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Guy Style: Who was best dressed at the Critics' Choice Awards? -- POLL

Even to those of us who know the difference between a shawl collar and a peaked lapel, most male stars become blurs of black and white amid a parade of gowns on the red carpet.

So let’s take a moment to appreciate the guy style at last night’s Critics’ Choice Film Awards.

Click on to get all the fashion details on Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Pharrell Williams and cast your vote for best dressed. READ FULL STORY

This week on the red carpet: YOU grade the looks — POLL

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This week, Jessica Chastain wore Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels, Sharon Stone flashed a little side boob and lots of leg, Nicole Kidman stepped out in the dress that Anne Hathaway was reportedly suposed to wear to the Oscars. In addition to the action in Cannes, Lea Michele and Bradley Cooper walked the red carpet in Hollywood, while Zach Galifianakis and Gwyneth Paltrow stepped out in London.

Who nailed their look and who was a fashion fail? Click through the gallery to grade the looks.  READ FULL STORY

David Bowie's style, Bradley Cooper's man perm and more

British department store Selfridges’ will open a David Bowie-inspired pop-up shop that includes vintage clothing and pieces from contemporary labels like Alexander McQueen. [Art Info]

The rollers are out and Bradley Cooper’s man perm is on display! [People StyleWatch]

H&M, Lacoste, Forever 21, and Armani Exchange are among the fashion brands hosting events at Coachella. [WWD]

Which pop singer got Ryan Gosling’s face tattooed on his leg? [StyleBistro]

Beyoncé talks “marriage, motherhood and her musical journey” in — and graces the cover of — the May issue of British Vogue. [Vogue UK]

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Oscars 2013: Who was Best (Dressed) Actor? -- POLL

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The Oscars attire worn by Hollywood’s leading men may not have had as many elements as those of their female counterparts, but there was still plenty of fashion guy candy.

Daniel Day-Lewis stood out from the pack in a navy blue tux by Italian designer Domenico Vacca.

Eddie Redmayne added a little sartorial edge to his traditional Alexander McQueen tux with a pair of with velvet slippers.

Like his wife, Ben Affleck wore Gucci for the big night, though it was his beard that stole the spotlight.

Both Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman sported tuxedos by Tom Ford, Hollywood’s menswear designer du jour.

Which actor was the most dapper? Cast your vote in the poll below and tell us who topped your Oscars best dressed list in the comments. READ FULL STORY

'Silver Linings Playbook' costume designer on dressing Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper for their big dance number

Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence may have doubted her ability to learn the fancy footwork required for the film’s climactic ballroom dance routine, but when it came to wearing white spandex and sequins, costume designer Mark Bridges says the actress showed no fear.

“[Director] David O. Russell showed me some rehearsal footage of Bradley and Jennifer and said, ‘Jennifer looks so sexy here, this is such a great look for her.’ She was wearing an exercise top and some low riding pedal pushers. That was the inspiration for it,” Bridges told EW at last night’s Costume Designers Guild Awards in L.A. “We [made an outfit] with that same shape, adding sparkly lace and sleeves because that would be the kind of thing that Jennifer’s character would have done.”

While Lawrence had no problem wearing body-conscious clothes, Bridges — who won the Oscar for Best Costume Design for his work on The Artist – said she did have concerns about an important element of her performance costume. “It was the shoes,” he remembered. “[She'd ask,] ‘Are these too high or too weird?’”

Dressing Lawrence’s dance partner, however, involved a little more trial and error.

“For most of the film, we kept Bradley in over-sized clothes, more working class. But I felt that, for the blooming of their romance and the big climax of the film, he should look like a movie star,” Bridges said of the thinking behind the ballroom ensemble for Bradley Cooper’s character, whose wardrobe staples are a Philadelphia Eagles jersey and a garbage bag. “I [had chosen] a Versace suit made of stretch wool, but he didn’t end up wearing it.”

Instead, Cooper’s instinct was to go with a more casual look, which the costume designer agreed was the right move. “We had a great back and forth. Both Bradley and Jennifer were open to things I would bring to the table, and when they had ideas, I was happy to hear them,” Bridges explained. “They had to be able to really perform in front of the camera.”

In the end, Bridges the costumes, the choreography and the chemistry between Lawrence and Cooper? “You can’t take your eyes off of them.”

–Reporting by Lindzi Scharf

Follow Bronwyn on Twitter: @BronwynBarnes

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The Week in Red Carpet Fashion: YOU grade the looks -- POLL

Judging from the response to last week’s poll, there are quite a few fashion critics in the PopStyle audience, so we’re going to make YOU Grade the Looks a weekly feature.

This week we spotted Kim Kardashian in maternity feathers, Miley Cyrus’ Fashion Week romper, Beyoncé’s nearly nude gown, Bradley Cooper in a very shiny suit, JLo’s attempt to mix prints and more head-turning celebrity red carpet fashion.

Who pulled it off and who should have thought twice before walking out the door? You decide.

Click on to start grading the looks! SEE THE PHOTOS

Bradley Cooper wins best actor, Solange Knowles entertains the culture club and more

Before he suits up for the Oscars, Bradley Cooper will travel to London to accept the award for Best Actor at the Elle UK Style Awards. [Elle UK]

Speaking of Oscar nominees, first place is an Academy Award, second place is an Academy Awards sweatshirt. [Hollywood Reporter]

Solange Knowles will perform for the crowd at the annual Armory Party – which kicks off the annual international contemporary and modern art fair – at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. [Art Info]

So that’s what DONDA is! Lil Wayne hired Kanye West’s creative company to design the artwork for his new album, I Am Not A Human Being II. [NY Mag]

An upcoming exhibit at New York City’s Museum at FIT explores why women are obsessed with over-the-top shoes, even the kind that are impossible to actually walk in. [Style]

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Tom Ford Fashion Face-Off: Justin Timberlake vs. Bradley Cooper — POLL
Cinderella gets a new pair of (designer) glass slippers for her Broadway debut
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Solange Knowles premieres new single ‘Losing You’ — LISTEN HERE

Tom Ford Fashion Face-Off: Justin Timberlake vs. Bradley Cooper -- POLL

Designer Tom Ford had a big night at the 2013 SAG Awards, dressing both nominee Bradley Cooper and presenter Justin Timberlake for the occasion.

Timberlake wore a brown and fawn wool silk linen hopsack damier O’Connor suit with a gingham shirt, silk pocket square and silk jacquard tie. The jacket and pants looked a little snug, but many leading men seem to be wearing suits tailored to within an inch of their lives lately.

Cooper went a little more traditional, choosing Ford’s navy blue O’Connor tuxedo, evening shirt, silk tie and leather shoes. The actor complained that his hand-tied bow tie wouldn’t stay straight, but I think it add a quirky charm to his formal ensemble.

Who wore Tom Ford best? Cast your vote in the poll below.  READ FULL STORY

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