14 posts tagged "Kristen Stewart"
The step-and-repeat of red-carpet coverage—the parade of celebrities in front of branded billboards at premieres, parties, and galas, where they’re photographed by the paps—has become an established part of media coverage. So established, in fact, that we barely notice anymore how artificial it is. But Richard Phillips (above) does. “I wanted to make that celebrity endorsement the single subject of my paintings,” the painter says. “What fascinated me about their expressions is that they’re totally rehearsed and meant only for the still capture, for the shot. It’s a frozen moment meant to be consumed.”
Phillips’ new show, Most Wanted, opens this week at London’s White Cube Gallery and features those frozen moments writ large: giant portraits of celebrities like Kristen Stewart, Taylor Momsen, Chace Crawford, and Taylor Swift in front of logo-splashed backdrops, staring slightly glazedly out at their adoring public. We recently dropped by Phillips’ Chelsea studio as he was preparing to send the canvases to the U.K. for the show. Click here to check out more from our visit.
The silhouettes we’ve been seeing on the runways and at our pre-fall appointments have been long, long, long. But no matter—at last night’s People’s Choice Awards, the celebrities (and their stylists) spoke, and they said “short.” Thigh-grazing frocks were the look of the evening, from Leighton Meester’s flower-embroidered Vionnet to Taylor Swift’s J. Mendel (the same dress recently seen on Natalie Portman on the cover of Vogue). And in what could be an argument for dressing for the award you want to win, Kristen Stewart looked as glittering as a gold trophy in her Reem Acra minidress—and beat Angelina Jolie to walk off with the Favorite Movie Actress prize.
Jason Wu made a quick trip back to his native Taiwan for his brother’s wedding (and a quick radio chat with the president, natch)—and found that his star has risen considerably since the last time he’s been home. He was advised to prepare a security detail for the airport, where he was told he’d be mobbed by fans. His response? “Who am I, Victoria Beckham?” [WWD]
Marc Jacobs, on the other hand, thinks of himself in a slightly different way. “I used to say in the beginning that I was like the pig in Babe,” Jacobs (left) told British Vogue. “Mr. Arnault does not express himself in a super-warm way, but he has softened up—I am that pig and he pats me on the back and says, ‘That’ll do, pig,’ and I just feel this is the highest praise.” [Vogue U.K.]
That’ll do, Babe—er, Bazaar: The magazine won the 2009 Cover of the Year award from the American Society of Magazine Editors for (no shocker here) the December issue, featuring star-cross’d lovers and Twilight stars Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. [Styleite]
And if you haven’t heard Kanye rap 21 top runway models’ names in about a minute, you should do so. Really. [Coco Perez via Racked]
Kristen Stewart may look more comfortable in well-worn hoodies and Chuck Taylors, but that doesn’t stop the Twilight mega-star from turning up on red carpets in some very fashion-forward duds. Remember her in look 20 from Proenza Schouler’s Spring ’10 collection at the New Moon premiere in London? Rumor has it Stewart actually selects all her own looks from a catalog supplied by her stylist, which makes this girly Doo.Ri frock—worn to the L.A. premiere of The Runaways—a surprising pick for the tomboyish actress. We think she looks fresh and age-appropriate in the bright hue, sheer detailing, and short hem. We won’t, however, comment on the hair. What do you think? Are you a fan of K-Stew’s trendy red-carpet style or would you prefer to see her go another route?
In terms of swag, Sundance isn’t quite the treasure trove it was a few years ago, when Sienna Miller famously got busted for hoarding freebies and movie fans wore “Focus on Film” pins in protest of celebrity-gifting suites.
Still, there’s no reason a product-toting Diesel publicist wouldn’t chase down Kristen Stewart’s publicist in broad daylight, as reportedly happened this year at the Main Street ski lift. The denim company had a station at a gifting lounge headlined by Lia Sophia, where the jewelry company’s reps found themselves sweet-talking more men than women. Ben Affleck presumably passed on his goody bag to Jennifer Garner, and Harvey Weinstein got on the phone with Georgina Chapman to ask her in his sweetest voice which chain necklace she fancied.
Across town, Fred Segal Fun, home of the I Heart Ronson booth, was doing brisk “business.” Kate Mara picked up a denim jacket and a white motorcycle jacket, America Ferrera took a brown bomber jacket, and Kristen Bell got a pair of sequin tops from the designer’s affordable JCPenney line. Opening weekend’s most-worn swag item was probably either Ronson’s black-and-yellow plaid shirt or the puffy coats being handed out a few booths over at KR3W—not to just anyone, of course. With the swag hunt afoot, guardians of goodies like George Gina & Lucy handbags and EMU sheepskin boots were left to distinguish “randoms” from desirable “customers” at Tilda Swinton’s end of the food chain. The fashion-forward actress had some Ronson samples sent her way—perhaps saving her a trip to JCPenney.