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30 posts tagged "Scarlett Johansson"

WikiLeaks’ Fashion File, ScarJo And Ryan Split, Keeping Bankers’ Hours (And Tie Knots), And More…


WikiLeaks: the new fashion journalism? Among the revelations included in the thousands of pages of classified U.S. foreign policy documents—all full of less-than-favorable judgments on foreign leaders and attachés—recently released by the upstart organization, Vogue Italia plucked out a bit of sartorial snark: “Lady Mehriban Aliyeva”—the wife of Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan—”appears to have had substantial cosmetic surgery, presumably overseas, and wears dresses that would be considered provocative even in the Western world. On television, in photos, and in person, she appears unable to show a full range of facial expression.” [Vogue Italia]

Speaking of biting criticisms, UBS bankers were subjected to a few, too. The Wall Street Journal reports on a 43-page memo being sent to staff at five Swiss offices, which includes guidelines for appropriate dressing and general comportment (no eating onions or garlic!) for staffers. Among them? Be sure to match your tie knot to your face and/or body shape, please. [WSJ via Racked]

From the celebrity front: After less than two years, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are calling it quits and divorcing. At least they’ve put out one of the more truthful and witty statements about it we’ve seen in a while: “While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.” Realists to the end, those two. [Vogue U.K.]

And Women checks in with model Bruna Tenorio, who shares her favorite photo of herself (an early black-and-white shot by Mario Sorrenti), favorite cities (Rio, Paris, and New York), and her favorite drink (“the full cream milk at Starbucks”—we’re not sure what that means, but we like the sound of it). [Women via Modelinia]

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Who Wore It Best At The Tonys?


The Tony Awards are presented annually for the best of Broadway, but you’d be forgiven if you mistook last night’s ceremony for a Hollywood affair—the attendees, and even many of the winners, were faces better recognized from the silver screen. Scarlett Johansson (above, left), Denzel Washington, and Catherine Zeta-Jones all nabbed their first Tonys, and no offense to Broadway’s own divas, but we think two of Tinseltown’s finest were also two of the evening’s best dressed. ScarJo opted for a glamorous, emerald green Elie Saab number, worn with a smoky eye and a slight bouffant, to claim her Best Featured Actress statuette for A View From the Bridge. We’ll call that the evening’s classic-done-right contender. And on the other hand, there’s presenter Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé (above, right). In her silver embossed suit and Van Cleef jewels and sporting a cropped new ‘do, she was the ceremony’s resident futurist—one of the few, we think, who can work a look we can only describe as space-robot-in-the-boardroom. So whose look do you prefer? Scarlett’s old-school elegance or Cate’s forward-leaning chic? Have a look above, and sound off below.

Photos: Dave Allocca / Startraks Photo (Johansson); Picture Perfect / Rex USA (Blanchett)

The Absentees


It was the Great Party That Was™—but who, dare we ask, wasn’t? Seats were going fast at last night’s Costume Institute Gala, but a few frequently seen faces on the party scene didn’t make an appearance. Where were they?

Gwyneth Paltrow has been making the New York party rounds lately, lending her support to Chopard’s 150th anniversary and to children’s yoga programs but the Iron Man blonde was a no-show. Ditto her co-star Scarlett Johansson. Neither Mary-Kate nor Ashley Olsen came, nor did their pals the Traina girls. Models were everywhere, but not Lara Stone or Georgia Jagger—the latter of whom, admittedly, has been studying rather than partying these last few weeks. And Chanel beauty ambassador Leigh Lezark was nowhere to be seen—at the party, that is. She’s not one to miss an after-party, and true to form, she hit the decks with her fellow MisShapes at the Standard later on (pictured).

Who else would you have liked to see at the Met?

Photo: Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Giorgio Girls


Iron Man himself may be a vermilion shade of superhero, but at last night’s L.A. premiere of Iron Man 2, Valentino red wasn’t on the agenda. The film’s two leading ladies, Gwyneth Paltrow (reprising her role from the first flick) and Scarlett Johansson, each opted for a cool, wintry white. Armani was the man of the evening: Johansson picked an undulating Armani Privé cocktail gown, while Paltrow went hard-edged in a Giorgio Armani tailored blazer and shorts suit with jet black accessories. So who wore it better? Are you feeling ScarJo’s marquee glamour, or do you prefer Gwynnie’s city-girl chic?

Photos: Matt Sayles / AP Photo (Scarlett); Kyle Rover / Startraks Photo (Gwyneth)

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? ScarJo Gets Serious


Scarlett Johansson’s va-va-voom physique and Dolce & Gabbana’s seductive eveningwear are a match made in fashion heaven. We’re not surprised that the actress—who also served as the face of the brand’s beauty campaign last year—went with her old stand-by for the premiere of A View From the Bridge. Johansson clearly wanted a more mature look for her Broadway debut, but we don’t think it’s working. The combination of conservatively cut neckline, three-quarter-length sleeves, pencil skirt, and splashy floral pattern seems better suited for a woman with a bit more life experience. We’re happy she kept her “assets” (ahem) under cover, but wonder what else the starlet could have worn to strike a better balance between serious and youthful. Any suggestions?

Photo: Walter McBride / Retna