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There’s Nothing Shady About Sun Buddies

Sunglasses are more than a fashion accessory. They’re a life essential. How else would we avoid unwanted eye contact with strangers, dampen our brain-splitting hangovers, and shield our precious retinas from the sun’s dangerous rays?

Watch James Franco Star in a New James Franco-Directed Gucci Ad

After producing The Director, a documentary about Gucci designer Frida Giannini, do-everything guy James Franco is back to direct a new Gucci eyewear video. Titled Techno Color Sunglasses, the video was filmed at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles and stars Franco himself alongside model Natalia Bonifacci. They both wear Gucci’s colorful new frames and instantly engage in a romantic pursuit. The vibe is cool and retro, with washed-out colors, classic cars, and plenty of Hollywood glamour.

Runway to Red Carpet: Simplicity Rules and Stars Who Can’t Miss

From simple elegance to awe-inspiring detail, the gowns on this week’s busy red carpet were as varied as the A-listers who wore them. Katy Perry and Emma Watson made a case for the “less is more” argument in a couple of sleek sheaths, minimal jewelry, and easy hair and makeup. On Sunday, Perry opted for a black, high-neck figure-hugging Versace Collection gown lined with yellow and a few matching bangles for MOCA’s 35th anniversary gala in Los Angeles.

An Award to Honor L’Wren Scott

Tributes to L’Wren Scott continue to pour out from the fashion community. After her tragic suicide on March 17, our own Tim Blanks remembered her as both a “brilliant” designer and friend, Cathy Horyn’s personal story in the New York Times went viral, and countless other publications filled their pages with pictures of Scott and her greatest hits.

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