Red Carpet

Go Inside the Met Gala (Without Spending $25,000) Thanks to This Documentary About Fashion's Biggest Night

Mar/30/2016 at 05:58 PM ET

Once spring comes, the fashion world’s biggest event is hot on its (well-shod) heels: The Met Gala (a.k.a. Fashion Prom). The annual event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art marks the opening of the museum’s annual fashion exhibit. And once the flashblubs stop popping and the celebrities have sent back their diamonds, the gala’s worthy purpose — to raise money to support the museum’s Costume Institute — and since 1995, the event has been chaired (and heavily influenced by) Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.

For years, the public has only been privy to watching the gala’s glamorous red carpet, a place where stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and more clutch the arms of their favorite designers as they glide (or in Beyoncé’s case, are hoisted) up the museum’s red famous carpet-covered staircase. And aside from a special issue Vogue delivers each spring (and an epic Snapchat story last year), an inside look at what actually goes down leading up to and actually inside the ball is rare.

Not anymore.

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Melissa McCarthy Stuns in All-White Ensemble at The Boss L.A. Premiere

Mar/29/2016 at 01:00 AM ET
Spring is definitely here!
 
Melissa McCarthy was glowing from head to toe (no, but really!) at the L.A. premiere of The Boss Monday night. Wearing an off-white blouse that was matched with a similar toned maxi skirt, McCarthy was all smiles. Accompanied by her husband, Ben Falcone, the actress was definitely in full Spring mode.

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Gal Gadot's Top 5 Style Moments From Her Batman v Superman Tour

Mar/25/2016 at 09:00 AM ET

These days, when you hit it big as a leading lady, you’re also expected to be a style superhero, able to make speedy outfit changes even without the help of a nearby phone booth. Luckily Gal Gadot, 30, has actual superhero experience: She’s playing Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice! To get red-carpet-ready, the former beauty queen tapped Micaela Erlanger — who styles Lupita Nyong’o, Michelle Dockery and Hilary Swank — to outfit her for the film’s world tour.

“I really wanted to capture the essence of who Gal is,” Erlanger tells PEOPLE. “And I think we were able to do that with the diversity of looks that she wore. It was important to us both that it be authentic, with an added dose of serious fashion.” One thing we noticed? No capes (Phew?). Here are five of her standout looks — in no particular order!

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1) The red Prada gown at the European premiere in London
Channeling Wonder Woman was an easy feat since Gadot happens to look stellar in scarlet — which may be why it’s her favorite color! “There was a subtle nod to her character with the color choice and embellished shoulder,” explains Erlanger. “The decision to wear the gown was so easy: It was stunning and bold. I think the combination of velvet and the silhouette made it all the more glamorous and perfect for a premiere.”

#wonderwoman lit up the carpet tonight in this red velvet #prada 🔥❤️⚡️

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2) The floral Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown at the Mexico City world premiere
The world premiere of the film deserved a major moment. “We wanted to kick off the tour with a bang and I think we nailed it,” says Erlanger. There are certainly a lot of textures going on with this gown: 3-D floral appliqués cover the neckline and embroidered flowers sit atop black a macramé asymmetrical skirt. A sleek updo and (relatively) understated Harry Kotlar Marquis Cluster and Baguette Earrings let the dress stand out. “This was the biggest gown of all the premieres,” says Erlanger. “It felt so appropriate for Mexico with the ruffle, the high-low hem, the floral embroidery.”

3) The embroidered Dolce&Gabbana dress at Jimmy Kimmel Live
On another star, a daisy pattern and bright yellow pumps might’ve felt ultra-girlie. But on Gal, it managed to look polished and simple. “I always believe it’s a balance and I think in this case we kept it effortless and easy with hair and makeup,” says Erlanger.

Spring florals and a little #dolce for @jimmykimmellive ! #galgadot #batmanvsuperman 🌻🌻🌻

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4) The Balmain mini at the New York City premiere
“Fringe is totally having a moment,” says Erlanger. “This look was so fierce and so fun! It was certainly a fashion-forward choice to wear a short fringe-y dress with cutouts to a premiere, but it was ultra-glamorous and she carried the look so well. She really owned it.” And though it’s pastel and covered in lace and pearls, the structured, curve-enhancing silhouette gives off a powerful vibe.

About last night… ✨#galgadot literally glowed at the nyc premiere of #batmanvsuperman ✨

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5) The Dolce&Gabbana midi at a press conference in Mexico City
“This was definitely a favorite of mine,” Erlanger says. “I’m a believer in dressing for the occasion and this felt perfect for Mexico. The shape of this silhouette and bustier bodice is a little sexy, and the motif made it feel really unusual and cool. Gal looked killer in this look and everything about it was a home run.”

Tell us: Which of Gadot’s red carpet looks is your favorite?


–Catherine Kast

Kerry Washington Only Reads the Comments Near Therapy Days (and Has More Social Media Advice For You)

Mar/14/2016 at 04:29 PM ET

Anyone who watches Scandal while following along on Twitter knows that the show’s biggest fan is none other than Olivia Pope herself, Kerry Washington. The actress live-tweets every week and even admits to having a hand in season two’s direction.

Over the weekend she chatted with InStyle‘s Editorial Director Ariel Foxman at South by Southwest in Austin to talk about all things social media, including how Twitter saved her little show called that could (Scandal) and why her interest in style is all business-oriented.

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Why Sofia Vergara's Oscars 2016 Marchesa Gown Was a True Surprise

Mar/03/2016 at 09:00 AM ET

When Sofia Vergara walks the red carpet, you can usually expect her to wear a formfitting silhouette and bouncy blowout. Truly, there is no one who works a mermaid look quite like the Modern Family star. But she surprised many on Sunday night when she attended the 2016 Oscars in a billowing ball gown by Marchesa and pulled-back pony. So, why the switch-up?

Sofia Vergara Oscars 2016 Marchesa GownSteve Granitz/WireImage

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Tina Fey's Oscars Experience: 'You See Charlize Theron, and You're Like, Wheel Me Out With the Garbage!'

Mar/02/2016 at 12:50 PM ET

Tina Fey is on a roll right now. She shut down the Oscars red carpet in one of the loveliest looks of the night, she landed a gorgeous cover of Town & Country and she’s starring in the new film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. So naturally we had a lot of questions when we saw her at the film’s N.Y.C. premiere.

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Taylor Swift and Andreja Pejic Have a Fashion Faceoff Moment in Plunging Gowns at the Oscars Afterparties

Feb/29/2016 at 03:08 PM ET

Here at PeopleStyle, we’re obsessed with Fashion Faceoff moments (and track them extensively!). So we know that two stars sporting the same design is a rare occurrence, on par with seeing a lunar eclipse. But it appeared that Taylor Swift and transgender model Andreja Pejic both wore such similar sexy, plunging, slit up-to-there Alexandre Vauthier gowns at two of the hottest Oscars afterparties — that Pejic even called it out on her Instagram!

Taylor Swift and Andreja PejicAlberto E Rodriguez/WireImage; Splash News Online

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