Sure, President-elect Barack Obama may know what he's going to wear on inauguration night, but the big question on everyone's mind is what will his fashionista wife Michelle Obama be wearing?
Of course, many have compared our next first lady to the most famous of fashionista first ladies, Jackie O, so designers are clamoring to get their designs on her. Here, we've rounded up some possible choices for the big night, thanks to Women's Wear Daily:
1. Michael Kors, who is known for his classic American style, has imagined a belted, one-shoulder, royal-blue gown for the future first lady. It is both glamorous and simple, a winning combination for a night like the inauguration.
2. Diane Von Furstenberg confirmed that she submitted some sketches to Michelle. In one sketch, we see the dress as a reimagining of her famous wrap dress: long, straight and white with a big bow at the waist.
Sure, a lot of people rocked the Golden Globes red carpet last night, especially Amy Adams whom we named the belle of the ball. But there were the special few who decided that this was their big chance to make statement. And there were some statements we wish were kept silent.
(Check out photos of Golden Globes red-carpet fashion at its worst.)
8. Marisa Tomei: Sometimes, costume-like fashion works. Then again, sometimes it doesn't. Marisa, this didn't work. Are you angling for a role in the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie? If not, there's no excuse for this.
Spotted: Leighton Meester walking the runway and giving up her Stuart Weitzman platforms in Union Square today.
Nope, not a spoof of Monday night's episode of "Gossip Girl," in which Dan Humphrey gave up his shoes to Chuck Bass, and Serena van der Woodsen strutted the runway while a jealous Blair Waldorf tried to sabotage the backstage goings-on. This time, there were no last-minute shenanigans, though Meester kept her fingers crossed. "I hope that doesn't come back to me!"
Watch Leighton on the runway after the jump!
By Rya Backer
May I get those 60 minutes of my life back now, please? Funny story — last month, I saw this noise band (that shall remain nameless), and I thought they were so lame and droney, and their music literally nauseated me. But everyone around me was headbanging and really, really rocking! And that's how I feel about "Project Runway" at this point. Like, we're all watching the same show, right? And everyone's getting a huge kick out of it? So why am I inching away from the crowd, with my fingers in my ears, holding back vomit? OK, enough pouring out my soul — I'm starting to sound like Kenley. Ins and Outs!
Stella Zotis: You guys don't get it, do you? In addition to being a personable, talented and whip-smart woman, Stella made great television. When I saw those digital cameras, I was reminded of her, and I poured one out. Admit it, you did the same. Actually, I take that back, because I don't drink on the job; though maybe if I did, this show would be bearable.
Tulle: In the world of fabrics, tulle is sugar. It's an essential ingredient that makes everything that much more flouncy, feminine and fun — take that alliteration, Cosmo. So for a minute — and really, only about a minute — I felt for Kenley, when she realized she forgot hers at Mood and had to use drafting paper to create volume in her gown. Then I caught myself and went back to wanting to chop off her bangs in her sleep.
By Lisa Gonzalez
Working for MTV News isn't always easy. Sometimes you have to ask tough questions. And you can't be afraid. Even when you're sitting across Jennifer Lopez and she is clearly angry. And you have to somehow ask: "What the hell were you thinking when you wore that dreadful outfit to the VMAs?"
This same time last year, MTV was working on a VMA fashion special. It featured a segment called "Defend Your Outfit," where artists were asked to defend questionable fashion choices they'd rocked at previous VMA shows.
Fergie must have never heard the old adage about not repeating the same fashion — because she's set to perform at Condé Nast's Fashion Rocks for the third year running this fall.
Fergie Ferg won't be the only repeat offender. The Black Eyed Peas, who joined her on one song two years ago, will also headline along with Beyoncé, who headlined in 2006 too.
Also coming back to the Fashion Rocks stage are Mariah Carey (who headlined in 2005) and Rihanna (who performed with Elton John in 2006). But this year's show will have some new energy from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Duffy, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne for the event's fifth anniversary. Keith Urban and Kid Rock are also on the bill.
The concert will take place September 5 at New York's Radio City Music Hall and will be taped as a two-hour program to air four nights later, September 9, on CBS. Proceeds from the event will benefit Stand Up to Cancer.
By Nick Neofitidis
OK, so I'll get right into this one, because honestly there is no other way to approach such a subject: Can someone please tell me what is up with the white suit?!? I mean, has it made an official comeback, and I'm just not aware? Did the world lose all its blue and black fabric? Was there an overstock of boat shoes and we needed to find matching outfits?!
Back from a week in L.A., I sat down on my sofa Wednesday night to relax and watch my favorite shows: "Lost," "The American Experience," re-runs of "90210" (yes, I'm serious) and, of course, "Top Chef." On "Top Chef," the four remaining contestants were sent to Puerto Rico to compete for the three final spots. As I was watching (and eating, now that I have at least a month or so until I have to fit into another red-carpet look), I realized that host Padma Lakshmi — an internationally known actress, food expert, model and award-winning writer — was wearing a very familiar dress.
The MTV audience had voted for the week or so before the big show on which dress I should wear for the MTV Movie Awards preshow. Two dresses came out on top, so I decided to wear both, one for the preshow and one for my interviews backstage during the show and at the afterparty. The post-show/afterparty dress was a beautiful, strikingly light-blue dress by Yigal Azrouel. Compliments on this dress throughout the night came from Paris Hilton, T.I., Nicole from PCD, Sarah Jessica Parker (!!!) and others. As I said goodbye to the dress and left L.A., I didn't know I'd be reunited with its image so soon! However, as I squinted my eyes to better see the TV screen, I recognized that Padma was wearing the very same Yigal dress.
So ... the question of course becomes: WHO WORE IT BETTER?!?! I've lost this game once before, in a magazine, to Rebecca Romijn. Can I pull off a win now? Vote below!
After being in the bottom two twice in a row, Whitney (looking particularly rock & roll above) broke the curse last night and made it into this “ANTM” cycle’s final three. Don’t say we never told you so!
It’s ironic that a plus-sized beauty would triumph in a particularly food-averse episode -- the girls ganged up on Dominique behind her back, calling her out for eating candy and snacking at 2:30 in the morning (scandal!) -- but that’s just what happened. Continuing the corny themes inspired by the Roman backdrop, the girls were forced to “act” once again (gag), this time running down some steps with their (surprisingly short) Italian model “boyfriend” while being stalked by a paparazzo. Whatevs. Tyra, woman, those pseudo-concepts are so Cosmo/Allure/Seventeen -- i.e. not haute fashion! But what do you expect from a TV competition sponsored by Cover Girl? We wouldn’t be surprised if Oxy sponsored cycle 11…
Anyway, Whitney took some OK pics, as did the rest of the gang. Not an inspired/inspiring week. But what we came away with is the fact that, as the Blonde Bombshell herself put it, “America and ‘America’s Next Top Model’ are ready for a plus-size model to win the competition.” Yes, we are! Bring it!
So will Whitney take it all the way? It’s looking like a real possibility. What do you think…?
Last night, the suddenly legendary Japanese clothing line A Bathing Ape (that's BAPE to you) opened their LA store. And it was packed with folks who can afford to put down that kind of cash for, well, sweatshirts. That means Pharrell, Kanye, Jermaine Dupri, Pete Wentz, and...
...Mike Tyson. Truly.
The photo evidence is all here. And yes, we all agree that Tyson would look ridiculous in one of those hot-pink camouflage hoodies. No argument there, people.