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From Costume Parties to Mankind’s Best Friend, 10 Celebrity Instagrams We Loved from This Weekend

This weekend, the stars celebrated birthdays, donned costumes for special events, and traveled across the pond. January Jones channeled her inner super hero with a Superman-and-Wonder-Woman-inspired outfit (above, left) while Jennifer Hudson shared a snap of the cake for her 33rd birthday, which was on Sept. 12. Rita Ora met up with Stella McCartney at London Fashion Week while Emmy Rossum chilled out with her pet dog (above, right).  See the moments celebrities snapped and shared during the weekend below.

1. Jennifer Hudson:

“My beautiful bday cake!!! It was a good one guys!!”

2. Sofía Vergara:

“At the Human Rights Campaign in Seattle” [with Joe Manganiello.]

3. January Jones:

“The lengths one goes to to provide the perfect superman themed bday party.”

4. Mariah Carey:

“Ms. Monroe begins her cosmetology.”

5. Emmy Rossum:

“They say people look like their dogs… I guess they are right… #Twinning.”

6. Lupita Nyong’o:

“#TheGraceJonesEffect. With @jboyega. He wins. #latergram.”

7. Tyra Banks:

“Models be like ‘But I’m wearing glasses. I swear I’m smart!’”

8. Madonna:

“New Animo riding pants are everything! #thosethighstho.”

9. Rita Ora:

“Proud of you baby @stellamccartney.”

10. Laura Prepon:

“Navigating thru Paris with my trusty map! #somuchtoseesolittletime.”

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How The Fault in Our Stars Costume Designer Discovered Shailene Woodley’s Memorable Blue Dress

Due to the tears spouting from our eye sockets, it was easy for us to glaze over the fashions featured in The Fault in Our Stars. But one article of clothing was impossible to miss. For TFIOS die-hards, surely one of the most poignant scenes in the book is when Hazel, a 16-year-old with thyroid cancer and “an impressive and long-settled satellite colony” in her lungs attends an over-the-top romantic dinner with Gus, a fellow cancer patient and amputee, at a lavish restaurant in Amsterdam that overlooks the city’s canals. For the fancy occasion, Hazel dons a fittingly fancy dress.

So when John Green’s much-adored YA novel was adapted into a film, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as Hazel and Gus, one of the questions on the forefront of our mind was, of course, What would that dress look like? Would the movie stay faithful to the story and outfit Hazel in a “blue-print, flowery knee-length Forever 21 thing,” or would it defer to a stunning piece of designer garb? We reached out to costume designer Mary Claire Hannan to get the full scoop.

First off, how did you find the dress?

Just before I left for Pittsburgh to shoot the movie, I was running through the Beverly Center in West Hollywood in search of last-minute wardrobe treasures. I ran into Halston Heritage and there she was. The dress was a beautiful shade of blue—somewhere between cornflower and French.

In the book, the dress is described a bit differently. Why the change?

I knew the movie was filming in Amsterdam in October, so a sundress was never going to work. This one had a simple silhouette that felt fresh, young, and demure. It was a perfect cinematic match for what I had been looking for.

What was Shailene’s reaction when she tried it on?

It fit her like a glove. She was delighted. We camera-tested it and off we went.

Besides the dress, what were the other important wardrobe choices for the movie?

The Magritte T-shirt she wore to meet Peter Van Houten [author of the faux book An Imperial Affliction]. It was important to make sure the pipe read very well on camera and yet was not so big it overwhelmed the actress. We looked at many hues of color and size before we chose that one. Gus’s leather jacket was also an important piece—it showed he came from a privileged family and it gave him that classic James Dean–leading male look.

This story resonated with a lot of people, and it topped the box office last weekend. Why did you gravitate toward it?

I loved the script and the story—John Green is an amazing writer. I had also just lost my little brother to a similar cancer to Gus’s, so I could relate. At first I thought it would be too difficult to do, but I found making this movie was actually very therapeutic.

Want more Shailene? Check out the actress’s best red carpet looks in our gallery.

On the Orphan Black Set: We’ve Got All the Costume Details!

In preparation for this week’s new episode of @OrphanBlack, we chatted with Costume Department Set Supervisor Peter Webster to get an exclusive inside look at what sets the clones apart fashion-wise. Click through the gallery for the behind-the-scenes details about what goes into creating the three main different looks, and to find out why Peter says “the differences between Sarah, Alison, and Cosima are stylistically worlds apart.”

Catch an all new episode tonight at 9/8 C on @BBCAmerica!

Dancing with the Stars’ Karina Smirnoff on Last Night’s Costume: “I Wanted to Make it Simple and Bright!”


March 25, 2014 @ 3:28 pm

When it came time to design this week’s costume, Dancing with the Stars‘ Karina Smirnoff took a straightforward approach. “I wanted to make it simple and bright!” the dancer exclusively tells InStyle.com. Smirnoff and partner Sean Avery performed a Salsa routine; the genre inspired Smirnoff. “I added short yellow ruffles and rhinestones to my dress to support the Cuban theme,” she says, which also accentuated the hip movements.

Karina Smirnoff and Sean Avery earned a 21/30 from the judges, which unfortunately did not earn them a spot on next week’s lineup. They, along with Henry Byalikov and Diana Nyad, were eliminated last night.

Tune in next Monday night at 8/7c on ABC for the live results show. And for exclusive details on Karina Smirnoff’s premiere costume, click here.

What Costumes Won Big for Film and Television This Year? Inside the Costume Designers Guild Awards

One of the reasons we love our favorite films and television shows is the costuming—and the top designers were honored at the 16th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards over the weekend. Held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, stars like Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Olivia Munn, Mindy Kaling, and Kiernan Shipka came out to celebrate the event, which was hosted by Scandal‘s Joshua Malina. The Guild handed out competitive awards for costume design excellence in seven categories for film, television, and commercial work, with the costumers behind Blue Jasmine, 12 Years a Slave, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, House of Cards, Downton Abbey, and Behind the Candelabra all taking home top honors.

This year, five-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams was honored with the Lacoste Spotlight Award, which honors an actor whose talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design. ”I just had such an amazing privilege working with so many extraordinary costume designers and so many wonderful costume departments, and I’ve learned so much,” Adams says. ”[Costume designers] have taught me that clothing is a language, but that costume is an art… I am so, so lucky to work with amazing artists.”

Additionally, writer, producer, and director Judd Apatow was recognized with the Distinguished Collaborator Award for his support of costume design and creative partnerships with costume designers. “I feel like this is really more for all the costume designers that I’ve worked with over the years,” Apatow tells InStyle. “They really work with us to create these characters.” Congratulations to all the night’s big winners!

Want more photos from this week’s parties? Look through our gallery to see some of your favorite celebrities out and about town! 

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Reporting by Brianna Deutsch