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Your First Look at Chanel’s 2022/23 Métiers d’Art Collection Shot By Malick Bodian and Unveiled in Dakar

Your First Look at Chanel’s 2022/23 Métiers d’Art Collection Shot By Malick Bodian and Unveiled in Dakar

Photo: Malick Bodian with Ibrahim Kamara. Courtesy of Chanel
With traveling fashion shows currently having a major moment, Chanel touched down in Dakar, Senegal on December 6 to unveil its latest Métiers d’Art collection in the heart of the former Palais de Justice. It made history, marking the first time the luxury French fashion house has hosted a runway show in West Africa. At the time of the announcement, the brand stated, “By choosing Dakar, the house wishes to make the savoir-faire of its métiers d’art resonate with the artistic and cultural energy of the city.” The Senegal capital is home to a thriving fashion industry, and home to recognized brands including Alicia Keys-loved Adama Paris, helmed by Dakar Fashion Week founder Adama Ndiaye.
Photo: Malick Bodian with Ibrahim Kamara. Courtesy of Chanel
The new Métiers d’Art collection is captured in a series of images shot by Senegalese photographer Malick Bodian and featuring models Alaato Jazyper and Loli Bahia. Captured by the River Seine in Paris, the pieces designed by creative director Virginie Viard and brought to life by the Maisons d’art take center stage. It includes a jacket with floral embroidery by Montex, a Lesage tweed sweatshirt blooming with camellias by flower-maker Lemarié, a skirt with pleating work by Lognon, and more.
“I always knew I wanted to do this kind of photos that reflect the relationship I have with the models,” shares Bodian. “I really like it when people see this in my pictures. I like it how the models are looking into my eyes, at the camera. I think it gives something very real, full of emotions, humanizing the photos. I like to show fashion in the most real way and I think that’s very rare.”

Check out more images from the collection below.
Photo: Malick Bodian with Ibrahim Kamara. Courtesy of Chanel
Photo: Malick Bodian with Ibrahim Kamara. Courtesy of Chanel
Photo: Malick Bodian with Ibrahim Kamara. Courtesy of Chanel
Photo: Malick Bodian with Ibrahim Kamara. Courtesy of Chanel
Photo: Malick Bodian with Ibrahim Kamara. Courtesy of Chanel
Photo: Malick Bodian with Ibrahim Kamara. Courtesy of Chanel
Photo: Malick Bodian with Ibrahim Kamara. Courtesy of Chanel
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Kate Middleton’s Vintage Blue Chanel Blazer Is A Classic From The 1990s

Kate Middleton’s Vintage Blue Chanel Blazer Is A Classic From The 1990s

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The Princess of Wales made a foray into the world of vintage earlier this year, opting for a series of pre-loved pieces while touring the Caribbean in March. But today, the royal arguably stepped out in her best vintage look to date, in the form of a Chanel tweed jacket in cobalt blue, dating back to 1995.
You can’t go far wrong with vintage Chanel. The Princess teamed the double-breasted jacket (which was originally worn down the runway by ’90s super Claudia Schiffer) with a pair of black tailored trousers and matching suede pumps for a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Understated yet chic, it’s Kate’s working wardrobe at its best.
Photo: Getty
It turns out the Princess is actually a long-standing vintage fan, with the royal debuting a red YSL jacket – which she’s had since her university days at St Andrews – while departing Belize earlier this year. She followed up that look with a striped turquoise and coral dress from the ’50s, sourced from Willow Hilson Vintage, and a ’60s orange beaded handbag by Wayne Taylor while in Jamaica.
While Kate is known for repeating looks from her own wardrobe, it‘s great to see her adding vintage (as well as sustainably-minded brands) into the mix, too. Long may it continue.
Photo: Getty
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

Kim Kardashian Reveals the Rare Fashion Item Daughter North West Will Inherit from Kris Jenner’s Will

Kim Kardashian Reveals the Rare Fashion Item Daughter North West Will Inherit from Kris Jenner’s Will

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With a closet full of rare and exclusive clothing and accessories, it’s no surprise that Kim Kardashian will pass some of them on to her four children. However, the beauty mogul and entrepreneur has recently revealed that her oldest daughter, North West will be the future owner of a special Chanel bag as part of matriarch and momager Kris Jenner‘s will.
Appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Kardashian recalled her first shoot with late designer Karl Lagerfeld in 2013, and how her mother Kris Jenner was the center of attention during it. Kardashian shared the anecdote and said how her mother showed up for her debut shoot with Chanel’s then-creative director, dressed head-to-toe in the brand’s vintage collection. “In walks none other than Kris Jenner, decked in head-to-toe vintage Chanel. Like, next level — the boots, the gloves, every accessory she can find, earrings, headband, hat, glasses, fanny pack, bag, backpack,” Kardashian said. “So, he falls in love with her. Doesn’t hardly even acknowledge that I’ve been like, sitting there, it’s all about Kris Jenner.”

The Skims founder shared that she had been excitedly anticipating a previously heard rumor that Lagerfeld gifted people a bag after their first shoot with him and her happiness catapulted after she saw him walk in with a unique crystal, Lego clutch. But to her dismay, Lagerfeld walked right past Kardashian and went over to Jenner, and handed her the bag. “I went into the bathroom, started hysterically crying. And I’m like pregnant, hormonal, flew all the way to Paris for this,” the mother-of-four said speaking of the incident. She also talked about how she hoped to gift the bag to her daughter one day and display it in her room. “I had this whole plan that this was gonna be the bag and it was gonna be displayed in her room. So my mom has a provision in her will that North gets the bag.”
Although Lagerfeld presented the crystal clutch to Jenner, he eventually also gifted Kardashian with her own Chanel bag at the end of another shoot.
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Cara Delevingne Opens Up About Her Favorite Memory With Karl Lagerfeld

Cara Delevingne Opens Up About Her Favorite Memory With Karl Lagerfeld

Photo: Courtesy Karl Lagerfeld
Even after the untimely passing away of the fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld carries forth his legacies into new collections and collaborations. Karl Lagerfeld has long since been the backbone of fashion, with his eye for detail and innovative, bold ideas. He changed the fashion world by introducing a legacy brand and building it into one of the most influential fashion businesses in the world – Chanel, which is only one of his many offerings to fashion.
Now, the brand Karl Lagerfeld has come together with supermodel Cara Delevingne for a very special project, a gender-neutral line of clothing. “When Karl passed away, Karl Lagerfeld asked me to help design a tribute limited-edition shirt. This was two years ago, and all the proceeds went to “Sauver la Vie”, a charity that funds medical research at the Paris Descartes University which Karl supported for many years,” Delevingne explains. “After that, we wanted to find another way to work together so this collaboration came about naturally. The collaboration focuses on genderless styles.” As she gears up to celebrate the new collab, she shares more on her style, the new collection, and her best memories with Karl.
How do you like to dress?
I personally dress in a way that allows me to play with gender. So when I was thinking about a collection that I wanted to exist but also that I wanted to be true to my personal style, I knew it needed to be genderless.
Do you think unisex is the future of fashion?
I think clothes should have the ability to be worn by everyone.
Photo: Courtesy Karl Lagerfeld
What is the message behind the collection?
Because this is a gender-neutral collection, I think the message is inclusivity. It doesn’t matter how you identify. There are pieces in this collection for everyone. It’s made for everyone.
What do you like about the Karl Lagerfeld brand?
At Karl, they are always innovating and pushing the bar of fashion. They do things that make a difference – which I absolutely adore, and fit in perfectly with who I am and what I believe in.
What have you learned from working with Hun Kim and the Karl Lagerfeld creative team?
I have learned that no goa/ is out of reach – to always strive for greatness.
What is your favorite piece of the collection and why?
Photo: Courtesy Karl Lagerfeld
I love the reversible bomber jacket. The blue faux fur is so cozy it feels like a cloud!
Which has been the most memorable moment for you during this collaboration?
Seeing all the clothes for the first time in person was a real pinch me moment.
How did you go about keeping the spirit of Karl Lagerfeld in your designs?
For me, Karl’s style is timeless, classic, chic, yet simple, and always has a twist which is what I kept in mind while making this collection.
How much creative input on the collection did you have?
I worked very much in collaboration with the Karl Lagerfeld design team. We went back and forth on designs for months, continually sharing ideas and making adjustments. Hun Kim, Karl Lagerfeld’s Design Director, and the creative team came over to meet me whilst I was filming in Prague so that we could work on the collection, and spent time in the studio in Amsterdam. I wanted to ensure the collection truly reflected my style.
How would you describe the collection to someone who hasn’t seen it?
Stylish, fun, and something for everyone!
What has surprised you about the creative process?
Photo: Courtesy Karl Lagerfeld
The amount of editing involved was totally unexpected. I just had such an abundance of ideas and narrowing them down was really the hardest part. I am fortunate that Hun understood my vision, and was able to guide me through the process of editing the collection.
The collection embodies inclusivity. Who, in your opinion is the audience/target group for this collection?
Everyone!!
Do you remember the first time you met Karl in person? If so, what do you remember?
It was at my first Chanel show, and the first time I met him, I was immediately blown away by his kindness and generosity
What did Karl teach you?
Karl really taught me the importance of embracing your weirdness. He was uniquely himself and he really didn’t care what anyone else thought. I try to live with that attitude every day.
What is your funniest memory with Karl?
Going to dinner with him, picking his brain, and listening to his stories would always leave me with sore cheeks after laughing so hard
What three things did you love the most about Karl?
His creativity, his intellect, and his love for the people he cared about
What do you think would be his reaction on the collection?
Photo: Courtesy Karl Lagerfeld
I know he would love it – that’s the most rewarding part of this experience.
What is your favorite memory of Karl Lagerfeld?
One of my favorite things to do with Karl was to sit with him alone and hear stories about his past. His life was so fascinating. Getting to know him was my favorite memory. However, / will always deeply cherish each moment we had together. His personality was infectious, and I was always elated to be in his presence.
In your opinion, what is Karl’s greatest legacy?
Karl is his own greatest legacy. Everything he did will be remembered and seen as an inspiration for future generations.
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15 Gorgeous Wedding Gowns From the Fall 2022 Haute Couture Shows

15 Gorgeous Wedding Gowns From the Fall 2022 Haute Couture Shows

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. If you’re currently planning your big day, there’s no way you haven’t already started thinking about all the special elements that will make your wedding day look one to remember. If you’re struggling with zeroing on the perfect bridal gown, however, a great place to look for some inspiration is on the runways of this season’s haute couture showcases.
The Fall 2022 shows had Alexis Mabille, Chanel and Dior making a case for pared-down bridal wear via pastel folk-style embroidery, universally flattering cuts (think mermaid silhouettes, high-low summer-ready hems, and sweet A-line pieces), and easy fabrics. While the strapless wedding-ready maxi at Chanel was topped off with a matching stole and ivory bow on the head, Dior’s models styled their romantic ensembles with barely-there makeup and soft low ponytails.
For the bride who’s up for a sartorial experiment, there was no missing Antonio Grimaldi’s sculpted silhouettes, which brought together unconventional necklines, cut-out detailing, and for accessories, jewels that ran from the top of the head down to the chin for that extra dose of drama. The not-so-basic bridal trend also found itself spotlighted on Rome’s Spanish Steps, where Pierpaolo Piccioli sent out a slinky white gown, complete with thigh-high slit, hidden metallic bustier, and black bows at the Valentino show. Over at Giambattista Valli, another conversation-starter piece was a feather-trimmed, semi-sheer bodycon number that enveloped the model’s shoulders in a larger-than-life snowy white bow.
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying the fact that the one bridal trend that never seems to fade away is the more-is-more gown—and Fall 2022’s haute couture shows serve as proof. At Zuhair Murad’s presentation, a sparkling strapless gown doused in stars closed the show, while Rami Al Ali added a little color to the mix with a blush pink sequined number trimmed with pleated ruffles. Elie Saab’s bride walked the runway in a gold gown complete with matching veil and embellished bouquet, Balenciaga presented an equally dramatic bejeweled gown in shades of ivory and silver, and Dolce & Gabbana replaced traditional veils with a headpiece that’s not for the faint-hearted.
Below, scroll through the most interesting wedding gowns from the Fall 2022 haute couture shows.
Elie Saab. Photo: Gorunway.com
Alexis Mabille. Photo: Gorunway.com
Antonio Grimaldi. Photo: Gorunway.com
Balenciaga. Photo: Gorunway.com
Chanel. Photo: Gorunway.com
Dior. Photo: Gorunway.com
Dolce & Gabbana. Photo: Gorunway.com
Elie Saab. Photo: Gorunway.com
Zuhair Murad. Photo: Gorunway.com
Giambattista Valli. Photo: Gorunway.com
Balenciaga. Photo: Gorunway.com
Rami Al Ali. Photo: Gorunway.com
Valentino. Photo: Gorunway.com
Alexis Mabille. Photo: Gorunway.com
Zuhair Murad. Photo: Gorunway.com

Jennifer Lopez Wore a Little Red Dress With Statement Boots for Date Night

Jennifer Lopez Wore a Little Red Dress With Statement Boots for Date Night

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Jennifer Lopez has mastered many a dress code, but when it comes to dressing for date night, the pop superstar has it down to a fine art. As a newly-engaged woman who’s deeply in love – every outfit now includes that impressive pale green diamond ring – why wouldn’t she?
Spotted at celebrity favorite restaurant Craig’s in West Hollywood, the 52-year-old singer served up a head-turning look that was as sultry as it was glamorous. The ensemble comprised a bright red figure-hugging wool mini-dress by Saint Laurent, and a striking pair of black over-the-knee high-heeled Christian Louboutin boots. Lopez topped it all off in the chicest way, with a dainty black and white minaudière bag from Chanel’s Métiers d’Art 2018 collection.
For date night, it’s sometimes better to keep things simple. Pair a seductive minidress with towering boots to channel J Lo, throw on a classic shoulder bag and you’re good to go.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
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Tara Emad Embraces Low-Key Red Carpet Style in a Colorful Chanel Dress at the Suits Premiere

Tara Emad Embraces Low-Key Red Carpet Style in a Colorful Chanel Dress at the Suits Premiere

Tara Emad with Mony Helal. Photo: Instagram.com
Stars of the Arabic remake of Suits came together in Dubai last night to celebrate the highly-anticipated show’s premiere. Walking down the red carpet were Asser Yassin, Ahmed Dawoud, and Mohamed Shahin dressed in dapper suits, while female actors Reem Moustafa, and Tara Emad opted for distinct dresses channeling their personal style.
Egyptian-Montenegrin star Emad’s look, in particular, stood out with its splash of color and the ultra-feminine aesthetic she is known to often embrace for her public appearances. The floaty dress was picked from Chanel‘s Spring/Summer 2022 collection and featured a sleeveless black bodice with a collar, and a silk chiffon skirt printed with pastel pink, yellow, and blue patterns. A friend of the French fashion house, Emad also picked a chain logo belt to adorn her waist and a black clutch as her arm candy for the evening. Her long hair was worn down in her signature glossy waves, while her makeup complemented the low-key look with glowy skin and nude lips.

Set to release this year during Ramadan on OSN, Suits Arabia will see Emad take on the role of Rachel Zane famously played by Meghan Markle in the hit US series. Although absent at the premiere, Jordanian actor Saba Mubarak is also part of the ensemble cast and will play the role of Jessica. The 30-episode series will be based on the original’s first two seasons and will premiere on April 2.
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Discover the Chanel High Jewelry Celebrating the Brand’s Iconic N°5 Perfume

Discover the Chanel High Jewelry Celebrating the Brand’s Iconic N°5 Perfume

Chanel celebrates the 100th year of a legend – Chanel N°5 perfume – with an exquisite high jewelry collection. Comprising 123 pieces, the collection expresses the different facets of this most iconic of fragrances.
Ylang Ylang necklace in yellow gold, platinum, diamonds, and yellow sapphires, Chanel High Jewelry; Chanel N°5. March 2022, Vogue Arabia. Photo: Mous Lamrabat
Chanel is celebrating the 100th year of its most iconic perfume, Chanel N°5, a scent that transcends historical moments in the fashion industry, and was made by Coco Chanel in 1921 to revolutionize the mainstream line of fashion. Looking back at the past, perfumer Ernest Beaux developed a total of 80 perfume essences for the designer, and Chanel chose the fifth concoction, naming it after her lucky number, five. Throughout the years of influence in the fashion era, Chanel became the first designer that lent her name to a fragrance, and the rest is history. 
Chanel N°5. March 2022, Vogue Arabia. Photo: Mous Lamrabat
Lucky N 5 earrings in pink gold and diamonds, Chanel High Jewelry. March 2022, Vogue Arabia. Photo: Mous Lamrabat
The director of Chanel’s fine jewelry creation studio, Patrice Leguéreau, has now reimagined the iconic N°5 fragrance. The Collection N°5, with 123 high-jewelry pieces, offers an audacious combination of designs that express everything from the fragrance bottle to its floral notes. “I wanted to rediscover that creative gesture with this collection, which has been conceived like a journey through the meanderings of the N°5 perfume’s soul, from the architecture of the bottle to the olfactive explosion of the fragrance,” says Leguéreau. 
Chanel N°5. March 2022, Vogue Arabia. Photo: Mous Lamrabat
Diamond Sillage earrings in white gold and diamonds, Chanel High Jewelry. March 2022, Vogue Arabia. Photo: Mous Lamrabat
A fragrance that meets high jewelry for the very first time, crafted with rock crystal or set with diamonds, onyx, pearls, and yellow sapphires, the precious octagon is at the heart of the elegant and sophisticated graphic jewelry sets. “I didn’t just wish to translate the fragrance, but to write the No.5 story in high jewelry, imbuing the fabled number throughout the collection in form, but also in spirit,” says Leguéreau. On other gold rings, Chanel exalts the beauty of symbolic gemstones such as a 5.21-carat diamond. Rendered even more feminine with a ribbon of diamonds, the stopper symbolizes the start of an imaginary world of the N°5 perfume.
Chanel N°5. March 2022, Vogue Arabia. Photo: Mous Lamrabat
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Style: Chantal BroccaHair and makeup: Michel Kiwarkis at MMGProduction: Rudy Bahri at Colorwave StudioStyle assistant: Sneha Maria SibyProduction assistant: Rama NaserModels: Randa Zaza at Art Factory Studio, Aziza Zerdouk

5 Things to Know About Chanel’s Tweed-Tastic FW22 Show

5 Things to Know About Chanel’s Tweed-Tastic FW22 Show

Vogue’s fashion critic Anders Christian Madsen breaks down the five key takeaways from Chanel’s fall/winter 2022 collection at Paris Fashion Week.
Chanel has halted trade in Russia
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“I read the news today, oh boy,” John Lennon sang on the soundtrack as Chanel opened the final day of shows, captioning a season where our vast majority of time has been spent on phones scrolling through news pages, never letting the escapism of fashion eclipse the atrocities unfolding in Ukraine. Last week, Chanel joined the industry’s other industry leaders in halting all trade in Russia where it has seventeen stores. “Given our increasing concerns about the current situation, the growing uncertainty and the complexity to operate, Chanel decided to temporarily pause its business in Russia,” the company said in a statement. “We will no longer deliver into Russia, we will close our boutiques and we already suspended our e-commerce. The safety of our employees is our priority, and we remain closely connected to our local teams whom we will continue to support.”
Virginie Viard devoted her collection to tweed
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Before the war broke out, Virginie Viard had already designed her collection. As a result, like nearly every other designer proposal this season, it was founded in an entirely unrelated premise: a devotion to tweed, the signature fabric of Chanel and a timeless part of its heritage. “Devoting the entire collection to tweed is a tribute,” Virginie Viard said in a statement. “We followed the footsteps of Gabrielle Chanel along the River Tweed, to imagine tweeds in the colors of this landscape.” Her invitation arrived in a large box covered in tweed with matching press material inside. Inside her venue – the Grand Palais Éphémère on Place Joffre, which is standing in as Chanel’s show venue while the real deal is refurbished in time for the Olympics in 2024 – Viard followed suit, swathing walls and chairs in the founder’s trademark material.
It was partly a boyfriend wardrobe
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Viard flexed her tweedy muscle in every garment and accessory type under the Scottish sun, imagining a runway version of what Gabrielle Chanel might have worn on “her walks through the Scottish countryside [where] she would gather ferns and bouquets of flowers to inspire the local artisans for the tones [of tweed] she wanted.” With all those fabric fibres covering every inch of the Chanel surroundings, you’d be tempted to call it a woolly affair, but there was no doubting Viard’s intentions. Oversized coats, magnified shooting jackets, and voluminous tailored trousers evoked a borrowed men’s wardrobe she attributed to Gabrielle Chanel’s relationship with the Duke of Westminster. “There’s nothing sexier than wearing the clothes of the person you love,” Viard said.
It travelled through the 1920s, ‘60s and ‘80s
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Eventually, the collection relocated from the Scottish Highlands in the 1920s to London in the 1960s, and the Great British youth culture’s appropriation of those heritage codes. Viard interpreted that moment in a wardrobe fairly true to the decade’s codes and styling, generating a strong sense of retro seen through a contemporary lens. It materialized in little skirt suits in tweed, figure-hugging ladylike jackets and knee-length coats styled with opaque hosiery and wool-on-wool knitted accessories. Linking to her Beatles soundtrack, Viard said she was thinking of “very colorful record covers” from the period. Often, the collection seemed to have a tweed-covered foot in the 1980s as well, where voluminous blousons, harem-cut track pants, and knee-length skirt suits felt at home.
Bags came in tweed, too
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Viard gave her accessories the tweed treatment (tweedment?), too, styling outfits tonally with tweed bags matching fabric elements of the models’ outfits. It was echoed in small bags – a recurring fascination on runways at the moment – which manifested in tiny heart shapes and slightly larger round clutches. Leather bags picked up the vibrant colors from which Viard had woven her tweeds, breaking up with the wool of it all with bright pink and turquoise numbers that will soon get the waiting lists going chez Chanel.
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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

At 47, Penélope Cruz Proves You’re Never Too Old For A Princess Dress

At 47, Penélope Cruz Proves You’re Never Too Old For A Princess Dress

Penélope Cruz in her dreamy couture paired, of course, with Chanel fine jewellery. Photo: Shutterstock
Penélope Cruz’s love affair with Chanel is well documented, but the Spanish actor seems to have fallen particularly hard for the brand’s couture. While on the promo trail for Parallel Mothers, the latest wildly emotional export from her partnership with Pedro Almodóvar, she has frequently been dipping into the spring/summer 2021 collection. Proving that wearing new-season looks is not always essential, even when you’re a house ambassador, Cruz has been a vision of double C-ed tulle, polka dots and posies.
The star’s complete red carpet look. Photo: Shutterstock
Who can blame her? The haute edit, dedicated to the familial bonds at the heart of a couture maison, treated each look as if it was wedding guest attire and the show itself was a celebration of love. For her turn on the Goya Awards red carpet, Cruz selected a pearlescent lilac ballgown as sweet as the sugared almonds served as favors. Embroidered with micro beads which shone in the spotlight, the archetypal prom dress silhouette evoked nostalgia while still looking fresh.
Romance was in the air at the Goya Awards, as Javier and Penélope posed for the cameras. Photo: Shutterstock

Standing alongside her husband Javier Bardem, the picture-perfect double act were not the real romance of the night (in our books). Watching Penélope hug – really hug – fellow actor Cate Blanchett, who glittered in gun-metal tasseled Armani Privé, was proof that you are never too old to wear a princess dress. It’s what fashion fairytales are made of.
Blanchett, 52, and Cruz, 47, embracing in couture. Photo: Shutterstock
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

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