Hollywood’s finest spent the past couple weeks in the South of France for the Cannes Film Festival. And in between film screenings and soaking up sun, starlets predictably wowed on the red carpets. Here are the five stunners that caught my attention.

Cate Blanchett made a striking entrance in an over-the-top ruffled Giles Deacon ball gown. With a print inspired by a fax machine, the dress boasted a voluminous skirt and layers of ruffles, taking five days and 15 meters of silk to construct.
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May 24, 2015

They were worn only once, but these gowns will forever go down in fashion history. Let’s take a trip down red-carpet lane, shall we?
Most Iconic Red Carpet Looks
The 2006 Academy Awards made Michelle Williams a household name. With perfectly undone hair and a standout saffron ensemble, no one could ignore the young actress. And now, no Best-Dressed Oscars List is complete without her.
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May 13, 2015

Calvin Klein Collection designer Francisco Costa breathed a sigh of relief when Lupita Nyong’o’s now-famed Oscar gown was found over the weekend. The pearl-encrusted stunner, reportedly worth $150,000, was swiped from the 31-year-old actress’s West Hollywood hotel a week ago.

But the drama doesn’t end there – the dress is allegedly made from faux pearls. The brand’s reaction? “Once it’s returned to us, we will be able to have the dress restored and archived, as it now represents an important moment for the brand.” Smooth move, CK.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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March 3, 2015

Last night marked the 87th ceremony of the Academy Awards. And for fashion lovers, the fiercest competition was on the red carpet. While Birdman may have taken home the Best Picture title, these five starlets shared the crown for Best Dressed.

Oscars Best Dressed

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February 23, 2015

You already know Lupita Nyong’o from her Oscar-winning performance in 12 Years a Slave and her spot-on red-carpet style. And, now? You’ll be seeing her grace the cover of Vogue, too.

For her July 2014 cover shoot, the actress traveled to Marrakesh, Morocco where she was photographed by Mikael Jansson in everything from Prada and Rodarte to Proenza Schouler and Jonathan Saunders. In the accompanying interview, the 31-year-old star talks about her sudden rise to fame, saying, “It just feels like the entertainment industry exploded into my life. People who seemed so distant all of a sudden were right in front of me and recognizing me – before I recognized them!”

Now, this is one cover girl I can get behind.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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June 21, 2014

With looks ranging from 60s glam to soft and feminine, these celebs are showing us how to dress the part for any occasion… even if that means stomping divots. Take note.

Best Dressed in June

  1. Alexa Chung in Christian Dior at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards.
  2. Julianne Moore in Rosie Assoulin and Lupita Nyong’o in Alexander McQueen at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.
  3. Blake Lively in Michael Kors at the CFDA Fashion Awards.


By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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June 6, 2014

It’s official: The Star Wars cast list is getting out of control. And I mean that in the best way possible. Not only are original stars like Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher returning, but now Lupita Nyong’o has joined the growing roster as well. There’s been no word on which part PEOPLE's “Most Beautiful” will play, but that’s not stopping me from  getting insanely excited about this film – and, more importantly, the future red-carpet fashion that will come with its premiere.

May the Force be with you, Lupita. See you in December.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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June 3, 2014

This season, bold lips are set to be big. So give subdued glosses a well-deserved break, start practicing that pout, and invest in these three must-have lipstick shades.

Lipstick Shades for Spring 2014

  1. Electric Orange
    Bright orange shades were all over the S/S 2014 runways – and it’s a trend Hollywood’s hottest starlets have been sporting on every major red carpet. (See: Lupita Nyong’o and Selena Gomez.) Try Lancôme’s Rouge in Love Lipstick in Madame Tulipe and keep the rest of your makeup minimal.
  2. Radiant Orchid
    This hue was dubbed Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year, and while you’ve probably seen it on this season’s trending tops and dresses, it also works in makeup form. Turn to Camilla Belle for inspiration and pick up a tube of Sephora+Pantone Universe Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick to execute the look.
  3. Soft Berry
    After being featured on the JOIE runway, this classic shade is making a huge comeback. Look to Micheal Kors GLAM Lip Lacquer in Dame and apply with your ring finger to add color without looking overdone.

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May 7, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o Quote Does she ever say the wrong thing?

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May 2, 2014

With an Oscar, Miu Miu and Lancôme partnerships, and the unwavering admiration of the world’s fashion elite in the bag, Lupita Nyong’o has had a banner year. And today, it got even better as the 31-year-old Kenyan-Mexican actress was awarded the top spot on PEOPLE magazine’s annual “Most Beautiful” list.

Lupita Nyong'o
                                                                                                 Image via Standard Digital

Nyong’o first won hearts around the world as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s 2013 film 12 Years a Slave, and she hasn’t stopped since. That’s thanks, in large part, to her unique brand of humility (who could forget her “Dreams do come true” speech at the Academy Awards?), but also her chameleon-like ability to stun in everything from Givenchy to Giambattista Valli. A megawatt star from humble beginnings whose haute couture is outshone only by her heart? That’s just, well, beautiful.

Head over to people.com to read more and to see who else made the list.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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April 23, 2014