The Lens: Stars align for fashion

Fall trends on the red carpet
Jessica Alba in an Alice & Olivia sweater and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.
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Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic

The red carpet occupies its own place in the pantheon of fashion, somewhere between the runway and the street. Thanks to their access and visibility, Hollywood stars have had a jump on the fall collections and trends, which they have been wearing to events and premieres all summer long. Here are a few of our favorite examples of menswear-inspired, luxe leather and navy-is-the-new-black looks, plus red accents and cap-toe shoes.

Malin Akerman in a Vena Cava jumpsuit and Louis Vuitton cap-toe pumps at the Ciroc Cabana Club May 26 in West Hollywood.

Emma Stone in a Chanel dress and Christian Louboutin shoes at the premiere of “The Amazing Spider-Man” on June 28 n Los Angeles.

Jessica Alba in an Alice & Olivia sweater, TopShop pants and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes at the LuckyFABB blogger conference April 30 in Santa Monica.


Kristen Stewart in a foulard-print Roberto Cavalli jacket at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on July 22.

Zooey Deschanel in an Oscar de la Renta dress and red belt at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 11.

Sophia Bush carries a red Clare Vivier clutch at the premiere of “Magic Mike” in Los Angeles on June 24.

Jaime King in a Stella McCartney navy blue jacquard shirt and skirt at the CBS, Showtime and CW TCA summer tour party in Beverly Hills on July 29.


Kate Beckinsale in a Rag & Bone tuxedo jacket and leather pants at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 13.

Nicole Richie in a Winter Kate leather top at NBC Universal Summer Press Day in Pasadena on April 18.