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April 21 2014

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Shop The Look: Punk and Circumstance

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Punk is back with a vengeance. With the Costume Institute’s forthcoming exhibition at the Met, and Moda Operandi’s exclusive punk-themed capsule collection launching May 2, fashion is feting the subculture’s enduring impact. Although some might see the revival more as commodification than celebration, isn’t punk’s anti-fashion just another fashion statement? After all, even the pioneers of punk leveraged irreverent DIY designs to create both community and dissonance. In the spirit of rebellion (and the Met Gala next week), shop our studded and spiked evening wares, from Elie Saab, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, and more, below.

1. Elie Saab gown, $6,515, available at www.stylebop.com.

2. Tom Binns earrings, $1,677.59, available at www.farfetch.com.

3. Givenchy cuff, $975, available at www.luisaviaroma.com.

4. Alexander McQueen clutch, $2,325, available at www.farfetch.com.

5. Valentino slingback, $1,295, available at www.bergdorfgoodman.com.

6. Joomi Lim necklace, $495, available at www.matchesfashion.com.

2012 As We Saw It

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You could call Style.com’s Tumblr the eyes of the site: It’s where the editors upload what we’re seeing, where we’re seeing it, instantaneously—no filter. (OK, occasionally Instagram’s Amaro filter, but that’s it.) At year’s end, we’ve gone back through the rolls to find the biggest hits, month by month, of our postings: what’s been liked, reblogged, commented upon, and loved. The tops of every month, December back to January, above.

12. Lindsey Wixson backstage at Dior Couture, December: 643 notes
11. The Tsar’s Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia, November: 224 notes
10. Sade, Beauty Icon of the Month, October: 399 notes
9. Jewelry by Hervé Van Der Straeten, September: 175 notes
8. Karen Walker sunglasses, August: 214 notes
7. The mariée at Elie Saab Couture, July: 314 notes
6. A pink-haired attendee at Junya Watanabe’s Spring ’13 men’s show, June: 1,094 notes
5. A diamond collar by H.Stern, May: 3,140 notes
4. Collar clips by Bones and Feathers Collective, April: 111 notes
3. Alexander McQueen rose clutch, March: 295 notes
2. Jourdan Dunn getting a touch-up backstage at Prabal Gurung, February: 142 notes
1. Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, and Sandro Kopp, January: 33 notes

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What The Kids Chose

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This weekend, the Kids’ Choice Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards offered two takes on event dressing: young, short, and bright for the kids, glammed-out for the twang set.

At Friday’s Kids’ Choice Awards, the length of choice was mini. Miranda Cosgrove (above left) was the latest young Hollywood coup for Miu Miu; the iCarly starlet, whose show won for Favorite TV Show, wore a shocking pink, strapless gown by the label. Paris Hilton (above center) chose a macramé-inspired, high-necked option from Opening Ceremony. And Heidi Klum (above right), not to let a few youngsters show her up, went short in glittering Gucci.

At last night’s ACM Awards, the vibe was glitzier (the show was in Vegas, after all). There were plenty of people who could’ve toned down the spangle, but also several who did glamour right: Nicole Kidman (below right) in fur-accented L’Wren Scott, for one, and the evening’s big winner, Entertainer of the Year Taylor Swift (below left), in butter yellow Elie Saab Couture.

Photos: Kids’ Choice Awards: Christopher Polk (Cosgrove), Steve Granitz (Klum), Jeffrey Mayer (Hilton); Country Music Awards: Jon Kopaloff / FilmMagic/ Gettyimages

Fresh From The Feed

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Style.com’s Fashion Feed brings you the best of the news around the Web and on Twitter, and ranks the most-discussed designers, labels, models, and celebrities. In our weekly series, we call out the top five designers of the previous week (with our handy gloss on the hows and whys).

1. Karl Lagerfeld (pictured; last week: N/A)
Couture week might as well be called Kouture week—K for Karl, klar. Lagerfeld showed a strong collection in its own right, but the Kaiser knows that a little showmanship never hurts: hence the giant golden lion and the timely release of Shopping Fever, a short film for pre-fall starring Abbey Lee, Dree Hemingway, and Baptiste Giabiconi.

2. Victoria Beckham (last week: 1)
The unofficial WAG-in-chief hasn’t slowed her roll during the World Cup. She’s hitting parties (like Net-a-Porter’s tenth anniversary fête in London) and making quotable pronouncements (like “I am a gay man in a woman’s body,” apropos of Lady Gaga fandom).

3. Elie Saab (last week: N/A)
Red-carpet favorite Saab showed a lovely collection at Couture, but his models did get a lot of the press attention—for falling on his slipper runway.

4. Alexander Wang (last week: 3)
From shoppers panting over covetable accessories to DIY-ing his trend-cementing styling touches like the side braid, Alexander Wang kept the blog buzz going strong again this week.

5. Giorgio Armani (last week: N/A)
It was a good week for Mr. Armani last week. In addition to his own Couture show, Armani boasted a high-profile bride—one Miss Megan Fox, heard of her?—who wore Armani Privé to her wedding, and double-digit growth in China for the first quarter of 2010.

Photo: Antonio de Moraes Barros / WireImage / Getty Images

Who Wore It Best At The Tonys?

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The Tony Awards are presented annually for the best of Broadway, but you’d be forgiven if you mistook last night’s ceremony for a Hollywood affair—the attendees, and even many of the winners, were faces better recognized from the silver screen. Scarlett Johansson (above, left), Denzel Washington, and Catherine Zeta-Jones all nabbed their first Tonys, and no offense to Broadway’s own divas, but we think two of Tinseltown’s finest were also two of the evening’s best dressed. ScarJo opted for a glamorous, emerald green Elie Saab number, worn with a smoky eye and a slight bouffant, to claim her Best Featured Actress statuette for A View From the Bridge. We’ll call that the evening’s classic-done-right contender. And on the other hand, there’s presenter Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé (above, right). In her silver embossed suit and Van Cleef jewels and sporting a cropped new ‘do, she was the ceremony’s resident futurist—one of the few, we think, who can work a look we can only describe as space-robot-in-the-boardroom. So whose look do you prefer? Scarlett’s old-school elegance or Cate’s forward-leaning chic? Have a look above, and sound off below.

Photos: Dave Allocca / Startraks Photo (Johansson); Picture Perfect / Rex USA (Blanchett)