Jessica Paré was Jason Wu's red carpet pick for the Punk: Chaos to Couture Met Gala red carpet in NYC on Monday night. The Mad Men star wore a black-and-blue pants ensemble and stuck by Jason's side as they stopped to chat on their way in. Jessica and Jason chatted with us about their inspiration behind the look, makeup, and their own punk-ish pasts. Jessica joked about the "prison-quality" tattoo she got when she was 15 and why she's learned to love it now. Check out the interview, and don't miss all of our Met Gala coverage. Watch tomorrow as we break down all the red carpet highlights with a very special episode of POPSUGAR Live! at 2:30 p.m. EDT/11:30 a.m. PDT!
During a signing for her new book, Michelle Obama showed off her ladylike side in a floral-embellished Tory Burch tee and a pleated skirt. In April alone, Obama has stepped out in looks from Prabal Gurung, J.Crew Collection, and Narciso Rodriguez, mixing newer pieces with repeat staples. Now, we're taking a closer look at our always-chic FLOTUS in style action. From her custom red Jason Wu Inaugural Ball gown to her now-iconic pink wallpaper Tracy Reese dress, Michelle can always be counted on to look her very best. Herein find the first lady's best fashion moments from yesterday, the inauguration, the campaign trail, and throughout the years — just keep clicking.
After showing his spectacular Fall 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week, Jason Wu brought his glamorous (and first-lady-approved) designs to San Francisco for an SF Opera and Neiman Marcus-sponsored event titled The Art of Fashion: Jason Wu. City Hall's North Light Court served as the elegant, dramatic backdrop, and the evening marked Wu's first-ever time showing a collection in the Bay Area — and we can safely say it was a huge success. The collection was a feast for the eyes. The floor-length gowns, skinny tailored trousers, and opulent silhouettes trimmed in feathers and fur garnered gasps, excitement, and applause from the audience, while the booming Amy Winehouse soundtrack kept the crowd feeling upbeat.
In addition to being a beautiful showcase, the event also served to support a great cause: proceeds from the evening benefited San Francisco Opera Guild's music instruction programs, which help bring arts education to more than 50,000 students in over 200 schools throughout Northern California. Fashion and philanthropy? You can't really beat that. See all the best photos from the event — along with some up close and personal snaps from our Instagram feed — when you click through now.
Jason Wu was honored at the fifth annual Asia Society gala in New York on Monday night, where, despite the early-Spring snow that covered the city, there was no shortage of the designer's well-heeled supporters in attendance. Hilary Rhoda, Liya Kebede, Martha Hunt, and Shu Pei all arrived wearing dresses by Wu. Kebede wore a strong-shouldered, bright crimson dress from Fall 2013; Rhoda a white, ostrich-feathered number also from Fall 2013; while Pei wore a black leather bustier and silk dress from Spring 2012.
See all those, plus more of the week's chicest looks — including Alexa Chung and Tali Lennox at the Big British Invite in New York, Tilda Swinton at the opening of David Bowie Is in London, and much more — here in our weekly best-dressed slideshow.
Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis are busy promoting Oz the Great and Powerful and are now over in Russia for the Moscow premiere. Before hitting the red carpet, the cast posed for photos on the rooftop of the Ritz. Michelle, Mila, and James all brought out their red-carpet best, delivering standout looks in Jason Wu, Versace, and Gucci, respectively. Watch on to hear all the style scoop! On Allison McNamara: Zara top and jacket, Blank NYC jeans.
Heading backstage at New York Fashion Week, we picked up a plethora of beauty tips. Hair, nail, and makeup experts give us premium access to their favorite tricks (particularly of the time-saving sentiment, since their jobs involved getting 30 or so models out in under an hour). So today we're paying it forward and letting you in on the top seven beauty tricks we learned at NYFW. They have truly changed our lives!
- Ever wonder what the secret to the perfect photobomb is? Seasoned pro Coco Rocha breaks it down. [BuzzFeed]
- Michelle Obama wore Jason Wu at yesterday evening's State of the Union address. She chose a modified version of a dress from the designer's Pre-Fall 2013 collection. [InStyle]
- Topshop is teaming up with Google+ to offer behind-the-scenes digital access to its Fall 2013 show. [Telegraph]
- TANK Fashion Director Caroline Issa's capsule collection of shoes and bags for L.K. Bennett will be available in stores and online on Feb. 19. [Telegraph]
- Rachel Zoe will open a blowout and hairstyle salon, DreamDry, tomorrow in New York City. [New York Times]
- Karlie Kloss's secret to an energetic Fashion Week lies in staying fed: "It's hard to sit down and have a real meal, but it's important because you're already not getting enough sleep," she added. Her idea of a real meal? "Greens." [Elle]
- That was fast: Prabal Gurung's Fall 2013 collection is already available for preorder on Moda Operandi. [Moda Operandi]
- Roksanda Ilincic revealed that the fantasy of Parisian couture from the 1950s inspires her collections. "The way the clothes were constructed, and the way the women looked…represents a dream of perfection," the designer commented. "That dream keeps fashion alive…and brings emotions that we can't get enough of." [AnotherMag]
Welcome to the wonderful world of Jason Wu at Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week, where the women are strong and cool, and the makeup is bold and daring. One thing Jason doesn't lack? Vision. He worked with Lancôme's Diane Kendal on that perfect indigo shade, a mix of liners, and a shadow — which included a key shade from his upcoming collaboration with Lancôme — for the exaggerated winged look. Odile Gilbert for Kérastase created an elegant, tucked-and-folded bun for a tidy, woven coif, which is best described as a bob-meets-chignon.
Go backstage with us, just before Jason showed off his designs to the world.
Sexy, sophisticated, and a little subversive: Jason Wu's Fall 2013 collection delivered on the designer's potential as a great American designer. Fans from Michelle Obama to Diane Kruger will have plenty of pieces to love in this mostly black and white collection, filled with sharp coats and crisp white collared dresses with plenty of lace and chiffon for nighttime. Will Wu's next wow moment come on the Oscar's red carpet? We wouldn't be at all surprised.
Hot on the heels of dressing Michelle Obama for the Inaugural Ball, Jason Wu sent out an utterly sophisticated Fall 2013 collection that spoke directly to powerful, grown-up women. With a strict color palette of black, white, bright red, and deep violet, Wu went deep into tailoring with outstanding outerwear that included sexy, structured lace trench coats. There was more than a hint of classic YSL in the narrow black pantsuits with stiff white collared blouses that hinted at Le Smoking, while leather-edged black fur boleros nodded ever so to the chubby. The collection was as sophisticated as the crowd at the Park Avenue venue, with perfectly coiffed actress Jaime King perched front row.