August 22 2014

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Runway to Red Carpet: Babes on Broadway and a Splash of Feminine Flair


tilda swintonNew York was graced with plenty of glitz this week when musically inclined stars took to the red carpet for Sunday night’s Tony Awards. A slew of silver-screen stars came out to show their support, with notables including Kate Mara, Emmy Rossum, Lucy Liu, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in attendance. Rossum, who is no stranger to the stage, turned up in a silver silk Ralph Lauren Pre-Fall ’14 gown. Liu was also a highlight in a Vivienne Westwood number that offered a fresh riff on the tuxedo.

On Saturday, Jaime King smoldered at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards, stepping out in a saucy black suede Emilio Pucci minidress with a web of crystal embellishments. Rihanna unsurprisingly took home the evening’s (somewhat degrading) Most Desirable Woman accolade, and donned a simple yet elegant black vintage John Galliano silk slipdress to accept her trophy.

Tilda Swinton, who, let’s face it, looks flawless in pretty much anything, walked the red carpet in a decidedly feminine burgundy Schiaparelli Couture for the premiere of Snowpiercer during the Los Angeles Film Festival. With structured hips and a form-fitting silhouette, the dress was an unlikely but stunning choice for the oft-androgynous actress.

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

Runway to Red Carpet: Gucci Girls and Sparkles Galore


Beyonce and Blake LivelyThis week, it was Gucci, rather than film premieres, that drew the stars out in New York. Creative director Frida Giannini made a rare trip to the Big Apple to host a duo of parties, which were attended by Gucci-clad celebs including Beyoncé, Blake Lively, and Kate Mara.

On Tuesday, Giannini and co. feted Chime for Change, a charity founded by Giannini, Beyoncé, and Salma Hayek Pinault. Blake Lively showed her support in a mod mustard Fall ’14 Gucci frock with a leather-lined keyhole cutout down the front. Not to be outdone, Queen Bey looked flawless in a one-of-a-kind plunging white Gucci jumpsuit. The following evening, Kate Mara joined the fashion crowd in celebrating Gucci’s long-anticipated cosmetics launch. She chose a burgundy A-line number with a leather bodice from the Fall ’14 runway for the affair.

In London on Tuesday, stars turned out for Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards. After making a splash on the red carpet, Naomi Campbell, Taylor Schilling, and Sarah Hyland snagged trophies. Schilling, who took home the Editor’s Special Award, and Hyland, who earned the Comedy Actress accolade, both opted for shimmery looks. Schilling went for Peter Pilotto’s plunging silver-sequined Fall ’14 dress, while Hyland opted for a sparkling Gucci Resort ’14 shift. Campbell, the TV Personality Award winner, was the most memorable in a red-and-black Alexander McQueen Spring ’14 feathered dress.

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

What Women Want: Michael Kors


Michael Kors has been having a banner year, and his streak doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. In February, the designer marked his 30th year in business. Next, he opened an expansive, 7,000-square-foot space on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris and then revamped his Madison Avenue flagship. His quest for worldwide retail domination continued last night in Los Angeles with the opening of his latest store, where Zoe Saldana, Kate Mara, and Minka Kelly turned out to the new Robertson Boulevard shop to show their support at a special celebration benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“I’ve been in love with Los Angeles since visiting my grandparents out there when I was a kid—I couldn’t imagine a more glamorous place than L.A. in the seventies,” Kors tells “Even now, there’s nowhere else I can get my fix of people-watching on Robertson, great service at the Beverly Hills Hotel, drinks at the Polo Lounge, and a burger from In-N-Out.”

Though Kors wasn’t in town for the event, he turned over hosting duties to stylist Petra Flannery, whose admiration for the designer made her apt for the task. “He’s the ultimate American designer,” Flannery said. “There’s a classicism to his designs that really works for people. They could be 50 years old or 19.” For her part, Kelly—a Flannery client and Kors devotee—lauded Kors’ ability to zero in on exactly what women want. “He just gets femininity and accentuates all the right places so you can be sexy without overdoing it,” said Kelly, who was fittingly wearing a Michael Kors Resort ’12 optic white body-con bouclé sheath dress.

Photo: Charley Gallay / Getty Images

L.A. Gets Odd


Odd Molly co-founder Per Holknekt named his handmade and organic women’s label after a skater girl he met while living in California in the eighties. So it makes sense that the Swedish label’s first U.S. store debuts in the Golden State (L.A.’s Robertson Boulevard to be exact), where it all started. Friday night’s opening soirée, hosted by Helena Christensen, drew Heidi Klum, Kelly Osbourne, Kate Mara, Lake Bell, Mena Suvari, Tara Subkoff, Lydia Hearst, and Malin Akerman, among others, who sipped Champagne while Little Joy’s Fabrizio Moretti and Binki Shapiro manned the decks. “I love the way they mix fabrics, colors, and patterns—I like when it’s loose,” mused Christensen (pictured, with Holknekt and Klum). She knows what she’s talking about: For three years, she was the face of the line. Now she’s their photographer: She just shot Daisy Lowe for the label at the Chelsea Hotel.

The flagship boutique, which features indoor chain-link fencing, an antique chandelier, and clothing suspended from the ceiling, lives up to its odd moniker, but the fabulous attendees found plenty to love. “I’ve already ordered a piece,” said Heidi Klum, pointing to a denim jumpsuit on the wall. “The line reminds me of clothes you’d love as a kid,” added designer Tara Subkoff, who’s preparing to relaunch her own Imitation of Christ line. “It’s a little bohemian and fun.” Odd Molly’s got a launch in the works, too: its first menswear collection, which Holknekt says will be “nothing too extravagant, just good-looking clothing for guys who don’t want to look like they tried.”

Photo: WireImage/Courtesy of Odd Molly

have band-aids, will travel



In yesterday’s sweltering heat, plenty of New Yorkers surely fantasized about getting away to somewhere chilly and exotic. Guests at last night’s Cinema Society screening of “Transsiberian,” Brad Anderson’s terrifying thriller about an American couple (Emily Mortimer and Woody Harrelson) on a Russian train trip, were not among them. Condé Nast Traveler—whose publicists clearly have a sense of humor—sponsored the screening and Soho Grand after-party. Mortimer, who spent a year in Moscow as an Oxford undergraduate, shared her vivid memories of flying Aeroflot: “There were chickens running up and down the aisles, newspapers stuck to the windows, Band-Aids plastered over each other on the ceiling.” (And then the engines started!) Explaining she’d recently visited Morocco, co-star Kate Mara declared herself an avid traveler. But her enthusiasm has its limits, Mara admitted. “I’d like to go to India, although I’m really scared of the toilet situation.”

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