29 posts tagged "Scarlett Johansson"
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.
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?
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?
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?
I remember back in 2002, when I heard that Marc Jacobs had shot Jennifer Lopez to be the face of Louis Vuitton. Uh-oh, I thought to myself, this won’t be a onetime thing. (Now that I think about it, I heard about J. Lo through an archaic grapevine: not a blog, but a good old-fashioned gossipmonger, live and in person. Another novel idea.) Sure enough, in the years that have followed, celebrities have fronted the brand time and again: Uma Thurman, Scarlett Johansson, Diane Kruger, and Christina Ricci, to name a few. Sure, there was that season when Mert & Marcus shot Naomi and Kate in some sand dunes, but those girls aren’t just models.
Well, judging from the Spring shots already in magazines and the tone of the making-of video (below), it seems it’s time for another change. This season, when the celebrity quotient couldn’t be raised higher—I mean, c’mon, how are you going to follow up back-to-back campaigns featuring Madonna?—Jacobs has returned to a face more familiar on the catwalk than the tabloids: Lara Stone. (Though with more international Vogue covers than you can shake a stick at, Stone isn’t exactly an unknown quantity.) Why the shift? For answers, I went straight to the man himself. “Lara is a modern, iconic, sexy beauty,” Marc told me, “one who the Louis Vuitton customer will, I think, relate to and want to look like. The campaign is very optimistic.” And, of course, even without a Hollywood face, there’s definitely some star power. “The accessories are the stars,” he continued. “The bags, the shoes, the jewelry, and of course the clothes are covetable, colorful, and totally luxurious.” Even after he’s rolled them around in the mud, it’s hard to disagree.