Over the weekend, I saw the final installment of The Hunger Games franchise. Just like in the other movies before it, Jennifer Lawrence plays a total bada**. Her character, Katniss Everdeen, is a hero, and sparks a revolution in Panem among the oppressed in an odd, but not entirely unimaginable, dystopian society where kids are forced to kill each other for sport and entertainment. As a teenager, she becomes a symbol of freedom, feminism, and hope. During one particular scene (don’t worry, I’ll refrain from spoilers), she’s attempting to go incognito as she’s traveling through a war zone in the capital city, so she covers up her combat uniform — a black spandex ensemble — with a teal hooded cape. This costume (one of many wonderful designs from a bunch of talented artists to appear in the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2) had me pulling out my phone (so sorry to anyone I bothered with my bright screen in the theater, but to be fair, many others were texting too) to jot this down: all of the baddest bitches in movies, TV, and life wear hooded cloaks. From Queen Amidala in Star Wars to Taylor Swift in her “Bad Blood” music video, the style is almost a requirement for becoming a female heroine. Fashion designers have seemingly found inspiration in these, well, inspiring women as well because hooded capes have been on the runway for years in groovy patterns and more modern silhouettes. Sure, the hooded cape is mostly a staple for those in fairytales, futuristic lands, and fiction, but maybe — just maybe! — it’ll find its way to today’s leaders as a sartorial symbol. Anne Hathaway already wore a gold one. Can’t you see Lena Dunham rocking one next? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Since 2012 when the first Hunger Games came out, the stars of the series have walked countless red carpets around the world. In four years, characters have been killed off (the premise is based on teenagers annually killing each other in an arena for entertainment purposes after all) and new ones have entered — Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, and Jena Malone, to name a few, came into the fold later — but each has treated the press tour as seriously as they would a Victory Tour. (Don’t get the reference? See the movies! Or, even better, read the books!) Together, the cast toured the world promoting their film, making stops in Berlin, Paris, Madrid, and even Shanghai. Jennifer Lawrence wore a lot of Dior (with a few exceptions including a red blazer dress from Mugler in Spain), Josh Hutcherson displayed his man style (which is anything but ordinary, and Liam Hemsworth tried out some colorful suits. Following stops in Europe and Asia, the cast came stateside. At the film’s Hollywood premiere, just days after a deadly terrorist attack hit France (and three days after the crew debuted their film there), the actors paid tribute to the city by wearing pins with the red, white, and blue flag on their black tie looks. “I’d like to note the horrific events that occurred three days ago in Paris,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said as he introduced the movie. “We want to express our sympathy to the brave people of Paris. We stand with them tonight.”For the last stop, the crew hit New York’s Lincoln Center. While none of the actors are natives, they still got the dress code memo: black is always appropriate. Lawrence wore a Schiaprelli gown with a sheer top that showed off a lacy bralette, Dormer donned head-to-toe leather, and Malone made fishnets classy. The reviews for the film might not be in yet, but in terms of fashion, the cast has certainly showed it’s going out on top. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
VÍDEO da hora em que a Jennifer se foi ao chão! Tadinha gente hahaha :’) pic.twitter.com/88DLEXzzEb— JLBR - 7 Dias! (@JLawrenceBrasil) November 10, 2015 Jennifer Lawrence seems to have relatively healthy hygiene habits—but still, I fear there may be something ailing her. Photo: AP If she’s not ill, then maybe it’s the dresses she wears.
A handful of hats on display in the Gypsy Sport studio. Photo: Joel Barhamand In September, CFDA/Fashion Fund finalist Rio Uribe, the 29-year-old founder and designer of Gypsy Sport, told Yahoo Style, “No one is left out of the Gypsy Sport brand. It includes everyone. It’s the people’s brand and I think that people can recognize that.”
Superheroes and anime characters have swarmed to San Diego, California for Comic-Con 2015. While it’s safe to say the Jedi, Dragonball, zombie and Mad Max costumes have been sartorial spectaculars, celebrities have taken to the annual celebration in more traditional, nonetheless stylish, outfits. Lea Michele, for one, showed off her toned and trim physique in a number of sexy two-piece sets and form-fitting ensembles. 15-year-old Willow Shields was also no exception. The Hunger Games actress traded Primrose Everdeen’s white blouse and wooly jumper for a color-blocked plaid House of Holland dress. Still, she managed to tap into the outlandish spirit of the sci-fi festival with a playful baby print off-the-shoulder Brooke Atwood dress that she wore to Comic-Con’s MTV Fandom Awards. And she wasn’t the only actor to bring high fashion to the costume-dominated celebration: Jennifer Lawrence stunned in a black Valentino cutout gown; Katharine McPhee wore a crop top and pencil skirt combo; Kristin Connolly stood out in red; and so many more. More from Yahoo Style:Q & A with “Game of Thrones” Natalie Dormer ‘Hunger Games’ Actress Amandla Stenberg Educates the Internet About Cultural AppropriationKiller Accessories Inspired by the Hunger Games