H&M has been on a roll recently, especially with the launch of their red carpet worthy pieces and last year Topshop forayed into dressing celebrities for the red carpet too. Ginnifer Goodwin and Jessica Szohr have sported the brand's red carpet looks in the past and on Monday both Dree Heningway and Jamie King wore Topshop to the Met Gala.
‘We feel incredibly honoured to have had the opportunity to dress these two amazing girls with such differing style,’ Emma Farrow, Topshop's Head of Design, told ELLE UK. ‘The antique gold sequin and distressed mesh shift dress came straight off the catwalk and was simply lengthened to Dree's requirements—it was important to retain a simple modern feel.’ For Jamie the approach was different. 'We wanted to keep with her ‘30s siren glamour so worked along more traditional vintage lines with bold silk satin devore in a beautiful rich crimson that came from our original AW palette.’
Michelle Williams and Jessica Szohr turned up to the InStyle Golden Globes event in completely different outfits. Williams was perfection in this white Versace dress with satin ivory open toe heels; while Szohr followed her bohemian instinct with these wide leg trousers and relaxed feminine sheer button down.
Jessica Szohr (or Vanessa as our fellow 'Gossip Girl' fans will call her) was spotted in Miami this week attending Swimwear Fashion Week. The actress ended up matching the blue carpet in this halter neck electric blue playsuit which she teamed with monochromatic pointy toe heels.
Chris Benz makes us want to be an ex-pat model living in France. In the '60s. Everyone's favorite designer for fun-loving but quirky girls about town (this year, that would include Jenna Lyons from J. Crew, Jessica Szohr and, in a surprise visit, Carmen Electra) has once again created a colorful, optimistic collection that left us wanting every piece.
Overall, the chunky cardigans, wide-leg trousers and A-line skirts sent us into the past, in a good way. And it was a treat to see Benz experiment with print more this season, especially with a pair of skinny aqua floral trousers, paired with a sheer brown graphic-print top. (Mixing prints is one look we've seen models consistently rock backstage, and we can't wait to see it on the streets on mere mortals.) Moving to footwear, Benz struck a genius partnership with Alejandro Ingelmo, who created on-point platform mules for the presentation. Those clothes. Those shoes. We can't wait for spring.
I've never been too convinced when it comes to Jessica Szohr's style but she had me convinced in this strapless red dress. The 'Gossip Girl' star wore it the after-party of the 'Piranha 3D' premiere this week.
'Gossip Girl' stars Jessica Szohr and Michelle Trachtenberg showed up for the Fall '10 Jill Stuart show - which Lindsay Lohan was rejected for - wearing their front-row best. Szohr chose a sheer-panel black and cream style, while Trachtenberg picked up a studded blazer.
At times we saw an 'Avatar' influence in Max and Lubov Azria's latest Hervé Léger collection, but it really all came down to one notion: athleticism. The designers of those ubiquitous bandage dresses (Jessica Szohr was in the front row picking out her next) have gone sporty now. From mesh-paneled second-skin frocks to neoprene jackets, the looks sent down the runway were ready for more than a movie premiere or an all-out night at a club.
A few velvet dresses recalled typical Léger softness, but for the most, the designs carried a sports-influenced, even futuristic air. Swashes of neutral spread across dresses seemed almost ergonomically designed. Already streamlined silhouettes looked sleeker still in all nude. Will plenty of women run out their doors to get these looks? Probably. And they'll have to be pretty in-shape to get to the shops first.