As we count down to tonight's Oscars, we have compiled some images of some of the best red carpet moments we've had over the last few years.
Naturally Hilary Swank's Guy Laroche dress that she wore to accept the Best Female gong for 'Million Dollar Baby' is in the list, alongside Nicole Kidman in that red Balenciaga halter neck dress that she wore in 2007 and that breathtaking Atelier Versace gown that Penelope Cruz wore back in 2007.
Guess who are the new faces of Revlon? Yes, Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde have officially signed with the brand as global brand ambassadors joining the likes of Halle Berry and Jessica Biel. It was only a matter time before the pair bagged a big deal because they've been everywhere this year as Stone promotes her new film, 'The Help' while Wilde is currently pushing both 'Cowboys and Aliens'.
According to WWD, both actresses are working on campaigns for the brand's new colour cosmetics and nail polish line set to launch in early 2011. But don't worry Gucci Westman, Revlon's global artistic director, confirmed that they will be releasing teaser images and videos of the campaign on Facebook and Twitter in the run up to the big reveal next year.
As the September issues of our favourite monthly glossies are regarded as the biggest and most important of the year, there is without a doubt an air of anticipation when it comes to who will land the front cover. As many reporters have picked up on, this year's September issues are flaunting the older icons in our media world: Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez, both aged 41, Julia Roberts aged 42 and Halle Berry aged 44 all grace the September covers of Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Elle and Vogue, all over the age of 40.
Whilst it seems a little sad that their ages are racking up column inches, the choice taken by the editor-in-chiefs of these magazines could be celebrating life post forty, seeing as we live in a world so focused on anti-ageing. That said, however, many have picked up on the reality that these icons have access to the world's best hair and makeup artists, fitness instructors, even dare we say it, plastic surgeons, and so many reporters have pointed out that these plus-forty cover stars don't actually look their age.
The Cut have even gone as far as to say that by using older cover stars, the magazines are targeting those readers who aren't so keen on getting their information fix online, "maybe these covers are a grasp at the people clinging to their monthly media," they announce, to the point. The Daily News takes a slightly different angle, putting the significance of the covers down to this message, "It's time to grow up if you think youth is everything," whilst their title is a little more optimistic, "September style bibles use Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Halle Berry to prove 40 is nothing to fear."
Halle Berry hasn't given a proper interview in three years and her last commercial film was more than four years ago but she decided to break her silence and front US Vogue's September issue; the fact that it was the September issue undoubtedly helped. "What that means for a woman of colour and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture, there was no way I could say, 'No, I'm not going to be on the biggest issue of the year'," she said.
This is Berry's second US Vogue cover - she first fronted it in 2002 - and the second time a black person has covered the magazine's September issue since it was founded in 1892. Naomi Campbell was the first to bag the big September issue in 1989 and unfortunately it was the magazine's worst selling issue. Beverley Johnson was the first black person on the cover in 1974, Oprah made her cover debut in 1998 and Jennifer Hudson followed in 2007 and Beyonce in 2009.
Two weeks ago we told you all about the rumoured cover stars for the big magazine's september issues and today a lot of these were confirmed by WWD.
Although Stefano Tonchi was rumoured to have chosen Lindsay Lohan to cover his first september issue at W, he is now said to be working with Zoe Kravitz and actress Emma Roberts. The Cut reports that Vogue has not confirmed Halle Berry as there September cover but according to insiders, it's a done deal.
WWd confirmed the following covers:
Elle — Julia Roberts Harper's Bazaar — Jennifer Aniston InStyle — Hilary Swank Vanity Fair — Lady Gaga T — Freida Pinto
It's only a couple of months until the coveted September issues of our favourite publications hit magazine stalls worldwide, and everyone knows that one of the most important features of the most important issue is the question of who will become the cover girl. The fall issue is without a doubt the biggest in the fashion calendar, and so The Cut have gathered information from the papers, online fashion forums and secretive sources to bring us an insight into the faces of both the August, and September issues.
If the rumoured cover girls are correct, Halle Berry landing Vogue's September issue will reportedly mark the first black woman to grace the cover since Naomi Campbell back in 1989, according to Fashionista. See the list of expected cover girls below.
With the ever-glamorous Oscars approaching quick and fast for the 7th of March, it's easy for us to overlook the preparation that goes into an award-winning look. So what does actually go into looking Oscar-worthy on the night? Stylist to the stars Phillip Bloch speaks to The Thread about transforming the actresses into Hollywood goddesses, and how much money gets piped into these kind of events.
Charging roughly $1000 to $1,500 per day, Bloch tends to spend at least a couple of days with the stars, bringing between 50 and 100 dresses to fittings, from all different designers to be "efficient". For the dress, expect to spend anything from $5,000 to $20,000, add $700-plus for shoes, $2,500 to $5,000 for a makeup artist and between $500 and $1,500 for a tailor to take in said dress. That's not even including the jewellery - the diamonds that you'll see sparkle on the red carpet range from $100,000 to a few million dollars - and underwear... and a bag. It's not all glitz and glam, however. Bloch is keen to point out that most actresses borrow their ensembles, which takes the overall costing down to roughly $10,000. A cheap night, then.