Couture Fashion Week: Jessica Alba, Valentino and More!

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Couture Fashion Week‘s spring 2011 season in Paris is winding down today, and it’s ending on a high note. Italian label Gucci celebrated with a party in Paris last night with Jessica Alba (center), Diane Kruger and Olivia Wilde, while Jean Paul Gaultier gave mohawks a couture spin on the runway (left) and Georges Chakra showed off beautiful Cinderella gowns (right). See more celebrities, beauty and fashion in the gallery.

Maternity Style: The Best Dressed Pregnant Celebrities on the Red Carpet

[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/011111-preggres-lead-400.jpg” credit=”Getty Images” align=”right” border=”1″ alt=”Natalie Portman pregnant”]Natalie Portman‘s maternity style is evolving on the red carpet. Last night, the Black Swan star (and February cover girl!) wore a halter-style Vena Cava sheath to the premiere of her latest film, No Strings Attached, and she recently wore a Vionnet dress with studded collar and cuffs to the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala and a Jason Wu silk chiffon tiered dress at the People’s Choice Awards. As Portman’s pregnancy progresses—and she gears up to walk the Golden Globes red carpet this Sunday—she has plenty of well-dressed celebrity moms to take style cues from. Check out the best dressed pregnant celebrities in the gallery. Tell us: What are your favorite maternity looks?

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Jessica Alba's Hairstylist Dishes on Her New Modern Bob

[tiImage width=”320 ” height=”400 ” url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/121410-jessica-400.jpg” credit=”Getty Images; Startraks Photo” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=”Jessica Alba Hair”]Jessica Alba‘s new haircut (photo at right) may look like a simple trim, but according to her hairstylist Renato Campora, the cut is actually very deliberate and incredibly precise. “I wanted to give her a modern take on the bob,” Campora told us. “The hair was meant to fall under her chin but above her shoulders. That is the perfect length to frame her face and still allow us to do updos if we want.” Campora first cut the star’s hair over the weekend, but in preparation for her appearance on The Jimmy Fallon Show to promote Little Fockers yesterday, he decided to take it just a touch shorter. “Jessica trusts me, so she let me do it,” the Frederic Fekkai stylist said. “This is a new direction for her and she’s incredibly pleased with the cut.” (Indeed! Alba posted a picture on her Twitter yesterday afternoon with the message: “New haircut tweeples -thx @renatocampora.”) What do you think of the star’s swingy bob? Tell us in the comments below.

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Red Carpet Trend: Sunny Shades of Yellow

[tiImage width=”623″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/120910-yellow-623.jpg” credit=”Getty Images; Rex” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=””]While darker colors usually dominate winter red carpets, the freshest new celebrity fashion color trend is yellow. Last weekend, Jessica Alba wore a two-tone nude and yellow Miu Miu dress to the opening of the label’s London store; Gwen Stefani wowed in a vibrant Prada gown at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. and Eva Mendes sparkled in a one-shoulder Christian Dior at the at the International Marrakech Film Festival. Do you like seeing yellow on the red carpet? Tell us in the comments!

PLUS! See which celebrities wore red to the American Country Awards.

British Fashion Awards Honor Shoe Designer Nicholas Kirkwood

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Britain’s top designers were honored yesterday in London for the annual British Fashion Awards, including footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood (center) who was named Accessory Designer of the Year. The designer, who is known for his architecturally-inspired shoes, got his start working with Kate Middleton’s favorite hat maker Philip Treacy. Kirkwood’s eponymous line garnered attention last spring when shoe-fanatic Sarah Jessica Parker wore his suede platform shoes (shown far left) three times in one week! His other celebrity fans include Claudia Schiffer (center, right) and Jessica Alba, shown above in a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood sandals. Other BFA winners include Phoebe Philo of Celine for Designer of the Year, Mulberry for Designer Brand, Burberry for Digital Innovation Award, Naomi Campbell for the Special Recognition Award and resounding new it-girl Alexa Chung for British Style. The late designer Alexander McQueen was also honored with the award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design—watch the moving tribute video directed by photographer Nick Knight after the jump.

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2010's Top Celebrity Fashion Trends!

[tiImage width=”623″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/120110-trends-623.jpg” credit=”INF photo; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=””]What was your favorite trend of 2010? Did you slip into a slim-fitting pair of tailored trousers, like Drew Barrymore? Did you pair your coziest socks with your sexiest heels, like Leighton Meester? Or maybe you took your short shorts from the gym to the office, like Gwyneth Paltrow. We’ve scoured the red carpets to round up the best fads of the year. Click through our gallery to see which celebrities jumped on the trend wagon—and which styles you were savvy enough to rock yourself!

Spotted on the Red Carpet: Much Menswear

[tiImage width=”623″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/120110-menswear-623.jpg” credit=”Getty Images” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=””]Guys better start guarding their closets more closely! Many Hollywood actresses have been trading in their minis and gowns for menswear-inspired suits! Halle Barry chose a jacquard Balmain suit to the premiere of her new film Frankie and Alice, Leighton Meester went for the complete look in a Thom Browne suit, button-down and tie at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, Jessica Alba went shirtless in a Dolce and Gabbana suit earlier this week, and Winona Ryder fittingly opted for all black at the Black Swan premiere. Tell us: Will you try the menswear trend?

MORE! Find out what Leighton Meester told us about bad girls getting the best clothes.