Sure, the Oscars are the crown jewel of awards season fashion as far as the red carpet is concerned, but don't sleep on the Costume Designers Guild Awards. The clothes from your favorite movies and TV shows (and even commercials) deserve love, too, and the CDGAs is where they get it. Being that we're fans of style off and on the screen, we're breaking down this year's biggest winners.
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA
A still from "Behind The Candelabra."
Photo: HBO Films
Category: Outstanding Made For Television Movie Or Mini Series
Winner: Behind the Candelabra costume designer, Ellen Mirojnick
What Makes This Wardrobe Rad: It's no secret that we loved (still and will forever love, TBH) HBO's Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra. Between Michael Douglas drenched (DRENCHED) in head-to-toe baby pink sequins and Matt Damon swanning out of kidney bean-shaped pools in bedazzled man-kinis, what's not to love, amirite? Liberace is the definition of over-the-top opulence, and BOY, Ellen Mirojnick delivered.
A still from "Behind the Candelabra."
Photo: HBO Films
And, while it's hard to tell because Douglas and Damon (AND ROB LOWE) are pictured pulling so many Drakes ("I wear every single chain, even when I'm in the house"), dripping with gold at every hour of the day, I dare say Ellen didn't go too far overboard with the baubles and gems. In a really surprising way, it all feels just right.
Katy Perry knows about accessories.
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Katy Perry just made dressing for her upcoming Prismatic World Tour a cinch. Today WWD revealed that the singer is teaming up with Claire’s on a line of accessories inspired by her new album. Talk about a match made in heaven. Claire’s was already the sparkling beacon of the mall—just imagine how much shinier it’s going to get once Perry’s inevitably holographic gear hits its shelves. If there’s one thing we know about Katy Perry, it’s that she can’t resist a theme.
Rita Ora performs at Philipp Plein's Fall 2014 runway show.
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Attention, up-and-coming female musicians: There's a new standard for "making it," and it ain't playing a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. (Although, that's probably not a bad indication, either.) Just like Angel Haze before her and Iggy Azalea predating that (AND the incomparable Grace Jones ahead of them all), Rita Ora made a surprise appearance at Philipp Plein's runway show yesterday, providing the live soundtrack for his "American Dream"-themed Fall 2014 collection.
Ora emerged on the stage from a custom-made, black matte El Camino, wearing a black, ruffled, high-low skirt (#RitasLeftLeg), a sweater with a gold braided band, and a gold studded ten-gallon hat and matching studded cowboy boots. And while her entire outfit was no doubt provided by the designer himself, Ora got SERIOUSLY hooked up with those boots—which, at the time of her show-opening performance, hadn't even gone down the runway yet. (But when they did, NAOMI CAMPBELL was rocking them in silver.)
Beyonce in her new Versace performance outfit.
True to our prediction, Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show wardrobe got a major refresh. Bey didn’t only recruit Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci to design ***flawless duds for her post-visual album set, she also tapped Donatella Versace. We didn’t exactly see that one coming, though. Tom Ford seemed like a likelier match given the designer’s love of the Carter family (see: the custom heels he made for Blue Ivy, all of the times Bey has worn him, and, of course, his most recent collection, inspired by Jay Z’s song named for him #meta). Although Donatella has pretty much pledged her allegiance to Lady Gaga, let's be real: Who isn’t vying to dress Beyonce?
Rihanna straightening her hair, NBD.
Photo: @badgalriri Instagram
In case you didn't keep up with Rihanna's 60-picture birthday extravaganza on Instagram, I suggest you do so right now. I mean, why would you deprive yourself? In between wearing entirely one color on the slopes and off, and sometimes even matching her lipstick to her outfit, Rih needed to make sure her hair looked good. Her new chin-length bob needs to be Mia Wallace-sleek at all times, and the best way to achieve that after frolicking in snow and hot tubs? Straightening her hair in the middle of her birthday celebration. Duh.
@badgalriri kept her Instagram followers up to date on the process, beginning with a photo of her in a chair, surrounded by balloons, straightener in hand. Rihanna, obviously, does not do her hair like most women.
Cara Delevingne at the Giles Deacon show.
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• This week, Cara Delevingne made #FASHUN history by live Instagramming her walk down the runway at Giles Deacon, which let plebes like us see what it's like up there where the action happens. It's pretty scary, TBH.
• Miley Cyrus kicked off her Bangerz Tour and, as expected, the outfits are totally cray. We broke down each of the nine looks, which involve a lot of sequins and crotchless chaps, aka what I wear to work every day. *WINK*
• It was straight-up below freezing in New York earlier this week, but Lady Gaga wore an entirely fishnet outfit anyway. You can't develop hypothermia when you look good, it's just a fact we all have to accept.
• Rihanna covered Vogue for the third time, and in the interview, she revealed her love of men's clothing and shopping at Claire's. If anyone needs me, I'll be hanging around various Claire's stores for the next few months.
• Katy Perry dropped the video for "Dark Horse," and it's full of neon, elaborate eye makeup, and well-accessorized hair. She also turns a man into a dog, so there was a lot to discuss.
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What to say about Jeremy Scott's inaugural runway collection for Moschino that hasn't already been said? It just makes a ton of sense. The Italian high-fashion mainstay has built a brand on years of irreverence, and Jeremy, the blonde, pompadoured mastermind behind winged and teddy bear-ed sneakers and so much more, is precisely the designer to steer it into 2014 and beyond. But you knew that. We all knew that. The moment the announcement was made that he'd be taking over the reins for the exeunt Rossella Jardini, you could hear the entire fashion community raising their right hands to smack themselves upside the forehead because DUH. And if for some reason you weren't a believer then, surely the lookbook photos for his debut pre-Fall 2014 collection were enough to sway you.
Looks from Jeremy Scott's Moschino Fall/Winter 2014 Milan Fashion Week show.
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It was yesterday, though, that Jeremy sent his first runway collection for Moschino down the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week. After getting to a bit of a late start and a few
boos minor bumps in the road, Scott kicked things off with a sea of vibrant red and yellow: His McDonald's-inspired runway capsule collection (of which some of the pieces are available for purchase right now, BTW). The Mickey D-leaning wares skew the burger chain's iconic golden arches, rendering them into Moschino's own M-heart logo, and give the brand's own recurring cow print new meaning when shown side by side with a glorified fry cook's uniform.
Givenchy's sketches and Beyonce wearing the outfit.
Last night in Glasgow, the Mrs. Carter Show audience was treated to performances of new songs from Beyonce’s self-titled opus and, naturally, new costumes. After all, this is the songstress who made a whopping 17 videos for each new song with exponentially more outfits—there was no way she’d skimp on the clothes for her new post-album set. So Beyonce recruited her designer BFFs like Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci to draw up some new wares for her tour. NBD. (He's responsible for her above “***Flawless” look.)
Britney's new and newer 'dos!
Photos: Splash News/@britneyspears' Instagram
Just when we were starting to get used to Britney Spears' prodigal return to her follicular roots, it looks like Brunette-ney up and changed her hair color yet again, y'all—which makes her new hue the third tint she's tried out this year. (Cue "Oops...I Did It Again" and/or "My Prerogative.") Spears started the year off as a blonde, toyed around with chestnut brown for the better part of February, and, according to pap pictures and fan photos from a meet-and-greet on Wednesday, is currently rocking a rich, red hue.