Style Notes: Justin Timberlake Gets a Tom Ford Makeover; Armani Exchange Gets a Reboot
Five dishy items to put on today's fashion plate.
Justin Timberlake has been looking real sleek in his suit and (bow) tie as of late, especially in light of his recent The 20/20 Experience album release. But the former 'NSYNC frontman didn't always look this good (remember the all-denim outfit from the 2001 American Music Awards?). That is, until he asked Tom Ford to dress him. The American fashion designer couldn't help but think "I'm still valid" when the singer approached Ford about styling and making all his clothes. [NY Times]
From an unforgettable performance (and outfit) from this year's Super Bowl to a special HBO documentary about herself that received 1.8 million viewers, Beyonce has now partnered with H&M for the Swedish fashion retailer's summer campaign. In one of the ads, the sun-kissed singer is seen reclining on a beach chair with the brand's rep sharing that Beyonce provided "personal input on the pieces seen in the campaign." [Vogue UK]
Naomi Watts, who attended The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo's 25 Most Powerful Stylists luncheon March 13, revealed that there's one color she wouldn't wear on the red carpet -- red, specifically "fire engine red." The Impossible actress noted that "blondes plus red, to me, looks a little bit porno." From the outfits we've seen, we're pretty sure her stylist Jeanann Williams already knows what's up. [People StyleWatch]
French actress Marion Cotillard posed for the latest Lady Dior campaign, looking elegant as ever in an all black outfit from the pre-fall 2013 collection designed by the luxury brand's new creative director, Raf Simons. The images will first appear in the Numéro magazine in France on Monday and Vanity Fair's May issue in the U.S., available April 9. [WWD]
Armani Exchange, Armani's younger, flash-friendly line frequently spotted two sizes too small in lines at bad clubs, is about to get a much-needed makeover. Patrick Robinson, whose understated style has followed him through stints at Paco Rabanne, Perry Ellis and Gap (where he served as creative director in the late 2000s), has been appointed creative director at the Armani streetwear offshoot. This isn't Robinson's first trot around the Armani rodeo — he spent four years as a design director for the brand in the '90s. Additionally, the American designer (who is married to Vogue's Virginia Smith) is trying to fund his own line through Kickstarter. [Fashionista]