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“I’m going to wear two very unexpected gowns today,” said the actress when she woke up this morning (or at least we imagine she did). After choosing a heavily embroidered Maison Martin Margiela mini in the morning, Marion goes with a tiered Christian Dior Couture high-low dress with an embellished back, plus peep-toe clunkers, for the Two Days, One Night evening premiere.
This is not what we look like when we wear dresses in windy conditions. looks graceful despite the gusts at the Foxcatcher premiere in her Elie Saab Couture gown, a one-shoulder lavender creation with a high slit, plus silver Roger Vivier heels.
We’re used to updos reminding us of pastries, but this is the first one that reminds us of a candy necklace. The actress wears her hair center-parted and slicked down (to show off those diamond-encrusted earrings) then pulled into an intricate mass of braidlike twists at the Foxcatcher premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
The bold embellished bodice (featuring more colors and materials than we can count) on Givenchy gown and her shoulder-skimming Chopard earrings are balanced out by a totally sheer back and an understated black skirt at the How to Train Your Dragon 2 premiere.
In case her previous appearance at Cannes didn’t leave you totally slack-jawed, hits the carpet in a second stunner (this one, a lace iridescent Chanel Couture creation), flower-shaped Lorraine Schwartz earrings and Sophia Webster heels while having another great hair day at the Mr. Turner premiere.
Diane does it again – makes us drool over her wardrobe, that is – in a floral-print Giambattista Valli Couture dress with a chic high-low hem at the George Fostet Peabody Awards in N.Y.C.
A row of satin bows up the wow factor of Lanvin LBD (so does the Lorraine Schwartz diamond bracelet) at the American Ballet Theatre Opening Night Gala in N.Y.C.
Instead of using bobby pins to hold back her side-swept style, the opts for double side braids at the Up2Us Gala in N.Y.C.
Color us green with envy over the floor-length Lanvin gown Emmy gets to wear to the American Ballet Theatre Opening Night Gala in N.Y.C.
Add this look to list of styles for a growing-out pixie. She sports a deep side part (all the better for showing off that spider earring) and pulls her hair back into a French twist for the N.Y.C. premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
With that intricate wrap-around strap detailing and all those tiny cutouts on the actress’s blood-orange KaufmanFranco dress (seen at the NBC upfront presentation in N.Y.C.), we can’t help but wonder how long it took her to slip into this little number?
The supermodel may not be one of the dancers performing at the American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala in N.Y.C, but she certainly has the body of one. Karlie shows off her long and lean figure in a black-and-cream dress featuring a skin-baring halter with a tiny keyhole cutout.
The hasn’t looked this sparkly since she wore Atelier Versace at the 2012 Golden Globes. She breaks out a gown from the same design house, this time in black and complete with Swarovski crystal embroidery and a cape, for a private reception for Maleficent in London.
Killer curves ahead! The hourglass-shaped embellishment of sequins and beading on Zuhair Murad gown helps play up her petite frame at the New York City Ballet’s Spring Gala in N.Y.C.
The ivory Carolina Herrera silk gown features a high neck, an abstract print and an open back, plus one unexpected pop of color via an orange insert at the hemline, all seen at the Naked Princess boutique opening in Beverly Hills.
Also at the the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s An Evening With Women event, Rumor tops off her embroidered gold Lorena Sarbu fringe dress and Christian Louboutin gladiator sandals with electric-pink hair.
Lizzie keeps things simple in a midnight-black Chloé open-back gown and layered necklace at the L.A. premiere of Godzilla.
Remember: What we’re asking you to do is vote for the best side of the metallic Altuzarra gown with its plunging neckline, high slit and open back at the Met Gala in N.Y.C., not the most NSFW angle.
At the 2014 Met Gala
In case you were unclear on signature gown style, she reminds you at the Met Ball by picking a frame-hugging Donna Karan Atelier design with barely-there straps and a rear view that shows a whole lotta skin.
Normally, it’s a question of better from the back or front, but in the case of the Hugo Boss gown Diane selected for Fashion Prom, it’s about deciding whether you like the left side (soft pleats) or the right side (sparkly embroidery).
What open-back halter bodysuit (yes, it’s a bodysuit) lacks in fabric, her floral Michael Kors skirt more than makes up for. She commands attention the second she hits the red carpet at Fashion Prom thanks to that black-and-white sculptural creation.
There’s so much to love about this Met Gala look that we need a second to unpack it all. The pink Thakoon crop top. The high-slit draped raspberry skirt with a slightly lighter lining (also Thakoon). The metallic sandals. The studded clutch. The gorgeous fishtail. The minimal makeup. Well done, , well done.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
If you think those two face-framing tendrils are an interesting choice for Met, just keep on clicking. The hairstyle only gets more noteworthy as you see what else is going on: She’s also sporting two braided pigtails.
She sports the same color palette as the men at the Met Gala, but Hailee’s two-tone Prabal Gurung creation is all feminine thanks to the hourglass shape of the white section, the big skirt and the dainty buttons up the back.
The date for Met (and also the designer of her dress), Stella McCartney, is truly a master at finding fresh ways to show skin. She created a salmon-hued gown with two midriff-flaunting slashes on the torso and a cool weblike mass of straps visible from the rear.
While the front of the supermodel’s Swarovski-covered Ralph Lauren Collection Met gown appears demure thanks to the high ruffled neckline, other angles reveal that the dress is not quite as conservative as you might have thought at first glance.
We think Charles James would approve of Anna’s vintage-feeling J. Mendel gown for the Met Ball … even if it does boast a tiny triangular cutout just below the bustline and sheer panels at the sides, plus another cutout at the back.
complements her Naeem Khan beaded illusion dress with glossy waves for the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s Taste for a Cure benefit in L.A.
The actress takes a trip to the dark side in a Balenciaga velvet top and pencil skirt, adding a few extra inches with a pair of Christian Louboutin spikes at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Palo Alto in N.Y.C.
We can always count on to give us a dazzling gown moment on the red carpet. The country queen wears an ultra-feminine silver Claire Pettibone number with a blossom embellished tulle overlay to the Time 100 Gala in N.Y.C.
proves she’s every inch an It girl in a crocheted metallic mini dress and embroidered lace peep-toe booties at the Topshop dinner in London.
Feeling the urge to purge all the gray, black and brown from your wardrobe? The singer brings two pops of color to the Mom’s Night Out premiere in Hollywood via a zip-up orange fit-and-flare and pink sandals.
Zoë teaches us a lesson in complementary colors, matching the coral collar on her blue-and-white Roksanda Ilincic top and skirt with her pointed-toe Louboutina and deep-apricot lip color at the AOL NewFronts in N.Y.C.
comes in with bangs! The flame-haired actress wears a Prada slip dress with a caged metal structure and shows off her new fringed hairstyle at the N.Y.C. premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Leslie looks sexy and seasonally appropriate in a fuchsia bandeau top and poppy red ball skirt from Monique Lhuillier, plus Oscar Tiye sandals, at the premiere of The Other Woman in L.A.
What do you get when you combine and white lace? Major sex appeal. The actress shows plenty of cleavage and a hint of thigh in a silk and sheer Zuhair Murad dress at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Chef in N.Y.C.
looks great from the neck down in her satin Zac Posen dress at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Miss Meadows in N.Y.C. We’ll let you draw your own conclusions about what’s going on above there.
Have we told you how nice it is to see you back on the red carpet, ? The actress shimmers in an icy-blue Emporio Armani shift dress at the Tribeca Film Festival screening of The Vampire Diaries in N.Y.C.
Choosing your favorite side of baby-blue creation (selected for the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Berlin photocall) all comes down to whether you’re all about the burgundy red beaded embellishments or the dramatic cape.
Clearly, Solange never met a color she didn’t like to wear. The singer goes for head-to-toe citrus in an orange jacket, skirt and strappy sandals at the launch of Choo.08 in L.A.
Thought she only did gorgeous, sweeping gowns? The breakout style star of 2014 shows she can do sassy just as easily in this heavily embellished, bright and funky Chanel creation, worn with blue Casadei pumps and bold metallic shadow.
The Disney star (in Emanuel Ungaro) wears every trend you’re into for spring, cranked up to 11: neons, florals, a slit, ombré tips, nude lips and embellished pumps.
How many swatches of fabric were woven together to create this one-shoulder bubblegum-pink Atelier Versace mini, seen at the MTV Movie Awards in L.A.? You’ll have to take it in from every angle to try to count them.
If you were a bride who wanted to show off her amazing obliques but also wanted to stash sandwiches for later, this would be the perfect dress for you. But is it perfect for the MTV Movie Awards? Our verdict is still out on the “I Need Your Love” singer’s sweet white gown.
The bright-yellow gown, those fiery retro waves, the bold fuchsia lip color! gives us a one-two-three knockout punch of color in an Atelier Versace gown at the world premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in London.
accessorizes a velvet Oscar de la Renta halter gown with a diamond drop statement necklace – and that statement is, “I’m worth $325,000!” – for the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball in N.Y.C.
Also at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball in N.Y.C., takes a lipstick risk, pairing her pink strapless Katie Ermilio gown with a bold orange pout.
Julianne shows off her toned tummy in a pale-pink cutout dress from Philosophy at the Kaleidoscope Ball in L.A. Strappy metallic sandals and a blush clutch complete the ensemble.
Bling bling! We love the embellished neckline of the actress s black, body-con column gown at the Kaleidoscope Ball in Beverly Hills, but it s not until she turns around that we see the jewel-encrusted extension all the way down her sheer back.
We don’t know what to note first: the crazy-high slit or the crazy-sexy neckline on the actress’s Reem Acra coral creation, which also features crystal detailing at the shoulders and an open back.
Not even a country awards show can escape the crop top trend. Taylor is smokin’ hot in an abs-revealing shrunken white cutout tee, a high-waist maxi with a major slit (both my J. Mendel), plus chic strappy Casadei sandals.
We started to count the number of cutouts on the supercool blue-green Zuhair Murad gown, but stopped when we realized it would take too long. And really, are they still called cutouts when the dress looks inspired by a spiderweb or a threadbare tee?
ends her Noah red carpet tour in London by trying something new, slipping into a one-of-a-kind Ralph Lauren Collection halter. Rose-gold Jennifer Fisher cuffs, white Jimmy Choos and an upswept hairstyle are the finishing touches to the romantic ensemble.
The sophisticated floral print of the Mad Men actress’s jacquard Nina Ricci dress is the first thing that caught our eye. But when she spun around at the season 7 premiere of the show in Hollywood, all our attention was on that unexpected deep-V plunge.
She may play a ’60s siren on TV, but Jessica looks like she’s sent from the future in a sculptural green jacquard one-shoulder Antonio Berardi dress at the season 7 premiere of Mad Men in L.A.
Though most of you voted against the Roksanda Ilincic dress, you have to admit her hair is a whole different story. She wears it in a messy side braid, leaving a few face-framing pieces out at the Mad Men Season 7 premiere in Hollywood.
Big hair. Big diamonds. Big impact. The actress goes for old-Hollywood glam at the London premiere of The Other Woman with voluminous pompadour in the front and a sleek chignon at the back.
What’s better than cutouts? Swarovski-crystal-trimmed cutouts, like the ones seen on burgundy Jenny Packham gown (with crystals at the neckline, too) at the Jameson Empire Film Awards in London.
One of the red carpet highlights at the MOCA gala in L.A.: in a paneled black Versace Collection dress with neon-yellow accents, pink-and-black PVC Louboutins and a bright-white Edie Parker clutch.
To complement her one-of-a-kind dress at the London premiere of Noah, sports a unique updo: a loose bun with a side-swept part and pops of bling pinned to the back.
Shailene gives us the blues – in a good way – in a curve-skimming lace-trimmed Stella McCartney gown with a fishtail train at the UK premiere of Divergent in London, adding edge with a Lina Noel armlet.
takes a dramatic turn in a black boatneck-collar Oscar de la Renta gown (with a train!) at the N.Y.C. premiere of Noah, punctuating the ensemble with an on-trend orange lip and matching Roger Vivier clutch.
MELISSA JOAN HART
It’s not just the sheer cutouts at the obliques that amp up the visual appeal of the actress’s navy gown. She turns around to reveal an even sexier rear view – an open back – at the Families Matter Benefit in Beverly Hills.