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April 21 2014

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26 posts tagged "Zoe Saldana"

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.

Zac Posen’s Western Adventure

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Call it an early birthday party. Just hours shy of ringing in his 29th, Zac Posen took a break from back-to-back sales appointments, a client brunch and trunk show at Neiman’s in Beverly Hills, to hold an impromptu fête and fashion show at Bar Marmont. In between showing off the Spring 2010 collection—applause was especially heavy for look 36—Posen caught up with his L.A.-based friends like Rosson Crow (pictured at left with Posen), the Like’s Tennessee Thomas, and Zoe Saldana, who wore the designer’s sculpted Lily Pad Lotus print dress.

Teen phenom Lily Collins took a spin on the designer’s arm right as L.A. mainstay Anthony Kiedis walked in and headed straight to a table where the motley crew of Fred Durst, David Spade, and Ron Burkle were holding court. Even though Posen was headed straight back to his Tribeca studio over the weekend, he did make time for at least a little pleasure on his business trip out west. When pressed, he finally admitted, “I actually went to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the [Grauman’s] Chinese Theater earlier today. I had to see how small Judy Garland’s feet were.”

Photo: Jacqueline Micalizzi for Berliner Studio/BEImages

Vintage, Video, And Verdad

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L.A. fashion week is getting a splash of organized glam tonight with a runway show, photography exhibit, and video installation at MoCA courtesy of Cameron Silver and Downtown L.A. Fashion Week, a new group looking to fill the void left by IMG and Smashbox Studios. Celebs like Marisa Tomei, Kelly Lynch, and Zoë Saldana are slated to attend this benefit (proceeds from ticket sales, available at www.DowntownLaFashionWeek.com, go back to the museum), which will see pieces from Silver’s vintage collection gliding down the runway. On tap from the Decades’ archives: a hot-pink strapless number from Christian Dior once slipped into by Gwyneth Paltrow and the second-skin Azzaro frock Nicole Kidman wore to the NYC premiere of Moulin Rouge! Madonna fave Louis Verdad’s new collection, shot in painterly fashion by August Bradley and filmed by Robertino Fonseca, should satisfy attendees’ cravings for this season’s prevailing trend toward multimedia fashion shows.

Photo: August Bradley