According to the veteran red-carpet designer David Meister, who outfitted youngest-ever best actress Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis for the Critics' Choice Awards, the Directors Guild of America Awards, the NAACP Image Awards and the Oscar Nominees Luncheon, his job is to do exactly what his 9-year-old client tells him to do.
Move over, actresses, fashion bloggers, and stylists.
A new wave of tastemakers and influencers has arrived: TV costume designers are stepping out from behind the scenes and assuming profitable new positions in the spokesperson/brand ambassador marketing arena.
Beyonce was in tip-top shape Tuesday night at the New York premiere of her HBO documentary Life Is But a Dream.
The singer had covered up the night before, wearing a graphic black-and-white pantsuit to the Grammys, disappointing some fans who had just watched her fiercely bump and grind in next-to-nothing during the Super Bowl half-time show on Sunday night.
Usually A-list actresses use nothing but expensive makeup from Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, etc.
But when we heard that Great Gatsby star Carey Mulligan’s Grammy look included pricey products from Tom Ford, Laura Mercier and Anastasia as well as affordable items from Avon’s young makeup line mark, we sat up and took notice.
You just can't take the sex appeal out of the Grammys. As was to be expected, a few fearless celebrities ignored – some might even say flouted -- CBS’s strict Standards & Practices fashion memo that memorably banned the exposure of any part of breasts and buttocks and any written obscenities in wardrobes.
If she did, she was definitely pushing the envelope with her sheer red chiffon Azzedine Alaia gown, which caused a few red-carpet reporters to admit that they had seen "a lot more of Rihanna than they should have" after she whisked by them.
Taylor Swift has never been known for being too revealing on the red carpet. That is one of the reasons why her fans love her. But in the lyrics to her songs about ex-boyfriends? Well, that's another story. Right, John Mayer, Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal, Conor Kennedy?
CBS definitely does not want a repeat of Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Superbowl. The network fought the irate FTC’s $550,000 fine over the "nipplegate" incident as perpetrated by Justin Timberlake.
The 2013 SAG Awards red carpet was black and white and blue all over. Despite early predictions of bold color for the 2013 awards season, the overwhelming red carpet trend has been black, white, black combined with white (or vice versa) and a bit of blue.