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Oscars Gown Showdown: Michelle Williams vs. Keira Knightley -- Pick Your Favorite!

Feb/12/2014 at 09:30 AM ET

Oscar Gown Showdown: Michelle Williams, Keira KnightleyFrazer Harrison/Getty; Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Ph

The Matchup: Michelle Williams in Vera Wang (2006) vs. Keira Knightley in Vera Wang (2006)
Who Made the Call?: Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor
My Pick: Michelle Williams
Hear Me Out: With all due respect to Keira Knightley’s very glamorous burgundy one-shoulder gown (and the jaw-dropping Bulgari jewels that came with it), this race was over before it even started. Michelle Williams’s striking marigold number by the same designer has made countless best-dressed (and best-ever) lists since the moment Williams walked onto the red carpet. Where Knightley’s ruched taffeta confection was perfectly pretty, Williams’s was surprising (for the low-key star), bold (that yellow color!), blinged-out (those 19th century Fred Leighton diamonds!) and best of all, memorable.

Check out the full Oscars Gown Showdown bracket here!

In fact, I think all starlets should be assigned this photo to study as a master class in red carpet dressing. 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. To that end, she knew to add a bold red lip to ensure that the bright hue wouldn’t wash out her pale skin. And the hair accented the entire look perfectly — it was a little bohemian, a little romantic and not a strand was out of place.

She didn’t walk away with the Oscar for which she was nominated that year, but she did manage to secure a place in the ephemeral pantheon of best red carpet moments, so I’ll consider it a win for her anyway.

Voting is now closed but click here to see who came out on top — and to weigh in on today’s matchup: Reese Witherspoon vs. Zoë Saldana!

Keira Knightley Pulls Off the Most Dramatic Eye Makeup We've Seen in a While

Jan/16/2014 at 03:02 PM ET

Keira Knightley makeup, styleJerod Harris/Wireimage

If you thought Mila Kunis’s smoky eye at the Golden Globes was show-stopping, then you’re probably even more blown away by the bold eye makeup Keira Knightley wore to the Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit premiere in L.A. Wednesday. Luckily, we have the breakdown for you.

The look, courtesy of Chanel celebrity makeup artist Kate Lee, was inspired by Knightley’s outfit: a Chanel navy knit dress with white bow details.

RELATED PHOTOS: See which stars nabbed one of our Beauty Awards for Golden Globes glamour

“I wanted to keep her looking more of the moment, and so we went for a navy creamy smudged eye,” Lee says.

And if you’re anxious to try this at home, here’s Lee’s breakdown. “On the eye I started out by lining the inside of the eye, upper and lower lash line with Chanel Le Crayon Khôl Intense Eye Pencil in ‘Marine,’ then worked along the lash line above and below them gently blended the lines. Next, I reached for Chanel Limited Edition Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in ‘Apparition,’ which is a beautiful shimmering navy to melt away the lines and give a soft effect.” Read More


Did Keira Knightley Just Wear Her Wedding Dress for the Third Time?

Dec/03/2013 at 06:47 PM ET

Keira Knightley Wedding DressRex USA; X17online; Wireimage

So nice, she wore it … thrice? Keira Knightley appears to be getting even more use out of the powder pink Chanel Haute Couture dress she last wore to her wedding in May.
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The $95 Scrunchie & More Expensive Ways to Bring Back the '90s

Oct/02/2013 at 06:17 PM ET

Hailee Steinfeld '90s trendsCourtesy of Missoni; AFF-USA; AKM-GSI

Want to bring back the ’90s? You better start saving. Because if you do things the Hollywood way, it’s going to cost you.

First up: This $95 (no, that’s not a typo) scrunchie by celeb-loved brand Missoni. We used to buy Goody hair ties by the pack (for under $10), but if you really want to add some high-fashion oomph to your hair accessories collection you might want to splurge on the label’s tri-color design. (It’s only a matter of days before someone like Kourtney Kardashian steps out sporting it.)

RELATED: See what other styles are trending big in Hollywood

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#LDW Must-Read: The 7 Biggest Style Trends of Summer

Sep/02/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

summer trends, flower crowns, crop topsGetty(2); WireImage; Splash News Online

If there is one thing we love about holiday weekends (aside from the parties and food), it’s the roundups. So we couldn’t let this day go by without pulling together some of most memorable looks from the past three months. (And yes, we hope you are reading this on the beach right now!)

1.Floral Crowns: They started at Coachella, and ended at … nowhere. Surprisingly, this hippied-out headgear is still in play.

statement earrings, crop topsGetty; WireImage

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Overalls Are Really Happening. Are You In or Out?

May/29/2013 at 05:30 PM ET

Celebrities in overalls AKM-GSI; XPosure; AKM-GSI

There are some trends we were so sure would never come back, like neon crushed velour and polyester floral print bell-bottoms. And until recently, we were pretty sure we could add overalls to that list.

But now that we’ve seen the style on some of Hollywood’s most trendsetting stars, we are starting to come to the realization that we may have discarded our pair from sixth grade a little too hastily.

RELATED: Vote on more questionable star style in Obsessed or Hot Mess?
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Keira Knightley's Honeymoon Wardrobe Includes a Leather Jacket for a Boat Trip

May/09/2013 at 01:18 PM ET

Kerry Washington Red hairRamey

We’re still talking about her wedding dress, so it’s no surprise that Keira Knightley‘s honeymoon attire is just as noteworthy.

For starters, her coverup is much more stylish than the tees we tend to reach for. In fact, her pretty printed shirtdress did double duty as her travel outfit — after disembarking from her private plane in Corsica, she went straight for a stroll on the beach, then unbuttoned the dress to reveal a chic maroon two-piece with a baroque print. She accessorized her outfit with a $24 pair of Havaianas and a crisp Panama hat.

RELATED PHOTOS: Check out all the exclusive shots of Knightley’s honeymoon with James Righton here!

Then for a picnic lunch aboard a boat, the actress topped a high-waisted pair of red shorts and a black tee with a killer $2,865 Balenciaga quilted leather jacket. It’s hardly what we’d wear to protect ourselves from sea spray and bread crumbs (we’d save ours only for fancy nights out with 0% chance of rain!) but we also didn’t get to recycle custom Chanel for our wedding.

Tell us: What do you think of Knightley’s honeymoon duds? What’s your favorite thing to wear beachside?

–Alex Apatoff


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