August 23 2014

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15 posts tagged "Atelier Versace"

Noticed At Cannes: Hip Check


The Cannes red carpet is a lot like the Oscar red carpet—but while the L.A. version gets rolled up and stored away after a single night, in Cannes, the photo ops go on and on. The stars this year have shown gone big. And in the case of one particular detail, we mean “big” literally. This week at the fest, some of the biggest names have selected high-drama gowns with exaggerated detailing around the hips. For the premiere of Tree of Life, Angelina Jolie set a million flashbulbs blazing with her OTT gown from Atelier Versace, in a deep, rich brown with a thigh-high slit and a gathered hip detail. Fashion favorite Zoe Saldana took a few of the same elements in a different direction: She also opted for a strapless bodice and a bigger-is-better hip detail, but her Armani Privé offered a sleeker, slimmer silhouette and a pop of color with a candy-striped skirt. Three’s the trend with Anna Dello Russo at Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief show. The Vogue Nippon editor wore custom Moschino in layered white, complete with detailing on both hips. On her head, one of her many fascinators, this one topped with stalks of wheat. It seems that following cherries and pineapples, ADR’s headgear is now journeying into grains. She’s well on her way to offering a balanced diet. Up next: cheese? Packers fans, your moment may be nigh.

Photos: Valery Hache / AFP / Getty Images (Jolie); Danny Martindale / FilmMagic (Dello Russo); Photo: Photo: Eric Ryan / Getty Images (Saldana)

Angelina Jolie Goes Long


The Salt star has been traveling the globe on the promotional circuit for her new spy thriller, and we’ve noticed that she (and her stylists) are feeling the long evening looks we’ve been seeing so much of this Resort season. In Moscow on Sunday, she wore a halter-topped Atelier Versace gown in Russian red, complemented by flowing hair and soft, red lips. In Tokyo yesterday, she went back to Donatella’s atelier, choosing a floor-sweeping black Versace gown with a slit high enough to raise plenty of eyebrows (and a heavy, and we’d have to say ill-advised, sky-high beehive to match). And today at a press conference in Seoul, Jolie went the less glamorous route, opting for a full-length column gown with a bare face and barely visible nude heels. It’s been, no doubt about it, a long week. What do you think? Elsewhere, editors like WWD‘s Bridget Foley are lamenting that Angie isn’t doing her part as an aspirational fashion icon, a claim that her hit-and-miss style might justify. Do you like Angie’s maxi look—and do you think she’s holding her own on the fashion front?

Photos: Mikhail Metzel / AP Photo; Masatoshi Okauchi / Rex USA; Young Ho / SIPA Press

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? January In July


Consider Sunday nights spoken for once again—as of last night, Mad Men is back on the air. We were among the many to tune in for the latest adventures of the gang at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce—not to mention the out-of-office drama of the ex-Mrs. Betty Draper. January Jones does sixties glamour to a tee onscreen, but as she proved last night at the show’s New York premiere, she can do modern gal just as well. She chose a fringed, beaded Atelier Versace mini for the occasion, paired with a braided updo, the better to spotlight her dress’ plunging back. It’s a bolder look than Betty would ever wear, but we think Jones does Donatella’s design justice. What do you think—yea, nay, or eh?

Photo: Courtesy of Versace

Yea, Nay, or Eh: Rachel McAdams, Overexposed?


OK, we know it’s the dog days of summer, but how much skin do you really need to show to be in? Earlier this week, Diane Kruger came close to exposing her derriere in a dramatic Atelier Versace number, and last night, at the New York premiere ofThe Time Traveler’s Wife, Rachel McAdams’ white jersey dress plunged almost down to her navel. We’re not big fans of frocks that require double-stick tape, but what do you think? Is McAdams overdoing it or just secure in her own skin?

Photo: Jim Spellman / Wire Image

Yea, Nay, Or Eh: Jolie Vs. Kruger


Diane Kruger has been working the red carpet for a solid three months in support of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Angelina Jolie, whose husband, Brad Pitt, plays the lead, shows up for only the big-ticket events—Cannes in May and L.A. yesterday at the film’s West Coast premiere. Their choices last night were another interesting study in contrasts. Kruger’s spangled Atelier Versace, with its bold shoulders and plunging keyhole back, was the dress of a fashion adventuress; you don’t have to study her press junket pics to see that she obviously loves clothes. Jolie’s strapless black leather Michael Kors number, on the other hand, was decidedly more minimalist. Not in the least understated, but the choice of a woman who’s always depended more on her pillow lips and other pneumatic gifts than on fashion for red-carpet impact. Whose dress do you like better?

Photos: Kevin Winter / Getty Images, John Shearer / Wire Image