The Most Stylish Party Goers of the Week

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The temperatures may be dropping in New York City but the party circuit is still hot. Valentino showed couture stateside and it brought about a bundle of stylish avid Valentino wearers. Stephanie Seymour proves she’s the definition of elegance and Carey Mulligan has a major red moment in Switzerland. Who gets your vote for best dressed?

1. Carey Mulligan at Gstaad’s 10th Anniversary Winter Weekend Gala in Gstaad, SwitzerlandMatteo-PrandoniPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

2. Stephanie Seymour at Children of Armenia Fund Holiday Gala CHILDREN OF ARMENIA FUND 11th Annual Holiday GalaPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

3. Lindsey Calla at WWD 10 of Tomorrow Event WWD x THE SEAPORT DISTRICT Host 10 of Tomorrow EventPhoto: Aria Isadora/BFAnyc.com

4. Coco Rocha at WWD 10 of Tomorrow Event WWD x THE SEAPORT DISTRICT Host 10 of Tomorrow EventPhoto: Aria Isadora/BFAnyc.com

5. Harley Viera-Newton at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney Museum VALENTINO SALA BIANCA 945Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

6. Olivia Palermo at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumBF-2Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

7. Emma Roberts at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumBF-3Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com 

8. Padma Lakshmi at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumVALENTINO SALA BIANCA 945Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

9. Franca Sozzani at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumVALENTINO SALA BIANCA 945Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com 

10. Katie Holmes at Valentino Sala Bianca 945 at The Whitney MuseumBF-6Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

Enjoy a New Red Band Trailer for the Coen Brothers’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Film lovers everywhere perked up back in January upon getting a first look at the Coen brothers’ latest film Inside Llewyn Davis. Now set to premiere at Cannes in just a few short weeks, the film is based on the memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street by Dave Van Ronk, and stars Oscar Isaac titular character. The Coen brothers are known for their idiosyncratic films, rich with characters whose mix of dry humor and intelligence always guide the narrative along and exist in a very specific world of their own making. And with Llewyn Davis, we’re excited to say it looks like little has changed in that respect. 

The film reunites Isaac with Carey Mulligan (who we saw together in Drive) , as well as Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, and Garrett Hedlund rounding out the cast of characters in the story of a singer-songwriter making his way through the 1960s folk scene in New York City. And although we’ve already seen a trailer for the feature, today we get another look with a red band cut of the preview. It’s not a whole lot different from the original but you’ll want to check this out. 

See 50 New Photos From Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’

Well, the gang’s all here, folks! Might as well print these out, make a flip book, and throw on what’s streaming of the soundtrack, because with 50 new photos, we can basically watch Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby on our own now. Out in two short weeks and opening the Cannes Film Festival this month, the highly-anticipated picture has given us a deluge of material that keeps rolling in, feeding us spoonful after spoonful of Luhrmann’s decadent cake topping of a movie. And although I can finally admit my undeniable thrill to see his lavish literary adaptation, there are some things I’d like to leave to the imagination until the film’s premiere. Remember when that was possible?

Anyhow, check out a collection of gorgeous new stills below and the rest over at The Playlist. And if these photos have tickeld your fascination with the film, see more Gatsby realted news here, here, and here.

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Listen to Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young and Beautiful’ Song for ‘The Great Gatsby’

We’re but a month away from the premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s adpatation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and whether you’re anticipating the film with baited breath or already turning away in discontent, it’s hard to escape the deluge of protion for the film’s long-awaited release. So far, we’re been teased with everything from countless stills, posters, trailers, and snippets from the eclectic soundtrack for the film.

And in the latest edition to the music for the lavish feature, Lana Del Rey’s swooning new track "Young and Beautiful" is now available to stream in full. We’ve heard clips from the song weaved into trailers for the film but the song that asks, "Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful?" oddly, seems like the most fitting for the feature led by Leo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan as his Daisy. So take a listen to the track below and get your champagne glasses ready to toast the film’s premiere May 10th.

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ Will Open the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

It’s been over a decade since Baz Luhrmann premiered his orante musical tragedy Moulin Rouge as the opening feature of the Cannes Film Festival in 2001. Going on to win myriad awards, the film marks Luhrmann’s latest aesthetic and emotional masterpiece, with its 2008 follow-up Australia failing to provide the same fervor and pulse that Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge were so brimming with. But after more than a few hiccups and delays, his long-awaited adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerarld’s The Great Gatsby is now slated to open the 2013 Cannes Film Festival come this May.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gatsby will open Cannes on May 15th—a week after its US premiere and the same day as its France opening. Word on this film thus far has been unfavorably mild and the polished and grandiose yet slightly disconcerting trailers haven’t exactly helped to lather on the excitement. However, this bit of news is a good sign for ol’ Gatsby. In the past two years, the films to open the festival—Midnight in Paris and Moonrise Kingdom—have both gone on to win both critical acclaim and audience’s affection universally. Gatsby will scree at the at the Grand Theatre Lumiere of the Palais des Festival out of competition as part of the Official Selection and will be shown in 3D, marking the second time an opening feature has done so—previously being 2009’s Up.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the tragic Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as his ethereal Daisy, the film—adapted from the 1925 novel by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce—also stars Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, who will hopefully envelop us in their rapturous spell of the fated-roaring 1920s. But the thing about Luhrmann is that his films are always about facades and about that sort of verfremdungseffekt, or making us consciously aware that we are watching a film. But with two best films, he was able to do this while still preserving the ability to evoke an emotional sense memory. And with Jay-Z scoring the film, Luhrmann again employs his affinity for era-based juxtaposition.

In a new statement, Luhrmann has said, "It is a great honor for all those who have worked on The Great Gatsby to open the Cannes Film Festival…We are thrilled to return to a country, place and festival that has always been so close to our hearts, not only because my first film, Strictly Ballroom, was screened there 21 years ago, but also because F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote some of the most poignant and beautiful passages of his extraordinary novel just a short distance away at a villa outside St. Raphael."

 

Watch the First Trailer for Joel and Ethan Coen’s ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Whether you’re a fan of their movies or not, there’s no deny Joel and Ethan Coen have a unique style of filmmaking all their own . Like Tarantino, they draw on their vast wealth of influences to blend genres together and make films that are always fueled by eccentric, rich characters with a dry sense of humor and intelligence that’s often brutal but never emotionally vacant. Their films exist in a very specific world of their own making and with their latest effort, Inside the Mind of Llwelyn Davis, it appears people are already raving about the film, which looks to have a very similar aesthetic quality to Walter Salles’ recent On the Road.

Based on the memoir The Maymor of MacDougal Street by Dave Van Ronk, the film reunites Drive‘s Irene and Standard (Carey Mulligan and Oscar Isaac) as Llewyn and Jean to tell the story of the titular character, a song-songwriter making his way through the 1960s folk scene in New York City. Justin Timberlake, Adam Driver, John Goodman, and Garrett Hedlund join the cast in what seems to be a more intimate film for the brothers. Inside Llewyn Davis should see a preimere at Cannes this spring and will hopefully hit theaters sometime next year. And from this trailer, we’ll definitely be anticipating a speedy release date.

It All Gets Real In New ‘Gatsby’ Trailer

Leonardo DiCaprio is having a pretty big end of the year, having scored critical admiration and even a Golden Globe nomation for his performance as the sinister Calvin Candie in Quentin Tarantino’s new Django Unchained. For those who have forgotten what he looks like without antebellum-meets-cartoon-villain facial hair, the second trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s much-hyped The Great Gatsby adaptation, in which DiCaprio plays the title role, is live for your viewing pleasure.

This time around, the glittery, almost animated New York skyline plays much less of a role, but as "No Church In the Wild" thumps once again, we get more of the Jay Gatsby backstory you may recall from such moments as your highschool English class. There’s a yacht, and some footage from World War I, and the first glimpses of the infatuation and wrath unfolding from the book’s noted love triangle. Cue a montage of Carey Mulligan’s Daisy Buchanan and Leo’s Gatsby canoodling and gazing dreamily in each other’s eyes in true Baz Luhrmann love scene fashion, all set to Filter’s shouty and unsettling cover of the Turtles’ "Happy Together." And then, it all gets real. Broken dishes, punches thrown, identities revealed, cars chasing, the whole shebang. 

The film was initially set to be released on Christmas Day (as in next week), but will now hit theatres on May 10th, 2013. In the meantime, Frank Ocean is here to sing you into 1920s New York, which may start to grow on you after all.

Five Of Your Favorite Novels Head To The Big Screen in 2013

With a slew of new page-to-popcorn films in the works, here’s a look at what will be making its way onto the silver screen next year.

THÉRÈSE

French writer Émile Zola’s novel-turned-play Thérèse Raquin has been adapted for the screen many times, but this December we’ll get a taste of director Charlie Stratton’s take on the haunting classic. The psychological tale of affaires de coeur and betrayal centers on Thérèse, a young woman forcibly married to her first cousin, who soon begins a turbulent affair with her husband’s friend. After the lovers conspire to murder her husband, they find themselves haunted by his ghost as their love turns to fiery rage. Elizabeth Olsen takes the reins as Thérèse, with Jessica Lange, Tom Felton, and Oscar Isaac adding to the cast of tortured characters.

CARRIE

After Brian De Palma released his cult-classic adaptation of Stephen King’s novel in 1976, who knew there needed to be another one? But as Hollywood is wont to do, audiences are in store for a new spin on the bloody story of a shy high school outcast who taps into her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on her bullying schoolmates. Helmed by Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce, the film stars budding ingénue Chloë Grace Moretz in the titular role alongside Julianne Moore and Judy Greer in the new adaptation of one of the most frequently banned books in the U.S.

THE GREAT GATSBY

Like a boat against the current “borne back ceaselessly into the past,” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most celebrated work of obsession and tragedy will make its way to the screen once again this spring. The long-awaited adaptation will reunite director Baz Luhrmann with Leonardo DiCaprio, as Gatsby, and stars Carey Mulligan as his unattainable love, Daisy. After being pushed from its December release to May, anticipation for the film has only increased, with audiences wondering just what Luhrmann’s theatrical aesthetic will add to the beloved tale.

THE SEVENTH SON

Adapted from Joseph Delaney’s 2004 children’s novel, The Spook’s Apprentice, this 18th Century adventure film centers around a mystical young boy, Thomas, who becomes an apprentice to the local Spook (a cloaked man who travels the country fighting evil spirits for those who cannot) in order to learn the supernatural trade. Directed by Sergei Bodrov, the film will star The Chronicles of Narnia’s Ben Barnes in the lead role, with Julianne Moore as a cannibalistic, mischievous witch named Mother Malkin. Jeff Bridges and Alicia Vikander also join the cast.

ENDER’S GAME

Orson Scott Card’s science fiction thriller has been inching its way to the screen for years. First published in 1977 as a short story, the futuristic tale of alien warfare and adventure is set to hit theaters in November. Featuring Hugo’s Asa Butterfield and Little Miss Sunshine’s Abigail Breslin, the film tells the story of a gifted boy sent to a space-based military school to prepare for an alien invasion. The sci-fi classic will be directed by actor/director Gavin Hood, who leads Hollywood veterans Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley into the dystopian future.

That Guy Split Up With What’s-Her-Face

TMZ, People, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have all harmoniously confirmed the terrible breakup of a torrid sexual relationship between Hollywood actors Jennifer Anniston and Robert Pattinson, who appeared on The Daily Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to confirm that he will be the new legal guardian for Suri Cruise, the illegitimate child of British chanteuse Adele and an unnamed father who is probably Bret Michaels, the rock star famous for his recently called-off double-engagement to Twilight’s Kristen Stewart and one of the girls from Teen Mom.

Meanwhile, Gillian Anderson, Anne Hathaway and Carey Mulligan have filed for a divorce from their respective husbands—Stevie Wonder, Tom Cruise and Justin Theroux (née Jeremy Piven). Kenny G, accredited just two days ago as a lawyer, will represent both men in what is likely to be a blood-soaked beast of a court proceeding. Kenny G is also caught in the middle of his own bitter divorce from a crazed fan, who filed for marriage without his knowledge; that case is presided over by Judge Judy.

Judge Judy could not be reached for comment, but this weekend she was spotted scarfing down hamburgers at Chateau Marmont with Ryan Gosling, the world-renown David Duchovny impersonator.