The CFDA Awards went down last night and the big winners were Proenza Schouler (womenswear designer of the year), Phillip Lim (accessories designer of the year) and Suno (Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear). Oh, and everyone who’s famous for their red carpet presence showed up too–Jessica Chastain, Rooney Mara, Kerry Washington and a whole slew of models.
Here’s what the very stylish and the very victimized wore to the so-called Oscars of fashion.
So many of our favorite ladies are in France right now! Today’s Cannes Film Festival red carpet update features Jessica Chastain, Milla Jovovich (up there, looking amazing), Catherine Deneuve, Kylie Minogue, Aishwarya Rai, Marion Cotillard, Dita von Teese–but it’s still Cannes, so the fameballs are out in full force. Expect some really ridiculous looks from Bai Ling and co, too.
Ahead, all the events since our weekend red carpet roundup, featuring a Bvlgari party and a bunch of premieres, like As I Lay Dying, Cleopatra and Blood Ties. More
It’s time, everyone. The 2013 Met Gala–or, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, if you’re nasty–is upon us. While we have really, really mixed feelings about this year’s theme–Punk: Chaos to Couture–and we know most of the attendees are nervous about committing (despite our helpful styling suggestions!) this is still the biggest red carpet event of the year. Expect one or two unforgettable looks, lots of playing it safe, some real style, some real glamour and, hopefully, a whole lot of beautiful disasters.
So, per usual, we’ll be updating live throughout the red carpet. Come back and refresh often–expect new looks here every few minutes!
Let’s do this. More
Last night, Chanel threw a big splashy party in honor of the Tribeca Film Festival–the Chanel TriBeCa Film Festival “Artists Dinner,” specifically–and it was attended by a bunch of legitimately famous actresses/fashion people and also a bunch of people famous for going to things like Chanel parties.
Guess who’s who and see what they wore, ahead. More
Hurricane Sandy was undeniably bad. It left thousands without food, water or power, and knocked a bunch of people on their asses who were already clinging to a precarious existence. Thankfully, the good folks at Vogue are here to pretty up all that unsightly damage with top models in thousand dollar ball gowns. No, really! Vogue‘s February issue features a beautifully shot Annie Leibovitz editorial consisting of well-dressed young women hanging out with various first responders. I’m glad Vogue helped raise money for hurricane relief, but does that give them license to do something this gross? Or maybe I’m wrong, and expensive fashion and poverty stricken disaster areas are just two great tastes that taste great together. How do you feel? More
Last night at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, many famous people gathered for a good cause: the 12.12.12 Concert, which benefited victims of Hurricane Sandy. Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, the Who, Alicia Keys and more performed (Keys–apparently without irony–prompted concert-goers to raise their cellphones in the air).
Here’s what attendees wore on the red carpet. More
Gucci selected Karmen Pedaru, Joan Smalls, Nadja Bender, Janis Ancens & Baptiste Radufe as the collection of genetically gifted people to star in the Resort 2013 campaign.
But which one did they maul with Photoshop? More
The Style Awards are the “signature gala of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week” and they lured a bunch of famous fashion people last night–Nicole Richie, Iman, Chuck Bass, Joan Smalls, some more models and designers. Red carpet is appropriately full of risky maneuvers and misfires. Get ready. More
I have a friend that works only three days a month browsing the internet! She makes $60k a year! How does she do it? I’ll tell you–just click “More”… More
Trouble’s still brewing over “Haute Mess,” a controversial editorial from the March issue of Vogue Italia starring, among others, covergirl Joan Smalls, Jessica Stam, Abbey Lee and Coco Rocha. Inside, the models are styled with outsized makeup and costumes, which Vogue Italia swears is in homage to “messy drag queens.” However, many noted that the models’ wigs–coupled with fast food, pregnancy bellies, gold teeth, Colt 45 and the overall theme of trashy glitz–felt more than a little classist. If not more than a little racist… More
You know how Joan Smalls scored the March cover of Italian Vogue and it’s a big deal because a black woman hasn’t covered that particular magazine in four years? …Unfortunately, some critics suggest that Italian Vogue might be chipping away at the significance of Smalls’ placement, saying the editorial that accompanies it is kind of racist. More
There have been so many big covers lately: Kate Upton got naked (for a fashion magazine!), Joan Smalls was the first woman of color to land Vogue Italia since 2008 and now Angelina Jolie is doing stuff and when Angelina Jolie does stuff, it’s news. More
Holy shit! Joan Smalls is on the cover of Italian Vogue and there’s no patronizing cover line in sight! More
Okay, we promise this is our last 2011 round-up (it is, after all, 2012). We’ve already sifted through the best red carpet looks of last year, its most controversial advertisements, the best and worst dressed and the most annoying… now we must celebrate all of its best fashion models. This year saw Karlie Kloss shoot for the title of supermodel, Crystal Renn land her first (and much-deserved) Vogue cover, the startling debut of Saskia de Brauw, the rise of Arizona Muse, the continuing reign of Freja Beha Erichsen and the all-out domination of Andrej Pejic. Check out these and more of the year’s top models, then tell us your favorite. More