Style Scoop: Philip Lim Redefines Denim, Kate Middleton is Ravishing in Red, The Met Gala Will Have Questionable Dress Code


Philip Lim is giving us a fresh take on denim with a capsule collection that launches May 15th. He departs from worn-in and distressed denim looks in favor of clean-cut, deep indigo pieces. Of the reimagined denim look, Lim said, “I wanted the cut, finish, and details to be considered and, most importantly, appropriate.” No cut-off short-shorts here! [Vogue]

Leave it to the Duchess of Cambridge to look utterly flawless right off a plane. With little George in her arms, Kate Middleton stunned in a red Catherine Walker coat, accessorized by a diamond brooch in the shape of a fern, and a Gina Foster hat. The royal family arrived in New Zealand on Sunday for the start of a three-week tour that will also take them to Australia. [People]

The Costume Institute has revealed the dress code for this year’s gala, and it’s a little confusing. The May 5th event will celebrate “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and will stipulate a “White Tie and Decorations” dress code. Decorations, huh? We just cannot wait for this red carpet. [WWD]

James Franco directs and stars in Gucci’s latest eyewear campaign alongside 28-year-old model Natalia Bonifacci. The film features a fabulous car, a graceful dive into a swimming pool, a chase through the woods, a kiss in front of a billboard, and plenty of Gucci shades, of course. You should watch it. [GlamChic]

Every girl’s favorite destination for designer dress and accessory rentals has just gotten even bigger. Rent the Runway has added three new collections from Marchesa: Marchesa Voyage, Notte and handbag collections. Marchesa styles will be available to rent for 4-8 days, with prices ranging from $60-$400. [Glam Inbox]

At the 5th annual DVF Awards on Sunday evening, Gloria Steinem received the lifetime achievement award. Plenty of women took the stage over the course of the night, including Sarah Jessica Parker, and Alicia Keys. Of her work, Steinem said, “I feel joyous and lucky to do and to continue doing the work I love with people I love and trust, and learning something new every day, excited about possibilities, mad as hell at realities, as a part of something that truly matters.” [The Cut]