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Olivia Palermo Gives Us Weekend Outfit Envy with Her Latest Look


April 6, 2015 @ 5:45 pm

While most of us spend our weekend afternoons wearing a pair of sneakers and the most comfortable sweatshirt imaginable, Olivia Palermo does the exact opposite. The street-style favorite was seen leaving Saint Ambroeus restaurant in SoHo, New York City in what is definitely one of spring’s chicest ensembles.

Not one to trump style for comfort, Palermo sported a leopard coat (lined with a luxurious black fur trim) atop a casual blue turtleneck and neatly distressed ripped jeans. She added a dose of daytime glamour via a black crocodile handbag accessorized with a fuzzy brown keychain. 

And just when you thought an ultra-chic look was the key to a picture perfect weekend, Palermo brought along her handsome beau, Johannes Huebl, and their dog Mr. Butler to seal the deal. Cue the collective “aww!”

PHOTOS: Olivia Palermo’s Most Stylish Looks Ever 

Bradley Cooper’s Stylist Says His Oscars 2015 Look Will Be “Timeless Like Carey Grant”

When you’re nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Academy Awards, you better believe you put a lot of thought into your outfit. American Sniper‘s Bradley Cooper already is—well, kind of; his stylist Ilaria Urbanati is doing the thinking for him. And it’s going to be timeless. “Bradley really likes to go old-fashioned, like Carey Grant,” she told InStyle at the launch party for her Eddie Bauer men’s capsule collection at the Sundance Film Festival. “I think it’s important to be able to look back at photos from awards shows in fifty years and see something that still looks good after all that time.”

That being said, the search for the perfect tux has already begun. Urbanati said “almost every label” has offered to create a custom look for Cooper. But she’s not doing custom—they don’t want to commit to one thing. “I always bring a lot of options for Bradley, but he always goes very classic for the Oscars,” she said. “He might do a midnight or a black, but I don’t see any color happening. But it’s really going to be a case of ‘may the best tux win.’” Game on, menswear designers! We’ll definitely be keeping our eyes peeled.

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Get Your First Look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1!

Here we go! The hype for the next installment of The Hunger Games series starts now. A new trailer featuring President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Huterchson) was released today, and it’s our first real tease from Mockingjay – Part 1, out Nov. 21.

In the teaser trailer, President Snow addresses Panem in a message, titled “Together as One,” alongside a very stoic Peeta. As we know from the end of Catching Fire, he’s been taken by the Capitol, and it’s clear that he’s now being used as propaganda. What does that mean for the rebel forces in District 13 and our beloved heroine, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence)? We’ll have to wait until the next tidbit is released. Until then, watch Snow’s message below.

Also take a look back at Jennifer Lawrence’s best looks on and off the red carpet.

Happy 53rd Birthday, Michael J. Fox! Take a Look Back at the Actor’s Family Ties Days

Happy 53rd birthday, Michael J. Fox! With a lengthy acting roster that boasts some of the greatest movie and television characters of a generation—like Back to the Future’s zealous Marty McFly and the precocious, well-dressed Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties—the Canadian-American actor has enjoyed a successful career spanning more than 40 years. Fox has earned tributes, including multiple Emmys and Golden Globes, for his performances as a lead actor as well as guest roles on shows such as The Good Wife, Rescue Me, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Most recently, the actor starred in NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show, which ran for one season.

The husband and father-of-four is also an aggressive advocate for Parkinson’s disease research since being diagnosed with the condition in 1991. He founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000 to raise awareness and resources for a cure and gathered support from many of Hollywood’s most influential players. In 2007, Fox was named among Time’s 100 people “whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world” for his work with the disease.

Visit our Men of Style gallery for more best-dressed moments from our favorite Hollywood males.

Jennifer Lawrence’s Latest Red Carpet Look? A Slinky Velvet Dress and Slick Strands

As the face of Dior, Jennifer Lawrence has had a long-standing relationship with the brand. In the past year, we’ve witnessed the actress in a nonstop a parade of Dior gowns, couture and otherwise, on the red carpet. In fact, we had seen so much of Lawrence in Dior (falling in Dior, accepting awards in Dior, sitting front row at Dior, posing for Dior) that we could barely remember a time when she wasn’t contractually obligated to wear the label. And that’s why we were so taken aback when she broke her streak and hit the world premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past on Saturday in a non-Dior dress (only Lawrence could rock headlines for playing designer switcheroo!).

The actress stunned all when she stepped out in a slinky velvet jacquard bias-cut Jason Wu slip gown that molded to her every curve. She further amped up the sensuality by pairing the rich fabric with dark, moody accessories, like Ana Khouri jewelry and a black Kotur clutch. What’s more, she even debuted a new hairstyle: a deep-parted style with her longer strands slicked to one side.

It’s definitely a new look for Lawrence, and it’s one we can get behind (though after much deliberation). It could be the beginning of a whole new aesthetic or simply a one-time fluke. As to whether she’ll experiment with other brands or resume her Dior run, we’ll just have to wait until her next red carpet appearance.

In the meantime, take a look back at all her looks on and off the red carpet.

This Week’s Wow: Dior and I Delivers an Intimate Look at Christian Dior, Past and Present

In this weekly feature, InStyle’s Fashion News Director Eric Wilson shares his favorite fashion moment of the week, and explains how it could shape styles to come. Look for it on What’s Right Now every Friday.

The Moment: The opening scene of Dior and I, an engaging new documentary that follows the designer Raf Simons (pictured above, in a scene from the film) at the moment of his arrival at the house in 2012, juxtaposes archival footage of Christian Dior in the late 1940s with scenes of Simons in the present. We first see Simons from behind, as he is introduced to the workers in Dior’s ateliers, and even from that vantage, he is visibly uncomfortable, and anxious about how he will be received in his new role.

For the director, Frédéric Tcheng, who débuted the film at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday night, it may have been an approach that risked prematurely elevating Raf Simons to mythical status, by comparing him to Dior even as he begins his job as a couturier. Simons himself says in one scene that he does not want to suggest, “in any way,” that he considers himself to be as talented a designer. But emphasizing a sense of nearly metaphysical connectivity between the two men, toggling as the film does between historic and contemporary scenes, turned out to create an effective narrative, since it so neatly mirrors the approach that Simons is seen taking as he creates his first haute couture collection.

“The idea of juxtaposing something from that time with something from this time—that for me is modern,” Simons says in the film, describing one of his designs.

Parallels between the two designers are made evident almost from the start. The way they stand. How they address the workers in the atelier (pictured below). The mutual interest in modernity. The incredible sense of tension they face as they approach their work.

While he was researching the life of Christian Dior, Tcheng says, “I was surprised how intimate his autobiography was and how he talked about the work in great detail, but also his own relationship with the work and his relationship with image.”

When he met Simons, who was a reluctant subject, at least at first, “I saw a little bit of the same dynamics,” he says. “As I kept reading the autobiography, a lot of parallels started appearing in the past and present. What goes on in the workroom today versus 55 years ago is pretty much the same—not only the skills and traditions, but the same emotions and relationship to the work.”

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Why It’s a Wow: At the film’s climax, Tcheng approaches his subject like a producer on “Shark Week,” drawing out the big moment of the couture show with slow-motion, high-definition footage that captures the expression of every editor and designer in the house. Hamish Bowles leans in for a closer look at the embroideries. Jennifer Lawrence turns her head at the sight of a dress. Simons, backstage, is an emotional wreck.

Among recent fashion documentaries, it’s one of the best, and most coherent, I’ve seen. Although the film curiously makes no mention of the scandal of John Galliano’s disgrace at Dior that preceded the hiring of Simons, it otherwise seems unflinchingly honest. With only two months to prepare his first collection, Simons was under enormous pressure, and reacted at times slightly grouchily. In one scene, as he is told that work on his dresses have been delayed because a head of his atelier had gone to New York for a fitting—”We can’t say no to our clients,” he is told— Simons snaps. “You also can’t say no to me,” he says.

Learn More: If you can’t make it to screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, watch the trailer for Dior and I, and hope someone picks this film up for broader distribution, because you can’t say no to Raf.