Stars took a bold turn on the red carpet this week. Severely structured looks and skin-baring accents shared the spotlight at a range of events. Prints, lace, pleats, embroidery and other embellishments also collaborated to produce some show-stopping moments. Neutrals were definitely popular, but strategic pops of color still made notable appearances.
Emma Stone at the London Premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro
This bright yellow Atelier Versace pleated gown with Swarovski crystal embellished padded shoulders helped Emma stand out over in London. She completed the look with a David Webb necklace and Christian Louboutin pumps.
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Diane Kruger at the FX Networks Upfront Screening of Fargo
Diane suited up in a black Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 jumpsuit with corset lace detailing along the bodice. The actress wrapped up the look with a gold clutch and black pumps.
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Taylor Swift at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
Taylor’s custom J. Mendel ensemble consisted of an ivory slashed shoulder crop top and a black skirt with side slit. She accessorized with a Jennifer Fisher ring, a bangle and ring both by Marina B, a M2Malletier clutch as well as black Casadei Trikini sandals.
Carrie Underwood at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
It was an embellished white Oscar de la Renta sleeveless fringe gown for Carrie at the awards. David Yurman gems, a coordinating beaded clutch and Jimmy Choo Kalpa sandals polished off the look.
Karolina Kurkova at the Lucky FABB: Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference
Preen’s vivid Spring 2014 patterned dress with asymmetrical wrap skirt was Karolina’s graphic selection for the conference. White pumps capped off the look.
Candice Swanepoel at the amfAR Inspiration Gala São Paulo 2014
Candice lit up São Paulo in Valentino. Her neon strapless embroidered gown was accented by a pair of Amsterdam Sauer earrings and a corresponding ring.
Lily Aldridge at Save Venice’s Enchanted Garden Ball
While see-through gowns are frequently more about shock value than elegance, Lily’s embroidered lace Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 version was surprisingly sophisticated. The model concluded her look with a Rona Pfeiffer ring and a floral crown.
Lupita Nyong’o at the Marie Claire Celebrates May Cover Stars Party
The Oscar winner was hard to miss decked out in Giambattista Valli's Fall 2013 Couture sleeveless dress with blue floral embroidery. Jewelry by Graziela Gems and metallic Christian Louboutin pumps rounded out Lupita's look.
Thandie Newton at the London Premiere of Half of a Yellow Sun
Thandie's eye-catching little black dress comes from Osman's Fall 2014 collection. Christian Louboutin supplied her accessories, including that blue Aida satin clutch and those gold So Kate pumps.
Taylor Schilling at the 3rd Annual Reel Stories, Real Lives Event
Taylor’s Roksanda Ilincic burgundy Avery dress had exaggerated sleeves and cut-out details. A white Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and multicolored Christian Louboutin Air Chance slingback pumps finished off the look.
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