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Supporters Attempt to Redeem Legacy of Hollywood Legend Fredric March, Canceled Over Racism Allegations: “This Was a Rush to Judgment”

Ask classic-film fans how they feel about the actor Fredric March — star of legendary movies including Inherit the Wind, The Best Years of Our Lives and the 1937 version of A Star Is Born — and chances are that question will be answered with generally effusive praise for the Academy Award-winning actor and his […]

This Fall’s Hottest Designer Handbags, From Barbiecore Clutches to ‘Clueless’-Inspired Carryalls

The season’s top trends, including puffer textures and streetwear inspirations, are showcased in these statement pieces.

This Season’s Best Red Carpet-Ready Jewelry by L.A.-Based Designers

Eriness  Sunburst cocktail ring in 14-karat yellow gold with orange and yellow sapphires; $2,650, Jacquie Aiche Diamond + Chrysoprase Blossom Ring is crafted in 14-karat yellow gold and highlights marquise-cut diamonds at its center; $6,750, Dale Hernsdorf  On the Fire and Water Brooch, an engraved chalcedony of 30.1 carats is surrounded by diamonds and […]

High Jewelry From Chanel, Cartier and Others Debut Just in Time for Emmys Red Carpet Planning

Nicole Kidman and Kim Kardashian may have made headlines walking the runway of Balenciaga’s latest couture collection, but they were far from the only stars to turn up at high-wattage fashion and jewelry events in Paris. While haute-couture presentations tend to nab the lion’s share of the headlines, partly due to their front rows splashed […]

Paris Couture Week: Dior Puts the Spotlight on Ukraine

Anyone seeking a “return to normalcy” need only look as far as Paris this week — amid postcard-perfect summer weather, the lines to get into the Louvre are pre-COVID lengthy, outdoor cafes are packed and the haute-couture presentations are once again putting a decided emphasis on Hollywood stars, and not only in the front row. […]

Paris Fashion Week: Sigourney Weaver, Taraji P. Henson and Leslie Mann Among Front Row Stars at Chanel Show

Taraji P. Henson was thrilled to be attending her first-ever show during a Paris fashion week, and the fact that it was Chanel haute couture was undeniably icing on the cake. “My stylist, Jason [Rembert], tells me I own more Chanel than any client he knows, but I also feel very grateful,” said the Oscar-nominated […]

Critic’s Notebook: Kim Kardashian Should Have Left History — and Marilyn Monroe’s Dress — Alone

“You were so preoccupied with whether or not you could, you didn’t stop to think if you should.” That’s a paraphrase of a Jeff Goldblum line from the original Jurassic Park, as his Malcolm lectures Sir Richard Attenborough’s John Hammond on the ethics of spawning dinosaurs in a modern world. But it’s an apt statement […]

MTV Movie & TV Awards: The Night’s Best Looks on Jennifer Lopez, Olivia Rodrigo, Glen Powell and More Stars

Jennifer Lopez, Riley Keough and Sofia Carson were among the stars who brought high-wattage style to the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which took place Sunday night at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The night was hosted by Vanessa Hudgens, who wore a parade of looks including a stunning blue dress from Vera […]

Cannes: Baume & Mercier Makes French Riviera Sparkle With Diamond-Adorned Watch

One needn’t spend a ton of time on the French Riviera to hear a compliment about the coastline floating from the mouth of any tourist that it “shines bright like a diamond.” That phrase rings ever more true now thanks to Baume & Mercier. The luxury Swiss watchmaker has debuted a piece in its women’s […]

Ethical Jewelry Stunners for Cannes’ Red Carpet

Empriyal x Gemfields Ethically mined carved and faceted Zambian emeralds (24.4 carats) are set in diamond-embellished 14-karat net gold on these leaf-inspired earrings, a Gemfields collaboration with Jaipur-based Empriyal; price upon request, Tiffany & Co. Responsibly sourced diamonds (totaling more than 14 carats) are set in platinum on this dandelion-inspired bracelet from Tiffany & […]

Turner Classic Movies Teams Up With Julien’s Auctions (Exclusive)

An Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress by Hubert de Givenchy, a shield carried by Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger, and a 1920s yacht seen in 1957’s Pal Joey are among the high-profile lots in a July sale that also celebrates a just-announced collaboration between Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies. Since […]

Met Gala: The Full Backstory on How Kim Kardashian Was Able to Borrow the Marilyn Monroe Dress

Kim Kardashian dominated the fashion spotlight once again on Monday at New York’s Met Gala when she appeared in that dress, the actual sheer, beaded Jean Louis illusion gown that Marilyn Monroe famously wore on May 19, 1962, when she sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden. As controversy swirls […]