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

In December, news broke that Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini would part ways with the Italian fashion house after more than a decade working for the label. Her departure was planned for February – but as of this week, Frida’s tenure has come to an abrupt close.

The timing is less than ideal, with a menswear show scheduled for January 19 and Fall 2015 collections debuting this February in Milan. The brand’s design teams will handle the nuts and bolts of producing both runway events since Frida’s replacement has yet to be chosen.

Who will take over at the luxury leader? Sure, the rumor mill has suggested big-ticket names like Riccardo Tisci and Joseph Altuzarra, but we’ll have to sit tight a bit longer to find out.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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January 14, 2015

It’s officially that time of year again: awards season. And the red carpet at last night’s Golden Globes ceremony didn’t disappoint.

With small-screen actors and major movie stars mingling together – Jennifer Aniston, Amy Adams, and Kerry Washington among them – the big fashion trends were asymmetrical tops, sheer paneling, and sequins. But it was the celebrites who went outside the box and opted for something completely unexpected that caught my attention most. Here are five contenders for the night’s Best Dressed title.

Golden Globes Naomi Watts

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January 12, 2015

From Los Angeles to Brazil, these celebs caught our eye in floor-grazing dresses that flattered in all the right ways.

Best-Dressed Celebs

  1. Amy Adams stunned in a Gucci number with a plunging neckline, antique beading, and glass embroidery at the 2014 LACMA Art+Film Gala.
  2. Olivia Palermo channeled a modern 70s vibe in a dress from Mango and her signature skinny belt to support jewelry designer Emar Batalha in São Paulo, Brazil.
  3. Selena Gomez stepped up her game in a sophisticated, figure-hugging Gucci gown at the 2014 LACMA Art+Film Gala, keeping accessories to a minimum so this one-of-a-kind dress could shine.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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November 7, 2014

As if we couldn’t get enough of Kate Moss this month, Gucci has named her the leading lady in its latest campaign. In the clip, the 40-year-old supermodel dodges paparazzi while donning the Fall 2014 collection’s iconic Jackie bag – something I feel she’s done before, a time or two.

Kate Moss

Image via elle.com

The one-minute film begins with Kate exiting a black sedan, cycling through a series of 60s-inspired outfits from the Italian house’s Fall 2014 collection. Accompanied by an extremely handsome man, she makes her way through an airport with the Jackie Bag, a favorite accessory of Jackie O (and appropriately named after her). The famous carryall was resurrected in 2009 by Gucci’s creative director, Frida Giannini, who chose Kate as the muse for this short film based on her free-spirited, trendsetter attitude.

Is the star of the show Kate the Great? Or is it the historic, soft leather hobo hanging from her arm? Either way, grab the popcorn. This is an ad well worth the watch.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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September 8, 2014

 
Tired of the monochromatic look? Neither are we. But if you’re looking for a fresh take on the trend, turn to these three celebs. (Who knew zebra stripes could look so chic?)

BLG-Best Dressed 5-30

  1. Chloë Grace Moretz in Chanel at the Cannes Film Festival.
  2. Camilla Belle in Gucci at a dinner to honor Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini.
  3. Heidi Klum in Jenni Kayne at a Hamptons Magazine celebration.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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May 30, 2014

You’ve definitely seen it on everyone from jet-setters to Hollywood icons, but do you know the story behind the now-iconic Gucci horsebit loafer? Here’s how it breaks down.

The Iconic Gucci Loafter

 

1921: Gucci is founded in Florence, Italy. Part of its DNA? Equestrian imagery symbolizing the wealth Guccio Gucci observed while employed at London’s Savoy hotel just after WWI.

1953: Guccio Gucci’s son Aldo expands the company to include footwear. The soon-to-be iconic loafer, with its signature double ring and bar, is born.

1960s and 70s: Hollywood gets on board. Spot the loafer on everyone from Peter Sellers in 1966 to Francis Ford Coppola in 1970.

1985: The Costume Institute at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (call it the shoe hall of fame) welcomes the loafer into its collection.

Today: The iconic shoe is still handcrafted start to finish by artisans working in a single workshop in Florence – wearing leather aprons over lab coats, no less. Start collecting now, then wear and resole for years to come.

Pick out your first pair. Our Men’s Luxe Shoes: The Gucci Horsebit Loafer & More Boutique opens Friday, May 23, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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May 23, 2014

Gucci already has luxury style under its belt. And now, the Italian label is throwing its hat into the cosmetics arena. Set to debut in September, the line will be fronted by Grace Kelly’s granddaughter, Charlotte Casiraghi, and include everything from eye shadows and lipsticks to brushes and skin primers.

Will it be the newest makeup obsession in the business? Given Gucci’s runway beauty game, I have no doubt.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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May 21, 2014

We’ll admit it: we weeped a bit when we couldn’t make it to see these runway shows abroad. But, hey, that’s what live-streaming is for, right?

1. Glittery booties and mini dresses, oh my! Saint Laurent took mod to a whole new (and glitzy) level.

2. Sure, we spotted a few animal prints, but bold, solid hues stole the Gucci show.

3. If Red Riding Hood was into designer labels, she would own this entire Dolce & Gabbana collection. (And we’d be raiding her closet.)

4. What happens when you mix metallics, pastels, and seventies sportswear? Miu Miu F/W 14.

5. We’re pretty sure Emilio Pucci just single-handedly made printed fur a thing. And we’re ever so grateful.

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March 11, 2014

Classic. Edgy. Off-the-charts luxe. These eight go-to men’s brands each have a distinct identity, but their common trait? They’re icons – and they all belong in your closet. Here’s why.

Our Men's Editors' Picks

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