The 2013 Versace Family: Migos, Drake, Lady Gaga, and Donatella.
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The intersection and overlap of music and fashion is nothing new. In fact, it's the very foundation on which MTV Style exists (without it, I'm pretty sure we would implode on ourselves in a flurry of glitter, which would be pretty...but very, very sad *whimpers*). It's been an exciting year for our favorite cultural cross section, with each side informing the other countless times, from designers tapping musicians for campaigns to musicians revealing their own designs. But the phenomenon we enjoyed the MOST this year? The designer track. That is, a track inspired by a specific designer or label, usually featuring the fashion house's name in the hook.
Sure, we've seen these in previous years—Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci" and Soulja Boy Tell 'Em's "Louis Vuitton" in 2011, Kanye West's "Christian Dior Denim Flow" in 2010, Jennifer Lopez's "Louboutins" in 2009, and so on—but the sheer volume of songs dedicated to fashion darlings in a year amplified by the earworm "and we'll never be roooooyaaaaals" is SUPER interesting and worth a closer look.
Ariel Winter, Elizabeth Moss, and Ginnifer Goodwin at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
Fall may have officially begun this weekend, but flowers are still blooming all over this year's Emmy Awards red carpet. The the bright pops of color we saw blooming on Ginnifer Goodwin, Elizabeth Moss, and Ariel Winter's gowns were right at home in the beaming California sun. The dresses on these three ladies were like a masterclass in the versatility of florals--from abstract, nearly watercolor renderings, to more classic patterns, to botanically-inspired embroidery--proving that tried-and-true textile trends can always benefit from experimentation and reinterpretation.
When it comes to choosing the best-dressed actresses at awards shows, everyone's a critic. But, we have a feeling that this fab four will be on the top of nearly every 2011 Golden Globe Awards "hot" list out there. And, here's why...
DIANNA AGRON: Glee girl Dianna Agron looked picture perfect in a strapless J. Mendel dress, which she partnered with a Cathy Waterman necklace and an adorable gold Ferragamo clutch. We thought the barrette she slipped into her hair was a nice feminine touch.
ANNE HATHAWAY: It's not easy to pull off head-to-toe sequins, but Anne Hathaway did it with this Armani Prive amber-colored gown. The trick? With all that bling, she kept her hair and makeup simple and polished.
MILA KUNIS: Black Swan's Mila Kunis rocked a green one-shoulder Vera Wang gown down the red carpet. She teamed the stunning dress with a few gold bangles and a tres chic french roll in her hair.
LEIGHTON MEESTER: Actress Leighton Meester, who stars in Country Strong and Gossip Girl, looked GORGEOUS in a classic/vintage-y Burberry Prorsum slitted dress, which she wore with Jimmy Choo shoes, Cathy Waterman hoop earrings, and a Louis Vuitton clutch.
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Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, and John Legend.
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The 2011 Critics Choice Awards wasn't all cocktail dresses, chignons, and sheer shifts. The fellas represented on the red carpet also. And while a fair share of them were decked out in run-of-the-mill suits and tuxes, these hustlers stepped outside the rack to don something a little different. Mad Men's Jon Hamm and singer John Legend wore shiny gray suits (Legend's was Gucci) with patterned ties, and Jeremy Renner rocked his tux with a mini-bow tie. Meanwhile Christian Bale, who won for The Fighter, wore head-to-toe black, and Blue Valentine star Ryan Gosling anchored his outfit with a Ferragamo nearly black purple brocade jacket with a velvet collar. Impressive...impressive, indeed.
Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling.
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