The latest batch of designer collaborations has us plotting all the ways we can style these ingenious seasonal matchups. From the high-low partnerships to the unexpected duos to the capsules that continue to reinvent the wheel (hello, Charlotte Olympia x Tom Binns!), this Spring's — and Summer's — most exciting collaborations promise to supply us with our fair share of warm-weather-perfect pieces. Think quirky zebra-head prints à la Peter Som for Anthropologie, cool-girl sandals courtesy of the third annual J.Crew x CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund partnership, and classic denim staples with a twist, courtesy of the Levi's x Liberty of London newly debuted collaboration. Click on to see all this, plus 37 more designer collaborations we're excited to get our hands on.
The dreamy clothes at the Christian Dior Resort 2014 show didn't stop at runway's end. The collection, which was presented in Monaco over the weekend, also played host to one very stylish front row. Jessica Biel chose this stunning Fall 2013 dress — a look that perfectly encapsulated ladylike glamour with its houndstooth-print bustier and draped black skirt. Meanwhile, Marion Cotillard chose a no-frills white pre-Fall 2013 leather trench coat, only to spice things up with a pair of neon cap-toe pumps. And Liv Tyler went with an all-black — and navy — approach in a Dior bustier. Now that you've got the fashion facts, who gets your best-dressed vote in the Dior showdown?
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards red carpet was red hot, with Selena Gomez leading the pack. The singer was one of the first to arrive — and she did so in an eye-catching neon-infused Atelier Versace gown from the label's Spring '13 collection. Also in the mix? Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Chloë Moretz, Hayden Panettiere, and a very sexy Jennifer Morrison. Of course, that's just the tip of the iceberg. Click through to see who wore what at the Billboard Music Awards.
— Additional reporting by Melody Nazarian
On the heels of her Met Gala appearance, Madonna is at it again at the Billboard Music Awards. The (first) Queen of Pop received the top touring artist award, and while she may have skipped the red carpet, her Givenchy Haute Couture outfit was certainly worth the wait. Dressed in some recognizable pieces courtesy of the aforementioned Met Gala, Madonna took the stage in a black fishnet dress, topped with a texturized, cropped, and feather-collared bomber jacket. But the look didn't end there. She wore it all cinched with a grommet-embellished wide belt and finished with thigh-high stockings, which were fastened with a garter belt. As for the last bit of accessories? She also rocked her monogrammed padlock choker, statement sunglasses, and black platform pumps. Did she nail it?
Taylor Swift is no stranger to wearing Zuhair Murad's sexy dresses (the proof here and here), and tonight's Billboard Music Awards reminded us why we love when she does. Her electric blue Pre-Fall 2013 look showed off the singer's long legs, but the skin-baring elements didn't stop there. The long-sleeved mini also gave way to sheer insets and symmetrical cutouts on both the neckline and back. Swift polished it all off with a knuckle ring, pewter-colored earrings and heels, and sultry eye makeup to match. Are you into it?
Miley Cyrus is on a hot streak, with the Billboard Music Awards as her latest reason to stun in something equal parts sexy and rocker chick. Her black-and-white Balmain jumpsuit featured an intricately woven texture and some serious all-over checkerboard print — which meant she needed only a pair of Givenchy heels and a bold red lip to finish. Perhaps it's the bleached pixie cut, being named No. 1 on Maxim's annual Hot 100 list, a little leftover inspiration from her Met Gala getup, or all of the above — either way, Miley knows how to make a red carpet statement these days. Do you agree?
On Saturday evening, Christian Dior presented its Resort 2014 collection in Monaco. The principality has held special meaning for the house since 1956, when actress Grace Kelly wore a Dior gown to celebrate her engagement to Prince Rainier of Monaco.
The return to Monaco was both an homage to the house's heritage and also a signal of a new era in how (and where) the label stages its Resort collection, with plans to always take the collection abroad going forward. But this wasn't the only poignant moment to come with Saturday's showing. For the first time, Raf Simons incorporated lace into his pieces, working the fabric into everything from sheer blouses and fitted crop tops to modified coatdresses and relaxed sheaths. "I thought it's kind of old and too romantic and too tragic. And suddenly I thought, it's a challenge to make it modern and edgy and kind of futuristic," he said.
A look at the complete collection, plus our review, here in the gallery.
The bridal trends for Spring 2014 leave room to try something a bit different. While gorgeous white gowns and traditional strapless silhouettes certainly made their customary appearance, it wasn't all run of the mill. Vera Wang surprised with black-and-white looks, finished with dramatic black opera-length gloves. Oscar de la Renta dipped into the color wheel for a true "something blue," Reem Acra turned out cocktail minis topped with veiled umbrellas, and Carolina Herrera debuted a sexier kind of wedding-day ensemble (think deep V-front necklines). For inspiration aplenty — and a closer look at what exactly the Spring '14 bridal forecast means for your own wedding-dress search — click on.
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Come May 22, you can shop three J.Crew-exclusive collections, courtesy of 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Greg Chait, of The Elder Statesman, and runners-up Tabitha Simmons and Jennifer Meyer. This latest collaboration trifecta marks the third year in a row that J.Crew and the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund have teamed up to show off an emerging lineup of American designers, and to celebrate the trend, shoppers are getting a little treat.
Currently, you can sign up on jcrew.com to receive a link to snag the limited-edition collections on May 21 — a whole day earlier. In the meantime, here's your first look at the respective collections.
Thank goodness it's Friday, because Doutzen Kroes's latest turn as the face of H&M's High Summer campaign makes us want to be gallivanting on some far-off shore, too. Sure, Beyoncé may have heated things up in the brand's Summer kickoff campaign, but this Terry Richardson-shot spread is all sunshine, perfectly tousled beach hair, and of course, beach-bound essentials — with Tulum, Mexico, as the backdrop. Inside, Kroes shows off a cool mix of easy cover-ups, belted and accented with statement jewelry, and truth be told, there's really not much more you need than that. A look at the H&M High Summer campaign, as well as our favorite picks from the collection, here.
Topshop has launched its festival collection inspired by Kate Bosworth today, which ultimately plays into the brand's multidimensional, interactive Summer campaign. From the acid-washed denim dresses and buckle-strap wedges to the pink-dipped feather angel wings, silver slip dresses (made for frolicking), and essential white separates, the lineup has Bosworth's mark on every piece.
"To gain learning experience from the Topshop design team has been a great opportunity for me. Our intent was to create fresh, wearable, and effortless festival pieces. I am proud of our work together and I adore these pieces," Bosworth said. Along with the collection debut, a short film shot by Bosworth's fiancé, Michael Polish, entitled The Road to Coachella, was released today, too. The dreamy video reveals Kate Bosworth roaming Mono Lake, CA, in a handful of effortlessly styled Topshop looks.
Consider this the beginning of Topshop's Summer campaign — which aims to celebrate British festival style and the discovery of music — and click on for your first look at the collection, campaign, and short film. Then, shop it here!
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Along with her Bravehearts campaign, Taylor Swift partnered up with Keds on a very fitting shoe collaboration. The collection — which retails for $50 a pair — features 12 Champion sneaker styles reimagined. "The sneakers are really fun and easy to wear, and the designs reflect some of my favorite things," said Swift. Translation: the classic silhouette comes covered in a quirky sunglasses print; chevron patterns are tinged with mini guitars, paw prints, and flowers; and a stars-and-anchors motif provides a preppier slant. And if the shoes don't already speak for themselves, Swift sat down with stylist Zanna Roberts Rassi to talk all things collaboration, personal style evolution, and "dressing like a fairy." Keep reading for the best Swift style quotes, as well as a complete look at the Swift for Keds collection inside.
When Donatella Versace throws a party, a star-studded crowd will attend. Case in point: the designer heralded a new era of Versus Versace and debuted JW Anderson's first capsule collection for the brand last night, and to celebrate, Jaime King, Hayden Panettiere, and Heidi Klum dressed up for the occasion. While both Panettiere and Klum selected dresses from Versace's Spring '13 collection, King took the head-to-toe Versus route. And in doing so, the Hart of Dixie star showed off a much more edged-up, safety-pin-included look. Three different plays on evening glamour (with an apropos Versace rocker-girl twist) and only one can be named "best dressed." Vote for your favorite below!
The sunnier seasons herald in a much more relaxed approach to dressing. For most, that means shedding the layers, and keeping it basic. For others — we count repeat performer Diane Kruger among them — it means breaking out the crop top. Last year, we saw the resurgence of bare midriffs in a noticeable way, and now it's becoming the go-to trend for Hollywood's A-list.
And thanks to Dolce & Gabbana, Prabal Gurung, Calvin Klein, and Marc Jacobs, the latest set of crop top-wearing stars aren't limiting the silhouette to the usual sculpted bralette style. Instead, Kruger chose a sportier version, Doutzen Kroes went with stripes and long sleeves, and Julia Restoin Roitfeld's breezy white iteration reminded us of a sexy slip dress. Since it's only mid-May and Summer hasn't even officially started, we're wondering: Will you be taking the crop-top look for a spin this season?
With Kate Middleton's baby bump finally showing, there comes a flurry of designers vying to dress her. And, according to WWD, they're more than willing to create custom maternity clothes for the expecting Duchess of Cambridge, too. Karl Lagerfeld, Nina Ricci, Vera Wang, and Donna Karan were among the designers to submit exclusive sketches, supplying a cool mix of daytime looks and more royally geared evening gowns, all tailored to highlight her bump.
To date, Middleton hasn't exactly been the poster child for wearing maternity clothes, having only worn one Topshop maternity outfit since her pregnancy was announced last year. Instead, she has opted to recycle her preexisting wardrobe with looks from Erdem, Mulberry, Armani, Max Mara, and Tara Jarmon — pieces that will remain wearable after the baby is born. Practicality aside, these designer sketches are undeniably fun. Click through to see them all, and tell us which design you like best in the comments below.
Sienna Miller knows how to start (and own) a trend — boho chic, anyone? — but her latest turn toward a more feminine fit-and-flare silhouette is something she has actually loved for years. While Miller's long-sleeved, light blue Matthew Williamson box-pleat dress may be the most recent example of her penchant for the girlier style, she has also stepped out in Topshop, Valentino, and Twenty8Twelve iterations. And it's not hard to see why she loves a fit-and-flare dress — and why, if you haven't converted yet, it's a really flattering choice for most body types. By cinching the smallest part of your waist and letting the skirt flare out over the hips, it creates an illusion of a bombshell-like figure. And for those of you who aren't after a totally body-con fit, this route touches on something halfway to formfitting. All the proof you need, according to Sienna Miller, is right here.
Rihanna's second River Island collection is slated to debut May 25, but that certainly doesn't mean you'll be in the dark about what's to come. The brand released a behind-the-scenes video today, which not only supplied us with our first look at the singer's latest Summer capsule, but also gave us a little more insight into what goes into a Rihanna collaboration. She chatted candidly with codesigner Adam Selman (fun fact: this isn't the first time she's worked with him — the proof here), revealed her favorite piece and where she plans on wearing it, and expounded on "gangsta" florals. To watch the exclusive sneak peek, plus a complete look at the first Rihanna For River Island collection and campaign, just keep clicking.
If there's one thing our moms taught us — besides proper etiquette, being kind, and so on — it's how to be our own stylish entity. From day one, these ladies have been there for our fashion highs and lowest lows. From dressing us in adorably girlie dresses to consoling us through some of our more questionable haircuts, behind every chic POPSUGAR editor, there's a chic mom. With Mother's Day on Sunday, it's time to take a look back at our style-trailblazing moms, past and present. With these personal family snaps, we present an epic roundup of our moms — and the fashionable wisdom they've imparted over the years. Paving the way for us in rad '70s wares, shoulder pads, and bikini tops, just keep clicking to get in on the Mother's Day love.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
90210's Shenae Grimes and fiancé Josh Beech got married today outside London, but it wasn't the shock of the couple's very quick (read: five-month) engagement that got us. As soon as we laid eyes on her black Vera Wang gown, we had to put the question on blast: are you a fan of this very nontraditional wedding look? The dark creation — a fitted halter-style silhouette meets princess-worthy honeycomb tulle skirt from the designer's Fall 2012 bridal collection — certainly provided the perfect backdrop for her red rose-filled bouquet. But floral arrangement aside, Grimes's pick was an undeniably unique and unexpected approach to wedding couture. Are you into it? Or would you rather stick to the bridal white status quo?
Not all Met Gala red carpet appearances are created equal, and the style-setting veterans that make their way up those iconic museum stairs in stunning couture gowns year after year have certainly left an impression. Clearly, we can't get enough. We're talking specifically about an elite group of women who have entered into a veritable Met Gala "hall of fame" by virtue of their consistent on-point dressing. Whether your mind goes first to Gwyneth Paltrow's blue Gucci snakeskin dress in 1999, conjures up images of a very Carrie Bradshaw-esque Sarah Jessica Parker in Halston, remembers Blake Lively and Karl Lagerfeld arm in arm in 2011, or jumps right to Beyoncé's flame-embroidered custom Givenchy gown from this year's festivities, you'd be right to assume that these A-listers are among the best dressed (and most memorable) in Met Gala history. Welcome to our official Met Gala Hall of Fame — click on to see who has been inducted.
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