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Runway to Red Carpet: Sequined Lips and a Double Dose of Dolce

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Hailee SteinfeldLast Friday night, Teen Vogue kicked off the weekend with its annual Young Hollywood party to celebrate the silver screen’s rising stars. To no one’s surprise, Kiernan Shipka ranked among the best dressed of the evening. Stepping out in a black top and silver and black paisley-print pants from Emporio Armani, the 13-year-old starlet consistently masters the fine art of appearing mature and sophisticated yet youthful and age-appropriate at the same time. Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland was also in attendance in a white Clover Canyon frock with a playful print that featured everything from colorful florals to skiers racing down the hem of the skirt.

Tilda Swinton, the master of androgynous chic, continues to nail menswear-inspired trends on the red carpet. On Wednesday evening she accepted the Douglas Sirk Award at the Hamburg Film Festival in Germany in an all-black Haider Ackermann pantsuit, accented with a diamond brooch and striking red lips. The following afternoon, Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore gave us a double dose of Dolce at the unveiling of Moore’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Moretz paired red heels with her blush-pink Dolce & Gabbana dress, while Moore opted for a pale yellow dress with sparkles along the neck and wrists. Meanwhile, on Thursday in Madrid, Hailee Steinfeld donned a black diamond-patterned skirt with a kitschy Markus Lupfer sweatshirt covered in sequined pouty lips to a photo call for her new film, Ender’s Game. Paired with knee-high black Stuart Weitzman boots (and bangs!), Steinfeld put a fresh twist on schoolgirl chic.

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

Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez / Getty Images

Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson Prepares To Tie The Knot—And The Tie

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays one half of a gay couple on the hit sitcom Modern Family, took to Twitter yesterday to announce two new but related projects. One is a marriage. The other is a new collection of bow ties—which, he hopes, will help to make that marriage possible.

Ferguson’s been a bow tie wearer since the success of Modern Family set him on the red-carpeted path to fame. He began collecting the ties but bemoaned that great ones were hard to find—which sent him to the online tie boutique The Tie Bar and, eventually, to a collaboration with them on a capsule collection of his own. “I thought, wouldn’t it be interesting if I created a line of bow ties for them and kind of dipped my toe into the fashion world,” he said. Boyfriend-turned-fiancé Justin Mikita (right, with Ferguson)—the couple used the occasion of the collaboration to announce their engagement publicly—suggested donating the proceeds from the collection’s sales to benefit marriage equality. Hence the duo’s new foundation, Tie the Knot, was born.

The collection includes 20 ties in custom fabrics inspired by Ferguson and Mikita’s home and belongings, and will go on sale at TheTieBar.com in November. Naturally, they won’t be the only political statement made in November; Election Day is November 6. Given that Modern Family has been name-dropped by Republicans including Ann Romney—generally not the party to advocate for marriage equality—we wondered if the timing was a rejoinder of sorts. (Modern Family producer Steven Levitan already tweeted at Mrs. Romney that he is glad she’s a fan, and offered her a role as an officiant at the wedding of Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet’s characters Mitchell and Cameron—as soon as it’s legal.)

“The timing just felt right,” Ferguson said. “I think a lot of people watch our show who aren’t terribly comfortable with a gay couple living together and raising a kid together…I think maybe a lot of people’s minds are being opened up. I think that could extend all the way up to some of our presidential candidates who are saying they’re not for marriage equality.”

And, he added, “I know that the Obamas also really like [the show]. I feel like it’s the one thing they agree on, that they both like Modern Family.”

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