Moonrise Kingdom

A still from 'Moonrise Kingdom'
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It's hard not to play favorites when it comes to the costume design in movies this year, but if there's one movie we want to steal clothes from it's Moonrise Kingdom. Aside from offering up a 1960s utopia of pink minidresses, Peter Pan collars, Boy Scout accoutrements, knee-socks, saddle-shoes, and the coolest red wool Pendleton coat ever, the Wes Anderson-helmed teen romance was responsible for the most popular couples costume this past Halloween. (How many Suzy and Sam's did you see?) Whether it was Sam's raccoon tail hat or Suzy's raspberry beret, every inch of this flick was emanating serious cinematic fashion magic. Lucky for us, we got to speak to Moonrise Kingdom's costume designer, Kasia Walicka-Maimone, all about her Costume Designers Guild Awards nomination (she finds out tonight!), what it's like working with Wes Anderson, and her thoughts on inspiring a Halloween phenomenon.

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A still from 'Girls.'
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Just as Girls has become your mom's, grandfather's, and basically everyone's conversational lightning rod for discussing the "twenty-something" phenomenon these days (exhibit A, B, C...), an equal amount of ink has been spilled dissecting the show's costumes. It might seem weird, considering the fact that Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet's characters don't dress THAT differently from the majority of kids flooding the streets outside our apartments right this second...but then again, that's exactly the point. Costume designer Jenn Rogien manages to hopscotch the line between being relatable (sometimes wrinkled, outfit repeats, and decidedly imperfect) while still making sense for TV. Easier said than done, right? After all, if Jenn just decked them out in clothes we can pick up ourselves at Urban Outfitters, it would be beyond boring. It's Hannah and the rest of the crew's kookiest, most unexpected outfits that make the show's costumes so freaking fun...and cement them in your memory long after the episode has ended. Just before the Costume Designers Guild Awards happen this week (it all goes down on Thursday!), Jenn let us pick her brain on dressing the Girls in mesh tanks, sleeping bags and everything in between. Get her secrets (plus vintage shopping tips) in our interview below!

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A still from 'The Hunger Games.'
Photo: Murray Close/ 'The Hunger Games' official website

The road to Oscar weekend has been a long one— we've already made pit stops at The Screen Actors' Guild Awards, The Golden Globes, and others along the way— but there's still one more celebration that needs to happen before all the movie madness goes down on February 24. We're talking about the Costume Designers Guild Awards, where the creative geniuses behind the coolest clothes in film and TV get honored for their work. Obviously this is a HUGE DEAL, so to get psyched up for the event, we'll be chatting with nominees about the stories, inspiration, and challenges behind some of our absolute favorite outfits. Kicking off the series is Judianna Makovsky, who crafted all of the outfits in The Hunger Games, from Katniss' hunting look, to Effie Trinket's candy-colored frocks, to that iconic fire dress. Get the scoop below!

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The Great Gatsby

A photo from Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" movie.
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We still have a ways to go (over three months!) until Baz Luhrmann's epic film rendition of The Great Gatsby hits theaters on May 10, but thanks to Miuccia Prada, legendary design mind behind Prada and Miu Miu, we have four new sketches of the movie's wardrobe. According to Vogue, Miuccia drew inspiration from archival Prada and Miu Miu styles for the 40+ looks she collaborated on with Gatsby costume designer Catherine Martin, and this idea of making new what is old (or rather, classic and deeply historical) is central to Luhrmann's work with this modernized telling of Gatsby (and Romeo + Juliet, too!).

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And there you have it. Gossip Girl Season 6, the FINAL season of GG and thereby the entire series, is officially over. *pours a little out for Kristen Bell's steady V.O. paycheck* The end of the show as we know it also means the end of these weekly fashion recaps, and since this is the last time we'll be writing about this particular version of the Upper East Side teen drama (who knows if/when there will be a remake or movie penned), we're not holding anything back. If you haven't caught up yet, I'd stop reading right now (both this post and probably also your Twitter feed) because I'm about to LITTER this digital page with spoilers. LET'S DISCUSS!

Gossip Girl Fashion

Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
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BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Headband: Silver jacquard coat
+ Tights: Black floral fishnet tights
+ Headband: Silver snake embossed headband

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Here we are. The penultimate episode (EVER) of Gossip Girl is under our vintage Chanel belts. It's almost time to bid Season 6 and GG's Upper East Side as we've come to know it adieu, and after 8 episodes of maligning about how relatively no loose ends were being tied up, by the end of this, Episode 9 "The Revengers," we are firmly changing our tunes. We'll try not to give anything away, but WOWOWEEWOW, was this one a DOOZY.

It all opens with a Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) Hepburn-era nightmare wherein she envisions Bart Bass (Robert John Burke) threatening her future with Chuck (Ed Westwick) — not too far from reality (err, reality within the confines of the show and its plot, that is). Blair and Chuck regroup for a new plan of attack to bring Bart down. Lily (Kelly Rutherford) may finally be siding with the good guys, but thanks to Bart's uncanny ability to cover nearly every single track, she has little information to aid their cause (but at least she's not actively trying to thwart the plans anymore, right??).

Nate (Chace Crawford) and Sage (Sofia Black-D'Elia) have since rekindled their relationship, and Sage proves to be an uplifting and positive influence on Archibald. The short-lived renewal of Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan's (Penn Badgley) long-time on-again off-again storyline is still sour this episode. Lonely Boy waffles between whether he feels burned by or is still pining for S, while Serena has been pushed to such hatred for Humphrey and everything the UES has turned him into, she decides to move to Los Angeles, effective by the end of the night.

First, though, the group (minus Dan) bands together to take down Bart in time for a celebration honoring him as New York Real Estate's Man Of the Year, even calling on help from master-con Ivy Dickens (Kaylee DeFer) and the queen of manipulation, Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) for scheming back-up. Keep in mind, though, Bart is an evil genius and not to be underestimated. Due to a few unfortunate mishaps, Nate gets arrested, Blair gets kidnapped, and Bart charters a jet to send Chuck into exile in Moscow, but if you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you, but check back here weekly for our fashion recap!

Gossip Girl Fashion

Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively).
Photo: The CW

SERENA VAN DER WOODSEN (BLAKE LIVELY)
+ Coat: Brown wool coat with waist tie
+ Dress: Dark plum bodycon dress with embellished lace yoke
+ Earrings: Emerald costume drop earrings

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You may have just shaken off the sleepy tryptophan after-effects of your Thanksgiving dinner, but Turkey Day comes a little late to TV's Upper East Side (thanks/no thanks to Hurricane Sandy). Last night was Gossip Girl's Season 6 Thanksgiving episode, and as with most family gatherings, there was plenty of drama to go around. The newly official couple, Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan (Penn Badgley) decide to host a holiday dinner, inviting all of their friends and much of their family to the mid-day fête (an easy way for the show writers to get a volatile combination of characters in one place at one time and FORCED to talk to each other). The biggest buzzkill bubbling under the surface? The fact that Dan's next Vanity Fair chapter is all about S. Yikes!

Blair (Leighton Meester) may have held up her end of their relationship pact, but Chuck (Ed Westwick) is still plagued by his quest to undo Bart (Robert John Burke). The success of Waldorf Designs junior line, though, leaves B with free hands to devote 100% of her scheming mind to helping out Chuck. Lily (Kelly Rutherford) may have finally been convinced of her husband's wrong-doings, and begins to help Chuck unravel his estranged father. Sage (Sofia Black-D'Elia) and her father Steven (Barry Watson) also turn up at dinner, and with a little help from Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg), Dan's Serena chapter sees the light of day. If you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you, but check back here weekly for our fashion recap!

Gossip Girl Fashion

Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
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BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Shirt: Blue pansy-print tie blouse
+ Suit: Grey tweed skirt suit

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Last week's Gossip Girl left us with two Season 6 game-changers: Ivy (Kaylee DeFer) having the clear upper-hand and Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan (Penn Badgley) being officially unofficially back together. Last night's "Save The Last Chance" episode does everything in the GG handbook to rectify the too-easy plot switch, throwing a fashionable soirée and smothering it in a bevy of schemes.

Of the former, Ivy deduces that the microfilms she's found in the back lining of Lily's (Kelly Rutherford) rainbow woman painting are the linchpin to Bart's (Robert John Burke) undoing. She uses the records' hot commodity status within the Bass family to pit father and son Chuck (Ed Westwick) against each other for her benefit AND the benefit of *holds breath for maybe not entirely unexpected reveal since this show loooooves reviving old characters this season* William van der Woodsen (Billy Baldwin). That's right, folks. Billy's back (again)! And this time, he isn't just Serena's dad or even Lola's (Ella Rae Peck) dad. This season, he and Ivy also evidently have some sort of relationship, and it involves kissing. Don't hold your breath for an Ivy: The Step-Mom plot twist just yet, though, because if we've learned one thing from six season of Gossip Girl, relationships on the Upper East Side are fickle at best.

Blair (Leighton Meester) kicks off her Waldorf Designs junior line to rave reviews — yes, even from Nelly Yuki (Yin Chang) — despite a little scheming hiccup courtesy of Constance's new Queen: Sage (Sofia Black-D'Elia). Nate (Chace Crawford) unwittingly tangles himself farther into the Bass family drama than he had hoped. And Dan (Penn Badgley) and his chapter pimp Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg) remain largely unseen (in this episode, at least), but if you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you. Check back here weekly for our fashion recap!

Gossip Girl Fashion

Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively) and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
Photo: The CW

SERENA VAN DER WOODSEN (BLAKE LIVELY)
+ Sweater: Joseph
+ Skirt: T by Alexander Wang
+ Necklace: Gem bib necklace
+ Bag: Fendi

BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Shirt: Moschino
+ Sweater: Diane Von Furstenberg
+ Skirt: Moschino
+ Headband: L. Erickson

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With last week's Cotillion blow-out putting the Waldorf Designs name to shame, Blair's (Leighton Meester) mother Eleanor (Margaret Colin) makes her grand Gossip Girl Season 6 entrance in the middle of a patented B plotting line-up. The subject of this morning's summit of the minds and minions? How to bury Dan's (Penn Badgley) latest Vanity Fair write-up entitled "Blair Waldorf: The Queen of Scheme."

Sage's (Sofia Black-D'Elia) show-stopping Cotillion reveal involuntarily burnt bridges for both Humphrey and Serena (Blake Lively), sending them into exile while celebutant gossip-hungry media vultures staked out their latest whereabouts. All this time together and having just been dumped by Steven (Barry Watson) also resurges Serena's latent feelings for Lonely Boy which seem more possible now that Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus (Matthew Settle) called their marriage quits.

Chuck (Ed Westwick) continues to grapple with his efforts to take down Bart (Robert John Burke) but makes some serious headway this episode with help from Nate (Chace Crawford). The two track down the location of a very important, very secret key to Bart's undoing. Unfortunately, getting their hands on it proves even more difficult as it unknowingly gets swept up into the Lily vs. Rufus and Ivy (Kaylee DeFer) art auction/showdown but if you haven't caught up yet, we won't spoil the rest for you. Check back here weekly for our fashion recap!

Gossip Girl Fashion

Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
Photo: The CW

BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Dress: Coral floral dress
+ Shoes: Magenta suede platform pumps

Gossip Girl Fashion

Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester).
Photo: The CW

BLAIR WALDORF (LEIGHTON MEESTER)
+ Dress: Peter Pilotto
+ Barrette: Barrette embellished with cobalt enamel gemstones

Gossip Girl Fashion

Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively).
Photo: The CW

SERENA VAN DER WOODSEN (BLAKE LIVELY)
+ Jacket: FORTE
+ Jeans: rag & bone
+ Shoes: Rupert Sanderson

+ MORE GOSSIP GIRL FASHION PHOTOS

OTHER 'GOSSIP GIRL' EPISODES:
Season 6, Episode 1: 'Gone Maybe Gone'
Season 6, Episode 2: 'High Infidelity'
Season 6, Episode 3: 'Dirty Rotten Scandals'
Season 6, Episode 4: 'Portrait of a Lady Alexander'
Season 6, Episode 5: 'Monstrous Ball'

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Keira Knightley as 'Anna Karenina'
Photo: Laurie Sparham/ Focus Features

Fashion and movies go together like Mary-Kate and Ashley, Rita Ora and her sneaks, and sample sales and long lines,. In other words, PERFECTLY. And it's tough to find a film that epitomizes this closerthanclose connection between the two than Joe Wright's big screen adaption of Anna Karenina, which opens this weekend. The Hollywood version of Leo Tolstoy's classic 1877 novel intertwines all the drama of the original (love, gossip, betrayal? Consider us sold.) with thoroughly modern touches like a seriously theatrical overtone and a glamorous sheen that's evident from the intricate hats all the way down to the floor-skimming skirts. But while it's all predictably gorgeous on the outside, we wanted to get the FULL story behind Keira Knightley and co.'s movie outfits. So we hopped on the phone with the film's costume designer, Jacqueline Durran, who called in from L.A. to give us all the answers...

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