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Who Wore Jil Sander Better…Gui Lun Mei or Kasia Smutniak?

Gui Lun Mei attended the 14th Taipei Film Festival awards ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan, back in July, wearing my favourite piece from the Jil Sander Fall 2012 collection.

Her elegant navy wool dress which sits just off the shoulder was styled with simple black heels.

Kasia Smutniak, the breakout star of the 2012 Venice Film Festival, wore the same dress for photocall prior to the festival which announced her as the host of the opening and closing ceremonies.

While I prefer Kasia’s shoe choice, the illusion panel didn’t match her skin tone which I found bothersome, so Gui wins for me.

You can buy Gui Lun Mei and Kasia’s Jil Sander dress from Bergdorf Goodman and Luisa via Roma.

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25.09.12

Jil Sander Spring 2013

The Jil Sander Spring 2013 collection can be summed up in a few words: simple, clean lines.

Jil, who returned to her namesake line in February after eight years, reminded us of her signature design aesthetic by serving up tailored separates, sleeveless dresses, oversized blazers, tulip skirts, A-line coats and pinafores, with plenty of cocoon shapes and oversized pockets on a mostly black, white, navy and maroon colour palette with the odd pop of red.

I loved a lot of this collection, but my favourites were presented towards the end with a selection of white pieces accented with iridescent polka dots.

Pale faced models sported a center-parted ponytail.

Key accessories included wristlet clutches, booties and two-tone knee-high boots with an asymmetrical zipper.

Front Row: Anna Dello Russo

Favourites: White shirt paired with white polka-dot skirt and white bell-sleeve blouse with red tulip skirt

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Tilda Swinton, Nicole Kidman, Leelee Sobieski, Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett

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03.09.12

Clotilde Courau In Jil Sander – 2012 Deauville American Film Festival Opening Ceremony

Clotilde Courau attended the 2012 Deauville American Film Festival opening ceremony on Friday evening.

The Princess of Venice and Piedmont was radiant wearing a Jil Sander Fall 2012 dress. It’s great to see this collection finally receiving more attention by celebrities.

Her pretty pink bustier dress with a gathered skirt was styled with matching pink platform pumps, with dazzling jewels including a spectacular cocktail ring.

A side-parted modern updo completed her breathtaking look.

JIL SANDER - BONDED STRETCH TECHNO SATIN DRESS

You can buy Clotilde’s Jil Sander dress from Luisa via Roma.

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Kasia Smutniak In Jil Sander – 69th Venice International Film Festival Photocall

Before Venice Film Festival officially starts tomorrow, Kasia Smutniak attended a photocall yesterday afternoon to announce herself as the host of the 69th Venice International Film Festival’s Opening and Closing ceremonies.

The Polish-born actress and model wore a Jil Sander Fall 2012 dress for the occasion.

I would’ve loved this charming navy wool off-the-shoulder dress with a charming sweetheart neckline and a cinched-in waist which has the nude-illusion panel in the centre that matched her skin tone.

I find the contrast slightly distracting.

The actress was right to opt for the minimalist approach, keeping the look clean and only selecting neutral pumps, but I just can’t get over the glaring keyhole issue.

You may remember that Gui Lun Mei wore this same dress to the Taipei Film Festival Awards last month.

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Kirsten Dunst In Jil Sander – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Kirsten Dunst made a guest appearance on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Thursday evening to promote her latest movie, ‘Bachelorette’.

Despite the many summery pieces available from Raf Simons’ last Jil Sander Fall 2012 collection, the actress picked a very sombre black strapless dress.

This dress would’ve been perfect on the red carpet promoting a period piece, but she’s promoting a high-jinks summer comedy, so the whole look is hugely disconnected for me.

I may have got on board had she selected the runway heels, but then there’s the issue of the fit on the bust, which appears to be too tight.

Chloe black suede pumps, flawless make-up and a centre-parted bun completed her beautiful look; it’s just a shame it’s too grand for the occasion.

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Gui Lun Mei In Jil Sander – 14th Taipei Film Festival Awards

Gui Lun Mei attended the 14th Taipei Film Festival awards ceremony held in Taipei, Taiwan, last week.

The beautiful actress wore one of my favourite pieces from the Jil Sander Fall 2012 collection.

Her elegant navy wool dress which sits just off the shoulder has a charming sweetheart neckline, a cinched-in waist and nude-illusion panel in the centre.

Opting to keep the dress the main focus, Gui Lun Mei wore simple black pumps, no jewels and barely there makeup.

Would you have liked to have seen her add some type of accessory to her look, or was the minimalist approach the right way to go?

You can buy Gui Lun Mei’s Jil Sander dress from Bergdorf Goodman and Luisa via Roma.

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Mark Ronson In Jil Sander – London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Finale Concert

Despite the annoying announcements by London Mayor Boris Johnson that the Olympic Games will cause a lot of travel disruptions, Olympic fever has well and truly hit London.

In the countdown to the opening ceremony tomorrow, a special concert was held in London’s Hyde Park to mark the Olympic Torch Relay Finale.

Mark Ronson was lucky enough to get his hands on the Olympic Torch prior to his performance at the event.

On a beautiful sunny day in the capital he donned a Jil Sander geometric striped tee from the Spring 2011 collection.

The bold multi-coloured key piece from the collection was styled with white pants, red socks, white lace up dress shoes and Raybans.

I hope he didn’t get grass stains on his shoes.

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24.07.12 Sidewalk Style

Victoria Beckham In Jil Sander & Maison Martin Margiela – Shopping In Paris

Victoria Beckham is currently in Paris where she has been tweeting pictures of her Parisian adventure.

She hasn’t been sharing her fun time on rides at the Jardin Des Turileries with young Romeo Beckham, nor her shopping trips to Colette, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Alaia and Church, but her amazing Chanel shoot with Karl Lagerfeld.

The excited designer shared pictures of her on the iconic staircase and the wardrobe, including a selection of jewels, for her Chanel Couture shoot.

During the day she opted for a very different look to the one we associate with the designer.

Out went the signature fitted dress for a chic white Jil Sander skirt, which she styled with a full-length, loose-fitted black Maison Martin Margiela skirt.

There was a touch of brand Beckham within her look as she carried a black Victoria Beckham bag and shades from her own collection.

Her favourite Giuseppe Zanotti ankle boots completed her look.

Are you a fan of VB’s Parisian style?

You can buy Victoria’s skirt from Saks.com and Barneys.com.

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