Lady Gaga on the 2014 Academy Awards red carpet.
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When it was announced earlier today that Lady Gaga would be making an appearance on the Oscars red carpet, we were like, "OMG, YAAS GAGA YAAAS." Then, we waited patiently (and eagerly) for Gaga to roll up. Finally, it happened. And, we must say, it was worth the wait: Gaga went glam. Big time.
Sticking with her preferred lilac and Versace palette, Mother Monster opted for a strapless gown, complete with mirrored embellishments. Note to all the Oscars attendees who are reading this post: if you forgot your mirror, cozy up to Gaga and admire your reflection. It's the perfect lipstick check opportunity, AND you get to talk to Lady Gaga. Win-win, TBH.
Some things are just made to go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Salt and pepper (also, Salt-N-Pepa). Jeans and T-shirts. Jennifer Lawrence and Dior. As the current face of Miss Dior, J-Law has been wearing the designer almost exclusively as of late. For some, that might start to feel predictable, but somehow this pairing manages to make each outfit more refreshing than the last. Jennifer's red carpet appearances this year have pretty much felt like sitting front row at a Dior couture runway show—and we certainly aren't complaining.
We can't wait to see what Dior creation she might surprise us with at the 2014 Academy Awards, and you better believe we'll be here LIVE on Sunday night to relay the news. To prepare ourselves, we decided to take a look back at the star's relationship with the designer (spoiler alert: it's lasted longer than most Hollywood marriages).
Jennifer Lawrence at the 85th Annual Academy Awards
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You remember this one. The entire WORLD remembers this one. By now, Jennifer Lawrence's trip up the stairs at the 2013 Oscars is more famous than that year's actual winners. Adorable clumsiness aside, J-Law was simply stunning in the soft ballerina-pink Dior gown. It's a dress befit for a certifiable movie star.
Witnessing Lupita Nyong'o's stellar red carpet style has easily become one of the best aspects of the current awards season. She may have only been on the Hollywood scene for less than a year, but she already has a better fashion resume than most veteran A-listers. Perhaps MOST impressive is her ability to look stunning in literally any color. And I do mean literally. (See above.) BTW, Lupita: Crayola called. They actually DON'T want their colors back, because they look a zillion times better on you than in some musty cardboard box.
Since Lupita is so freakin' unpredictable when it comes to her sartorial shades, we are THAT much more excited to see what she's going to wear to the Academy Awards on Sunday.
Did Rihanna just get a haircut between Paris Fashion Week shows?
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If you thought fashion month was winding down just because we're on our last leg—Paris Fashion Week—think again! It seems Balenciaga's unexpected guest (#KanyeAlert) isn't the only surprise popping off in Paris: I'm preeetty sure Rihanna just got a haircut BETWEEN SHOWS. *rubs eyes, does triple take, gets whiplash, rubs neck also*
Angelina Jolie, Michelle Williams, Halle Berry, Bjork, and Anne Hathaway wore memorable Oscars dresses.
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You guys, the 86th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday. Like, in three days. Do you have your viewing gowns picked out? Have you picked up cheeses for your appetizer spread? Phew. Us, too. In order to mentally prepare ourselves for all the red carpet looks we'll be treated to on Sunday (also, #tbt), we're taking a look at past Oscars' looks—from Angelina Jolie's right leg-baring Versace Atelier gown to Anne Hathaway's nipple-parody-inducing Prada dress, and everything that came before them.
Versace's original sketch and Beyonce wearing the 'Bow Down' jacket.
Photo: Beyonce's Tumblr
We've been keeping track of Beyonce's Mrs. Carter Show wardrobe to an almost obsessive degree lately. (So have you. Don't try to deny it.) The new custom-made Versace pieces have surpassed all expectations, and the original design drawings posted to Bey's website are such a welcome bonus. Seeing the transition from sketch to stage is pretty remarkable, but we couldn't help noticing an obvious difference between the final product and OG design of that epic "Bow Down" moto jacket. It seems Donatella may have originally wanted the back to read "Bitches Bow Down" but ultimately, a slightly more PG version ended up on the piece.
On last night's Teen Wolf, most of our old friends were back together, teaming up to rob an armored truck. You know, just normal high school things. One friend who was MIA was Stiles, which is because he had committed himself to a mental institution so he couldn't kill/maim/deceive anyone else in Beacon Hills. So thoughtful, that Stiles.
The majority of the episode was focused on Stiles, who was surrounded by a sea of gray uniforms, but outside of the hospital's gates, we were treated to fleeting glimpses of fashion. Allison, for instance, flaunted her love for denim. She matched with Scott in double denim last season, but she upped the ante last night: triple denim (OK, not all at once).
Allison and Scott on 'Teen Wolf.'
At the beginning of the episode, she appeared in overalls, which is worthy of discussion in and of itself. Sure, overalls seem to always be making a ~comeback~, at least according to magazines and stores, but actually seeing them on a human's body IRL is a challenge. But Allison Argent breaks them out like NBD and wears them with a chambray shirt tied around her waist? She's c
hambray. This look is the new Canadian tuxedo, as far as I'm concerned. It's actually denim ON denim. And it's not the only time she wears the material in the episode!
Shirley Kurata and Lena Dunham on the set of Dunham's book shoot.
Photo: @officialautumndewilde's Instagram
For an actress who's regularly in her underwear (or less) on screen, it makes perfect sense that Lena Dunham would be similarly outfitted in the shoot for her debut book, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned." Most authors' photos (you know, the ones on the back flap of the jacket with bios and accolades) are rigid and reserved, snapped from the shoulders up like a practiced school portrait. A very practiced, non-pimply, precisely outfitted school portrait, but a school portrait, nonetheless. Then again, most authors don't (1) have their first Vogue cover before their first book release and (2) have styling and photography help from Shirley Kurata and Autumn de Wilde.
A still from Haim's 'If I Could Change Your Mind' video.
Photo: Polydor Records
Haim has always had a penchant for the vintage. Their 2013 album Days Are Gone is a glorified compendium of lite-FM rock that we still have on repeat. In their video for “If I Could Change Your Mind,” they really dial up the retro vibes, referencing '70s American Bandstand and '60s girl groups with their killer synchronized dancing. Haim even brought in Aaliyah and the Backstreet Boys’ choreographer Fatima Robinson to assist with their moves, which is another kind of throwback. But even with their spectacular dancing, we're just as interested in the clothes.
The video opens with the sister trio standing in a circle over their instruments and cloaked in black—both sartorially speaking and in terms of the set lighting. Director Warren Fu—whose previous client list includes Aaliyah, Daft Punk, and the Strokes—plays around a lot with lighting in the video. The ladies Haim stick to a minimal color palette: black boxy leather jackets with black bottoms.