April 26, 2013 |
Film and fashion joined forces for a good cause Thursday night, when a constellation of celebrities including Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgewick, Minnie Driver, Emma Roberts, Pamela Anderson, Fergie, Josh Duhamel, Rachel Zoe and Poppy Delevingne celebrated the opening of the Paris Photo Los Angeles international photography fair at Paramount Studios, then decamped to Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills for a private dinner and silent auction to...
February 25, 2013 |
It was like an Oscar flashback with all the Giorgio Armani gowns, Harry Winston bling and Veronica Lake waves on the red carpet Sunday. Then there was a Sharon Stone Gap turtleneck moment, when Helen Hunt revealed that her navy blue gown was from none other than cheap chic retailer H&M. (Apparently it was a custom job; Hunt worked closely with H&M designers exchanging sketches, fabrics and samples, according to the retailer.) PHOTOS: Oscars 2013 best dressed on the red carpet Back to Armani, though.
January 24, 2013 |
Jean Paul Gaultier took inspiration from India for his spring-summer 2013 haute couture collection, shown Wednesday at his Paris atelier. Indian music accompanied his colorful gowns. For an extra touch of glamour, scarves floated behind a few models. Other styles bore Gaultier's signature cone bras and corsets. In the end, a lavishly embellished bride entered to the tune of the French classic, “La Vie En Rose,” only this time sung in Hindi. She paused awhile, then lifted her skirt to reveal four brightly clad children, who raced off down the runway.
January 23, 2013 |
As is usually the case at Giorgio Armani Prive, A-listers dotted the front row Tuesday for the spring/summer 2013 collection. Among them were actresses Uma Thurman, Hilary Swank, Claudia Cardinale and Isabelle Huppert. Aside from attending fashion shows, Swank made news in Paris over the weekend, but not for the best of reasons: Thieves broke into the taxi in which she riding and snatched her purse. When asked about the incident, the two-time Oscar winner simply smiled and said, "I'm OK, thank you. " Among others in attendance at the show were three striking fashion models: Tallulah Harlech, daughter of longtime Karl Lagerfeld muse Lady Amanda Harlech; Amber Le Bon, daughter of Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and model Yasmin Le Bon; and deejay Lady Mary Charteris, recently wed to musician Robbie Furze.
January 13, 2013 |
Giorgio Armani was one of the first fashion designers to understand the power of dressing celebrities for the red carpet, dressing Jodie Foster for the Oscars way back in 1990 and rescuing her (and later, half of Hollywood) from her own bad taste. The Italian designer has been a presence on the red carpet ever since. But tonight, he has outdone himself. Foster, who will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, is stunning in a navy blue beaded Armani gown with interesting looking tile-like paillettes on the halter straps.
June 24, 2012 |
Sure, the London Olympics, now barely a month away, will ultimately be about the feats of strength, speed and endurance of the participating athletes. But, long before the first brow is beaded with sweat, the first real competition will take place the moment the nations enter the Olympic Stadium. As soon as the athletes begin parading on July 27, their opening ceremony outfits will be seen by billions of eyeballs worldwide and judged by legions of armchair critics. Italian luxury labels such as Giorgio Armani (Team Italy)