior… So, almost every great fashion designer currently living? More
The mood in Paris was somber. The runways saw countless covered figures (loads of sleeved dresses, capes and capelets topped dozens of wideleg trousers), though these are Fall collections, after all. Some silhouettes were unapologetically ladylike (like at Miu Miu and Nina Ricci) but there seemed to be a storm cloud over many of the shows: Chanel was staged in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the Alexander McQueen collection was in honor of “the Ice Queen and her court,” and the backdrop for Lanvin’s austere looks was a weeping willow. Dark, maybe, but plenty to love.
Say what you like about Lady Gaga and her media saturation: her outré fashion choices make her an excellent choice for any Vogue cover spot and, even better, she’s not another interchangeable blonde or made-up starlet. Moreover, when was the last time we saw Haider Ackermann on the cover of American Vogue? I’m psyched on the choice and am also digging More
The Academy Awards–otherwise known as The Superbowl for Women–is around the corner, which means much speculation about what all the lady attendees will wear (but no speculation about bro-xedos because man fashion on the red carpet is the only thing more boring and safe than lady red carpet fashion). So here’s a gallery of the women nominated (or women in films that are otherwise nominated, eg Tilda Swinton) and our guess for their Oscar night looks. More
Black and white and blue all over… just like the runways instructed, cobalt was ubiquitous this year. Here’s a gallery of our 25 favorite looks from the red carpet this year, which run the gamut from Diane Kruger’s stunning minimalism to Tilda Swinton’s avant garde silhoutte and a whole lot of electric blue in between. More
Today I was sitting at my laptop trying to come up with ideas and I thought, “What are some nonsensical things?” I was stuck after 1) Sheer pants and 2) Kim Kardashian’s sustained ubiquity. Then I thought it myself, “What about leather scarves?” Not like suede, but leather. That’s crazy. I wonder if anyone has tried to execute such an obviously horrible idea! More