>> At the 2011 CFDA Awards on Monday night, Leelee Sobieski, Kirsten Dunst, and Phoebe Philo all turned up in different incarnations of one very chic look: the evening tux. Whether in custom ivory Adam Kimmel (Sobieski), navy Patrik Ervell (Dunst), or black Celine (Philo), it's a look that manages to appear sophisticated, sexy, adrogynous, and luxe — all at once. To get your own version of this Summer eveningwear alternative, look for jackets and pants in sleek fabrics with luxurious details like satin lapels. And less is more when it comes to accessories; a classic pump and minimal jewelry with subtle details help keep the look elegant. Click through to see our picks the trio inspired.
In the spirit of getting back to formality after a long three-day weekend, we bring you the best evening wear from the Fall 2009 season. Whether these frocks break fashion boundaries or simply call up classic silhouettes, we find them truly mesmorizing. Check out 125 frocks from Fall 2009 in the gallery below.
Bravo's upcoming reality show, The Fashion Show, starring Fern Mallis and Isaac Mizrahi, is poised to debut on May 7th and the contestants are preparing for the publicity. Designer Keith Lissner, who will appear on the show, just launched a bridge line this week called Keith by Keith Lissner. Lissner specializes in Marchesa-quality evening wear but wanted to offer potential customers something a little more accessible to match his television debut. The new range offers 12 fantastic cocktail dresses which are available immediately and retail around $250. Our favorites in the gallery below.