Milla Jovovich, Sofia Coppola, Caroline Sieber, Clémence Poésy, Lou Doillon, and so many more — this season's batch of couture attendees was so chic that we had no choice but to devote the week's entire Best Dressed to the stellar looks spotted front row and outside the shows. From Michelle Harper's amazing plays on proportion to Anna Dello Russo's nonstop ensemble rotation (our favorite by far is the pink ball gown she wore while hanging around the Place Vendome) to Diane Kruger's perfect baby-blue French-girl redux — plus Alber Elbaz's superdapper suit, Marc Jacobs's red-soled shoes, Karl Lagerfeld's bejeweled brooch, and more — they're all right here, in the slideshow.
In a burgundy and white dress from Chanel's Resort 2013 collection at the Los Angeles premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man, Emma Stone continued her recent trek of chicness — but there were other knockout looks this week as well. Sofia Coppola, for one, who got a head start on Resort 2013 when she wore a sequin striped number from — who else? — good pal Marc Jacob at the amfAR Inspiration Night in Paris. Dita Von Teese also sported Marc Jacobs at the amfAR event; the actress chose a sparkling brocade from the designer's Fall 2012 collection.
In London, the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party, hosted by designer Leon Max, brought a stunning crowd and an equally stunning assortment of ensembles: Laura Bailey, Erin O'Connor, Cara Delevingne, Florence Welch, Clare Waight Keller, and Caroline Sieber (left) were among those who turned heads.
All those — plus Rose Byrne, Blake Lively, Karlie Kloss, Daphne Guinness, and more — here, in our best-of-the-week slideshow.
The intersection where form and function seamlessly meet is never more necessary than in the throes of Summer's hottest heat. Who among us, after all, enjoys the burden of a two-ton leather tote whilst also struggling to maintain what little semblance of chic remains on a 90-degree day? No, better to travel light.
Nowhere was evidence of that in fuller view than at last weekend's Governor's Ball music festival on New York's Randall's Island, where — as the guests of those endless purveyors of effortless-breeze, Alternative Apparel — we spotted what every Summer-loving lass worth her style salt knows: when the sun beats down, crossbody bags are the way to go.
From Derek Lam's studded Ume to Chloé's Marcie in the dreamiest shade of teal green — and every free-spirited incarnation in between — here are 18 long-strapped goodies, as snapped on the coolest of festival beauties.
Photos: Thomas Beckner. Special thanks to Alternative Apparel.
It's Fashion Week . . . again! And though this go-round is technically all about the men's shows, that doesn't mean there's any shortage of ladies' street style to inspire. So far, there have been head-turning appearances by Caroline Issa, J.J. Martin, Giulia Tordini, Eleonora Carisi, Margherita Missoni, and Anna Dello Russo — just to name a few. What have they been wearing? Oh, only the most eye-popping assortment of patterns, brights, and prints imaginable. All the chicness, here, in the slideshow.
When the chicest of brides team with the most celebrated of designers, fashion magic is bound to occur. Who, after all, could forget Kate Moss's custom John Galliano, Caroline Trentini's fairy-tale-ready Olivier Theyskens, or Sofia Coppola's lilac chiffon Alaia? In honor of wedding season — and the most indelible of style moments — here are 21 of our very favorite bridal looks, as worn by 21 of our very favorite modern muses.
— Additional reporting by Robert Khederian
At left: Coco Rocha in custom Zac Posen.
Roksanda Ilincic, Jason Wu, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci were well represented this week — especially on a certain starlet's red carpet. We're talking, of course, about Emma Stone, whose whirlwind tour of premieres and photocalls for The Amazing Spider-Man was about as action-packed as a fashion fest gets. From an Elie Saab jumpsuit in London to a custom Andrew Gn lace-up in Berlin, the recent Vogue cover girl kept the hits coming.
But there were other events — and people — whose style stars shown bright this week as well. Alexa Chung, for one, celebrated her new gig as the face of Maje with a barbecue-themed soiree in Paris, where guests were treated to a music set by Lou Lesage.
In New York, Coach kicked off the Summer party season with a carnival — complete with games, cotton candy, and spiked snow cones — on the High Line, where models Jessica Stam, Elettra Wiedemann, and Josephine Skriver were among those in the well-heeled crowd. Later in the week, Refinery 29's 30 Under 30 fete brought the likes of Erin Fetherston and Harley Viera Newton out for cocktails and poolside shenanigans on the roof of the James Hotel.
See all those — plus Rose Byrne at Ferragamo's Marilyn exhibit in Florence and Paz de la Huerta working her groove at Diesel's party at Toy — plus much more, here in our best-of-the-week slideshow.
Photo courtesy of Maje
This week offered plenty of opportunities for chicness, between the Scottish Fashion Awards in Glasgow, Salvatore Ferragamo's star-studded Resort 2013 extravaganza in Paris, and the menswear shows in London — and that's just on the other side of the pond. Add New York's Tony Awards, Los Angeles's Max Mara Women in Film event, and the Young Hollywood Awards, and the amount of style on display this week was nearly through the roof. So who turned up and who turned heads? Well, Tom Ford, Daphne Guinness, Anna Dello Russo, Laura Bailey, Tali Lennox, and Karolina Kurková, for starters. What did they wear? It's all right here, in our weekly best-of recap.
This August, Lanvin celebrates the joyeux 10th anniversary of Alber Elbaz at its creative helm with the release of a limited-edition accessories collection. Titled Happy, the collection features 10 mini sets — each containing a shoe, a bag, and a jewel — all designed around a specific, Elbaz-centric theme. The minicollection Les Dessins d'Alber, for example, fetes the designer's signature doodles: each piece is covered with a cartoon face or eye. Similarly, the Diamante Heart set features the house's iconic heart motif, while the Grosgrain set features grosgrain-trimmed items meant to call to mind the dapper designer's trademark bow tie.
An in-depth look at the entire collection, here in the slideshow.
Photos courtesy of Lanvin
There were so many chic events in New York this week that it was almost as if Fashion Week had come a few months early. The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, the Whitney Art Party, and a host of store openings were enough to keep the fash pack on their toes — and that's not counting two of the week's biggest events: the annual CFDA Awards and Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel Little Black Jacket. Click through to see our favorite looks from the week — including Hanneli Mustaparta at the Owen store opening, Elin Kling at a dinner in honor of the Acne flagship store, Hilary Rhoda at the Veuve Clicquot Polo classic, Clemence Poesy at the Barneys New York Destefashion Collection party, Kate Bosworth at the Whitney Art Party — and much, much more.
With so many glamorous events leading up to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and a bevy of award dinners and red-carpet galas, the UK may just have been the epicenter of chic this week.
In London, Natalia Vodianova hosted the NSPCC Pop Art Ball, where a gaggle of well-heeled guests — including Agyness Deyn and Naomi Watts — wore (what else?) ensembles by cohost Stella McCartney. Also in London, Glamour's Women of the Year Awards brought an array of good looks, with Lily Collins's strapless emerald Alexander McQueen looking especially enchanting.
Laura Bailey and Erin O'Connor (left) proved their model merit over in Epsom, England, at the Investec Derby Festival: both were equally stunning in their respective — and elaborate — bespoke fascinators made especially for the occasion. And in Oxford, Donatella Versace made her mark wearing glossy black Versace while giving a talk at the Oxford Student Union.
Those looks — plus more from elsewhere in the world, including Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen in New York and Kate Moss in Barcelona — are here, in our best-of-the-week slideshow.