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28 posts tagged "Zoe Saldana"

Who Wore It Best At Calvin’s Berlin Bash?

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Berlin fashion week is now in full swing, and Calvin Klein threw a fashion show and epic party to celebrate the occasion. (A few Teutons can be forgiven for being distracted by the Germany/Spain World Cup game, which the brand screened at the fête.) As you’d expect, plenty of house favorites, like newly signed face of Calvin Klein Underwear, Zoe Saldana, and Diane Kruger, who wore Calvin Klein Collection to the Met ball this year, were on hand. The dress code? All Calvin, of course. Saldana wore a pale green cutout CKC dress with the platform, contrast-heel pumps Francisco Costa showed for Resort. Kruger, on the other hand, went even more classic-Calvin minimal in a sleeveless white mini-shift and towering, lug-soled platform sandals. So who wore it best? Do you like Zoe’s edgier, of-the-moment look, or do you prefer Diane’s pared-down, old-school chic?

Photos: Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan

MaxMara Takes L.A., By Day And By Night

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MaxMara had its eye on the red carpet for last night’s Crystal Lucy Awards, where the brand presented Zoe Saldana with its Face of the Future Award, but the festivities began long before the sun set: On Tuesday afternoon, the label treated a few key L.A. ladies to a chic lunch benefiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Katherine Ross, gallerist Karyn Lovegrove, and MaxMara’s Nicola Gerber Maramotti hosted guests like Rachel Griffiths, Lisa Love, and Shiva Rose (all in MaxMara or Sportmax, of course) to an outdoor feast of striped bass and panna cotta at Lovegrove’s stunning Hancock Park estate; shut your eyes and you could believe you were in the Italian countryside. At least one guest soon would be—”We’re getting ready to go to Tuscany in two weeks, and hopefully I’ll be in Paris for couture,” reported Rosetta Getty (pictured, left, with Griffiths)—but when you call L.A. home, you don’t need to go far for fun in the sun. “After living here for four and a half years, I’m really enjoying all that Los Angeles has to offer,” said Ross, whose husband, Michael Govan, is LACMA’s popular director.

Photo: Courtesy of MaxMara

Do You Dare To Go Spare?

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Of the hundreds of gowns at this week’s Met ball, the most striking were also the most restrained. Zoe Saldana and Diane Kruger looked chic in unadorned Calvin Klein Collection gowns; ditto Jessica Stam in long-sleeved Rachel Roy. Plenty of minimal eveningwear could be found on the Fall runways, too. “Less is more these days,” Yigal Azrouël told us. “People are tired of all the froufrou and are just craving simplicity.” The designer turned out long, sleek dresses notable for how covered up they were, as did Antonio Berardi and Andrew Gn. At Stella McCartney and The Row, meanwhile, hemlines were raised, but the silhouettes were just as streamlined.

Click to see the slideshow, and let us know what you think of fashion’s new minimalist streak.

Photo: Marcio Madeira / FirstView.com

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? The Ombré Goes On

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After more than a year of seeing little besides Avatar blue, we can’t blame Zoe Saldana for wearing anything but. The Dominican actress wore a lovely light orange in the DR last night to scoop up her Casandra Award for the most outstanding artist abroad. We loved her ombré gown by the English designer Amanda Wakeley (hat tip to Red Carpet Fashion Awards for the tough ID), which traded the drama of her Givenchy Oscar gown (another ombré look) for a slightly more streamlined, elegant look. The flowing drape really suits her, and here’s a cinched waist (unlike some we’ve noticed recently) we can get behind. She finished the look with little more than a gold bangle and a few rings, including one, unusually, on her thumb—almost a Na’vi touch. So what you do think? Is coral her color?

Photo: Kena Betancur / Reuters

The Zoe Report

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Luigi Maramotti’s dinner at Bistrot Giacomo for Zoe Saldana, marking her selection as MaxMara’s “Face of the Future,” was a low-key affair. But that was just the way Saldana wanted it: nothing overwhelming, something family-oriented. The immediate-family element came courtesy of Luigi and his sister-in-law Nicola. Zoe brought her extended family: publicist, press agent, stylist, and longtime boyfriend Keith Britton, who is aiming to streamline fashion-industry connectivity with his new database MyFDB.com. Then there was the fashion family: Allure‘s Linda Wells, Glamour‘s Cindi Leive, Vanity Fair‘s Michael Roberts. MaxMara’s devilish publicist Giorgio Guidotti’s tip for an icebreaker? “Sex talk always makes people friendly.” Given that Saldana’s possible co-star in her upcoming film is either Chris Evans or Bradley Cooper, I wish I’d been at that end of the table.