Archive for September 24th, 2005

Emmys 2005: Style Intelligence Report’s Best Dressed List

Eva Longoria
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Eva Longoria in Angel Sanchez.
Why it was a good choice: Dress color is crucial. Eva’s
coral gown was the perfect way to highlight her St. Tropez glow.

Halle Berry
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Halle Berry in Emanuel Ungaro.
Why it was a good choice: The gown’s regal hue is perfect for the occasion, and the strapless sweetheart neckline emphasizes her feminine shoulders.

Marcia Cross
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Marcia Cross in Elie Saab.
Why it was a good choice: Emerald
brings out Marcia’s green eyes and auburn hair.

Jennifer Love Hewitt
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Jennifer Love Hewitt in Dolce & Gabbana.
Why it was a good choice: This classically flattering dress is predictably JLH, but if anyone can pull off dressing like a certain Hepburn, it’s her.

Mariska Hargitay
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Mariska Hargitay in Carolina Herrera.
Why it was a good choice: Mariska looks ten years younger in a
sexy, vibrant orange gown and her hair down in sexy waves.

Star Jones
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Star Jones in Marc Bouwer.
Why it was a good choice: Center ruching in velvet
works on Star — it accentuates curves in all the right places.

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Fashion Week Notebook | Calvin Klein

Key Takeaways: Ethereal 1960s chic for the modern woman. Some looks evoked the ladylike Jackie O, while others appeared more fit for Twiggy. Graceful fashions for the modern elegant.

Color Palette: Predominantly white and cream, with black, beige, and light grey. Jolts of color were added with bright blues, greens, and yellows.

Silhouettes: High waistlines, babydoll dresses, and A-line shapes. Necklines were either high on the neck or strappy and low. Dresses were beautifully draped and tailored, and many featured the idea of controlled volume. Coats were oversized, and they were matched with Jackie O-inspired embellished sunglasses.

Accessories Report: The notable accessory of the show was the embellished sunglasses.

What’s Wearable: Almost everything. We loved the 60s style big coats, the babydoll dresses, and the unexpected patterned fabric that was integral to the show’s success.

What’s Not Wearable: A particularly blousy dress with an exaggerated lapel. It even made the model look chubby.

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Fashion Week Notebook | J Mendel

Key Takeaways: While much of this collection catered to the gala dinner set–J Mendel’s primary clientele–it also featured unusual pairings (shearling with sheer pleats) and cocktail dresses with barely-there layers that will no doubt show up on A-list celebrities this spring.

Color Palette: Ice Queen colors–pearly pastel blue, pink and purple–and beiges.

Silhouettes: Fitted jackets with dress shorts or flowy skirts; wispy gowns; shearling jackets; ruffled column dresses.

Accessories Report: With barely-there dresses, skin was the accessory of choice.

What’s Wearable: The singular suit of the collection, a brocade, half-sleeve skirt suit.

What’s Not Wearable: Tank tops with randomly attached fur.

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