22 posts tagged "Naomi Watts"
If there’s any doubt that fashion is in the grip of a neutral moment, last night’s Public Theater Gala should put it to rest. Attendees sported a wide range of options, but two starlets who rarely shy away from red-carpet glamour, Naomi Watts (far left) and Amanda Peet, were among the evening’s most understated. Each showed up in a muted look—almost, we’d have to say, the same muted look. The loose white blouses, cropped wide-leg trousers, and strappy sandals were city-street casual—in deference, perhaps, to the alfresco Shakespeare in the Park performance. It’s slightly less than gala-ready, but we think these two exemplify casual done right. What do you think? Do you expect more from Watts and Peet, or are you feeling the casual chic?
Stella McCartney, as her dad once wrote, gets by with a little help from her friends—and plenty of them turned out to her Resort ’11 presentation yesterday. Among the well-heeled admirers were (clockwise from top left) Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, and Helena Christensen, all of whom arrived in McCartney-designed duds. Each put her own spin on Stella’s wide-ranging collection: Watts and Christensen made for the airy sundresses, all sweetness and light; Paltrow channeled the London sophisticate in a boxy blazer and cropped pants; and Hudson went full-on cocktail with a glam black minidress (and smoky eyes to match). We think there’s hardly a bad look among them, but in the spirit of friendly competition, we’ll put it to you: Who wore Stella McCartney best?
The Oscars are blink-and-you’ll-miss-it compared to the twelve-day marathon that is the Cannes Film Festival; the Croisette won’t clear until Sunday. This year’s big red-carpet stories? The splashy debut of a new line—Gucci’s couture collection, Premiere—which turned up on Salma Hayek Pinault and Naomi Watts, and the emergence of Emilio Pucci as the go-to brand for something short and super-sexy (see: Evangeline Lilly). Also noteworthy was the high-profile rejection of gowns: Marion Cotillard and Juliette Binoche both stepped out in—gasp—pants.
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Next season, Zac Posen is showing in Paris, where “they understand” his clothes. Or, well, he may be showing in Paris, since showing in New York in “today’s climate” is “difficult.” Confused? Guess the designer is, too. Nothing’s been decided, but it sounds like Posen has set his sights on the City of Light. [WWD]
Naomi Watts has been tapped to play Marilyn Monroe in the screen adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ fictionalized memoir Blonde. Ms. Watts, you’ve got some curvin’ up to do. [Page Six]
Bankers’ lunch breaks today will come with eye candy. Express celebrates its 30th anniversary this afternoon with a Wall Street fashion show, featuring Alek Wek, Izabel Goulart, and Flavia de Oliveira. The bonuses, it seems, keep coming. [Modelinia]