Dark colors, bold patterns and shimmering fabrics emerged as prominent themes from New York's Fall 2012 Fashion Week, which concluded Thursday after a packed schedule of more than 300 shows.
At Sunday night's Golden Globes, Hollywood's biggest stars dazzled in a gorgeous mix of gowns. This year's red carpet was packed with every type of dress, but these 10 all had an undeniable "wow factor" that helped them stand out from the crowd. Here are our top picks:
As if you couldn't tell by that massive rock taking up residence on her ring finger, Kim Kardashian is a big fan of bling. And the reality-star-turned-fashion-designer continues to channel her sparkly aesthetic as her Belle Noel jewelry collection -- created in collaboration with designer Pascal Mouawad -- enters into its third season.
He might be responsible for reviving one of the worst moments in the history of sunglasses -- the "shutter shades" -- but rapper Kanye West is hoping that all will be forgiven as he debuts his own line at Paris Fashion Week later this month.
This year, the Emmy Awards come on the heels of New York Fashion Week. How does the red carpet measure up to the runway?
The "retired" Toddlers & Tiaras star takes Manhattan - and Hollywood - by storm
French shoemaker Christian Louboutin is seeing red -- and will likely be seeing a lot more of it -- after a judge in Manhattan denied an injunction that would have kept fellow designer Yves Saint Laurent from selling shoes with red soles.
With a resume that includes eight years at Harry Winston and consulting gigs with Faberge and Ivanka Trump, Carol Brodie has earned her title as "Queen of Diamonds." This queen, however, also happens to know the value of a good deal.
Signifying "mutual respect and affection," the Canadian government gives them brooch and cufflinks
How one wedding dress designer in Los Angeles wasted little time copying "that" dress to get into the shops.
Prince William will give his bride a band made of Welsh gold from the Queen
Fashion experts attending London Fashion week give their take on the clothes they would wear to a Royal Wedding.
Spring is in the air and with a royal wedding afoot, what will the best-dressed guests be wearing at Westminster Abbey on April 29 when the UK's Prince William marries Kate Middleton?
For those craving to look like the young rock star fashionistas lighting up the Billboard charts, copycat fashion blogs may be the cure.
H&M's latest Fashion Against AIDS collection, which debuts later this month, aims high for charity but falls flat on fashion.
A private burial service was held for legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor. CNN's Kareen Wynter reports.
Long before there was the House of Gaga, there was the House of Taylor.
From the workshops of Rome to the catwalks of Paris, this month icon delves into the world of fashion. From the capital of couture, Myleene Klass goes back stage at Paris Fashion Week to find out what it takes to turn a clothing item into an icon.
CNN's Mark Saunders on speculation that fashion house Alexander McQueen may design Kate Middleton's wedding dress.
Lady Gaga and her designer, Nicola Formichetti, talk fashion, music and style.
Fashion designer John Galliano could face up to six months in jail if convicted of making anti-Semitic remarks.
Christian Dior has started proceedings to fire designer John Galliano after he was filmed making anti-Semitic comments in a Paris restaurant, the fashion giant said Tuesday.
CNN's Colleen McEdwards talks to corporate consultant Jeremy Robinson-Leon on Dior's firing of its star designer.
The layoff is underway immediately following his "particularly odious nature of the behavior and words"
Days before the fashion catwalk known as the Oscars' red carpet and right before Paris Fashion Week, Christian Dior on Friday suspended designer John Galliano for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks.
Stylists compete at the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show in Atlanta, Georgia, showing off their skills styling ethnic hair.
There were plenty of Crayola-colored wigs and long, silky extensions displayed at the 64th annual Bronner Bros. International Hair Show, which drew more than 60,000 stylists, hair enthusiasts and exhibitors who work with black hair this past weekend.
Stars hit Hollywood's red carpet as they arrive at the Golden Globe awards.
Bridal gown designer Amsale Aberra tells CNN about her success as a dress maker to the stars.
Now that Prince William and Kate Middleton are officially engaged, the fashion world is abuzz with speculation as to who will get to design the future princess's dress. Will Middleton's favorite designer, Daniella Issa Helayel, have a shot at creating the gown?
If last year was the holiday to buy your wife a practical gift like a crock pot or a blender, then this is the year to buy her jewelry.
The world's largest diamond hub opens in India. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports from Mumbai.
Gretchen, Mondo and Andy show their collections at New York Fashion Week
He's dressed Katy Perry in an outfit shaped like a merry-go-round and Rihanna in a spiky futuristic bodysuit; outrageous Lady Gaga is fan, as is singer M.I.A.
If your 9-to-5 style is starting to feel a little stale, read on! This fall, designers have dreamt up gorgeous trends that are also 100 percent office-appropriate.
Lady Gaga signs a new fragrance deal with a celebrity perfume company. HLN's Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson reports.
In one of his first fashion shows, designer Hussein Chalayan sent models down the runway in decomposed silk dresses that he had buried and dug up again.
Which actor - Cruise or Farrell - is more convincing bald and paunchy?
Before you slip on a pair of weekday jeans, consider your workplace and what is appropriate--if you are a banker or a lawyer, you might be limited to twill trousers even on Casual Friday!
Essence Magazine's Mikki Taylor talks with CNN's Isha Sesay about the fashion winners and losers at the Academy Awards.
Inspired by this year's Academy Awards, with its new 10 best picture nominees, we picked an equal number of unforgettable gowns from years past. Here are our 10 all-time favorites, with behind-the-seams stories from the designers who created them.
Though for family only, the funeral attracted designers and models
If the Omani royal family had its way, the entire world would recognize the country's ancient scent, frankincense -- so highly prized the Magi brought it to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
New York Fashion Week began on a somber note as the first day of shows was marred by news of the tragic death of beloved British designer Alexander McQueen.
Find out what the fashionista ate after her presentation - and Kim Kardashian's snack of choice at Bryant Park
Lady Gaga also thanked the late fashion designer at Tuesday's Brit Awards
New York Fashion Week kicked off in a literal and figurative storm late last week, as a blizzard rolled through town and designer Alexander McQueen's death shocked participants.
Naomi Campbell and friends talk about Fashion for Relief to aid Haiti. Andrea Mineo reports.
The fashion world was Friday mourning the death of celebrated British designer Alexander McQueen as questions were raised over the future of his multi-million dollar luxury clothing brand.
CNN's Randi Kaye takes a look at the death of fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
The death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has drawn a veil of sadness over the first day of New York City Fashion Week.
The supermodel is shocked by the "tragic loss of her dear friend"
Dita Von Teese, Kirstie Alley, and Rachel Zoe are among the tweeting musicans, reality stars and fashionistas
"We are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief," his company tells PEOPLE
Music's biggest night has always been known for over-the-top style, and this year's crop of Grammy nominees -- from Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga to Katy Perry and Beyonce -- are some of the most fashion-forward yet.
Celebrities show off their fashion sense on the red carpet at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
At Sunday night's Golden Globes, Hollywood's biggest stars displayed a dazzlingly eclectic mix of gowns from beneath the shelter of umbrellas.
The Golden Globes are essentially the opening act of the awards show season -- it's safe to bet those taking home Globes could hit it big at the Oscars. But that's not at all why you should watch it.
Heidi Klum knows that modeling is a young woman's game. In the latest issue of InStyle magazine, the supermodel claims that models, like food, spoil after a certain age.
There's a reason it's called "making a fashion statement" -- and Rihanna's already strong sartorial voice has only grown louder with her fourth album, "Rated R."
Dads in short shorts and moms in beehive hairdos are becoming all the rage on the Internet.
Chris Rock is an Emmy-winning comedian, devoted husband and loving father --but it's time to get to know a new side of this funnyman. Meet Chris Rock, hair expert.
Hollywood celebrated television's best and brightest at the 61st Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
CNN's Alan Duke is in Los Angeles discussing with various celebrity experts the topic of celebrity swag.
Kate Winslet has one more reason to call 2009 a great year.
Egyptian jeweller to the stars, Azza Fahmy , on how beguiling Cairo inspires her designs.
For the beautiful people, Azza Fahmy may be one of the best-known names in Egypt.
Ashly Covington is the kind of top model who doesn't lift a finger. She doesn't cook, she doesn't clean and she avoids anything that could ruin her manicure.
When Clifton Green and his wife adopted an adorable little girl from Ethiopia, they knew they would eventually have to deal with the hair issue.
The Screening Room talks to "Coco Avant Chanel" star Audrey Tatou about about portraying a fashion icon.
For "Coco Avant Chanel" director Anne Fontaine, there was only one actress who could play Coco Chanel in her biopic about the legendary couturier -- French actress Audrey Tautou.
Fashion experts give new graduates of the Savannah College of Arts and Design some advice on dealing with the recession.
What does it really take to dress someone as fashion-forward and in the spotlight as Michelle Obama?
Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova's life has been a classic rags-to-riches fairytale, taking her from poverty in provincial Russia to a cosmopolitan life of wealth and aristocracy.
I can't find it anywhere in the Constitution, so maybe there is a first lady dress code buried in an obscure addendum to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, since every mistress of the White House for the last four decades has chosen a wardrobe that follows a particular one with near pathological devotion.
CNN's Alina Cho reports on first lady Michelle Obama's role as style icon and how the fashion industry is taking note.
In Focus -- Israeli Real Estate
"She's such a real person," says the singer, who helps judge on Wednesday's show
Wearing a plaid green A-line spring skirt from her new fashion line, paired with a black patent leather belt and black leather gladiator sandal stilettos, "Sex and the City" actress Kristin Davis is the perfect combination of sweet and fierce when we meet up after her fashion show at the Belk department store in Atlanta, Georgia.
She helped create the supermodels of the 1980s, but now Donatella Versace is taking on the challenges of China.
As recognizable as the brand itself, Donatella Versace is adamant about one thing in fashion: "Fashion is not frivolous," she told CNN.
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