For her first award show appearance since her transition, Caitlyn Jenner tapped stylist to the stars Jen Rade (who famously dresses Angelina Jolie) to outfit her in a dress that would make history, and Jenner didn’t disappoint in a faux wrap Atelier Versace gown in pure white. While she looked the picture of poise and confidence, Jenner did ask something from the fashion police before beginning her speech, “Please be kind to me. I’m new at this.” With Versace on your side, there’s no need to worry.
Fashion never sleeps, and this week is dedicated to the intricate and painstaking detail of haute couture. Not every atelier can call themselves couture and strict guidelines, such as employing full-time Parisian artisans, rule which can be defined with the label. With each piece being crafted by hand the one-of-a-kind nature of the gowns dictates that only a select few don the works of art. Here’s who we think these gowns were made for.
Donatella Versace went for ethereal beauty in sheer chiffon and floral details, but she didn’t completely abandon the brand’s sexy image, letting skin show through cut out details and high slits.
Jennifer Lopez has long had a relationship with Versace (including her infamous green dress from the 2000 Grammy Awards), and this gown is the perfect mix of refinement and skin for her to slip her curves into.
Rihanna’s style runs the gamet from racy to shockingly sweet, and Versace’s mix of a high slit along with a sheer bodice and frothy ruffles are just the right amount of sexy.
Elegant with a touch of edge, Charlize Theron is the perfect statuesque star to pull of the cut outs along with the flowing skirt.
Christian Dior Couture
Creative director Raf Simons set the scene for the Christian Dior Couture show from the start with guests seated in a hand-painted greenhouse-like tent in the gardens of the Rodin Museum. The collection featured everything from side-less column gowns to one-sleeved capes slung on models shoulders.
A red carpet darling, Emily Blunt’s fun and always-on-point look is the perfect match for a slightly shorter than standard mermaid shilouette.
Taylor Swift has come into her own with her fashion sense, and a couture Christian Dior that acentuates her 5-foot-11-inch frame pairs with her red-carpet style.
Stylish simplicity describes Naomi Watts red-carpet looks, and a column dress with hand beaded bodice and sheer flowing bottom would complement that star.
After declaring last year’s red carpet a fashion disaster, the queen herself Anna Wintour came to the rescue and lent her sartorial star power to The 69th Annual Tony Awards in New York City. The ultimate editor-in-chief upped the ante by hosting Hollywood stars Jennifer Lopez and Ashley Greene and top models such as Kendall Jenner and Joan Smalls, adding some extra glamour to the stage’s biggest night. Our favorites from the newly minted stylish red carpet are below.
Amanda Seyfried went simple with sleek hair and a smokey eye, but added some sparkle with her TIFFANY & CO. gold rope earrings and bracelet encrusted with diamonds.
Winning the Tony award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Kelli O’Hara accented her gold gown with a pair of champagne glitter JIMMY CHOO Lance sandals.
Rita Wilson made her first red-carpet appearance after announcing to the world her fight with breast cancer, and what better way to come back than in custom TOM FORD? The sleek gown featured cut out shoulders and glittering sequins.
Paris Fashion Week gave the audience another reason to label them the fashion capital of the world. They were the last leg of an extremely long, but entertaining fashion season. Every brand came prepared with a fresh and unique take on their Fall ready-to-wear collections. We saw five trends that are an absolute must for later this year!
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From left to right: Lanvin, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Valentino and Valentino
From left to right: Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Valentino
From left to right: Dior, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Valentino
From left to right: Celine, Dior, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney
From left to right: Celine, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Stella McCartney and Valentino
Awards season is finally coming to an end. We've seen some amazing red carpet looks thus far, but you know what they say: Save the best for last. The Oscars 2015 | Academy Awards went out with a bang and showed us our favorite outfits from the entire season!
Besides the ongoing trends of glimmery white and silver gowns, nude blush tones, dark lips, sleek buns and high slit dresses, there were three celebrities that we fell in love with. These stars showed us true fashion and style through accessories.
Margot Robbie - Robbie donned a plunging SAINT LAURENT dress and shoes that resembled an 80's style. She strayed away from the typical Oscar type of gown for this reveiling, yet elegant look. This look would not be complete without the VAN CLEEF & ARPELS jewelry. Her "Zip Necklace" is literally a work of art. The piece took 800 hours to painstakingly craft. It's priced at $1.5 million. She accompanied it with matching yellow gold rings. All of her jewelry can be found at our Van Cleef & Arpels boutique inside of The Shops at Crystals.
Nicole Kidman - Nicole looks like a million bucks. Seriously, she's literally worth $7 million in HARRY WINSTON diamonds. Her custom LOUIS VUITTON dress and Petite-Malle clutch already had our curiosity, but the 111.11 carats now has our attention. The Caftan Diamond Bracelet was specifically made for her. You won't be able to find this at our Harry Winston location, but can find a similar one that is equally as stunning.
Reese Witherspoon - We've realized that anything in TOM FORD looks great. This white & black strapless dress was simple and chic. It's beautiful by itself, but amazing when accompanied with the right shoes and jewels. Witherspoon chose a classic black JIMMY CHOO pump and one-of-a-kind TIFFANY & CO. jewels from the 2015 Tiffany Blue Book collection. Her ring features a 3.03 carat blue diamond... A.K.A one of the rarest type of colored diamonds in the world. Look out for this new collection at the The Shops at Crystals when in launches in April!