Making your Hollywood film debut as Helen of Troy is a pretty tough act to follow. But with every fashion move Diane Kruger makes, she trumps Helen’s mere-mortal status, looking like a modern-day goddess— in Giambattista Valli gowns, Vivienne Westwood confections, and even simple sundresses.
Chanel viscose blend bodysuit and skirt. Beauty note: Hair keeps a carefree softness with Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil.
Oscar nominations aren’t the only road to stardom: These talented actresses know how to put on a serious style show, on and off the red carpet. From Michelle Williams’s pixieish-tomboy strain to Zoë Kravitz’s seventies hippie vibe, they channel their individuality with each paparazzi-chronicled step.
From left: Hailee Steinfeld, Zoe Saldana, Clémence Poésy, Michelle Williams, Zoë Kravitz
They’re the mavericks, the rule breakers, the women we look to to define (and divine) the future of fashion. There’s Marc Jacobs’s gamine muse Sofia Coppola, Rihanna as hard-edge sex bomb, Daphne Guinness for fashion as performance art, Tilda Swinton with her otherworldly androgyny—and, always, Kate Moss’s effortless boho-chic.
From left: Sofia Coppola, Rihanna, Daphne Guinness, Tilda Swinton, Kate Moss
Historically, Moscow gals haven’t been celebrated for their fashion, leaning, as they do, toward animal prints, furs by the meter, and lots of gold—all in one outfit. Thankfully, these three fashion czarinas are giving Russian style a good name with their offbeat, non-logo-obsessed ways. The rest of the country says, Spasiba!
From left: Elena Perminova, Miroslava Duma, Vika Gazinskaya
The new cache of leading ladies in the international worlds of art, design, and fashion don’t just turn it off when they leave the office. Their looks—their lives, really—are every bit as smart, curated, and original as their craft.
From left: Laure Hériard-Dubreuil, Ambra Medda, China Chow, Shala Monroque, Elizabeth von Guttman, Dasha Zhukova, Alexia Niedzielski
Nature or nurture? These chic sisters from Dubai, Hollywood, London, and Mexico City (from left) prove that style starts in the genes—but shared wardrobes don’t hurt either.
From left: Sama and Haya Abu Khadra, Elle and Dakota Fanning, Cara and Poppy Delevingne, Annette and Phoebe Stephens
When your mom is Princess Caroline of Hanover or Carine Roitfeld, you’re pretty much to the style manor born. Little wonder these girls have taken the social world by storm, with closets full of heirlooms (translation: vintage Alaïa and Yves Saint Laurent) and fresh- off-the-catwalk looks.
From left: Charlotte Casiraghi, Margherita Missoni, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, Eugenie Niarchos, Delfina Delettrez
It’s not easy navigating red carpets and flashbulb-pulsing stalkerazzi; add to that runny noses and diaper rashes and it’s a miracle that these girls look so good—with or without a grown-up stylist.
From top: Kiernan Shipka, Suri Cruise, Harper Beckham