While Fifty Shades of Grey is about to be trending in the box office, the silvery hue has been prominent on the red carpet for some time now. For these celebs, it proves to be the perfect mid-winter neutral.

Best Dressed

1. Felicity Jones wore a stunning embellished Valentino gown from the Pre-Fall 2015 collection at the Producers Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

2. Freida Pinto’s silvery Mason by Michelle Mason frock featured subtle sheer panels and textured stripes at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

3. Kerry Washington paired her faux bob with a printed Hugo Boss top-and-skirt combo for an allover-chic look at the Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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January 30, 2015

Haute couture – the focus of this week’s runway shows in Paris – is characterized by its handcrafted, one-of-a-kind nature. While most people can’t snap up these pieces for their own wardrobes, it’s common to see these gowns on celebrities strutting the red carpet. So if you’ve ever wondered why these stunning numbers are so out of reach, just take a peek at the making of “Look #53” from Monday’s Dior show.

Thanks to Refinery29 and Visionaire, we get a behind-the-scenes view at the couture process in the Dior atelier. More than 200 hours went into producing this single look, from pattern-cutting and hand-dyeing grosgrain ribbon to folding pleats and fitting a model.

Take a five-minute virtual escape to the Parisian design house. You’ll quickly see why high fashion is worthy of a museum gallery.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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January 29, 2015

Well, your prayers have been answered. British Vogue was invited to Kate Moss’s North London abode for a chance to peep her designer duds. Let the closet envy commence… now.

Kate Moss British VogueImage by @britishvogue

Turns out Kate is a bit of a style pack rat – in the best way possible. She still has her bunny costume from Playboy‘s 60th anniversary issue, more than a hundred bags organized by color, a drawer full of sunglasses, and Louboutins galore.

“My wardrobe is brimming with Louboutins – the classic black Pigalle stiletto in patent or matte black leather is my go-to shoe,” she told the mag. “I have so many pairs that Christian designed a style with a sharper toe and nail-thin heel, which he named the So Kate.”

To see the rest of the supermodel’s drop-dead gorgeous home, head over to British Vogue. Just try not to fall in love with every inch of it. We dare you.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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January 28, 2015

Every model has her quirks. And the Spring 2015 campaigns have been eager to embrace them, shining a lens on Lady Gaga’s selfies, Iris Apfel’s glasses, and now this little lass. Meet Toast, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and leading lady of the latest Karen Walker eyewear campaign.

Toast for Karen Walker

Image via Style.com

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January 26, 2015

The easiest way to take classic style to the next level? Add an unexpected twist. From graphic stripes to of-the-moment silhouettes, these celebs proved that tailored separates are statement-makers.

Best Dressed

1. Sienna Miller sported bold stripes in an Altuzarra runway combo while promoting American Sniper in New York, completing the look with a vampy lip and her signature tousled locks.

2. Jennifer Lopez balanced femininity and sex appeal for her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The star wore blush-hued separates, adding a touch of glam with metallic wide-leg trousers from Solace London.

3. Jennifer Aniston wowed in a rich Gucci tuxedo accessorized with layered gold necklaces – a welcome change from her normal rotation of no-fail LBDs.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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January 23, 2015

This morning, we remember Vince Camuto, the footwear designer known to have “the Midas touch,” who passed away Wednesday in his Connecticut home.

Throughout his 78 years, Vince built an impressive résumé, co-founding Nine West in 1987 with Jerome Fischer, launching the multi-billion dollar Jessica Simpson brand, and partnering with Tory Burch on the creation of the coveted Reva flat. And it doesn’t stop there: Vince led an eponymous brand of his own, starting with shoes and growing it into a complete ready-to-wear collection.

The one thing Vince never did? Retire. He told Footwear News,“[Retire] isn’t in my vocabulary.” While it’s a sad loss for the fashion biz, Vince lives on with the shoe addict in all of us.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 23, 2015

So you like Alexa Chung’s eclectic vibe. Well now, borrowing from this fashion muse is as simple as shopping her latest collaboration with AG Jeans.

Inspired by her own throwback style, the 30-piece collection features blues in every shape, from bell-bottoms to overalls. Alexa tells InStyle, “[It] is inherently the missing pieces of my dream denim wardrobe, which, as ever, is predominantly inspired by a late 60s, early 70s aesthetic.”

Who doesn’t like a little retro revival? If that’s where her sartorial cues come from, you can find us following right behind.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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January 22, 2015

Seeking respite from the icy vortex outside? Look no further than the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015 ad campaign. Its lush images showcase the designer’s last full collection before he passed away in OctoberAnd if there were any doubts – the end result is as gorgeous as ever.

Oscar de la Renta Final CollectionImage via racked.com.

In the glossy snaps, models Daria Strokous and Sasha Luss are pictured in prim pink, white lace, and floral prints. And the enviable location? Oh-so-sunny Miami.

This campaign is a stunning end to Oscar’s career, but I’m excited to see how his successor Peter Copping interprets the designer’s legacy moving forward.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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January 21, 2015

If you thought Converse couldn’t get any more iconic, think again. The all-American sneaker brand teamed up with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts on a limited-edition collection, launching next month.

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Image via footwearnews.com

The Chuck Taylor All Stars (both high- and low-top) will boast various pop art designs from Andy Warhol’s most well-known creations. Think Lots of Campbell’s soup cans and bold splashes of color. But believe it or not, this isn’t the artist’s first brush with the footwear biz. Back in the 1950s, he created trademark whimsical designs as the illustrator for shoe labels like I. Miller.

I can’t wait to get my hands (er, feet) on these soon-to-be street-style stars. Fingers crossed my favorite Marilyn Monroe print makes it onto the canvas kicks.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 20, 2015

Valentine’s spirit is in full force this time of year (thanks, Cupid). We’re all about dressing up to celebrate, but not all date-night outfits are created equal. So whether you’re grabbing a casual cocktail or planning a no-holds-barred dinner for two, we’ve put together four fail-proof looks guaranteed to reel in a compliment. Or a dozen.

Floral Date-Night Dress

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January 20, 2015