Anne Hathaway

Met Gala 2014: Are We Sure the Theme Wasn't 'Crop Tops?'

May/05/2014 at 10:01 PM ET

Met Gala crop topsDimitrios Kambouris/Getty(2); Evan Agostini/Invisi

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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Anne Hathaway Is Taking Her Pixie Cut to the Next Level With Some Sassy Accessories

Mar/26/2014 at 03:23 PM ET

Anne hathaway hairstylesHarlem Mepham/GC; Manny Hernandez/Getty; Splash News

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.

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Two Unexpected Crop Top Moments We Need to Talk About (We're Looking at You Mindy Kaling)

Mar/26/2014 at 11:39 AM ET

Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway Crop TopFilmMagic; Getty

“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

Jennifer! Kate! Amy! See the Best Oscars Dress Changes of the Night

Mar/03/2014 at 02:48 PM ET

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

And the Best Oscars Dress Of the Past Decade Belongs to ... (Drumroll)

Mar/01/2014 at 12:47 PM ET

Anne Hathaway Best Oscars gownKevin Mazur/WireImage

It’s been an action-packed week in the offices thanks to our nail-biting Oscars gown bracket. In trying to determine who wore the best gown of the past decade, we endured some neck-and-neck races, some major upsets and some early favorites go down unexpectedly.

But the two weeks of suspense were all worth it to get to this moment: Anne Hathaway, in her custom Armani Privé gown, has taken the official title of “Best Oscar Dress of the Past Decade.”

RELATED: See the whole bracket here!

And Anne did not have an easy path to victory. First, she had to take out Naomi Watts’s similarly striking metallic Armani. Then she conquered Mila Kunis’s memorable lavender Elie Saab. And finally (and most tragically for our Style and Beauty Director Andrea Lavinthal), she took out early favorite Michelle Williams in yellow Vera Wang, before finally taking on Nicole Kidman in the final matchup.

It was a tough choice, neck-and-giant-bow-at-neck ’til the end, but Hathaway pulled out the win with a 56% vote. And we certainly can’t argue with a gown this classic, a hair and makeup look this elegant and accessories this special. Now we just can’t wait to see if anyone tops Anne tomorrow.

Oscars Gown Final Showdown: Anne Hathaway vs. Nicole Kidman -- Pick Your Favorite!

Feb/28/2014 at 09:45 AM ET

Oscar Gown Showdown: Anne Hathaway, Nicole KidmanFernando Allende/Broadimage; Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo

The Showdown: Anne Hathaway in Armani Privé (2009) vs. Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga (2007)
The Editor’s Pick: Anne Hathaway
Who Made the Call?: Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director
Why She Chose It:

I’m on Oscars Gown Bracketology strike. Allow me to explain. Yes, both final contenders look stunning in their respective gowns but I’m still reeling from the early elimination of Michelle Williams in that yellow Vera Wang. This is worse than when the Bachelor sends home the fan favorite mid-season.

I suppose I have to choose between Anne Hathaway and Nicole Kidman, but before I do, I’d like to take a few minutes to highlight what our editors said about Michelle’s gown in previous rounds:

Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor: Michelle Williams’s striking marigold number has made countless best-dressed (and best-ever) lists since the moment she walked onto the red carpet … The dress fit her like a glove, and had just enough drama in the details to make her stand out without overwhelming her petite frame.

Brittany Talarico, Associate Editor: This was Michelle’s first Oscars appearance ever, and I love that she totally went for something bold and fresh. With the vibrant color, ruffled neckline and ruching at the waist, it’s no surprise this design launched the nominee to the top of best dressed lists.

Check out the full Oscars Gown Showdown bracket here!

OK, now I’m ready to accept Michelle’s defeat and move on. I was surprised when Nicole’s dramatic red Balenciaga beat out Gwyneth’s now-iconic white Tom Ford (two equally polarizing dresses, but Gwyn’s was such a moment), but I was downright stunned when it also kicked Charlize Theron’s Dior-clad butt. For a minute it looked like Sandra Bullock’s Marchesa would break her winning streak, but with 52% of the votes, Nicole was victorious once more.

The success of Anne’s iridescent Armani Privé gown was easier to predict. It’s glamorous, it’s elegant and even though it weighed 15 pounds, she made it look effortless. “Anne is so lovely and ethereal — she reminds me of the great actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age,” Giorgio Armani said of the look he created for her. “For this reason I dressed her as a type of fairy-mermaid, pure and sparkling … She looked truly breathtaking.”

Both of these stars are drop-dead gorgeous in their gowns, and I’d be perfectly happy to let it end in a tie. But since that’s apparently not how things work with these brackets, I’m going to give this to Anne by a very narrow margin. I think her shimmering champagne moment is going to stand the test of time for decades to come.

Do you agree with me or should Nicole Kidman win this round? Vote in the Oscars Gown Bracket and check back tomorrow to see who comes out on top!

Oscars Gown Showdown: Anne Hathaway vs. Michelle Williams -- Pick Your Favorite!

Feb/26/2014 at 09:45 AM ET

Oscar Gown Showdown: Anne Hathaway, Michelle WilliamsFernando Allende/Broadimage; Frazer Harrison/Getty

The Showdown: Anne Hathaway in 2009 vs. Michelle Williams in 2006
The Editor’s Pick: Anne Hathaway
Who Made the Call?: Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor
Why She Chose It:

I’ll admit it: I’m feeling pretty cocky right now, because I picked both Anne and Michelle in previous rounds. That being said, this decision was nearly impossible. Picture me sitting at my desk making this exact face for over an hour. I feel like I’m the Academy, and I’m about to deny one of these gorgeous women an Oscar. It’s been rough. But I also want to preserve my winning record, so I have to go with my gut and pick Anne.

Check out the full Oscars Gown Showdown bracket here!

Anne’s look screams glamour. Her pearly iridescent Armani Privé gown with the circular paillettes and Swarovski crystal detailing on the bodice gives nods to Old Hollywood, while still maintaining an ageless elegance. This is a gown that will never feel out of style or dated. I think we’ll still be talking about it 10 years from now, with the same admiration. It will never lose its awe. (Anne, if you’re reading this and you want to bring it back for this year’s show, we won’t judge. Promise.)

On the other end of the spectrum, Michelle’s marigold Vera Wang stuns with its vibrant color and ruffle neckline. Gorgeous, but it just doesn’t feel as strong in comparison to Anne’s timeless design.

Hey, I’d be more than happy to wear Michelle’s dress. But if I opened my mailbox the day before the Oscars and an invite to the show was in there along with both of these gowns, first, I’d chew out the delivery guy for cramming designer couture in a tiny Brooklyn mailbox. But then I’d reach for the Armani Privé and book my ticket to LAX.

Voting is now closed but click here to see who came out on top — and to weigh in on today’s matchup: Sandra Bullock vs. Nicole Kidman!


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