Penelope Cruz makes runway debut at Karl Lagerfeld’s final Chanel show

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“The beat goes on…” were the emotional words placed on the seats of Chanel show-goers early Tuesday morning in Paris.

Karl Lagerfeld’s dearest friends —  Anna Wintour, Kristen Stewart, Janelle Monáe and Naomi Campbell — all sat front row while a parade of Chanel muses united on the Fall 2019 runway for his final collection.

Penélope Cruz made her catwalk debut honoring the late German designer, holding a single white rose, as she gracefully pranced the snow-covered runway among the picturesque aprés-ski inspired scene. The French fashion house unveiled its first campaign with the Oscar-winning actress back in October.

Cruz stunned in a white feather mini skirt and tiered-ruffled top, while Kaia Gerber followed behind in a parallel winter white feathered uniform. Longtime Chanel muse Cara Delevingne opened and closed the profound show wearing a black-and-white checked tweed look, perfectly complimenting the alpine village backdrop.

Lagereld’s successor, Virginie Viard, subtly appeared on the steps of the magical “Chalet Gardenia” during the shows finale, where she will now take the creative reigns after Karl’s 36 years.

After all, the show must go on.

Kim Kardashian continues her streak of Vintage Thierry Mugler as a chic gladiator

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Did we just figure out the reason A-listers are suddenly revisiting Vintage Thierry Mugler?

From Cardi B’s 1995 couture oyster look at the 2019 Grammy’s followed by Miley Cyrus’ plunging black Mugler suit, the legacy French fashion designer has been popping up more than usual in pop cultures latest moments.

Case in point: Kim Kardashian’s python beaded gown she wore for her latest appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The 1983 body hugging dress was just the start of her Mugler wardrobe binge. A week later, Kim stepped out for the Hollywood Beauty Awards in New York City wearing one of her most risqué looks to date.

The dress? A strategically crisscrossed cutout dress from Spring 1998 that redefined the word cleavage.

Well, we finally got some answers when the KKW beauty mogul jet set to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on Monday for the pre-opening of an exhibition honoring the 40 year history of Thierry Mugler.

Kim took to her Instagram stories to share two bold vintage looks she wore to the VIP opening. First up was a one-shouldered Grecian gown featuring a bodice of gold armor (think Troy meets Athena). Next, was a white sculpted mini dress with a bust-baring corset styled with conceptual armbands.

Frances McDormand styled neon Birkenstocks with Valentino Couture – and we are so here for it

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Contrary to what fashion insiders might think — neon suede Birkenstocks pair perfectly chic with Haute Couture.

Frances Mcdormand took the 2019 Oscar’s stage to present the Best Actress award in a berry pink, silk faille gown from Valentino’s Spring 2019 collection. And while most might opt for a slinky stiletto or an embellished Manolo given the chance to wear dreamy Italian couture, the “Three Billboards” actress went the comfortable route with neon yellow custom Valentino Birkenstocks.

A fashion genius? I think so.

In true McDormand style, the actress completed the look with her signature no-makeup for a refreshing approach on the stage and left the jewelry at home minus a pair of white teardrop earrings.

“Last year, while swanning on the grand staircase at the Met Gala, by invitation of Pierpaolo Piccioli of the House of Valentino, a spark ignited in me. I have always followed fashion and had a secret desire to find a way to express my knowledge and appreciation for it. When given the chance to lend my enthusiasm and experience to the collaboration of a particular item of fashion there was only one answer for me: Birkenstock’s Arizona two strap sandal,” she told Vogue.

“I have worn these sandals for most of my adult life. They have literally formed me physically and philosophically. All that I desired was to have a pair in my favorite color: acid yellow. And now they exist!” “The spark caught fire and there’s no going back.”

Stars lay it bare at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party 2019

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Barely there fabrics, plunging necklines and a parade of sensual slits led the pack of A-listers at Vanity Fair’s Oscars after Party 2019.

Emily Ratajakowski stepped out in a corseted nude-lace trumpet dress by Brock Collection, while Emma Roberts also showcased the wonders of totally sheer fabrics courtesy of her crystalline thigh-high slit.

However, the slit of the night goes to Kendall Jenner who arrived on the red carpet wearing a double-split skirt by Rami Kadit — which entirely showed off her insanely toned legs-for-days. Jennifer Lopez, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima also made the case for daring leggy moments.

Deep V’s came in the form of peak-a-boo cut-outs like Regina King’s bohemian and sophisticated approach, while all eyes were on Miley Cyrus’ Saint Laurent sequin plunge that bared the entirety of her envious torso.

From Kerry Washington’s whimsical Schiaparelli dress to Chrissy Teigen’s feathered look, check out all of the red carpet arrivals from Sunday night’s Vanity Fair party below — where guests sipped on Peroni throughout the night . Trust us, you won’t be bored.

Oscars 2019: Pink haute couture shut down the red carpet

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Floor-grazing gowns and sequin numbers are the tried and true formulas for awards season dressing, but one color in particular dominated the 2019 Oscars red carpet: Power pink.

Gemma Chan set the tone arriving in a neon shade with her Valentino Haute Couture gown. The “Crazy Rich Asians” star has been the one-to-watch by reason of her fashion-forward approach on the step and repeats.

Kacey Musgraves made her Oscar debut channeling a couture fashion princess in a pink tulle masterpiece by Giambattista Valli. The dramatic gown was equally imaginative as it was sophisticated.

Our personal favorite? Sarah Paulson in Brandon Maxwell’s fresh-off-the-runway finale look from his Fall 2019 RTW collection. The parachute gown featured a billowing skirt and wasp-waist cutout complete with a diamond choker.

Julia Roberts made a surprise appearance to present “Green Book” with the Academy Award for Best Picture. The “Ben is Back” actress also got the pink memo — stunning in a one shoulder fushia gown and side swept part showing off her gorgeous teardrop earrings.

“Green Book” star Linda Cardellini stepped away from her minimal red carpet route and took a risk in an asymmetrical ruffled-sweeping gown by legacy couture house, Elsa Schiaparelli.

NYFW: Brock Collection Fall/Winter 2019

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Purity and sex are the words Kristopher and Laura Brock used to describe their Fall/Winter 2019 collection.

The luxe ready-to-wear label, founded by the married couple, introduced a beautiful collection of provocative suiting merged with elegant elements of ruffled collars, tweeds and statement bows.

It’s clear that clothing embodies the romance that the designers themselves share. From metallic infused florals to colonial bustiers tailored for modern day, Brock Collection proves that having class goes a long way. Among the standouts, there was a voluminous shouldered red dress, belted blazers and sheer slips all worthy of the splurge.

“Purity and sex. At first, these two words might seem or sound antipodal, but one without the other makes for something incomplete. Together, and measured, the story sparks to life. This is the calibration of Brock Collection’s evolved romance for Fall; clothing that is sewn out of the fundamentally traditional codes of the label’s core, but that is also imbued with a new sense of assuredness and sensuality,” the show notes read.

The beauty portion, created by Gucci Westman, perfectly celebrated the clothes in a sophisticated and timeless manner — using her newly launched line of makeup, Westman Atelier — including products such as the Vital Skin Foundation Stick and the Baby Cheeks Blush Stick.

“This look was inspired by badass women – Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct comes to mind. Skin is beautiful and airy, but made street-ready with a heavily shadowed eye, that’s intense but wearable,” Westman explained.

The Brock Collection brought out a slew of stars to the front row: Madeline Brewer and Angela Sarafyan to name a few. Scroll through all of the celebrities hitting New York Fashion week in the gallery below!

Celebrities reinvent the powersuit

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Powersuits are nothing new — but the elevated red carpet version is quickly replacing a time when gowns and after-party dresses are the only obvious option.

Whether it be Lady Gaga’s oversized Marc Jacobs menswear suit she wore to ELLE’s Women In Hollywood event or the lineup of looks Blake Lively so famously wears so well, our favorite style icons are ditching their pretty dresses and wearing the pants.

Although timeless trousers and boyish blazers will never go out of style, it’s the fashion-forward and fearless approach to the monochromatic separates that we are loving so much. Case in point: Katie Holmes tailored Prada suit featuring feathered cuffs or Hailey Baldwin’s street approach paired with a bold neon turtleneck.

This powerful form of dressing is taking celebs from the Grammys (I.e Miley Cyrus in vintage Mugler) to movie premieres and showing up in day-to-day looks, styled back with sneakers — à la Zendaya.

Ahead, get ready to see some of the most well-dressed women on-and-off the carpet including Nicole Kidman, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kourtney Kardashian and more.

Rebecca Minkoff looks to Ibiza for her Spring/Summer 2019 collection

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Rebecca Minkoff has always had a modern approach to the runway — and her Spring/Summer 2019 collection was no different.

From her see-now-buy now appeal (instead of the 6-month turnaround) to casting a diverse range of models, the American designer proved she knows exactly what the contemporary woman wants in her closet.

“We’ve had a diverse range of women for a really long time. I just feel like more people are becoming aware that what they’re doing is not right. I think it’s still unfortunately a conversation but, I want to show a diverse cast because that’s my customer base. I want to show women of color, different sizes — we want you here and want you part of this brand,” Minkoff told AOL backstage right before her NYFW show at Spring studios.

The collection, made up of accessible and easy-to-wear pieces, was brought to life with strong shoulders and vibrant colors, while styling details lied within the the oversized belting and doubled-down purses.

“The jumping off point for the collection was Ibiza. The idea of there’s a real freedom and the love movement started there, so just tapping into the idea of celebrating optimism, love, and really focusing on a modern woman. A modern woman as a lot of layers to her. We talk about this in our I AM MANY (a campaign Minkoff launched in September 2018), so how do you get that in clothing?”

“Whether we’re using a print in different in fabrics and formats and layering them to the idea of strong shoulders and a cinched waist or playing with volume and proportion to show of how we view a women as strong and powerful,” Minkoff added.

Timothée Chalamet rocks Celine leather trousers to the SAG Awards

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Hedi Slimane might have had a difficult time breaking the surface of Pheobe Philo’s cult status at Celine, but his debut menswear collection received far better praises than his womenswear.

The controversial french designer’s rock ‘n’ roll allure was easily depicted on Sunday night’s SAG Awards silver carpet, courtesy of Timothée Chalamet.

The “Beautiful Boy” actor ditched his Louis Vuitton sequin harness for a polk-a-dot button-up, paired with leather skinny trousers and a sleek tailored suit jacket. His head-to-toe black ensemble mirrors much of what he’s been sporting around the awards season circuit. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about the SAG Award nominee, it’s that he can pull off literally anything.

Amy Adams also wore new Celine, looking gorgeous in a custom black high-slit gown that debuted as a voluminous mini dress on the runway. Check our her look in the gallery below, along with other must-see dresses from the night!

Mary-Kate Olsen steps out in NYC for launch of Black Iris

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On the rare occurrence that Mary-Kate and Ashley are spotted out and about, it’s usually in the name of fashion.

Mary-Kate stepped out in NYC on Wednesday night to celebrate the launch of a new romantic luxe fashion label, Black Iris. The intimate dinner party brought out a few of fashion’s leading ladies, including Hilary Rhoda, Jennifer Fisher, Something Navy’s Arielle Charnas and Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine.

The Row designer wore a black ensemble with her signature oversized menswear coat and accessorized with rustic gold earrings. Spotted mingling alongside industry friends, the event was hosted by Black Iris’ founders — Candice Miller, Aly Gradone, Chloe Rosenberg, and Rachel Wexler– in collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar.

From dreamy dress silhouettes to fairytale separates including organza blouses and skirts, Black Iris pays homage to the elegance of the late ’50s. You can shop the beautiful collection on ModaOperandi.com. We have a feeling it’s about to become a celeb favorite -(we’re looking at you Kate Middleton!)

Celine Dion is the queen of Paris Couture Week

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It’s true what they say: Beauty can really take your breathe away.

Over the week, many celebrities were spotted front row in Paris at the Spring 2019 couture shows – from Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning to Kate Moss – but Celine Dion is the newfound queen of Couture week.

Aside from her next-level street style filled with plunging sequins and power suits, the music icon went viral for her emotional reaction to Pierpaolo Piccioli’s latest Valentino show.

The collection, filled with dramatically beautiful gowns and courageous colors, moved the singer to literally burst into tears during the finale. Celine fought back tears for a second time when she headed backstage to congratulate Piccioli and said to the designer, “you have given women back their beauty.”

Stuart Weitzman taps Kendall Jenner and Willow Smith for spring campaign

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From Kate Moss to Gisele, Stuart Weitzman is not a newcomer when it comes to casting iconic faces to exhibit their latest collection.

For Spring 2019, the American shoe designer has brought on Kendall Jenner and Willow Smith to star in the first installment of Stuart Wetizman’s four-part series.

In the images shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, which also include Yang Mi and Jean Campbell, the models show off their natural beauty in barely-there nude slip dresses and minimal toned shoes.

The naked palette at the center of the sleek campaign is said to symbolize the brand’s return to its core attributes and values: “Creating designs that meld fashion, function and fit, and shoes that make a woman feel beautiful on her own terms.”

The campaign features their bestselling NUDIST sandal in all new colorways ranging from Cappuccino to Dolce Taupe and Caviar Pat. Stuart Weitzman also introduced a more comfortable approach to their signature sandal with a platform version called the SUNRAY and the LANDRY bootie.