Though Anne Hathaway admits to being “inconsolable” when she chopped off all her hair for Les Misérables, she’s clearly taken to the style since, rocking the same sideswept short cut for a few years now.
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Jessica Alba and Olivia Palermo have long been the reigning queens of celebrity street style (denim edition), but we think they might have an Oscar-winning contender for the top title coming up right on their heels. Anne Hathaway has been stepping out in her Brooklyn neighborhood in one head-turning denim ensemble after another, and we’re ready to discuss.
At a Met Gala for which the theme was “White Tie and Decorations,” we weren’t surprised to see a lot of extremely haute gowns hitting the red carpet. And since extremely haute gowns tend to come with a great deal of discomfort, we also weren’t surprised to see many attendees changing into different looks for the afterparty (à la the Oscars). Of course, plenty of stars just changed into less cumbersome — but still super-glamorous — dresses (Diane Kruger, Reese Witherspoon and Rihanna come to mind), but the biggest trend this year was doing a total style 180° altogether and attending the afterparty in casual pants.
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Charles James was a highly meticulous designer known for his enormous, elaborate and over-the-top glamorous gowns that were made to be worn to the fanciest balls on either side of the Atlantic. So we can’t say we expected the interpretations of his style at this year’s Met Gala to include wide swaths of skin. But plenty of stars — from those as demure as Anna Kendrick to those as wild as Cara Delevingne (both not pictured) — chose to expose their midriffs while paying homage to the designer.
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It can be easy to get into a short-haircut rut. It’s both a blessing and a curse that it can be so easy to style (something Anne Hathaway knows better than most, having recently confessed that her hair doesn’t respond to any external stimuli, including humidity). But just because her hair looks great in its signature side-parted swoop doesn’t mean that she’s resting on her well-coiffed laurels. She’s been rocking a bunch of fun styles and we’re here to celebrate that.
“Did you see [INSERT CELEB NAME HERE]‘s crop top yet?” If we had a nickel for every time we asked each other that question, we’d be able to buy the Olsens’ fancy Birkenstock-like sandals. We weren’t surprised to see them on Coachella-bound celebs like Vanessa Hudgens or skin-baring stars like Kim Kardashian, but lately, we’ve seen the trend pop up on stars we never expected to see wear it. Read More
We’ve always wondered something about Oscars night: Where do the stars go to make their quick outfit changes from show gowns to afterparty dresses. Seriously, is there a special meeting place? A hotel suite somewhere? A bathroom? Backstage meet-up spot? (It sounds like the makings for a reality show!) Regardless, they always manage to flawlessly transition into new looks.
You already know the PEOPLE StyleWatch editors’ best dressed picks from the main event. Now, catch the most noteworthy gown switch-ups below (all from the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty), vote on your favorite and share any thoughts in the comments. Read More