52 posts tagged "Style Hunter"
In the celebrity dressing stakes, two houses have come out on top this spring: Dolce & Gabbana and Emilio Pucci. There was something about the almost all-white, hope chest-inspired collection of the former and the bohemian Grecian vibe of the latter that made them irresistible to A-listers and their stylists. We’re chalking it up to the fact that Messieurs Dolce and Gabbana and Pucci’s Peter Dundas specialize in the sort of va-va-voom, take-no-prisoners silhouettes that the paparazzi—especially the tuxedo-clad paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival—live for. But what’s your take on the subject?
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The Philip Treacy fascinator Princess Beatrice wore to the royal wedding fetched over $130,000 on eBay for the UNICEF and Children in Crisis charities. Lucky for you, the hats on the Fall runways won’t set you back quite that far. Floppy rather than froufrou, next season’s chapeaux have a seventies sensibility in keeping with the flared jeans and button-down blouses now in stores. Couple that fact with their face-shading wide brims, and there’s no reason not to invest in one of these babies now when summer is nigh.
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Just when we’d gotten used to brightly colored pants (see the Spring collections of Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, and, don’t forget, Zara), New York designers like Derek Lam and Phillip Lim went and upped the ante for Fall, parading trousers in not one but two tones down the runways. At first, we were, ahem, divided, but they’re really growing on us now. Why? Well, let Prabal Gurung make the case. According to the designer, who showed a silver and black pair for Fall (left) and similarly flattering ones in seasons past, “Two-tone pants, particularly those with a curved seam, really elongate and make the leg appear slimmer.” The trend continued apace across the pond at Chloé and Celine. We even spied model Jessica Stam working the look for a day of go-sees in Milan, and we’ve got to agree with Gurung—her legs really do look a mile long.
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It’s time to put away those dangling pendants and dainty chains. For Fall, designers are hot under their collars for fierce, face-framing choker necklaces. Whether they came with door knocker-sized ornaments like Lanvin‘s, Wilma Flintstone-esque pebbled jewels à la Bottega Veneta, or in fetish-y leather as they did at Emanuel Ungaro, it was all about achieving a snug fit that sits atop the collarbone. And chokers aren’t just for the runways. Street-style fixture Taylor Tomasi Hill repped a Masai-inspired number during fashion week, and we spied our industry crush Virginie Mouzat wearing her gold necklet in Moscow.
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Between the Fall runway shows and Monday night’s Costume Institute Ball—think Ashley Olsen in vintage Dior or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry—the upper-leg area hasn’t gotten so much attention since Suzanne Somers’ ThighMaster heyday. “We wanted to do something fun,” said Jason Wu of the hip-high slit on the skirt he made for Diane Kruger’s march up the Met’s steps. While most designers go straight for red-carpet appeal with sky-high slashes, Joseph Altuzarra and Jonathan Saunders whipped up slightly more casual takes on the look at their February shows. Trust us, though, they’re still guaranteed to keep the flashbulbs popping.
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