The MTV VMAs has played host to some historic moments in fashion; from Lady Gaga’s meat dress and Beyoncé’s baby bump revealing gown to Britney Spears’ snake scarf and Justin Timberlake’s Canadian tuxedo. And the 2015 ceremony was no exception when it came to adding unforgettable outfits to the books. Miley Cyrus was obviously outrageous (her skintight fruit onesie behind-the-scenes before the lavender carpet even opened up set the tone for the night), Taylor Swift was in a matching set with her entire girl gang in tow, and Vanessa Hudgens was a total boho babe. Other attendees showed some skin with cutouts, leg slits, and crop tops, and various inventive ways to go nearly-naked while appropriately covering up for audiences at home.
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Uniqlo on Monday launched a “Star Wars”-inspired T-shirt collection featuring 23 tees designed by various artists who submitted designs for a competition. The launch comes just in time for an unofficial but amazing fan holiday on May 4 known as May the Fourth Be With You. It also preps the faithful for the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which hits theaters this December. The clothing line is yet another fragment in the wonderful world of “Star Wars” apparel. Vans collaborated with the film franchise in 2014 with a set of high-top and low-top sneakers, and C-3PO had a moment on the runway in Rodarte’s Fall 2014 collection. The men’s and kids’ Uniqlo T-shirts ($12.90 to $19.90) go on sale April 27, in-store and online. See some of the tees below, and check out the rest at uniqlo.com.
At Sunday’s ceremony, Miss N’yongo, who attended as a presenter, decided to go with a white, open-back, custom dress by Calvin Klein and Nicholas Kirkwood heels. The gown looked like one gorgeous, giant strand of pearls. With minimal makeup and her brother on her arm, she looked like red carpet-royalty.
Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed generations of celebrities in red carpet and evening gowns, has died after battling cancer at 82. He first came to fame dressing Jackie Kennedy, and founded an influential New York fashion house. Among the actresses who appreciated his glamorous red carpet gowns were Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Stewart, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Chastain. One of his most recent commissions was Amal Clooney’s wedding dress. His name was so synonymous with high fashion that an entire “Sex and the City” episode was based on the idea of Carrie Bradshaw receiving a knee-length red poufy dress from her boyfriend Aleksandr Petrovsky. Though his ruffles and slinky satin dresses were undeniably feminine, he told Elle magazine, “I hate pretty. It’s a very empty word. It gives a bad name to beauty.”
The whole “no wearing white after Labor Day” rule is pretty much a thing of the past. These days, winter whites rule the runway and you’d be pressed to find someone who really abides by the dated notion. Still, the question of how exactly to wear it without looking like you just stepped off the beach can be tricky. Here are some tips.
Sofia Vergara (pictured) is always a favorite. See some of the other dazzlers here.
Lots of skin turned up on the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Cut-outs, glitter, cropped tops, leather, lace, sequins and more were on full display as stars walked the red carpet before the show. Iggy Azalea, for one, went the cut-out route. The rapper, who donned a silver Versace dress, said, “Versace actually emailed and said they’d like me to wear something.”