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April 20 2014

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11 posts tagged "Zoe Kravitz"

Runway to Red Carpet: The Celeb Circuit Steps Out for Two Blockbuster Press Tours

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Shailene Woodley While much of the Hollywood set tends to enjoy a little break after the awards season finale, the stars of March’s blockbusters have been busy promoting their high-profile flicks. The A-list stars of the biblical epic Noah have been trotting around the world promoting the film, and the picture’s leading ladies have been continually knocking it out of the sartorial ballpark at each premiere. In Madrid, Jennifer Connelly chose a nude Giambattista Valli Spring ’14 Haute Couture frock embroidered with pale leaves and a crystal neckline. Her equally chic costar Emma Watson opted for a black-and-white J. Mendel ensemble, featuring a draped white blouse and tapered black pants fresh off the Fall ’14 runway.

Stateside, the stars of the buzzed-about Divergent have had a busy premiere week of their own. Shailene Woodley, the film’s heroine and a rapidly rising star, stepped out in a black figure-hugging jumpsuit with a sheer detailed bodice from Elie Saab’s Pre-Fall ’13 lineup for a screening in New York on Thursday. In true Hollywood fashion, a bevy of notables turned up for the film’s world premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday, including Kiernan Shipka, Ellie Goulding, and Zoe Kravitz. Shipka attended the L.A. premiere of Divergent in Valentino’s tulle frock covered with armor-like patchwork from the Spring ’14 runway, while Kravitz turned up in a white off-the-shoulder frock from BFF Alexander Wang’s Spring ’14 Balenciaga collection.

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

Photo: Matteo Prandoni / BFAnyc.com

Runway to Red Carpet: Sparkles Galore and a Courageous Katniss

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Jennifer LawrenceWhile the subtle sparkle of diamonds is often the finishing touch on a red-carpet look, a few of the best ensembles of the week were doused with glittering crystals. Elizabeth Banks continued to hit the sartorial nail on the head as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire tour came to a close in New York on Wednesday. She shimmered in a bedazzled black ensemble from Jenny Packham’s Fall ’13 runway. The same evening in Las Vegas, Kate Bosworth chose a scintillating Spring ’14 Fendi frock completely covered in geometric Swarovski crystals for the premiere of her new film, Homefront.

Before finishing its whirlwind press tour in New York, Catching Fire held a star-studded premiere in Los Angeles on Monday, which brought out notables including Kiernan Shipka, Zoë Kravitz, and Sarah Hyland. Shipka charmed in a black silk sleeveless blouse and skirt embroidered with green and blue floral beading from Miu Miu’s Spring ’14 collection, and Kravitz opted for a Balenciaga Spring ’14 LBD with a wide neckline and buttons up the side. The nod for best dressed of the evening goes to the film’s leading lady, Jennifer Lawrence, in a daring sheer Dior Fall ’13 Couture gown with a full skirt over a strapless black bodysuit. We appreciate that Katniss is as fearless on the red carpet as she is in the arena.

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

Foreign Exchange: Alexander Wang Brings New York To Beijing

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“It’s about energy, doing something different—bringing a bit of New York to Beijing,” Alexander Wang shouted over the din at a party celebrating his new flagship in Beijing on Friday night. For Wang, “different” meant going underground, literally: The bash took place in the subterranean parking garage beneath his store. (The invitations? Battery-powered traffic wands.)

Entering the two-story shop in the city’s Sanlitun Village North complex, where Wang joins Balenciaga, Lanvin, and a spinoff of Dover Street Market, guests first sipped Champagne within a glam-modernist interior of gray terrazzo floors, white marble plinths, and bronzed mirrors before being ushered into an elevator heading downstairs. Once there, hundreds of revelers including Zoë Kravitz, Penn Badgley, model Du Juan, and Beijing it girl Mega Meng Meng could be found packed inside the blue-lit parking garage, thumping to tracks courtesy of Diplo and a performance by A$AP Rocky. “This is out of control—I can’t hear a thing and love it!” one local heiress was (barely) overheard saying.

Before long, the party reached its apogee with a seemingly spontaneous act of catharsis: The crowd of partiers, models, and socialites sent sprays of bottled water, Absolut vodka, and Yanjing beer flying all over. The shopping center’s famously persnickety management probably wasn’t happy. But just before midnight, Wang’s mother, Ying, could be spotted heading out with a big grin on her face.

Photos: Sim Chi Yin

Beamon’s Burlesque

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You can’t judge a book by its cover, but often you can judge a bash by the line at the door. At Erickson Beamon’s jewelry presentation at Milk Studios yesterday, 80 people were queued up outside the burlesque-in-Berlin-themed presentation, which drew on styles from the 1920′s and ’30s. But this was less a presentation than a party. The event was styled as a cabaret, complete with a live performance by the Citizens Band and bejeweled models sashaying across the room in drop-waist dresses. Zoë Kravitz, Penn Badgley, Lily Kwong, and Johnny Weir were a few of the many who had made it in to check out the show.

As the tempo increased, Citizens’ Sarah Sophie Flicker—dressed in a velvet corset, feather headdress, and little else—took to the stage, impressing the crowd with her acrobatic high kicks. “If there’s one person in the room that’s a bigger ham than me, it’s Sarah,” said Michelle Harper, who was decked out in one of Beamon’s most elaborate necklaces from last season. “I’m seriously in love with this piece; I want to wear it every day.” Monique Erickson, who is rarely photographed without her trademark crystal headdress, replied, “Well, I do! Honestly, I wear this thing everywhere, literally like the burger joint on the corner.” Around 10 p.m., the crowd shuttled out, bound for more performances at Milk by the likes of Lissy Trullie and Wu-Tang Clan.

Photo: Julian Mackler/BFAnyc.com

The Digital Reformation

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“I like to look cool but like I didn’t try too hard—that’s what I live for,” Zoë Kravitz told Style.com last night at the newer and bigger Reformation outpost in the Lower East Side. “I shop here just about everyday.”

What Kravitz was describing was the very aesthetic Reformation, a collection made from mostly vintage materials, has made its name on: cool and effortlessly chic. One glance at the hip crowd that had turned out for the evening celebrating the launch of TheReformation.com, including Lake Bell, Chrissie Miller, and Chelsea Leyland, reflected just that. Many of the guests were sporting Reformation’s latest collaboration, T-shirts designed by artists Nate Lowman, Leo Fitzpatrick, Hanna Liden, and Adam McEwen, advertising phrases like, “I hate you because you make me hate you” and “Ludes make better lovers.”

“These artists come as a group,” said founder and designer Yael Aflalo, formerly of the Ya-Ya clothing label. “You get one of them to do the collaboration, you get them all.” This is the first of many collabs Aflalo has in the works. Up next: photographer-turned-graffiti artist Curtis Kulig (who was there last night). “We are planning to do collaborations with different people every month and Curtis is doing one next, but I can’t tell you the details yet,” Aflalo said. Until then, stay tuned.

Photo: Alexander Porter / BFAnyc.com