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Deadly Chic—Now In Theaters And On The Runways

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“Revenge is beautiful.” It’s more than the tagline for the new Zoe Saldana film Colombiana. It’s the operating principle behind the female badass movie. Recall Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft in short shorts and a low-cut tank that revealed décolletage and deltoids in equal measure. As Colombiana‘s costume designer Olivier Bériot put it, the wardrobe in these movies is “a little bit unreal, but that’s as much for the men in the audience (‘she’s sexy!’ [they're thinking]) as it is for the women (‘she’s powerful’).”

Saldana’s dangerous woman fits the accustomed mold, but there are others these days who are breaking it. In David Fincher’s upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara sports bleached eyebrows, piercings, and an asymmetrical, dyed-black haircut that is, to quote Stieg Larsson, as “short as a fuse.” (And if you ask us, she bears an uncanny resemblance to model of the moment Saskia de Brauw.) The wintery white Inuit-inspired clothes that costume designer Lucie Bates created for Saoirse Ronan in Hanna, meanwhile, flouted genre convention; still, her character, a 16-year-old trained assassin, was no less efficient at her tasks.

Black, of course, is the wardrobe color of choice for screen killers—and for their deadly chic counterparts on the runways. In his review of Ann Demeulemeester’s Fall collection, Tim Blanks likened her models to “a lost tribe of Amazonian warrior women,” their bodies slung with bandoliers stuffed with feathers instead of bullets. Ohne Titel’s Alexa Adams and Flora Gill similarly amplified the human form, cutting a shearling leather and knit jacket with exaggerated, full sleeves. “It’s about the embrace of the female body,” Adams said, “but not being afraid of its powerful side.”

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW, and let us know if you’re ready to embrace your inner badass.

Photo: Alessandro Viero / GoRunway.com

Sir Peter Blake Designs For Fred Perry, Z Spoke Takes On Meatpacking, And More…

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Sir Peter Blake, the man who created the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album sleeve, has designed a collection for Fred Perry. The legend talks about Blank Canvas on Hint.com. [Hint]

Zac Posen will open a Z Spoke boutique in New York’s Meatpacking District. This will be Posen’s first store for Z Spoke, the designer’s second line at a more contemporary price point. WWD reports the boutique will be on Washington Street (between 13th and 14th Streets) and is expected to open August 25. [WWD]

Editors, stylists, and photographers have been buzzing about the new IMDB of fashion, MyFDB.com. What many people didn’t know is that Zoe Saldana and her fiancé, model Keith Britton, are the duo behind it. MyFDB.com will catalog every magazine shoot, cover, and campaign a model, photographer, makeup artist, or celebrity is involved in. Coming soon: MyFDB Vintage. [Vogue U.K.]

The Gilt isn’t gone, yet. After reports the Gilt City Hamptons House could be shut down due to noise complaints, Gilt reps say the party will go on this summer at a new venue. [Page Six]

Who Was Your Best Of Cannes?

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The festival on the Riviera begins its draw to a close tonight with the star-studded, every-A-lister-in-the-known-universe amfAR gala. (Seriously, is anyone left in Hollywood?) It’s been a week of highs and lows, hip bustles and Row-wearing Olsens, lots of Armani Privé (above), and even more, it seemed, of Jane Fonda.

Need a refresher on the looks on la Croisette? Click through for our best of Cannes slideshow, plus details on the evening’s do-gooder gala. Who was the best of the fest? Sound off below.

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Photo: Eric Ryan / Getty Images (Saldana); Tony Barson / Wire Image (Kurkova)

Noticed At Cannes: Hip Check

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The Cannes red carpet is a lot like the Oscar red carpet—but while the L.A. version gets rolled up and stored away after a single night, in Cannes, the photo ops go on and on. The stars this year have shown gone big. And in the case of one particular detail, we mean “big” literally. This week at the fest, some of the biggest names have selected high-drama gowns with exaggerated detailing around the hips. For the premiere of Tree of Life, Angelina Jolie set a million flashbulbs blazing with her OTT gown from Atelier Versace, in a deep, rich brown with a thigh-high slit and a gathered hip detail. Fashion favorite Zoe Saldana took a few of the same elements in a different direction: She also opted for a strapless bodice and a bigger-is-better hip detail, but her Armani Privé offered a sleeker, slimmer silhouette and a pop of color with a candy-striped skirt. Three’s the trend with Anna Dello Russo at Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief show. The Vogue Nippon editor wore custom Moschino in layered white, complete with detailing on both hips. On her head, one of her many fascinators, this one topped with stalks of wheat. It seems that following cherries and pineapples, ADR’s headgear is now journeying into grains. She’s well on her way to offering a balanced diet. Up next: cheese? Packers fans, your moment may be nigh.

Photos: Valery Hache / AFP / Getty Images (Jolie); Danny Martindale / FilmMagic (Dello Russo); Photo: Photo: Eric Ryan / Getty Images (Saldana)

The Diva Wore Givenchy

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The eagle-eyed Catherine Kallon at Red Carpet Fashion Awards performed one of her usual acts of fashion divination today: From a blurry, cell phone pic of Beyoncé shooting a new music video in the Mojave Desert, she’s managed to identify a Spring ’11 Givenchy Couture gown. (Time will tell if she’s right, but looks likely to us.)

But Queen B is only the latest diva to strap on one of the house’s showstopping couture creations. In the spirit of celebration, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite high-drama ladies in Riccardo Tisci’s couture. Continue Reading “The Diva Wore Givenchy” »