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April 19 2014

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Runway To Red Carpet: Show Some Skin

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Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, and Emma Roberts

This abbreviated week, stars turned out in snap-worthy wares that highlighted the age-old red-carpet friend—skin—in inventive ways. For example, in Mexico City on Monday, Rinko Kikuchi arrived at the premiere of Pacific Rim wearing a shoulder-baring Marios Schwab Fall ’13 gown. The night prior in Los Angeles, Nicki Minaj walked the BET Awards step-and-repeat in a Roberto Cavalli dress that resembled the designer’s Spring ’13 show closers. The sexed-up black number left little to the imagination, but it was still relatively tame for the oft outré Trinidadian.

Thanks to the star-studded Couture shows, the runway itself served as a red carpet this week. And there, too, we saw clever spins on skin. At Atelier Versace‘s Couture presentation in Paris on Sunday night, Emma Roberts wore an asymmetric white minidress from the house’s Fall ’13 ready-to-wear range. The clavicle-highlighting wedge at her right shoulder felt fresh. The next day, Dior darling Jennifer Lawrence appeared at the house’s Couture show donning a funky guipure-lace midriff top and wide-legged pants from Dior’s Resort ’14 offering.

And finally, pop goddess Rihanna hit Chanel’s Couture outing on Tuesday in a full-length cardigan from the brand’s Resort ’14 collection. Riri buttoned the sweater only at the midriff, consequently creating a thigh-high slit and navel-skimming plunge. She covered up partially here, though, with a few strands of Chanel pearls.

Photos: Getty Images

Hick Flick

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A brief glance at the trailer and one might think Hick is just your average chick flick—a tale of two girls from the midwest on a road trip to Vegas. And according to the film’s star, Chloë Moretz, it felt like one, too. “We stayed up all night cooking, until like 4 a.m. making cupcakes from scratch—it was amazing. I thought, ‘Oh, I’m just making dessert with Blake Lively, no big deal,’ ” she said last night of her co-star (who wasn’t in attendance) at the film’s New York premiere, hosted by the Cinema Society. “She got pretty crazy, she was making like baked Camembert and bananas foster.”

Off-screen, Hick might have been a sweet encounter for the cast (which also included Alec Baldwin, Juliette Lewis, and Burberry ad model Eddie Redmayne) and crew thanks to Moretz and Lively, but the film itself is a real gun-slinging, gritty affair. Before the lights went down in the theater at the Crosby Street Hotel, the film’s director, Derick Martini, warned the audience (which included the likes of Emma Roberts and Kieran Culkin). “It’s tough, it’s not Mary Poppins,” he said of his screen adaptation of Andrea Portes’ novel. “I just want you to be prepared.”

So how did Moretz, in her Dolce & Gabbana dress and Jimmy Choo heels last night, transform herself into Luli, the Nebraska teenager who sets out on her own after her parents abandon her? She admitted it was certainly not personal experience she drew upon. “I have pretty normal parents and stuff like that,” the 15-year-old said. “But I really felt for Luli. She is opened up to this adult world and things that she had never encountered that is really scary, but that’s just life, you know?” Spoken like a seasoned vet.

Photo: Nicholas Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com

Westward Bound

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L.A.-based stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott are responsible for dressing some of Hollywood’s most on-the-rise stars—their client Emma Roberts in particular has been turning heads lately—but it’s really the notion of East meets West that has them busy these days.

“We were inspired by the notion of adventure and the idea of Kate Spade New York, an iconic East Coast brand, traveling westward,” Current said, referencing the unlikely compatibility of the pair’s whimsical, more casual Americana aesthetic (demonstrated in the Current/Elliott line they also design) with the New York mainstay’s playful yet ladylike charm. Hence the name of the capsule collection: Westward.

The duo’s West Coast girl isn’t a by-the-pool lounger, though. “We kept in mind the ideal shapes, sizes, and elements that suit a stylish, working girl,” Meritt echoed of the bags that range from oversized clutches with a hidden cross-body strap to their “2nd” bag, big enough to fit your laptop and a second pair of shoes. Working closely with Kate Spade’s creative director Deborah Lloyd, they conspired to provide the perfect antidote to the woman who never knows where her day will take her. Judging by the new ad campaign, debuting exclusively here, wherever she’s off to, she’ll be scaling new heights.

The collection launches this August at Kate Spade stores, Bloomingdale’s, and online. In celebration of the collaboration, Kate Spade New York has made a generous donation to the Phase One Foundation, an organization that supports cancer research and awareness. It’s a cause that’s sadly close to home: Elliott’s husband passed away nearly two years ago from brain cancer.

Photo: Courtesy of Kate Spade New York

Miss Manners

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Emma Roberts may have just met Ruffian‘s Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, but the very fresh-faced starlet (we’re talking no pores, people) hosted their after-party at the Royalton penthouse on Saturday night like an old pal. Old pals get the best duds, of course, and Roberts had fallen for a black bustier minidress from Fall with a colorful shot of needlepoint detailing that proves she’s no slouch in the style department. Fresh off a Vanity Fair cover and on her way to the red carpet in Toronto, Roberts had half a normal 17-year-old’s summer at sleepaway camp in the Midwest, and half a celebrity summer promoting Wild Child in Australia and the U.K. “I got to turn my phone off for a month,” Roberts said nostalgically of her time at camp. “That was really nice.” The phone’s undoubtedly back in service now, but Roberts’ prompt, dare we say early, appearance for her hosting duties was refreshingly un-diva-in-the-making-like behavior.

Photo: Lorenzo Santini/WireImage