Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Runway Report: 2013 Bottega Venetta Resort Collection

       “I grew up in a house with a lot of women, so I am concerned with what they need,” declared creative director Tomas Maier when asked about the 2013 Bottega Venetta Resort Collection.  Luxury and comfort are at the core of this collection. Maier tackled the subject of weekend attire by asking himself what women would wear during their days off.  The answer was viscose jersey lean track pants with matching superfine cashmere jackets, sporty tanks and long velvet evening dresses. Head-to-toe monochromatic outfits display a faded-citrus palette inspired by frescoes of Tiepolo and Vienese.  Butter yellow, pale peach and pistachio cashmere double-breasted peacoats with wide-leg trousers felt laid-back for such a mature look. Experimenting with materials introduces an alternative to the traditional leather bag. What resulted was a type of silk-leather that the the House used in the seventies, used now to make a slim day clutch.  In another piece, Japanese paper and metal were woven into their signature intrecciato bag.  Finally, organic black rubber with aluminium embellishments was used to make the large cabat bag.  This collection clearly embodies innovation in an effortless elegance.



Monday, May 28, 2012

White-Out: Memorial Day Style

       Today is the day to break out the whites!  Whether you are a fashion classicist or you still suffer trauma from watching the 1994 John Waters movie Serial Mom where Patty Hearst's character gets murdered for wearing white after Labor Day, Memorial Day liberates you from committing a fashion faux-pas.  For the fashion atheists, white is simply the perfect color to kick start summer.  NET A LA MODE's all-white selection will keep you cool and looking fabulous all summer long.


Want to feel light and breezy?  Lace will be your best friend this summer.  You can wear it either in a classic look like the Gentle Fawn Lost Tank or a 70's inspired look like the Pink Martini Antoinette Top.


Show off your toned arms with sleeveless tops like Gentle Fawn Rustic Top  and the Press Sleeveless Shirt with Neck Tie.


Start a summer fling with flirty little white dresses like the Keepsake White Lies Dress and the Press Scoop Neck Dolman Sleeve Dress.

Look elegant in white with the Generation Love Theo Combo Knit Sleeve Cardigan.

Happy Memorial Day!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday I'm in Love: Bows

            It's Friday, and here at Net à la Mode we are in love with BOWS.  How delightful is it to unravel a gift that was delicately wrapped by a satin ribbon?   Come check out these bow-tastic finds that don't need unwrapping to enjoy.


a.  We are in love with this sugary-pink cupcake bow.  Talk about icing on the cupcake.  (Sugarlips Cakes)

b.  We are in love with this Versace Venita Bow Satchel.  It's all wrapped up in exquisite pink goodness.  (The Purse Page)

c.  We are in love with this colourful cubes bow tie for dapper dogs.  Even dogs can't escape the Mad Men madness.  (Silly Buddy)

d.  We are in love with this hair bow tie. This hairstyle is much cuter and wearable than Lady Gaga's.   (Young Designers Online)

e.  We are in love with this romantic photograph of a bow ring by Kitty Gallannaugh.  This London photographer sure takes dreamy pictures.  (Kitty Gallannaugh)

f.  We are in love with this pretty bow garland.  Crafty blogger, Rachel Denbow, shows you how you can decorate your room with vintage-looking bows in eight simple steps.   (Smile and Wave)

g.  We are in love with this Keepsake Front Row dress. The satin bow in the front gives a an unexpected twist to the traditional LBD. (Net à la Mode)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Red Carpet Report: 2012 Billboard Music Awards

          The 2012 Billboard Music Awards was kicked off by an electrifying LMFAO performance.  They showed off their sexy moves in a medley of their hits "Party Rock Anthem", "Sorry for the Party Rocking" and "I'm Sexy and I Know It."  Sky Blu and Red Foo's barely-there outfits are what celebrities usually strut at music awards, but we were happily surprised to find very stylish and glamourous outfits on the red carpet.  The NET A LA MODE team made a list of the 10 best dressed celebrities at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.


#10 Jordin Sparks

        Jordin Sparks looked fresh and young in her nude Diane Von Furstenberg dress.  The "Zarita" floral dress had a scalloped trim and three-quarter sleeves.  To bring this look from casual to red-carpet-glam, Jordin accessorized with David Yurman jewelry and black Diane Von Furstenberg T-bar heels.    


#9 Carly Rae Jepsen

         Carly Rae Jepsen, singer of that song that always gets stuck in your head "Call me Maybe", wore a floor-length neutral gown with Jacob & Co. ring and studs.  A lot of fans were surprised to see the 26 year-old dress her age but she quickly changed into her usual eclectic attires to host the Billboard Music Award after-party with The Wanted.  


#8 The Wanted

     British boy band The Wanted looked quite dapper in their suits.  We must admit that we are jealous that this generation of teens have this british invasion to lust over while all we had was 'N sync.  They even impressed Tommy Hilfiger that night, who promised to send them some clothes.


#7 Alicia Keys

          Alicia Keys showed off her curves in this dark-berry figure-hugging Azzedine Alaia Couture gown.  Long-sleeve gowns are popping up everywhere, as we saw at the MET Gala.  Alicia enhanced her look with Repossi rose-gold hooped earrings and Jennifer Fisher rings. 


#6 Usher

       Usher rocked the red carpet with a daring baby blue suit.  He performed his new single "Scream" on stage with 20 dancers and he indeed made his fans scream!


#5 Zooey Deschanel

         "New Girl", Zooey Deschanel brought 60's glam to the red carpet with her silver embellished sleeveless cocktail dress with contrast cream trim from Moschino's Fall 2012 collection and her beehive hair style. She accessorized with her signature black tights, horn-shaped dangling earrings and Miu Miu black pumps. She then tied up the whole mod look with orange lipstick.


#4 Julianne Hough

         Julianne Hough sparkled in a sequined Kaufman Franco cocktail dress and accessorized with Nicholas Kirkwood shoes and H. Stern jewelries.  Her look was simple but glamourous.


#3 Carrie Underwood

       Carrie Underwood went big in this silver-and-rose tulle draped gown from Oscar de la Renta's Fall 2012 collection.  Her frothy gown was accessorized with a pearl-and-crystal sapphire ‘Cara’ vanity case and silver paillette open-toe heels.


#2 Katy Perry

       Katy Perry channelled the "Little Mermaid" in an iced-out metallic lilac drop-waist gown featuring a bodice covered with iridescent sequins that cascades down to a lightly embellished chiffon skirt from Blumarine's Fall 2012 collection.   The purple hair that she had premiered at Coachella actually works with this dress.  Her out-there outfits usually don't work for us but tongiht she managed to pull off an uncharacteristically elegant look (maybe because her date was her grandmother).  


#1 Taylor Swift

       Taylor Swift looked amazing in a red chiffon sleeveless gown with a lace bodice from Elie Saab's Pre-Fall 2012 Collection.  We all know how Taylor Swift has a fascination with fairy tales and how she loves to dress up as a princess but we must say that we love that she embraced the evil queen in her with this darker and sexier look.


           Even with all the fashion on the red carpet, the highlight of the night was Katy Perry's premier performance of her single "Wide Awake", in which she flew onto the stage from above in an over-the-top dreamy gown.  We'll sure be dreaming of fashion all night after this spectacular event!     


Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday I'm in Love: Tulips

          It's friday and here at Net à la Mode, we are in love with TULIPS!  The blooming of tulips on the front yard is the truest sign of spring's arrival (Sorry Mr Groundhog but you are not as reliable!)  Your clogs will go clippity-clop at the sight of these tulipy finds.  


a.  We are in love with this BCBGeneration emerald-coloured tulip wrap skirt.  It's time to show off those legs!  (Net à la Mode)

b.  We are in love with these tulip lollipops.  Just like Courtney Dial Whitmore, we are suckers for a good bargain especially when the buy is so cute.  (Pizzazzerie)

c.  We are in love with the Dutch landscape in May.  Three billion tulips bloom each year.  (Funzug)

d.  We are in love with these cute bulb party favors/seat assigners.  Simply plant a bulb in a candleholder and add a paper blossom and a vellum seat assignment.  (Martha Stewart Weddings)

e.  We are in love with this vintage wine country wedding table setting.  Wild arrangement of tulips in vintage bottles create a romantic setting.  (Brides)

f.  We are in love with this fun tulip-shaped chair by Brühl Innovation.  It is a great way to bring nature into your home.  (Infoteli)

g. We are in love with this super practical tulip hub.  Why should we let the boys have all the techy fun?  (Chic 'n Cheap Living)

h. We are in love with this tulip wedding shower cake.  It is a confetti cake filled with blackberry and meyer lemon filling.  It sounds as good as it looks!  (Pink Cake Box)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Runway Report: 2013 Chanel Resort Collection

          On Monday evening, Marie-Antoinette's former home greeted a flock of A-list guests, like Tilda Swinton and Vanessa Paradis, who were chauffeured to Versailles to attend the 2013 Chanel Resort Collection. Over a remix of MIA's Bad Girls, the models strolled through the golden gravel wearing creeper platform sneakers (Alexa Chung must be delighted!) and chambray frocks that Marie-Antoinette herself would have worn if she had grown up in London in the 70s.  Chanel Make-Up creative director, Peter Philips, enhanced the look with a velvet Chanel logo, a wink to the symbolic teardrop tattoo, and hair stylist, Sam McKnight, iced the cake with what he calls the ''bob-tops''.  The hand-coloured wigs were chopped off at the back, popped on top of a ponytail and finished with a pastel-coloured bow, resembling how Kate Middleton's hair would look like if she donned the rainbow hair trend sported by Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj.  


         It was on the eve of the French political shift that Karl Lagerfeld played the Sun King in his punk version of Marie-Antoinette featuring model Cara Delevingne.  While Sofia Coppola's version made us bow down to the awesomeness of candy-coloured macarons, Lagerfeld's version made us crave sugary-pastel ruffled pannier shorts.  The hundreds of guests seated in custom-built canopied pavillons gleefully witnessed the display of eighteenth century excess and luxury. 

  
           Models paraded fichu necklines, lace jabots, straw cartwheel sun hats and high-waisted ruffled pannier dresses across the sequestered garden.  Lush-green topiaries and shimmering water fountains contrasted with the novelty sneakers in the same way that the gold rococo floral embroidery contrasted with the denim vests.  Chanel still stayed true to the House with beautiful structured garments in a restrained palette and cropped tweed jackets while playing around as Louis XVI with matching tweed palazzo pants. 


         Champagne and canapés were served in a glass house where Lagerfeld, adorned by an emerald pin, granted an audience to the press, leading up to the post-show punk performance by Alice Dellal's band Thrush Metal.  Let's see if the Queen's Jubilee can beat this!  On a side note, the Net à Mode team believes that Karl Lagerfeld is much better as Le Roi du Soleil in Versailles than as God in Saint-Tropez. 







Wednesday, May 16, 2012

MODEL CALL: Alex




Q: What do you love most about modeling?

E: I like creating a story in every picture. If each picture says 1000 words, why not narrate it? Everything comes together for that single captured moment; the hair, makeup, clothes, expression, they all tell a story, and I like being the main character.

F: J’aime créer une histoire sur chaque photo. Si une image vaut mille mots, pourquoi ne pas la raconter? Tous les éléments (le maquillage, les vêtements et l’expression) s’unissent au moment de la capture pour raconter une histoire dont j’aime être le personnage principal.

Q: How would you describe your personal style?

E: My style is very…50’s! I love the high-waisted skirts, ribbons, cardigans and pearls. Feminine, retro, chic…I like that.

F: Mon style est très inspiré des années 50! J’aime les jupes tailles hautes, les rubans, les cardigans et les perles. Un look féminin, retro et chic… voilà ce que j’aime!

Q: What is your favorite NET A LA MODE piece?

E: I’m currently wearing this awesome black BCBG dress, it’s my favorite thing I’ve worn so far.

F: Je porte présentement cette magnifique robe BCBG noire, c’est la pièce que j’ai le plus aimé porter jusqu’à maintenant

Q: Do you like that pastel-colors are going to be a major trend?

E: I love pastel colors, especially neutral, earthy tones. That’s all you’ll find in my closet, soft neutral tones.

F: J’aime les couleurs pastelles, spécialement les couleurs terres. Des teintes douces et neutres, voilà ce que vous retrouverez dans ma garde-robe en ce qui concerne la tendance pastelle.

Q: What are you looking forward to wear this Spring and Summer?

E: I’m obsessed with dresses and trendy hats, that’s all I’ll be wearing this spring/summer (and a bathing suit under every outfit, of course!)

F: Je suis obsédée par les robes et les chapeaux, c’est probablement tout ce que je porterai pour le printemps et l’été (et un maillot de bain sous chaque ensemble bien entendu!)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Mother of All: Top Ten Stylish Celebrity Moms

          In celebration of mothers, new mothers and moms to be, the NET A LA MODE team has rounded up the top ten most stylish celebrity moms.  It sure wasn't easy picking from all the trendy mommas!


#10: Jennifer Lopez

          Mother of twins, Max and Emme, Jennifer Lopez still looks as stylish and youthful as the time she made Versace a household name.  Jennifer Lopez and her kids were the faces of Gucci's New Children's Collection campaign in 2011, during which Gucci made a one million dollar donation to UNICEF's ''Schools for Africa.'' 
Source: Style Rhapsody
#9: Sienna Miller

              Queen of Boho Sienna Miller is expecting her first child with boyfriend Tom Sturridge.  Her style matured magnificently as she turned 30 and we can't wait to see how she will be styling her baby.

Source: Mirror
#8: Miranda Kerr

          Miranda Kerr stunned everybody by hitting Paris Fashion Week two months after giving birth to her son Flynn.  The Victoria's Secret Angel always manages to look stunning on and off the catwalk.

Source: Grazia
#7: Heidi Klum

          Heidi Klum strut the Victoria's Secret show six weeks after giving birth to daughter Lou when she was only suppose to host it in 2009.  She is a mother of four now and continues to be fashion forward.

Source: Ahlan
#6: Angelina Jolie

        Angelina Jolie confessed she does not own a pair of jeans.  The secret to this mother of six's glamourous style is to not get too comfortable.

Source: Babyrazzi
#5: Beyoncé

         Beyoncé might be the coolest celebrity mom out there after creating a tumblr for baby Blue Ivy Carter.  Becoming a mom made her style even more edgier and daring.

Source: Bauer Griffin
#4: Gwyneth Paltrow

         Quite contrastingly to her bestie Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow has a cool all-American style.  She has been saving all her clothes hoping to one day give them to her daughter Apple.
Source: Sam Edelman
#3: Nicole Richie

       Winner of the Golden Pacifier Award, former wild child Nicole Richie was recognized as a role model.  She created the jewelry line House of Harlow and the clothing line Winter Kate, both named after her daughter.  Richie's definitely a fashion icon wowing us with her bohemian chic style.

Source: Entertainmentwise
#2 Gwen Stefani:

         Designer of the cutest kid's clothing collection, Harajuku Mini for Target, Gwen Stefani always looks great in her avant-garde outfits.
Source: PacificCoastNews.com
#1: Victoria Beckham

          Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham always looks amazing, especially with baby Harper dangling form her arm.  Her posh style is only surpassed by Harper's cute getups.

Source: How to Fashion Style
Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday I'm in Love: Book Smart


              It's friday and here at Net à la Mode, we are in love with being BOOK SMART!  Put on your over-sized glasses and get ready to see double when you take a look at these nerdgasmic finds.


a.  We are in love with these oxford heels by Lovely People.  The Agnes loafer pumps combine two of the biggest trends this season: color blocking and menswear.  (Net a la Mode)

b.  We are in love with these chalk tablets from Peg and Awl.  They are made from Liberty Highschool bleachers built in 1918.  (Peg and Awl)

c.  We are in love with these numeric keypad/calculator chairs.  (House of Onika)

d.  We are in love with these apple cupcakes.  You will be your teacher's pet in no time.  (Martha Stewart Living)

e.  We are in love with Karl Lagerfeld's library, it is filled of books from the floor to the skylights.  (The Selby is in Your Place)

f.  We are in love with Tom Ford's special edition ‘50s-inspired eyewear collection made of buffalo horn and gold-plated metal “T” accents.  It comes in a Bakelite box complete with chamois cloth and cleansing cream, all for only $2,950.  (FASHION Magazine)

g.  We are in love with Olympia Le-Tan's ''Lolita'' mini-clutch.  Natalie Portman was spotted with the clutch at the New York premiere of "Black Swan."   (Opening Ceremony at ACE hotel NYC)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Devil Wears Prada: MET Gala 2012


        The new exhibit "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations", opening May 10th, was celebrated in style at the Metropolitan Museum of At.  The annual Costume Institute Gala is a display of who's-who and who-brought-who.  If you missed out on Vogue's live feed of the extravagant event, Net à la Mode has got you covered.  Here, we present our play-by-play break-down of the hot trends spotted at fashion's Oscars.


Yellow Fever: 


              Solange Knowles, who is not afraid of drama, wore a canary-yellow Rachel Roy dress with peplum detailing.  New-mom January Jones sported a Mortal Combat-like Versace gown.  Coco Rocha surprised everyone with her pink hair, matching with her neon Givenchy suit previously worn by Elizabeth Taylor.  Emma Roberts looked mature in her Escada custom-made marigold yellow silk-gazar strapless gown with a peplum detail that morphed into a sculptural swallowtail train. 



Tangerine Tango:


              Ginnifer Goodwin wore a tangerine silk-chiffon cap-sleeve gown with an embroidered neckline, draped skirt and leather tangerine belt by Monique Lhuillier.  Kristen Wiig was Stella McCartney's guest and wore an orange lace embroidered pleated dress.  Kristen Bell wore a Tommy Hilfiger orange crinkle silk chiffon gown with a crisscross halter neckline and waist ruching.  Katharine Mcphee wore a fully embroidered Elie Saab gown with a deep square neckline accented by a matching Belt.  Kirsten Dunst wore a pumpkin-and-cream wool crepe double lapel jacket accented with a thick black leather belt that was teamed with a pumpkin wool and floral lace custom Rodarte gown.



Lady in Red:


              Hilary Swank wore a scarlet-chiffon tie-neck cascade Michael Kors gown.  Mia Wasikowska wore a raspberry cady-silk short-sleeve gown with a black waistband and high neck collar enhanced with black crystal embroidery by Prada.  Emma Stone accompanied Alber Elbaz, wearing one of his Lanvin creations, a bright red satin dress with hand embroidered crystal flowers.  Jamie King wore a vibrant red custom Topshop gown with a cross-pattern and ruffles along the neckline and down the open back.  Milla Jojovich showed up in Prada, a red double-satin shredded-skirt gown, embellished with onyx floral beading.




Pretty in Pink: 

               As Zac Posen's guest, Amber Heard wore an orchid duchess satin bustier gown and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.  Emily Blunt wore a pink Calvin Klein gown with cut-outs at the sides and an open back. Karlie Kloss accompanied Jason Wu in a custom black/nude embroidered Chantilly lace dress with fuchsia chiffon drape.  Julianne Hough was dressed by Caroline Herrera. Dee Ocleppo was Tommy Hilfiger's arm candy and wore one of his fuschia creations.  Girls' Allison Williams wore a hot pink Ralph Lauren gown.



Garden Romance: 

                Lily Collins channeled her inner Snow White with this off-white sheer lace gown by Valentino Couture.  Sarah Jessica Parker also wore Valentino, and in addition got to be his arm candy for the night.  Rashida Jones accompanied Tory Burch in her floral gown.  Scarlett Johansson looked like a princess in an embroidered bodice by Dolce & Gabbana and Leighton Meester wore Marchesa to walk on Blair Waldorf's famous steps.



Snow White: 


               Anna Wintour wore a Prada custom-made gown with a gold lobster motif, in honour of Schiaparelli.  Claire Danes showed up with her husband wearing a J. Mendel white silk asymmetrical wrap-like gown with a single satin lapel covered in crystal embellishments.  Forget about Angelina Jolie's right leg and make way fo Anja Rubik.  The model wore a white Anthony Vaccarello slashed gown with a waist-high split.  Amy Adams wore a Giambattista Valli one-shouldered silk chiffon couture gown with a black velvet insert, styled with a silver and gold bow belt by Luigi Scialanga.  Ashley Greene wore a white Grecian Donna Karan Atelier gown.





Icing on the cake:

             Prada herself picked this cocktail-length dress, made of double stretch satin fabric, with a plunging deep V-neckline and cascading jade green stone embellishments for Jessica Biel, who showed up with her fiancé Justin Timberlake.  As Olivier Rousteing's date, Joan Smalls wore one of his Balmain creations.  Jessica Stam wore a Christian Dior Couture gown.  Sofia Vergara wore a silver-embroidered illusion column dress with pleated tulle bodice by Marchesa.






Blue Lavender:


                 Paula Patton wore a strapless silk faille gown with pleated detail at the bodice and skirt by Vera Wang.  Gwyneth Paltrow was one of the few that opted for a short dress.  She wore a Prada steel blue duchesse halter neck dress.  Dakota Fanning wore a Louis Vuitton lavender tulle and organza gown embroidered with floral ribbons that was teamed with satin sandals and a silk lavender minaudière. Brooklyn Decker wore a Tory Burch slate-blue gown made of knife-pleated silk tulle and crepe, with hand-beaded floral appliqués.  Caroline Trentini wore custom Theyskens’ Theory gown that was actually made of denim.




Midnight Blue: 


               Glee's Lea Michele showed up with navy blue Diane von Furstenberg sequined gown.  Heidi Klum wore a custom-made French Chantilly-lace slip dress with cut-outs that raced from the back around the hip into a dramatic slit by Escada.  Bee Shaffer accompanied her mom wearing a Erdem blue, black and white gown with a V-necked line and a beautiful train.  Model Candice Swanepoel wore a Cobalt Rag & Bone gown.  Diane Kruger wore a Prada cobalt layered crepe silk chiffon V-necked gown with ostrich feathered hemline.




Sheer Black:

              Beyoncé showed off her post-baby body in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci.  The sheer bodysuit covered in black lace and crystal embellishments, cascading into a skirt of black and purple feathers, was a showstopper.  Rooney Mara wore a Givenchy Couture black asymmetrical one-sleeve lace dress with laser-cut leather details which was accented with a black leather belt.  Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci designed this black silk gown featuring chiffon details, an organza train and a sexy open back for Renée Zellweger. Marion Cotillard wore a Christian Dior shimmering black strapless bodice which cascaded into a sheer violet skirt.  Brooke Shields wore a navy lace J. Mendel gown.



Pitch Black: 


                 Mary-Kate Olsen wore a black floor-length gown from The Row.  Liv Tyler wore a a Givenchy Haute Couture dress.  Linda Evangelista wore a black silk Prada gown with a peplum detailing.  Cate Blanchett wore an Alexander McQueen black feather gown.  Kate Bosworth wore a short and feathered Prada gown.  Gisele Bündchen showed up with her husband, Tom Brady, in a Givenchy Haute Couture gown by Riccardo Tisci. 




Covered Up:

                Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore a striped copper-and-black draped-back tulle Burbery gown.  Rihanna wore a long sleeve backless crocodile dress.  Cameron Diaz wore a diamond crystal fringe embroidered long gown with a draped back and long sleeves.  Chanel Iman showed up with Tom Ford wearing a chalk lady amhearst pheasant feather moire tulle evening dress.




Gold Rush:

                Bianca Brandolini D’Adda shined in Dolce & Gabbana.  Karolina Kurkova attended the gala with Rachel Zoe wearing a custom long sleeve rose gold sequinned gown with open back and train.  Jessica Paré wore a L'Wren Scott gown.  Nina Dobrev wore a Donna Karan black-and-gold backless  gown which draped beautifully and had a breathtaking train.  Jessica Alba wore a one-shouldered gold lamé Michael Kors gown.




Silver Armour: 

               Lana Del Rey was Joseph Altuzarra's arm candy and wore a custom black-and-silver hand-embroidered gown.  Kate Upton accompanied Micheal Kors in one of his creations.  Camilla Belle wore a Ralph Lauren ivory tulle beaded dress.  Debra Messing wore a low-cut Kaufman Franco crystal sequin gown.    Carey Mulligan made her first public appearance since her surprise wedding.  As co-host of the gala, she wore a custom two-tone gold-and-silver Prada halter dress covered with paillettes.




Daredevils: 

               Florence Welch impressed everyone in an Alexander McQueen dandelion embroidered organza tiered dress.  Christina Ricci wore a guipure and lace bandeau with a blush silk organza bow that was teamed with a high-waist tea-length guipure lace skirt by Thakoon.  Elizabeth Banks was Mary Katrantzou's guest and wore a digitally printed dress with an oversized peplum and central split.  Chloë Sevigny outshined everyone with her Miu Miu black mirrored geometric patchwork mini-dress.  Alexa Chung wore a Marc Jacob leather and purple floral-print metallic off-the-shoulder dress styled with a white shirt.