Couture Fashion Week Returns: Clothes, Celebs and More!

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Couture Fashion Week is taking place right now in Paris, and it’s filled with luxurious clothes, stars in the front row and beautiful accessories. Check out the hottest news about couture—including Chanel‘s ballerina looks (left), Christian Dior‘s bold makeup (center) and stars like Kate Moss and Yves Saint Laurent creative director Stefano Pilati (right)—in the gallery.

Grammys Watch: Florence Welch’s High-Fashion Clothes

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One of the most fashionable people in Park City, Utah this week for the Sundance Film Festival isn’t an actress, but singer Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine. The 24-year-old Brit, whose group is nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards next month, is often spotted in couture clothes by Chanel and Givenchy as well as luxury labels like Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior and Zuhair Murad. Over at Sundance, she performed at the Official Bing Bar after-party wearing Elie Saab (shown). Looks like we can count on Welch to inject the oft-crazy Grammys red carpet with some high fashion at the awards ceremony February 13th. Click through the gallery to see more of Florence Welch’s high fashion clothes.

2011 Critics’ Choice Awards: Must-See Red Carpet Looks

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The red carpet fashion at the 2011 Critics’ Choice Awards on Friday night featured a pop of winter whites. Best Actress winner Natalie Portman wore a single-strap white Gianfranco Ferré gown with a black band at the top, and paired it with Fred Leighton jewelry, Stella McCartney shoes and a Christian Dior clutch. Michelle Williams also chose white, her variation being a Balenciaga dress with embroidered floral details. She finished the look with Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and Neil Lane jewelry. Click through the gallery to see all the looks from the 2011 Critics’ Choice Awards.

Natalie Portman for Miss Dior Cherie, Kim Cattrall for Olay and More!

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2. The ageless Kim Cattrall is the new face of Olay’s anti-aging cream. [CNBC]

3. Good cause: Proceeds of every Kayu sunglasses sale go to benefit the blind in India. [The Cut]

4. Pose, a new free iPhone and Android App, enables users to shop with remote friends. [Fashionista]

5. Kanye West put a diamond-studded self portrait on his watch. Cool, but Usher already did it. [Luxist]

6. American Idol‘s Kellie Pickler married songwriter Kyle Jacobs in a Badgley Mischka gown. [People]

Spotted: Natalie Portman's Engagement Ring

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Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Carey Mulligan and more headed to Palm Springs, California on Saturday for the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala. Portman, who showed off her stunning round engagement ring (inset), accepted the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award at the event. “It’s been really wonderful,” said Portman (dressed in a Vionnet dress, Cartier earrings and a Christian Dior bag and shoes) of all of her recent success, from Black Swan to her award to her engagement and pregnancy. “I feel really lucky. I think I’m just trying to take it all in because it’s a lot.” See all the stars on the Palm Springs red carpet in the gallery.

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Bryce Dallas Howard Poses for Kate Spade

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Actress Bryce Dallas Howard landed a modeling job as the face of Kate Spade‘s spring 2011 campaign. Howard, the 29-year-old daughter of Ron Howard who starred in Hereafter, The Village, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, is the first celebrity to star to pose for the label in the brand’s 18-year history (and it’s her first campaign, too). She perfects the playful, colorful aspects of the label in the photographs, posing with a bullhorn while draped in Kate Spade clothes, bracelets, shoes and bags. For more Bryce Dallas Howard style, check out some of her most memorable red-carpet looks in the gallery.

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Natalie Portman Engaged, Pregnant

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Natalie Portman is ending her eventful year with a big announcement: Representatives for the 29-year-old confirmed to People.com today that the vegan actress is engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied and that she is pregnant with the couple’s first child. The couple met filming of Black Swan, where Millepied served as both the choreographer and dance partner to Portman and co-star Mila Kunis. Portman recently earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award Best Actress nominations for her role in the movie. Congrats to the couple! Plus: Check out Portman’s Black Swan red-carpet style in the gallery.

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Natalie Portman's Custom Dior Vegan Shoes

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While Natalie Portman’s latest movie, Black Swan, opens nationwide tonight, the actress made the rounds in New York this week for something other than the buzzy ballerina film: Christian Dior named her the new face of its Miss Dior Cherie fragrance! And Portman didn’t have to sacrifice her strict vegan values for the gig. “One of the things that’s been so nice is that Dior made all of the shoes for me with no animals and no leather or anything, because I don’t wear any leather,” Portman told WWD of her wardrobe in the Sofia Coppola-directed fragrance commercials. “They remade all my shoes so I can wear Dior shoes without taking lives.” What a great way to be socially-conscious and stylish.

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Red Carpet Trend: Sunny Shades of Yellow

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

Kate Middleton's Solo Night Out, Win Kirsten Dunst's Vuitton Bag, and More!

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2. Kirsten Dunst is auctioning off her navy Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton bag—and all the goodies in it—to benefit Art of Elysium. [NYPost.com]

3. Kate Winslet confessed her crush on Michelle Williams at a private dinner for Blue Valentine. [NYPost.com]

4. Halle Berry is taking a break from the big screen and heading to the Great White Way to showcase her talents in the theater. [PerezHilton.com]

5. Dior.com just got a makeover, and lucky for us their coveted products are now available online. [Fashionista.com]

6. Take a tour of Alexa Chung’s favorite thrift shops and discover her shopping secrets. [HuffingtonPost.com]