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Runway to Red Carpet: Summer-Ready Stars and an Impeccable Royal Tour


Emma StoneFrom blockbuster premieres to opening-night fetes, the red carpet saw plenty of A-list action this week. The Other Woman‘s trio of leading ladies stepped it up for the L.A. premiere, opting for summer-ready dresses. Cameron Diaz smoldered in a Stella McCartney LBD, while Kate Upton donned a silver Dolce & Gabbana mini smattered with white floral appliqués. Leslie Mann went for a bright and breezy Spring ’14 Monique Lhuillier floor-length number with a pink bodice and fiery skirt.

Kate Middleton continued her Royal Australian tour, and, per usual, she’s been impeccably dressed for every outing. We’ve noticed that the Duchess of Cambridge has been wearing a slew of American designers, including Diane von Furstenberg, Lela Rose, and Jenny Packham, to name a few. Paired with a navy hat and a red poppy pin, the blue and white Michael Kors Spring ’14 coatdress she stepped out in for the ANZAC Day march and commemorative service on Friday morning was a highlight.

Topping this week’s best-dressed list was Emma Stone, who chose a sophisticated Prada number for the premiere of her new film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The nude georgette slipdress was suspended by a sleek metal harness and boasted plunging sides. Finished off with strappy silver sandals from the Italian powerhouse, the look was one of Stone’s best yet.

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

Photo: Theo Wargo / WireImage / Courtesy of Prada

backstage with lela rose


The clothes on Lela Rose‘s runway on Sunday were pretty cute—if “cute” is the right word for a dress like Rose’s ikat-print cocktail stunner, and maybe it’s not. But even the designer was willing to concede that, as far as adorableness goes, the looks on the catwalk had nothing on the crowd backstage. There were kids everywhere, and the sight of Rose’s toddler, Rosie, trying to lead the family terrier around the crowd was enough to melt the heart of even the iciest fashionista. “Trust me, I know—when she’s around, you can’t pay attention to anything else,” Rose said of her cherubic-looking daughter, who turns two in November and is blonde like her mama. Talk of towheadedness brought Rose back around to her Masai-inspired show, however, as she reminisced about her first trip to Africa. “I was traveling in areas where people had never seen blond hair before. And at the time, I had braces, so they were also really interested in the way I had, ahem, decorated my teeth.” According to Rose, she didn’t manage to make a return visit to Africa prior to creating her Spring ’09 collection, but in any case memory sufficed. “It was never my intention to do an ‘Africa’ collection. I just wanted to find ways to make some of those references relevent to the girls who wear my clothes. And anyway,” she added, with a glance at Rosie, “I’ve got this going on, so, you know…”

Photo: Lela Rose