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New York Fashion Week: Rodarte debuts 'Star Wars' gowns

Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mullevay stunned fashionistas everywhere Tuesday when they capped their runway show by showcasing a series of silk gowns that incorporate images from George Lucas’ Star Wars films into their designs.

The gowns, which are part of Rodarte’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection, feature the likes of Luke Skywalker, Yoda, and even the Death Star across the bottom portion of the dresses. Check out two of the creative designs below:
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'Muppets Most Wanted': Vivienne Westwood designs Miss Piggy's wardrobe

Miss Piggy will be as glamorous as always in the upcoming Muppets Most Wanted — mostly because fashion designer Vivienne Westwood created couture designs just for the ladypig’s movie wardrobe.

In the movie, Miss Piggy hopes for a wedding with Kermit as the Muppets crew journeys around ever-romantic Europe. Will the two lovebirds actually tie the knot? We don’t know, but we do know that Miss Piggy will wear a long, ivory wedding gown with corset detailing and a tulle veil designed by Westwood. Wedding or not, Miss Piggy will be wearing a fancier gown than most human brides. Oh, to be a Muppet.

Miss Piggy will also sport other looks designed just for her by Westwood, including a houndstooth-check coat and a silver hand-embroidered floral lace gown. The movie hits theaters March 21.

Oscars 2014: The makeup of 'Dallas Buyers Club' and creating a realistic portrait of AIDS

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When you think about the look of Dallas Buyers Club, makeup probably isn’t top of mind. Everyone knows about Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto’s extreme physical transformations and Jean-Marc Vallée’s preference for natural light and handheld realism, but to the untrained eye, beyond the transgender beauty makeup on Leto’s Rayon, it might be hard to see on the surface why the film is one of the three Best Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar nominees.

All Matthew McConaughey had to do was gain and lose that weight, right? Wrong.

“People don’t realize how much makeup is actually in the movie, but that’s the ultimate compliment. That’s exactly what I was trying to do,” makeup lead Robin Mathews told EW.

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Amy Adams responds to Valentino controversy: 'Truly appalling'

This is a major faux pas for a fashion house.

Amy Adams attended the funeral of Philip Seymour Hoffman over the weekend. Hours after the funeral, design house Valentino took a paparazzi photo of Adams entering the church and blasted it out on social media, touting that the actress was carrying a Valentino bag.

Valentino USA issued a statement on Twitter the next day in light of the company’s insensitive press release. “We regret releasing a photo of Amy Adams with a Valentino bag. Unaware of the circumstances it was a mistake and we apologize to Ms. Adams.”

Adams’ rep also clarified to E! News that the Oscar nominee “is not a paid spokesperson for Valentino, and the suggestion she would use this moment to participate in a promotion is truly appalling.”

Face Off exit Q&A: 'I think that I deserved to go home this week'

A familiar face popped up on Face Off this week. Former judge Patrick Tatopoulos–a production designer for Pitch Black, Underworld, and Independence Day–stopped by for a motorcycle themed Foundation Challenge. The group was tasked with creating an original motorcycle racer based on the colorful vehicles that filled the room. The group excitedly got to work… and eventually the verdict was in. Tatopoulos ultimately chose Tanner White and Daran Holt as his top two favorites. However, there could only be one winner. Holt’s expertly executed creation wound up taking home top prize–immunity for this week’s the Spotlight Challenge.

From there, it was onto the main event where host McKenzie Westmore and judge Glenn Hetrick announced that the artists would work in pairs of their own choosing in order to create their own original rockstar. Using various electric guitars that filled the room, the group was prompted to create a musician that echoed the vibe of the guitar they selected.

The pairings included: Corinne Foster and Graham Schofield, George Schminky and Daran Holt, Tanner White and Chloe Sens, Cat Paschen and Niko Gonzalez, Rashaad Santiago and Tyler Green, and Tess Laeh and Matt Silva. Minor drama ensued, but nothing that couldn’t be overcome. That’s excluding Laeh and Silva who had their work cut out for them. The duo had decided upon a rockabilly themed goat, but mentor Michael Westmore pointed out that their creation’s face didn’t really echo its concept. Upon hearing this, Laeh had a minor meltdown and could hardly be consoled. Silva initially gave her space, but–with limited time–the two eventually got back to work.

Judgement day came all too soon. Schminky and Holt and Santiago and Green’s creations wound up in the top, with Holt–no immunity win necessary–being named winner for his creation’s “fascinating head.” Meanwhile, White and Sens and Silva and Laeh found themselves in the bottom. Ultimately only Laeh was sent home for her part in a make-up which the judges said “lacked complexity.”

EW caught up with Laeh about what it was like being a part of the show, what she would have done differently in her challenge, and what she’s been working on since filming wrapped.

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'The Bachelor' stylist on dressing Juan Pablo: 'He would wear every color of the rainbow'

The Bachelor needs help getting dressed. That’s where wardrobe supervisor Cary Fetman comes in.

Since 2006, Fetman has overseen the wardrobe on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and special episodes like the recent nuptials of Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici. He pulls clothes for the star of each season, doles out fashion advice to the contestants, and has even designed a few one-of-a-kind ensembles. “Once we start shooting we really don’t stop, so everything is done the week before we begin. We pick the clothes for a whole season [in advance],” Fetman told EW. “You [anticipate] those emergency situations and try to prepare for them. We’ve arrived in countries where our suitcases don’t arrive — all of a sudden we’re trying to find a clothing store that has what we need. And all the sizes are different. That’s why I’m there.”

Fetman says that Juan Pablo Galavis didn’t rely on him as much as past Bachelors have. “He was not afraid to try anything. He never worried about what people would think if he was wearing bright yellow pants with an orange shirt and purple socks. He loved it all,” the stylist said of the former pro soccer player’s sartorial instincts. “[Juan Pablo] said, ‘I want Miami hot, and a little taste of Latin.’ I took that and ran with it.”

Galavis even taught Fetman a few things. “Off-camera, he’d wear a brand [called Guy Look] from Korea that I’d never heard of. It’s sweats from the ’80s [that look] like M.C. Hammer pants with the crotch hanging down to below the knees. I was like, ‘There’s not a chance in hell that’s what you’re wearing on camera!’ But I fell in love with [other items from] the line and started ordering things. Some of the stuff wasn’t [too] scary for the audience. Every once in a while, I’d say, ‘No, no, no. Middle America is going to be looking at you going, ‘What the hell is going on here?'”

As for the female contestants, they were on their own until the finale. “I bring a whole fitting to the country [we’re filming in] — I’ve got all the gowns, all the accessories, and all the shoes in two bags — and each person gets her own bag,” Fetman explains. “I always pray that both finalists are the same size, but that rarely ever happens.”

Read on for more to see what Fetman had to say about Juan Pablo’s style, making sure that the contestants don’t accidentally flash the cameras, and what went on behind-the-scenes at Catherine and Sean’s wedding.

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'Castle': What do you think of Beckett's wedding dress? -- POLL

“Murder is the new black.”

So says Castle (Nathan Fillion) when he and Beckett (Stana Katic) investigate the death of an assistant at Modern Fashion magazine on tonight’s episode, fittingly titled “Dressed to Kill.”

Is Modern Fashion editrix Matilda King (Frances Fisher) — a blunt bobbed ice queen who bears a resemblance to Vogue‘s Anna Wintour, the real-life inspiration for The Devil Wears Prada‘s Miranda Priestly — the prime suspect, or is she bride-to-be Beckett’s fashion fairy godmother?

A former teen model, Beckett finds it easy to infiltrate the fashion industry and by the time the hour is up, not only has she caught the killer, she’s found her dream wedding dress.

What do you think of Beckett’s gown? Click on for details on the dress and cast your vote in our love it or loathe it poll. READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus poses naked for the cover of W magazine

You’d think that posing for the cover of a fashion magazine would mean putting on designer clothes. Not if you’re Miley Cyrus.

On the March issue of W, the platinum blond pop star is shown lying in repose, with bangles stacked up her arms, rings on almost every finger, and a pillow covering her naughty bits. The title of the cover story — “No Apologies: Miley Cyrus Laid Bare.”

“We never were inside, and we never wore shoes,” Cyrus tells writer Ronan Farrow of growing up on a farm in Franklin, Tennessee. “I think it’s why I like wearing no clothes so much and I’m always naked.”

Guess that explains why, although she has an affinity for over-sized teddy bear backpacks, foam fingers, and pantsless looks, Cyrus’ favorite outfit is her birthday suit.

Click on to see more of Miley Cyrus’ (many) naked and nearly naked moments. READ FULL STORY

The top 5 fashion moments from Super Bowl XLVIII

It wasn’t exactly a thrilling game, but Super Bowl XLVIII delivered plenty of style highlights.

From Bruno’s flashy suit to Joe Namath’s furry coat, let’s count down the top five Super Bowl fashion moments.

5. Bruno Mars and co. in custom Saint Laurent
For the halftime show, Bruno and his band wore custom suits from Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane, who is known for dressing rock stars like Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, and Daft Punk. For some, the gold slim-fit blazers were more Broadway — think Jersey Boys – than badass.

A near-identical Saint Laurent jacket is available — on sale! — at Bergdorf Goodman.

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'American Horror Story: Coven': Myrtle Snow wasn't wearing Balenciaga

On the season finale of American Horror Story: Coven, Myrtle Snow (Francis Conroy) walked into the desert in a flowing floor-length crimson dress, presented herself at the stake, and cried out “Balenciaga!” before going up in flames.

We know why Myrtle’s last word was Balenciaga, but was the dress she was wearing when she met her demise from the French fashion label?

Nope.

We asked AHS costume designer Lou Eyrich to tell us what Myrtle wore — and why it wasn’t Balenciaga — and the significance of her final frock. Read on for the answers.

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