You don't have to own their labels to know their names (but wouldn't it be nice if we could all have a little Alexander Wang for Balenciaga in our closets?!). These designers were on the tip of our tongues this year for all the right reasons. Whether it was a grand entrance, big exit, or even bigger collaboration, these six are so chic that choosing just one is a nearly impossible task. That's where you come in! Read on, and vote in our poll by 16 Dec to pick the year's top designer!
Let's face it: it's been years since Victoria Beckham left that house in neon green Roberto Cavalli gowns and bright orange Jimmy Choo sandals, but recently her style's gone to a particularly dark place. From her plunging column dress at the Bambi Awards to her cutout design for the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards and her Vogue Paris cover — it's even rubbing off on her celebrity friends — we're sensing a trend in Victoria's recent red carpet style.
For the Class of '92 premiere, Victoria stuck to her all-black palette, including a military-inspired coat, sleek stilettos, and a deceptive clutch — which from one angle appeared to have colour, but upon closer inspection was revealed to be metallic (you guessed it!) black. Now that Victoria's gone to the dark side, do you think she should stay there?
At the red carpet premiere of The Class of '92 in London on Sunday, Victoria Beckham was in full support of her husband David Beckham. And, coincidentally, we were in full support of her sexy gunmetal smoky eye. Victoria is usually one for neutral yet striking makeup looks, so we were more than excited to see her sporting this bold look. The timing couldn't be more perfect, either. Victoria's gunmetal shadow is perfect for the holidays, especially for ladies who aren't so keen on full-on sparkles. She finished the look off with some brushed-up brows and a pale, nude lip. Feeling inspired? Shop some similar shades below!
David and Victoria Beckham are front and center on Vogue Paris's December/January issue, and the duo brought serious sexiness to the cover. They were photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for the issue, which Victoria had "so much fun" guest editing. In addition to her and David's spread, the pages include personal family pictures and holiday memories straight from Victoria. She also touched on her relationship with David, telling writer Marie Darrieussecq that they have had their "ups and downs." She added about her four children, "I really enjoy being a mum. I love [my children] and I'd do anything for them."
When Victoria Beckham gives back, she does it in a big way — and it doesn't get much bigger than her shoe closet, apparently! The heel-loving style star and her husband, David Beckham, have donated their clothing to the British Red Cross Shop Drop for the Philippines effort, in which all proceeds go to helping those affected by the typhoon. The items were available this morning at the charity's shop in Kensington & Chelsea.
According to the organisation, "the couple's collection includes dresses, tops, suits, and shoes from labels including Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, and Roberto Cavalli." We definitely spotted those designers in the mix, so read on to see which items Victoria retired from her closet (hint: two exact pieces are pictured above) and her reactions to parting with her prized possessions!
Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham attended the Global Gift Gala in London last night. Both stars opted for elegant black gowns. While Victoria stepped out in a long-sleeved two-piece look and a bold cocktail ring, Eva showed a little skin (and a hint of her lacy underthings) in a cutaway black gown from her designer friend — but, if you were following along, you probably saw Eva's look long before the ladies hit the red carpet, as we got a glimpse of Victoria working on Eva's gown via her Instagram. Want to see the scene before the glamorous red carpet results?
If you're Victoria Beckham, there's no sense in messing with a good thing. The designer struck a familiar pose (with one leg jutting forward, her body slightly turned, and her hair tucked to one side) when she attended a book launch party for friend Kelly Hoppen's new tome, Design Masterclass, in London on Monday alongside her hairdresser Ken Paves. Being a veteran of having her photo taken, Victoria has stuck to this pose when she steps out at special events, including at the 2013 Bambi Awards last week and at Harper's Bazaar's Women of the Year Awards earlier this month.
Victoria's other famous photograph standby, a stern, un-smiling, look, has gained a lot of attention over the years. However, Victoria revealed why she never smiles earlier this year, saying that people "can look daft" when they are always smiling in paparazzi photos. However, she did admit that she smiles in family photos. One thing that might have Victoria smiling this week is that Eva Longoria will be wearing one of her designs at the Global Gift Gala later tonight. Victoria even shared a behind-the-scenes snap of her and Eva getting to work.
— Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) November 18, 2013
Victoria Beckham struck a pose on Friday at the MyTheresa store in Munich, where she presented her Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, including a line of handbags made exclusively for the retailer. She traveled to Germany yesterday and already stopped in Berlin for the Bambi Awards. Victoria was honored in the fashion category and received her statue from designer Karl Lagerfeld. She later took to Twitter to share her excitement writing, "Thank u Karl Lagerfeld for your beautiful words. This award means so much to me." While Victoria's current designs garnered her recent accolades, one of her fashion statements from the past is also in the spotlight. The diamond and gold tiara Victoria wore during her 1999 wedding to David Beckham is going up for auction. The piece, which is valued around $40,000, will be up for grabs on Dec. 5 at Bonhams in London. Happy bidding!
After what seems like eons of baring her midriff and getting dangerously close to exposing herself to the world's media, Miley Cyrus is looking a lot more covered up.
The singer, who as we all know has some definite opinions about fashion, showed up to the Bambi Awards in Berlin last night dressed in an ultraconservative black dress — floor-length, long-sleeved, the whole nine yards — and a gold necklace accentuated with gigantic pearls. Cyrus was so covered up that she showed even less skin than Victoria Beckham, who also walked the carpet and whose own designs tend to be, well, covered up.
Click here to see up-close views of both Cyrus's and Beckham's red carpet looks.
Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, Viktor & Rolf, Roberto Cavalli, Marni, Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Maison Martin Margiela, Lanvin and as of tomorrow Isabel Marant have all done it — so who's next? Now that the latest H&M collaboration is hitting stores we're already hungry for another designer series to be announced.
And as we wait, we can certainly dream! While some of our fantasies are as big as they come (Tom Ford, after all, has touched on the topic of working with H&M and closed the book on the idea . . . for now) others feel like meant-to-be partnerships, like Prada whose quirky sensibility would make for a distinctive and playful pairing. And since we're so enamoured with the Olsens' and Victoria Beckham's style, wouldn't their minimalist, tailored aesthetics make a perfect fit with the retailer? Of course, if H&M wanted to take a more dramatic route, they could pursue the romantic stylings of Valentino or dare to walk on the edge with Riccardo Tisci (H&M Bambi sweatshirts, anyone?). Cast your vote for your dream H&M collaboration, or tell us who else you'd like to see in the comments!