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Red Carpet Trend Report: What's Sizzling and What's Fizzling

Jun/21/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Red Carpet Trend ReportDave M. Benett/Getty; Jason Merritt/Wireimage; Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett

Mega movie premieres this week (yay for summer blockbusters) meant lots of opportunities to see our favorite stars work it hard on the red carpet. And many of them did, choosing perfectly appropriate looks for their big nights out. However, there are still a few ladies on our naughty list, so let’s take a look at the trends we’re loving and the trend we’re ready to leave behind this week:

Up: Taking the plunge. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. (Well, as long as you don’t have too much of “it.”) Emma Stone‘s Elie Saab creation could’ve been a bit blasé if it went to her neck, but with the sexy deep V showing an appropriate amount of skin (and the rest of the outfit looking classy, not trashy), the star made a major fashion impression.
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Penélope Cruz Recalls Her Topless Moment with Meryl Streep

Apr/10/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Penelope Cruz Harper's Bazaar
Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar

When Penélope Cruz is choosing a red carpet dress, she has but one requirement: “All I look for is to be able to breathe,” she tells Harper’s Bazaar.

Working looks from Givenchy, Atelier Versace, Chanel and more as the magazine’s May cover girl, Cruz reveals her designer dream list: “Alaïa, Armani, Dolce, Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano,” she shares. But none have yet topped her favorite fashion moment, her arrival at the 2009 Academy Awards in a vintage white Balmain gown. (She won the Oscar for Vicky Cristina Barcelona that year, too.)

These days, the actress is more likely running around after son Leo in Mother jeans and black Isabel Marant wedge sneakers (“They are sold out everywhere! Tell her to make more,” she jokes). But she still has her fill of pinch-me style moments.

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Create Your Own Oscars Best-Dressed List!

Feb/28/2011 at 02:00 AM ET

Make Your Own Oscars Best Dressed List
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From Reese Witherspoon‘s retro-glam gown to Gwyneth Paltrow‘s ultra-modern column dress, there was plenty of red-carpet eye candy at this year’s Academy Awards — and we’ve made it easy for you to choose and share your favorites with everyone you know. See all the night’s looks at our Make Your Own Best Dressed page and then instantly share your top five with your Facebook friends — and us, of course! Click over and in just a few seconds your inner circle will know whether you thought that Natalie Portman reigned in purple or new mom Penélope Cruz sizzled in red.


Kate Hudson and Penélope Cruz's Favorite Ralph Lauren Looks Up for Auction

Oct/12/2010 at 02:45 PM ET

Courtesy Charitybuzz

Have you ever wished you could raid your favorite celebrity’s closet? Coveted that perfect it-bag or ethereal goddess gown? Well, looking like your favorite star has just gotten a little easier! In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Pink Pony–Ralph Lauren’s global initiative for cancer research–the luxury label is holding a one-of-a-kind online auction. Held in partnership with Charitybuzz, the auction will remain live through Oct. 21 and features exclusive items including a front row seat to the brand’s fall 2011 runway show and Ralph Lauren looks previously owned by celebrity style icons. Kate Hudson is offering up her favorite fringed Ralph Lauren Collection bag (shown left), while Penélope Cruz is donating the stunning beaded gown (pictured below) that she wore to the Nine premiere. Also up on the chopping block? Halle Berry and Jessica Biel‘s Vogue cover looks and Tom Cruise‘s Ralph Lauren jeans from Knight and Day. To get your hands on one of these coveted items, visit today!- Justine Harman

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Penelope Cruz Turns Editor--With Help From Some Famous Friends!

Apr/19/2010 at 03:00 PM ET

Courtesy French Vogue

Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Bono–talk about moral support! When Penelope Cruz was asked to be the guest editor of French Vogue‘s latest issue, the Oscar-winning actress called upon some very famous friends to help her out. For the May issue–traditionally dedicated to the Cinema and the Cannes Film Festival– Cruz corralled Streep, Winslet and Moore as models and talked Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, Bono and others into collaborating. “She was very intense and precise about what she wanted,” Olivier Lalanne, the magazine’s associate editor-in-chief told WWD. The resulting magazine–which hits Paris newsstands Friday, April 23–has three cover choices featuring Cruz with her A-list entourage. Inside, black and white photography accompanies Penelope’s winning editorial mix, including an interview between Spanish director Pedro Aldomovar and French screen legend Jeanne Moreau, some personal photographs of Salma Hayek, Javiar Bardem and Sean Penn, and a photo layout featuring Vanessa Paradis in Shanghai. Get a sneak peek at Penelope’s very stylish issue online at–Peter Mikelbank

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Who Will Be Best Dressed at Tonight's Oscars?

Mar/07/2010 at 06:00 AM ET

Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo; Kevin Winter/Getty

It’s been a thrilling award season for fashionistas, from Sandra Bullock‘s polished chic gowns to Carey Mulligan’s quirky high fashion to Penelope Cruz‘s sexy styles with a European savoir-faire flair. And now, the Academy Awards are finally upon us! We’ve made our predictions, and now it’s just hours until the red carpet opens and our favorite stars appear in their finest gowns and jewels. We know who we’re looking forward to seeing, but we want to know who you can’t wait to see! Sound off here, and don’t forget to join us in our live blog to dish on all the gowns, speeches, hot dates and more starting at 6 pm EST.

Giorgio Armani's Red Carpet Retrospective Set to Open in March

Feb/23/2010 at 04:35 PM ET

John Shearer/WireImage; Jason Merritt/Getty; Lionel Hahn/Abaca

Ever wonder what the stars’ finely detailed, exquisitely crafted and gorgeously over-the-top red carpet gowns look like up close and in person? Here’s your shot: After dressing Hollywood’s A-list for major events for more than twenty years, Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani is hosting an exhibition to showcase some of his most memorable celeb-worn designs. Look out for Lady Gaga’s sparkly, other-worldly look from this year’s Grammy Awards, the romantic black lace confection that Penelope Cruz wore to last month’s Golden Globes, the midnight blue strapless number that Anne Hathaway donned at the 2009 Globes, and more. The dresses will be on display at Armani’s Fifth Avenue flagship in New York City from March 5-21. – Emily Hsieh


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