Lena Dunham Won the Red Carpet (by Losing It)

Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 | Lena Dunham

It’s been 13 years since Björk laid an egg at the Academy Awards. And if the Oscars’, Emmys’, and Golden Globes’ red carpets are the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Gowns, that’s nearly 40 nights of jewel-toned, fish-tailed, corporate-sponsored parade floats accessorized with borrowed diamonds and phonetically spelled designer names for E!’s Mani Cam (”MOH-neek Luh-HOO-lee-ay”).

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Frocking Mindy's World

Stylish TV shows are nothing new, but recently the creators behind the iconic looks that come into our homes have become celebrity forces in their own right, with massive social-media followings and curated collaborations for major retailers. Thanks to trailblazers such as Sex and the City’s Patricia Field, names like Janie Bryant (Mad Men), Lyn Paolo (Scandal), and Salvador Perez (The Mindy Project) are tossed around in the same breath as actors and showrunners.

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Oscar de la Renta: Legend of Style

Amy Adams, Oscars 2013
For her fourth nomination, Adams gave the designer a vintage photo that served as inspiration for her ethereal gown.

Penélope Cruz, Met Gala 2011
Cruz walked the Met Gala carpet on the arm of de la Renta and in one of his signature romantic designs.

Oprah Winfrey, Met Gala 2010
De la Renta lovingly referred to Winfrey’s ruffled ensemble as ”a queen-of-the-night gown.”

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Comedy Couture

We invite them into our homes, quote them regularly, and miss them when they’re gone — that’s the power of iconic SNL characters. Now we can dress like them, too. Costume designer Tom Broecker handpicked some of fashion’s hottest designers to interpret the garb of fan favorites for charity. The streetworthy styles will be available at Saks’ flagship NYC store and online Oct. 13.

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An Oscar Closet To Kill For

The Great Gatsby (2013)
To create F. Scott Fitzgerald’s privileged Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan), Oscar-winning designer Martin looked to real 1920s fashion, opting for authenticity over sequin-soaked nostalgia. ”We needed to make the costumes feel familiar but also surprising,” Martin has said. ”Not everything was a flapper dress with fringe beading.”

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Shakira's Momshell Style

The biggest challenge for stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn as they pulled together Shakira’s wardrobe for The Voice? What was underneath her clothes. ”They pretaped auditions when she was seven months pregnant,” explains Haenn. ”She’s known for wearing low-waisted pants and cropped tops, but that’s not something you do when you’re pregnant or have just had a baby.” The duo reveal the secrets behind Shakira’s swivel-chair looks.

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Vera Wang: inspirations from the screen

When I give a fashion show, in those eight or nine minutes there’s always a story line,” says Vera Wang, who will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement award at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards on June 3. Whether her muse is a person, a painting, a film, or a TV series, ”I’m never literal, I bring a contemporary spin.” Here, the designer shares five big- and small-screen favorites.

KILL BILL — VOL. 1 (2003)

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How fashion got Punk'd

”Punk has had more of an impact on fashion than any other subcultural movement,” says Andrew Bolton, curator of PUNK: Chaos to Couture, the Costume Institute’s new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (through Aug. 14; metmuseum.org). From New York City’s underground clubs to the streets of London and the runways of Paris, here’s a look at how the ’70s punk movement caused a sartorial revolution.


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Choose your own holiday TV adventure

Care to meet the parents … of Christmas
In Finding Mrs. Claus (Lifetime, Dec. 16), Santa’s wife (Mira Sorvino) treks to Vegas to fulfill a wish, prompting her neglectful husband (Will Sasso) to chase after her. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Claus (George Wendt and Shelley Long) meet their son’s fiancée in The Merry In-Laws (Lifetime, Dec. 15). Who knows cheer better than two stars from Cheers?

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RuPaul's all stars 'Drag Race'

Moved By Music

What sets the tone for Ru’s daily transformation? An iPod loaded with some 12,000 songs, ranging from classics by the likes of David Bowie and Donna Summer to club jams by Rihanna. ”Dance music is more important to me today than ever because I find myself needing to drown out this noisy-ass world more and more.”

In the Details

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