Maybe I’m just looking back on the past year with rose-colored glasses, but I thought Hollywood’s biggest stars absolutely rocked the red carpet this year. So many beautiful silhouettes, flattering shapes, bright colors, delectable textures, and daring dips! Here are my picks for the 20 best dresses of the year. Look out 2012, the bar has been raised…
A little birdie (that would be me) attended the New York City premiere of “The Iron Lady” last night and boy, were there a lot of celebs! Somehow I managed to stand three feet away from Meryl Streep without screetching “EEEE! I LOVE YOU!” and subsequently getting arrested. Somehow I doubt Amelia could exercise similar restraint were she in the presence of The Gos.
Perhaps due to the serious nature of the film — a biopic of Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom — the ladies in attendance opted for a sober little black dress look. Some were hits, some were misses. And Coco Rocha, bless her heart, accidentally got lost on the way to the Oscars red carpet.
Check out all the looks — the good, the bad, and the straight-up WTF — above!
This past weekend, celebrities gathered to honor regular folks who have made a difference in their local communities. The CNN Heroes Awards is an annual celebration of activists and advocates who’ve made a difference, and tons of famous faces turned out to acknowledge the award recipients, including Miley Cyrus, Sophia Vergara and Emma Roberts. But doing good and looking good don’t necessarily always go together. Click through to see whose style was heroic, and whose style could use a little help.
Thursday night, Sarah Jessica Parker, Courtney Love and a slew of other celebs turned out to fete legendary designer Valentino. They were also there to support the opening of his new virtual museum, the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, an online catalog of the designer’s many collections, available to anyone — to view, at least. This being high fashion, the clothes themselves are still prohibitively expensive, but last night’s turnout proved that just because you can buy something doesn’t mean you necessarily have the style chops to pull it off. See who succeeded, and who failed miserably, when it came to honoring Valentino’s divine talents.
This past weekend, celebs came out to support The Trevor Project, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens through suicide prevention and crisis counseling. Lady Gaga was honored with a Trevor Hero Award for her efforts to help young people in LGBTQ community, while Amy Poehler and Neil Patrick Harris performed. So there were definitely laughs, but was there good fashion? Click through to find out.
Every winter, artistas and galleristas gather down in Miami to celebrate the newest and next in the art world. If you’re at Art Basel Miami art fair, chances are you’re rich or famous, or some combination of both. But having lots of money or celebrity doesn’t always equal sartorial splendor. Click through to see some of the best and worst of Art Basel.
It seems like the American Music Awards are kind of like the off-brand Grammys. Sure, some of the big stars are there, but, like, Jay-Z and Beyonce aren’t exactly banging down the door to make an appearance. And also, what’s up with Sprint throwing its name up all over everything? Kind of tacky, no? Just about as tacky as some of the outfits worn by the potpourri of rock, hip hop and country stars in attendance at last night’s program. Click through to see what we mean.
I am fully willing to admit that LA is a totally different monkey than New York. The fashions, the seasons — everything is completely different. Which is why, after looking at the collection of looks at Thursday night’s GQ Man of the Year Awards, I kind of just give up. I don’t even know what month these ladies are dressing for. Certainly it’s not for almost-Thanksgiving time. In any case, some of these celebrities shine, while others completely miss the mark.
Earlier this week, Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar was the subject of a Chanel-sponsored Museum of Modern Art event. If that’s not high-profile artsy, I don’t know what the hell is. As anticipated, there was a lot of eye candy — artists, designers, movie stars, musicians … anyone who’s anyone was in attendance, and the outfits didn’t disappoint. Let’s check out the good, the bad, and the eye-searing.
Each year, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund fêtes a generation of emerging American designers and honors one — the winner — with a $300,000 grant. For an up-and-coming designer, the award is a fast track to notoriety. The annual ceremony also brings out some of the best and worst in fashion. This year’s awards were held last night and some of the brightest fashionistas (and -istos!) came out to play.