The 69th Venice Film Festival gets started on Wednesday, and there are plenty of hot stars expected to make the trip overseas, including Shia LaBeouf and Ben Affleck. The Italian festival has brought out lots of big names in years past, too, so let's take a look at Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Hamm, Scarlett Johansson, and more making their mark in Venice!
The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival starts today! We're celebrating the annual cinema celebration's return with a look back at some of the most star-studded moments since its inception in 2001 from creators Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal. In addition to the many premieres and press conferences, Tribeca brings celeb-friendly parties like Vanity Fair's kickoff and a Chanel fete. Kristen Stewart, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are just some of the many boldface names who've hit Tribeca in the past — click through to see 50 top festival moments, and stay tuned for all of our coverage to come this year.
The Independent Spirit Awards are tomorrow, and to celebrate, we're taking a look back at highlights from over the years. The show has evolved from a casual beach affair into a full-blown award season event as it falls one day ahead of the Oscars. Some of our favorite actors, like Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Ryan Gosling, Heath Ledger, and Michelle Williams, have attended and even been honored for their work in independent film.
Click through now to see some of the show's biggest moments and make sure to check back here and on Twitter for all the updates from the red carpet and press room!
Jake McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez have come a long way since presenting their senior thesis together at Parsons. Since their 2004 runway debut, Proenza Schouler has established itself as the downtown cool girl's brand, designers of the iconic bustier, Target collaborators, and geniuses behind the irresistible PS1 bag. Click through to see Proenza highlights in our runway retrospective, and get excited for their Spring 2012 collection, happening tonight!
Rodarte — I can't say the name without having images of fashion-forward dresses float before my eyes. Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy have taken the concept of a gown and turned it upside down, in the best way possible. Their designs manage to be both ethereal and completely funky — and celebs eat them up! The sisters even created the Black Swan costumes, which were inspired by Edgar Degas's Little Dancer statue. Since Fall of 2006, Rodarte's ready-to-wear has gotten more and more sophisticated and elaborate. Click through to see their runway retrospective, then look forward to their Spring 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week.
Source: Runway Retrospective: Rodarte
Today marks the release of Anne Hathaway's new film One Day; a movie that spans over the course of 20 years, following Anne's character through many different hair, makeup, and style changes — not unlike the actress's real-life style evolution. A breakout role in the Princess Diaries may have proven nearly autobiographical for Anne Hathaway; her princess-like rise to Hollywood stardom and elite style status align with that of her fictional character. Now she's one of Hollywood's top young actors and muse to elite designers like Armani Privé and Valentino, but Anne began her career with a modest girl-next-door style that lacked the polished presence we expect from her today. Boasting a résumé that includes roles in Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada, Rachel Getting Married, and now One Day, and countless red carpets later, Anne's earned her place in Hollywood about a dozen times over. We've enjoyed every moment of Miss Hathaway's fashionable evolution from girl next door to classic Hollywood star, one who channels ladylike polish via romantic dresses, feminine embellishments, and lots of red on the red carpet. Before you see One Day in theaters, click through to see just how far Anne Hathaway has come.
Source: Anne Hathaway's Style Evolution
Tomorrow, June 13th, marks the day two fashionistas — Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — entered this world 25 years ago. And we're glad they did! We can't imagine life without their distinctive, covetable style. While Mary-Kate stays true to her bohemian-chic style roots — rocking oversize printed dresses, tons of jewelry, and John Lennon-style sunnies — Ashley makes the most of her minimalist polish; nobody can kill a white button-down or Calvin Klein sheath dress like her. They're entrepreneurs, respected designers, and true style stars; and on Monday they turn a mere 25. They've accomplished so much already, it's hard to believe they're only four years beyond the legal drinking age. Let's all wish our favorite twins a happy 25th by checking out their most interesting and innovative outfits through the years.
Source: Happy 25th, Mary-Kate & Ashley!
Natalie Portman isn't afraid of change, whether it's for her complex film roles or her physical appearance. She famously shaved her head for the 2006 movie V For Vendetta, and underwent hours of dance training and hair and makeup to play ballet dancer Nina Sayers in last year's Black Swan. These days, the Academy Award-winning actress is preparing for her next big role as a mom, and in honor of her 30th birthday, we're celebrating with a look back at Natalie's beauty evolution.
Kate Hudson may be known for her lighthearted romantic comedies and bohemian-chic style, but what we love most about her is her bubbly, upbeat, makes-you-wanna-be-her-best-friend personality. Kate is, of course, the daughter of Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn, but quickly made a name for herself as one of the most famous leading ladies in Hollywood. She won a Golden Globe for her role as Penny Lane in 2000's Almost Famous, and since then, has played around with various styles for her trademark blond locks. In honor of her 32nd birthday today, we're taking a look back at Kate Hudson's beauty evolution.
Bette Davis — she of the ever-present cigarette, clipped vocal style, and legendary eyes — was one of the most glamorous and successful actresses in history. Through films like Jezebel, All About Eve, and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Bette cemented an iconic persona that continues to be admired and imitated. Today, in honor of her birthday, we're taking a look back at her beauty evolution, as well as sharing some of our favorite Bette quotes.