2022’s Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California celebrated the year’s best television shows and performances—but on the red carpet beforehand, the paparazzi were cheering on something a tad different: A-listers in their finest formalwear. Sticking to tradition, many stars in attendance adhered to the event’s signature glamorous feel. The designer dresses were heavy on the sequins, shining brighter than a disco ball in Studio 54.
Given the night’s best gowns went all in on sequins and beads, many of the silhouettes were simple and streamlined as a result. Squid Game star Hoyeon Jung’s sequin patchwork, for instance, was done on a no-fuss slip dress; Amanda Seyfried’s lilac sequins came via Armani Privé’s strapless column dress, with a sheer (and barely-there) accent of tulle at the bust. Both allowed for the frocks’ delicious texture to shine. Equally, Lily James’s slinky Versace chainmail dress, and Christina Ricci’s bedazzled Fendi Couture slip dress, were formfitting—and all about accentuating the shape.
It wasn’t all razzle-dazzle, though. A few celebrities opted for more of a pared-back elegance. Zendaya, in custom Valentino, embraced Old Hollywood with her strapless, full-skirted gowns. It’s a nod to an archival Valentino design from its fall-winter 1987 collection. The White Lotus’s Alexandra Daddario also stood out in a sheer, one-shoulder tulle gown from Dior Haute Couture, finished with sublime beadwork.
There were even a few risks tonight, too—namely Julia Garner’s embroidered Gucci dress with a cutout at the belly button, and Jasmin Savoy Brown in Christopher Kane’s latex dress with cutouts at the hips and bust. Skin is clearly in!
Zendaya in custom Valentino
Hoyeon Jung in Louis Vuitton
Lily James in Versace
Alexandra Daddario in Dior Haute Couture
Laura Linney in Christian Siriano
Jasmin Savoy Brown in Christopher Kane
Amanda Seyfried in Armani Privé
Ariana DeBose in Prabal Gurung
Julia Garner in Gucci
Sandra Oh in Rodarte
Christina Ricci in Fendi Couture
Elle Fanning in Sharon Long
Sydney Sweeney in Oscar de la Renta
Originally published in Vogue.com
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In the world of red carpet style, the Met Gala has been the place for celebrity couples to be seen together. Whatever the theme, many famous pairs have coordinated their looks for the stylish affair. 2019’s camp-themed affair, for instance, saw a particularly high number of couples who matched for the event. And with this year’s Met Gala rapidly approaching, Vogue is celebrating the spirit of the ball, looking back on the couples’ style moments that still resonate today.
If the Met Gala is a place for bold, one-of-kind fashion to be unveiled, it’s also a place where high-profile couples have made their red carpet debuts. Take Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, who walked the red carpet for the first time together in 2016: The stars wore futuristic getups inspired by the year’s technology theme, Hadid in a space-age, chic Tommy Hilfiger gown and Malik in a Versace suit with robotic-style sleeves. For other couples, the Met Gala has served as a meet-cute spot. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra met for the first time at the soirée in 2017, and now the pair are husband and wife.
Other famous duos who have been fixtures at the Met Gala as well include the likes of David and Victoria Beckham, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner—who could forget the latter couple’s matching geometric looks by Louis Vuitton in 2019, which they wore just one week after getting hitched? Last year, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky set the Internet ablaze when they showed up to the Met steps in matching voluminous looks (Rihanna in Balenciaga, Rocky in ERL).
Below, see 23 of the best celebrity couples who have made style statements twice as nice.
Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant, 1995
David Bowie and Iman, 2008
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, 2008
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, 2011
Jay-Z and Beyoncé, 2011
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, 2012
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, 2014
David and Victoria Beckham, 2014
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, 2015
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid, 2016
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, 2016
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, 2016
Amal and George Clooney, 2018
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre, 2018
Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner, 2019
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter, 2019
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas, 2019
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, 2019
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna, 2021
Justin and Hailey Bieber, 2021
Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams, 2021
Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, 2021
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, 2021
Originally published in Vogue.com
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There is no greater stage than the Oscars when it comes to red carpet fashion. Informed by decades of Hollywood glamour, the event is an opportunity for actors to become movie stars, presenting themselves in high drama custom looks that highlight the best aspects of their public personas. Fittingly, 2022’s guests explored modern movie star glamour with outfits that nodded to the past while keeping in step with current concerns.
Today, even the most fun-loving star is expected to be politically aware, environmentally conscious, expert at social media, and sartorially adventurous. On paper, that checklist seems daunting, but success is far from impossible. Whether it was vintage enthusiast Kirsten Dunst making a chicly sustainable choice by dipping into Lily et Cie’s archives and pulling out a Christian Lacroix gown from Fall 2002, or Best Actor nominee Benedict Cumberbatch showing his support for the people of Ukraine wearing the nation’s flag on the lapel of his Brioni suit, they were able to shine a light on issues that matter in a way that seemed authentic.
Other celebrities used their choice of designer to send a message. As appealing as the usual luxury suspects are, nothing beats seeing a new addition to the Oscars lineup. When Liya Kebede stepped onto the carpet in a burgundy velvet gown from Pieter Mulier spring 2022 collection for Maison Alaïa, it was a thrilling moment of fantasy that introduced the millions of people watching to Mulier’s expressive talent.
Such risks kept with the evening’s adventurous spirit. Any event with Timothée Chalamet running around in Nicolas Ghesquière’s Vuitton womenswear and Kristen Stewart embracing authenticity by revisiting Chanel’s hotpants is one for the books, but the surprises didn’t stop there. One of the year’s most exciting developments were the new names who came to the fore on the carpet. Irreverent looks like Power of the Dog breakout Kodi Smit-McPhee’s powder blue Bottega Veneta tux or King Richard star Demi Singleton’s ethereal pastel Miu Miu column gown felt youthful, celebratory, and like a breath of fresh air.
Looking through the evening’s best and boldest outfits provides a concise overview of the red carpet’s current state. Elegant yet individualistic, the looks that won the night should inspire fashion lovers for years to come.
Kristen Stewart in Chanel
Zoë Kravitz in Saint Laurent
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Schiaparelli
Timothée Chalamet in Louis Vuitton
Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
Zendaya in Valentino Haute Couture
Andrew Garfield in Saint Laurent
Kodi Smit-McPhee in Bottega Veneta
Uma Thurman in Bottega Veneta
Alana Haim in Louis Vuitton
Renate Reinsve in Louis Vuitton
Benedict Cumberbatch in Brioni and Sophie Hunter in Dior Haute Couture
Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner
Philippe Rousselet and Liya Kebede in Alaïa
Vanessa Hudgens in Michael Kors
Penélope Cruz in Chanel
Demi Singleton in Miu Miu
Serena Williams in Gucci
Venus Williams in Elie Saab
Kirsten Dunst in Lacroix
Simu Liu in Versace
Luisa Ranieri in Atelier Versace
Originally published in Vogue.com
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Kate Middleton. Photo: Getty
Kate Middleton might be the Duchess of Cambridge, but she’s just like us in that she loves to shop her own closet. On Thursday, February 3, the royal rewore a recycled tweed dress for a public outing with her in-laws Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. In a rare occurrence, Prince William was not in attendance.
Kate Middleton with Prince Charles and Camilla. Photo: Getty
Kate Middleton rewore the Catherine Walker gray tweed dress for a visit on of behalf of The Prince’s Foundation—Prince Charles’ foundation which supports the arts—in London. The dress falls to her knees, has long sleeves, and is fitted in the bodice with an A-line skirt that expands below the waist. The dress also has a few key details that make it memorable: a bold, black collar, and a belt at the waist with a black square buckle. The Duchess paired the look with a small black handbag, opaque black tights, and black pointed-toe heels. She wore her hair in a halfway updo with circular silver and black drop earrings and a ring.
You can check out the full look here:
Kate Middleton wore her Catherine Walker dress with black accessories. Photo: Getty
And below, you can see the last time Kate Middleton wore the Catherine Walker dress, back in 2019 at the Foundling Museum:
Kate Middleton wore the dress back in 2019 with open, sun-streaked locks. Photo: Getty
In 2019, Middleton styled the dress similarly with black tights, a black bag, and black pointed-toe heels, but the outfit has a different vibe due to her hair, which she wore down with a side part and curls.
Back in November 2021, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the Royal Variety Performance in London. For the event, Middleton rewore an iconic emerald green Jenny Packham gown that she originally wore during a tour of Pakistan back in 2019. The striking green glittery column dress with long sleeves is definitely something even the Duchess of Cambridge wants to wear again and again.
Originally published in Glamour.com
Sonia Ben Ammar wearing Valentino at the Scream photocall in Los Angeles. Photo: Instagram.com/itsnotsonia
2022 is bringing with it a host of exciting new films, and one of the first to hit theaters this year is horror movie Scream. While the film will release globally on January 14, it will reportedly drop in the UAE on the 20th of this month. In preparation for the big day, the cast of the movie came together this week in Beverly Hills, California, and one of the most exciting red carpet looks from the event belonged to French-Polish-Tunisian actor Sonia Ben Ammar.
Joining fellow cast members Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Neve Campbell and Dylan Minnette, 22-year-old Sonia Ben Ammar stood out at the Scream photocall in a sparkling multicolored mini dress that would make the perfect pick for a night out on the town. The body-hugging Maison Valentino number brought together shades of emerald green, scarlet, gold and sky blue to create a cheery tapestry. While the dress stopped at the thighs, it also came with full sleeves for added drama. Check out the party-ready ensemble below.
Sonia Ben Ammar paired her Valentino dress with bold red lips
A bold dress deserves an equally striking beauty look, and Sonia Ben Ammar more than delivered on the makeup front for her latest public appearance. The budding star paired her multi-hued Valentino number with traffic-stopping red lips, leaving the rest of her makeup neutral to create the perfect balance. As for her hair, she opted for voluminous, movie star waves.
To complete her red carpet look, Ben Ammar opted for fail-safe gold hoop earrings and strappy gold heels. You may have noticed that this style of footwear seems to be a celebrity favorite right now—just days ago, Nancy Ajram was seen giving the accessory a thumbs up as well.
If you’re planning on stepping out this winter, why not give neutral hues a skip and go all-out with a rainbow-colored sequined dress? If Sonia Ben Ammar’s latest outfit has taught us anything, it’s that sometimes, more really can be more!
Nancy Ajram in Alexandre Vauthier. Photo: Instagram.com/nancyajram
Nancy Ajram seems to be crushing on monochrome looks of late. On the occasion of Christmas 2021, the Lebanese musician was spotted in a sparkling red jumpsuit by Jean-Louis Sabaji, and her latest ensemble makes a case for solid washes of color too. This weekend, the Queen of Arab pop took over our Instagram feeds in an elegant dress that would make the ideal choice for an intimate dinner with your loved ones. In case you missed it, here’s a closer look at her OOTN.
Nancy Ajram’s white dress came in a relaxed silhouette
If you thought evening wear has to be fussy, Nancy Ajram’s latest dress—a draped ivory number by Alexandre Vauthier—will change your mind. The musical star picked an easy number with a kaftan-style top and sleeves, which cinched in at the waist to give her look structure. Ajram’s dress also came with an asymmetrical skirt that drew attention to her footwear for the evening: a pair of strappy silver Gianvito Rossi heels that are versatile enough to come in handy for several festive occasions. To complete her look, she went with earrings and rings from Beirut-based jewelry label Nsouli Jewelry.
If you follow Nancy Ajram on social media, you may agree that the musical icon has a soft spot for beachy, voluminous waves. This time, however, she changed up her beauty look, and paired her Alexandre Vauthier dress with super sleek, straight locks. Keeping with the neutral theme of her look, she opted for earthy makeup: soft smoky eyes in shades of coral and brown, and matte nude lips. The overall effect was that of an elegant, fuss-free dinner-ready look that you can’t go wrong with.
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2021 has seen the fashion industry ramping up its efforts to reduce its impact on the planet. But it’s not just brands that are taking action, with a number of celebrities, too, flying the flag for sustainable fashion this year. Whether by wearing vintage or opting for an eco-minded designer, A-listers have a powerful role to play in influencing our shopping habits, and making conscious fashion the norm.
Below, we round-up 10 stars who championed sustainable fashion this year.
Bella Hadid. Photo: Getty
Bella Hadid is well-known for her love of vintage, with her penchant for archival Jean Paul Gaultier, Comme des Garçons and Stella McCartney-era Chloé only continuing to grow this year. She’s also added some more unexpected brands into the mix, including a micro skirt from Noughties favourite Abercrombie & Fitch.
The Duchess Of Cambridge
Kate Middleton. Photo: Getty
Arguably the most famous repeat-wearer out there, the Duchess of Cambridge chose to rewear two Jenny Packham gowns (including one that was a decade old) for her appearances at the Earthshot Award ceremony and Royal Variety Show this year. Away from the red carpet, Kate also championed sustainability, opting for a recycled vest from Ganni during Cop26, and a top-handle bag from British brand Tusting earlier on in the year.
Kendall Jenner. Photo: Getty
Another JPG obsessive, Kendall Jenner has given us some of our favorite vintage looks of the year, including this printed sheer number by the French brand. The model is also a fan of eco-conscious brand Havre Studio, which restores and refits vintage men’s suits found at flea markets in Mexico City.
Rihanna. Photo: Getty
From Chanel to Dior by John Galliano, Rihanna’s shown off a series of envy-inducing vintage pieces in 2021. She’s also continued to champion New York-born and London-based designer Conner Ives, who repurposes vintage jerseys and silk scarves as part of his approach.
Angelina Jolie. Photo: Getty
Angelina Jolie is known for her environmental work, so it’s no surprise that the actor and activist has taken a conscious approach to her wardrobe this year. For a trip to Paris in July, she opted for looks from both Gabriela Hearst and Chloé, the latter of which gained B-Corp status this year. Later on, her children appeared on the red carpet wearing past looks from her wardrobe, including her 2014 Oscars gown.
Emma Watson. Photo: Getty
Another star known for her environmental activism, Emma Watson has also championed a number of eco-minded brands this year. The actor wore an upcycled Harris Reed dress to the Earthshot Prize ceremony, while opting for an Emilia Wickstead look made using recycled yarn to meet Al Gore. Watson also later chose a full-look by Scandi upcycling brand Rave Review during Cop26, the United Nations climate conference, in November.
Zendaya. Photo: Getty
Zendaya has delivered some of her best looks to date in 2021, including a series of vintage pieces – ranging from ’90s Versace to Noughties Roberto Cavalli. With the British Vogue October issue cover star revealing she’s creating an archive with stylist Law Roach, it just goes to show how a slice of fashion history can make a real statement on the red carpet.
Timothee Chalamet. Photo: Getty
It’s no secret that Timothée Chalamet sets the internet alight with every look he steps out in – which is why it’s great news that he’s been championing sustainably-focused brands. They include Stella McCartney, a favorite of his, as well as pieces from Prada’s Re-Nylon range – made from discarded fishing nets and other plastic waste.
Lorde. Photo: Getty
Lorde showed her commitment to sustainable fashion by wearing not one but two eco-minded looks on the night of the Met Gala. First came the embellished separates by Emily Bode, which celebrated craft and featured charms, beads and pennies dating back to the 1890s. Then, there was the after-party dress by Collina Strada (a brand that she also chose for her ‘Solar Power’ video).
Jaimie Xie. Photo: Getty
Bling Empire star Jaime Xie made a point of wearing vintage during fashion month, including an instantly-recognisable sculpted dress from Balenciaga spring/summer 2008, a printed dress from Versace’s menswear spring/summer 2005 collection, and a Dior spring/summer 2004 silk dress, from when the house was under the helm of John Galliano.
Originally appeared on Vogue.co.uk
Ariana Grande’s Yellow Valentino Gown From the Voice Finale Will Inspire You To Add Sunshine Hues to Your Closet
Ariana Grande in Valentino. Photo: Instagram.com/mimicuttrell
Another day, another stellar outfit from Ariana Grande and her A-list stylist, Mimi Cuttrell. Grande’s latest look comes hot on the heels of the glittering David Koma LBD she modelled on Instagram this week – and it made for the perfect The Voice finale look.
Performing her newest single, ‘Just Look Up’, with Kid Cudi on the NBC show, the pop star looked simply radiant in a sunny yellow Valentino dress. The slow track features on the soundtrack of the Netflix film, Don’t Look Up, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep.
The songstress paired her billowy dress with black leather opera gloves, diamond-studded earrings and her signature swinging ponytail. The finale marked the end of Grande’s first stint as a judge on the long-running show.
Grande has more than delivered on the outfit front in her time on the show. Who could forget when she happily threw it back to 2003 in a vivid Versace minidress last seen in classic rom-com, 13 Going On 30? And her custom slate grey Off-White dress, paired with By Far X Mimi Cuttrell heels, remains one of her most stylish moments this year.
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk
The term “virtual red carpet” may call to mind viral style and the internet’s democratizing effect on fashion, but celebrities provided an alternate view at tonight’s Golden Globes. Though they were beamed in from around the world to celebrate the best in film and television, stars didn’t look to the digital age for outfit inspiration. Instead, Old Hollywood glamour served as a common theme. Nominee Elle Fanning name-checked Grace Kelly when describing her icy Gucci gown’s vibe, while Amanda Seyfried channeled the opulence of the silent era with a salmon-pink Oscar de la Renta creation that alluded to her Mank alter-ego, Marion Davies.
How one chose to interpret the unofficial motif varied. Some kept things chic and straightforward. In an ethereal Chanel couture gown, The United States vs. Billie Holiday star Andra Day gave viewers a taste of jazz age decadence. Her silk tulle gown with a sequin macramé bodice from Virginie Viard’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection was an airier version of the chanteuse gowns worn by Holiday as she took to the stage at L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix.
By contrast, Cynthia Erivo’s electric Valentino Haute Couture look played with classic codes—a tea-length dress almost always nods to the past—while subverting them. Neon green with extreme proportions and platforms tall enough to make Lady Gaga raise an eyebrow, it commanded attention. Likewise, Regina King marked her historic Best Director nomination in an asymmetrical column gown by Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière that had enough sequins and crystals to light up the night sky. Glitzy without ever seeming fussy, it embodied the Globes’ celebratory spirit.
Amid all the throwback vibes, Globes ambassadors Jackson and Satchel Lee provided some freshness in complementary Gucci ensembles. With Satchel looking elegant in a matte black silk, floral gauze gown and Jackson wearing the brand’s Grottesco jacquard on a robe-like jacket, the siblings had an innate star quality that bodes well for their fashion future.
See the best dressed looks below.
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Originally published on Vogue.com
Last night saw the 2020 Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) kick off in true style with a plethora of glamorous A-list Arab celebrities walking the red carpet at the annual opening ceremony in Egypt.
Running from December 2 to December 10, the 42nd edition of the festival – which was pushed back from its original schedule in November due to the pandemic – is a special one. It is the first festival in the Arab world to commit to equality across the board, after undertaking a parity pledge to ensure an even presence of male and female directors at the festival.
Keeping in line with the 5050×2020 charter that was launched at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, CIFF has committed to equal representation at every level; from members on the selection panel, to films selected as part of the showcase.
Mona Zaki accepts the Faten Hamama Award for Excellence. Photo: Instagram/ @cairofilms
Another highlight at this year’s festival is the eminent Faten Hamama Award for Excellence, which was granted to Egyptian actor Mona Zaki at the opening ceremony, honoring the actor for her outstanding career.
Check out our pick of the best dressed at the Cairo International Film Festival in the gallery above.
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