70th Annual Cannes Film Festival: Best Dressed List

With 60 meters of red carpet to cover over two weeks, the Cannes Film Festival is a glamorous showcase unlike any other. It’s a favorite annual event of mine, right up there next to the Met Gala and the Academy Awards. The Festival de Cannes was founded in 1946 and is currently in its 70th season. As is tradition, it was held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres.

Festivals like this one, that are steep in tradition and prestige create a vacuum for business within the film industry. It’s the perfect trade agreement: Designers sell their work on A-list stars who are on the carpet to promote their films with their film executives who are there to sell distribution agreements for said films and hopefully secure credit for future projects, while their sponsors gain world-wide exposure. Everyone gets a piece of the pie. Read More

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2017 Billboard Music Awards: The Best Dressed List

Two common questions I get asked: Where do you get your photos? / How do you compile your best dressed lists? I’m happy to answer both. Best Dressed lists are compiled with consideration for both fashion and beauty and are not capped at any number. Longer events with multiple looks on the same celeb are compiled in descending order, beginning with the event’s best look. The more looks a celeb has on the list, the higher he or she moves in number. Read More

2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards: The Best Dressed List

Your event recap in five sentences or less: The MTV Movie Awards underwent an exciting/progressive format change this year and will now honor both film and television with gender-free awards; Adam Devine sang his opening monologue to the tune of “Beauty and the Beast” (cleverly re-titled “Movies and TV”); Vin Deisel accepted the 2017 generation award on behalf of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise and paused to honor Paul Walker while we all started bawling; MTV’s “best fight” award sustained an unnecessary name change to “best fight against the system;” Emma Watson took home the award for best actor in a movie—the first genderless acting award in history. Read More

2017 Met Gala: The Best Dressed List

Whether the fashion industry had a sudden burst of adrenaline or the “avant-garde” theme opened up the floodgates of innovation, fashion’s favorite designers have made a stunning comeback from the 2016 Met Gala; the chrome robot army of yesteryear has blossomed into a chic flock of risk-takers. The challenge? Out-innovate Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons—the first living designer to be honored by the The Costume Institute in a monographic show since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983, according to an Institute press release. Read More

TIME 100 Gala: The Best Dressed List

For 13 years TIME has penned an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world—the good, the bad and all those in between—and then invited them all to dinner. This year’s TIME 100 gala was held Tuesday, April 25, at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. Each year the list becomes more colorful, and at times, disheartening—but TIME is not to blame. In real news, the truth is unbiased. See Time’s full list of the 100 most influential people in the world here and let me know what you think. But for now, forget that Putin, Trump and Kim Jong Un all made the list, and enjoy the following couture-clad influencers. Read More

2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Best Dressed List

After the ceremony, the press junket, the photo ops, and for some celebrities, a quick dress change, Hollywood’s most exclusive after-party begins. Yes, most celebs wore not one but two couture gowns in the same night (like we didn’t already have reason enough to be jealous). This year’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party was held in a custom Basil Walter–designed space in Beverly Hills, between the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and City Hall, according to vanityfair.com. My take on this year’s green-and-white carpet? Let’s just say it was far more interesting than the red carpet earlier that evening. Read More

2017 Academy Awards Best Dressed List

A select few tourists got the surprise of their lives, Meryl Streep received a totally undeserved standing ovation, protests were present in the form of ribbons and pins, the Damen-Kimmel “feud” escalated way beyond late night TV, cookies and donuts fell from the sky and Taraji P. Hansen could not have been happier, and in a hilarious mix-up during the Best Picture finale, the “La La Land” cast handed their Oscar statues off to the “Moonlight” cast. This year’s Oscars were memorable to say the least. The red carpet, not so much. Read More

2017 Grammy Awards Best Dressed List

This time last year I was watching the Grammy Awards with my roommate, a sharp and talented fashion business major. We disagreed on every look, and when the red carpet coverage came to a close, she threw up her hands and said, “Taylor, it’s not about what you like, it’s about the fashion!” Read More

2017 SAG Awards Best Dressed List

Political issues were a running theme as per usual, Dolly Parton appeared out of nowhere to thunderous applause, the Screen Actors Guild aired a tear-jerking tribute montage, Lily Tomlin with gave a hilarious and inspiring six minute and 22 second acceptance speech for her lifetime achievement award, and Guild members selected “Stranger Things” in what should have been an impossible vote between the nominees for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. Read More

2017 Golden Globes Best Dressed List

“La La Land” broke a record for the most Golden Globe wins by a film, canary yellow and plunging necklines dominated the red carpet, Jimmy Fallon was barely on camera at all, not-so-subtle Trump jokes were incalculable (though I’m pretty sure not one person actually spoke his name), NBC aired a tribute to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher that made everyone want to sob, and Meryl Streep—as only she could do—gave a speech to end all speeches with an almost nonexistent voice. Without further ado, here are my nominees for the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards best dressed list. Read More