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

Apr/19/2010 at 03:00 PM ET

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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

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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

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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

The Inspiration Behind Penelope Cruz's Glowy Golden Globes Look? Uma Thurman!

Jan/23/2010 at 09:00 AM ET


Following a tropical vacation, Pené lope Cruz went for a golden faux-tan on the red carpet at last weekend’s Golden Globes, according to her hairstylist Oribe and makeup artist Scott Barnes. At the launch of his new book About Face this week in N.Y.C, Barnes explained Cruz’s inspiration for her look: “She had just come back from her vacation. And she said, ‘I want to be tan. I want this eye.’ She found it in my book, it was Irina, the sexy Russian model who does the Guess! Jeans ads.” Barnes, who held court with another of his favorite clients, Jennifer Lopez, that evening, also revealed that Cruz, “had remembered an Elle cover I did with Uma Thurman. Uma was really tan and she wanted to look really tan, because she had just come back from vacation.” Makeup artist Oribe weighed in on Cruz’s flowing locks: “I just tried to wave her hair. She wanted to wear it down for the Armani dress. It was just movie star glamour. Wavy, but not too wavy. Just stylized nicely.” And where exactly was Cruz’s vacation-tousled look recreated? “We did it at her home. Real casual and easy and we got her ready probably in an hour and a half, nails and everything done,” says Oribe. “She’s amazing, just a regular girl,” added the hair guru. “Scott brought his book, showed her what he wanted to do. She loved it. It just went very smoothly. Beautiful eye, natural skin, it was a different makeup for her… really special. It made her look really fresh.” –Jeffrey Slonim



Dolce & Gabbana on Their Nine Role: 'A Dream Come True'

Dec/15/2009 at 05:47 PM ET

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Nine‘s A-list leading ladies might be decked out in Chopard jewels throughout the movie, but Dolce & Gabbana’s designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, have scored actual roles in the much-anticipated flick! The pair play Italian priests alongside Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Fergie and Marion Cotillard. And though they’re used to rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty, working alongside them on this film was definitely a special treat: “We wanted so much to be part of this project! Federico Fellini has always been one of our greatest sources of inspiration, one of the most important Italian directors,” the duo tells PEOPLE through a spokesperson. “For us, being part of a movie inspired by the work of the maestro is like a dream come true. Rob Marshall did an amazing work and the cast is amazing! He was able to put together the most beautiful and talented actresses of various generations and great actors. We couldn’t be more happy to be chosen, even if for a short appearance.” Nine opens on December 25 nationwide. Tell us: Are you excited to see Nine?

Golden Globe Nominations Are In! Who Are You Excited to See on the Red Carpet?

Dec/15/2009 at 11:28 AM ET

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The Hollywood awards season is officially—and fashionably—underway with the just-announced 2010 Golden Globe nominees. A bevy of chic actresses made the cut, and we already can’t wait to see what they turn up in on the red carpet. Penélope Cruz, nominated for her supporting role in Nine, can always be counted on for big-time glamour, while Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock, competing for Best Actress for their work in Duplicity and The Blind Side, respectively, are sure to deliver on seasoned sophistication. And then there’s relative newcomer Emily Blunt, also up for Best Actress for The Young Victoria, whose already proven she can hold her own both talent and style-wise, having won a Best Supporting Actress trophy in 2007 in vintage Herve Leger for The Devil Wears Prada. Other standouts include Drew Barrymore, Chloe Sevigny and Courteney Cox! Tune in on January 17 to watch the show and, of course, we’ll keep you posted on all the award show news and styles. Tell us: Who are you most looking forward to seeing on the red carpet?


Francisco Costa on Dressing Penélope Cruz: "She’s an Angel"

Nov/18/2009 at 11:33 AM ET

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In her new film Broken Embraces, Penélope Cruz dresses the part of a mogul’s wife and budding movie star, but at the Calvin Klein Collection-sponsored Cinema Society premiere at the Crosby Street Hotel last night, she looked simply angelic in a long white velvet coat and matching dress from Calvin Klein Collection with glittering Chopard diamonds. “She’s an angel,” said Francisco Costa, who is the Women’s Creative Director, Calvin Klein Collection. “She’s a total clothes horse. She looks amazing in everything.” Costa was also struck at how well the camera reacts to Penélope, even in her off time. “It was quite telling today. I wasn’t in the last fitting, and I got pictures of her in the clothes at the hotel room. And they looked like movie stills. She was just wearing the clothes in the hotel room, but it almost felt like Helmut Newton pictures, there was so much of her in the photos.” Even for a star as graceful as Penélope, it is still demanding to promote two movies at once — her musical Nine is coming out in December, as well. “Well, yes, I’m dressing for two tours at once over these two weeks, so it’s great that I have a team of people that help me.” Luckily after months of rigorous training for her dance numbers in Nine, she looks as fabulous in her red carpet clothes as she does in her revealing costumes. “For Nine, I had to rehearse a number for three months,” said Cruz. “That was the only way to do that, I had singing teachers and dancing teachers. I did dancing when I was growing up. I did classical ballet, but what I do in Nine is a VERY different type of dance. It was really like starting from zero, in a way.”–Jeffrey Slonim


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