The Toronto Film Festival is under way, so naturally our favourite celebrities have flocked to Canada to partake in the fashionable fun. So far, Julia Roberts, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Chastain, and Nicole Kidman have delivered jaw-dropping ensembles. Want to see what we're talking about? Head inside to find who else is in attendance at the Toronto Film Festival and what they chose for their close-ups.
When Nicolas Ghesquière stepped down as creative director at Balenciaga last July, Alexander Wang took the helm. His first collection for the French fashion house was Autumn / Winter 2013, and although he had big shoes to fill, he did an impeccable job with a chic black and white palette. And Hollywood's roster of cool-girl stars, like Carey Mulligan and Elizabeth Olsen, have already flocked to his designs for various press appearances all over the world. As if that weren't enough, it seems the collection may have something of a superstar fan in Lady Gaga. Head inside to witness them all.
When Raf Simons — who's now over at the house of Dior — stepped down as creative director at Balenciaga last July, Alexander Wang took the helm. His first collection for the French fashion house was Autumn 2013, and although he had big shoes to fill between Simons and Nicolas Ghesquière before that, he did an impeccable job with a chic black and white palette. And Hollywood's roster of cool-girl stars, like Carey Mulligan and Elizabeth Olsen, have already flocked to his designs for various press appearances all over the world. Head inside to witness them all.
Alexander Skarsgard was joined by his stylish costars at a screening for Disconnect in NYC last night. He wore a Calvin Klein suit as he posed for photos with a Gucci-clad Paula Patton and the beautiful Andrea Riseborough in a Proenza Schouler frock. Elizabeth Olsen and Winona Ryder also dropped by the screening, the latter of which cuddled up with director Henry Alex Rubin on the red carpet. The film, which opens on Friday, April 12, follows a group of unrelated characters who are all connected through their dependency on technology. Disconnect's trailer, which was released in March, earned a bit of buzz for Jason Bateman's turn in a dramatic role.
Alexander will have a full schedule as he heads into Summer. He has the premiere of What Maisie Knew, his new film costarring Julianne Moore, to look forward to in the Spring, as well as the return of True Blood on June 16. If you can't wait until Summer for more Alexander, check out the True Blood season six trailer that was released last week.
Kate Moss donned a wig and walked the runway at the Louis Vuitton Fall 2013 fashion show in Paris today. Fashionable celebrities Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Olsen, and Jessica Chastain sat front row at the show to watch Kate make her return to her old stomping ground. Kate's husband, Jamie Hince, and daughter, Lila Grace, also made the trip over the Channel to watch the model mom work her stuff. The Louis Vuitton show wasn't the only big fashion news Kate was working on — Kate was named "fashion royalty" by The Sunday Times yesterday, the same day that she attended Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book Issue 2 launch in the City of Light.
Kate's see-through Louis Vuitton dress was surprisingly less revealing than her recent nude photo shoot with Rihanna for V Magazine, which featured the singer and the model in alternating topless poses.
Elizabeth Olsen, Rashida Jones, and Carey Mulligan treated themselves to a night out in NYC yesterday to celebrate the new Prabal Gurung collection for Target. Decked out in items from Prabal's line, they mingled with a crowd that included Analeigh Tipton, Olivia Thirlby, and the night's entertainment, Ne-Yo. They convened at Manhattan's Pier 57 for a carnival-themed evening full of carousel rides, a Tilt-A-Whirl, and various games and food trucks. The girls had a chance to shop the collection before it arrives in stores and online Feb. 10.
We were on the red carpet at the bash, and had a chance to catch up with Rashida, Elizabeth, and Prabal himself. Elizabeth was excited about Prabal's designs, but not about the rides — carnival rides apparently give her anxiety! Rashida, meanwhile, gushed about her friend Prabal. Stay tuned for more from the stars later today on POPSUGAR Rush.
Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen continued celebrating their Sundance Film Festival movie Very Good Girls at Fresh's celebratory "Fresh Faces of Sundance" brunch Rock and Reilly's on Wednesday. We stopped by to chat with the two young actresses about working with director Naomi Foner, mother to Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Naomi's son-in-law, Peter Sarsgaard, also has a role in the film, which is just one example of how connected the family is. Dakota spoke about working with Naomi, saying, "I mean, you meet Naomi, and she's like instant maternal love. . . . If you meet Naomi, you meet Ramona, and you meet Jake, and you meet Maggie, and you meet Peter. They are such a connected family — they're very open, warm, loving people." This motherly nature also helped Dakota feel more comfortable with the role, which is a more revealing and risqué part than she's taken on before. Elizabeth and Dakota also shared that they have the same circle of friends and signed on for Very Good Girls simultaneously after chatting about it at a "bonfire in a friend's backyard."
Jake Gyllenhaal stepped out to support mom Naomi Foner, the screenwriter behind Very Good Girls, at the film's Sundance Film Festival premiere last night. He was joined by brother-in-law Peter Sarsgaard, who's married to Maggie Gyllenhaal and also stars in the picture. It was an extra busy night for Peter, since he also debuted Lovelace with Amanda Seyfried. Very Good Girls leading lady Dakota Fanning attended the screening at the Eccles Center theater and later on linked up with her and Peter's costar Elizabeth Olsen at an afterparty. Jake made the rounds with his pal Jenny Lewis. He looked good while doing so — Jake has a new look, with slicked-back hair, for a new project. He's been in Georgia making Prisoners with Hugh Jackman.
We're on the scene, getting reports straight from Sundance — make sure to see all the Sundance Film Festival highlights so far!
Marie Claire magazine gathered a group of starlets together last night for a special Hollywood Dinner held at Fig & Olive in LA. The magazine's editor in chief, Anne Fulenwider, held court over a meal that brought out Zoe Saldana, Elizabeth Olsen, and Lea Michele. Mad Men's Jessica Paré also made the rounds with Magic Mike leading ladies, Cody Horn and Olivia Munn. Leslie Mann, who has This Is 40 heading to theaters Dec. 21, donned a colorful Monique Lhuillier dress to make the rounds. Zoe also upped the fashion ante in Bottega Veneta, and Lea wore Maria Lucia Hohan. It seems a good evening was had, as Lea later tweeted, "Amazing night tonight at the Marie Claire magazine party!!"
Elizabeth Olsen looks chic sporting a pair of red leather gloves in the September issue of Glamour magazine. The 23-year-old actress is gearing up for the release of her latest project, Liberal Arts, in which she stars opposite Josh Radnor — check out the new Liberal Arts trailer. Elizabeth is currently filming Very Good Girls in her hometown of NYC, but she broke from work to open up about fame and how she is handling it all in the publication. As the younger sister of famous twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, she also discusses the weight of carrying the Olsen name. Here's more from Elizabeth Olsen in Glamour magazine:
- She doesn't trade on her name: "My last name has always been my motivator to get proper acting training and be taken seriously. I didn't get to where I am because of who I'm related to."
- On how she's juggling it all: "I love school, but I got cast in Martha while I was at New York University. So I was like, screw it. I'll take this semester off. I'm still trying to figure out how I can finish my degree while doing all this!"
- She's weirded out by fame:: "Yesterday three people told me that I look like Elizabeth Olsen. That's never happened before. So awkward."
Photos courtesy Patrick Demarchelier