Fashion highlights from the week so far: from Cate Blanchett to Diane Kruger

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Sarah Biddlecombe

It's been a mega week of parties, premieres and brunches for the A-listers.

Cate Blanchett's been busy promoting and looking typically fashion-forward while she's at it, and Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Nicole Richie hung out an exclusive La Mer event in Los Angeles. The trio looked stunning in a sheer panelled jumpsuit, floral dress and velvet gown respectively.

Earlier this week, Chanel threw an exclusive, star-studded party in London, with everyone from Karl Lagerfeld to Lily Collins rubbing shoulders and clinking champagne glasses. Cara Delevingne looked amazing in a nineties-inspired outfit while Lily Allen was typically cool in giant platforms and a backpack.

And there's been plenty of opportunity for Alexa Chung to test her fashion mettle, from a striking embroidered floor-length gown to a cool, printed mini-dress.

Head this way to peruse all the best looks from the week so far.

  • Cate Blanchett

    Another day, another red carpet for Cate Blanchett, with plenty more gorgeous embellishment on this Schiaparelli dress.

  • Ashley Madekwe

    How to nail loose, flowing separates by Ashley Madekwe at the Veuve Clicquot Polo, in LA.

  • Selma Blair

    A slick of bright red lipstick and matching accessories set off Selma's greyscale stripes.

  • Cate Blanchett

    Cate is honoured with a BFI Fellowship while wearing embellished Alexander McQueen.

  • Rachel Zoe

    Draped white lace made autumnal with ruby red jewellery for Rachel Zoe.

  • Diane Kruger

    As ever, Diane Kruger looks impeccable on the red carpet in New York, wearing a blue Michael Kors dress with a criss-cross leather belt.

  • Lena Dunham

    Lena Dunham delivers a lesson in how to style winter florals while arriving at the Revolution Annual Fundraising Gala, New York.

  • Kate Hudson

    Kate Hudson adds a surprise to her black and white Michael Kors dress by teaming the mini with brilliant yellow heels.

  • Allison Williams

    Allison Williams nails the ballgown in a burgundy Atelier Prabal Gurung jacquard gown.

  • Emily Blunt

    Emily Blunt wears a contrasting Michael Kors dress pitting sequins against studs, to walk the red carpet in New York.

  • Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

    It wasn't her party but Cheryl's white Elizabeth and James dress made her the centre of attention anyway at Ant and Dec's 40th birthday bash.

  • Fearne Cotton

    It's a white lace mini layered over a black slip for Fearne Cotton at Ant and Dec's 40th birthday bash.

  • Agyness Deyn

    Bringing sparkle to the Sunset Song screening at the BFI London Film Festival, Agyness looks resplendent in Christian Dior.

  • Jessica Chastain

    Jessica Chastain arrives at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert teaming her bright red dress with nude Christian Louboutin heels.

  • Kirsten Dunst

    Teaming matching co-ords on the red carpet, Kirsten Dunst wears head to toe khaki at the Fargo TV series premiere, at PaleyFest, New York.

  • Lady Gaga

    Travel chic for Lady Gaga, who sported this strong look from Jonathan Saunders while walking through LAX.

  • Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

    The stars took to the red carpet to promote Carol at the BFI London Film Festival. Blanchett's Esteban Cortazar featured white trim and just a hint of sparkle, while Mara opted for floaty Alexander McQueen, balanced out by dark lipstick.

  • Alexa Chung

    A fashion gallery could not be complete without her. Attending the BVLGARI & ROME: Eternal Inspiration Opening Night, the model-presenter wore an intricate Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 number and posed up a storm for the cameras.

  • Alexa Chung

    She couldn't resist showing off the impressive, embroidered design.

  • Liv Tyler

    Liv Tyler was also in attendance at the Bvlgari dinner, and looked sophisticated in a black, gathered design perfectly showing off the brand's jewels.

  • Cate Blanchett

    As usual, the actress was fashion-forward and elegant at the The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences reception for new members in London. She chose a Proenza Schouler gown wit ruffles and cut-out side panels.

  • Jessica Chastain

    The actress is having a busy week, and mixed a casual pinafore-dress vibe with serious glamour in this green gown at the Crimson Peak premiere in New York.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    The actress owns the red carpet in a navy blue Galvan jumpsuit with sheer panelling at a La Mer event in Los Angeles.

  • Kate Hudson

    Kate Hudson tops off her incredible semi-sheer gown with tousled hair and a deep red lip at the La Mer event.

  • Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie looks chic in a velvet gown at the La Mer event in Los Angeles.

  • Chrissy Teigen

    The model goes for old school Hollywood glamour with dramatic makeup, slicked back hair and a beautiful white gown at the La Mer event in Los Angeles.

  • Alexa Chung

    The model is typically cool in a short printed minidress at Cfda x Vogue: Fashion Fund Design Challenge Cocktail in New York. Top marks for those incredible zip up, patent boots too.

  • Rachel Weisz

    Rachel Weisz is glamorous in a full-length Alexander McQueen gown with serious statement earrings on the red carpet for the premiere of her new film, Lobster, in London.

  • Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell

    The actress poses with co-star Colin Farrell at the Lobster premiere.

  • Ciara

    The singer rocks a daring cut-out gown at The Last Witch Hunter premiere in New York.

  • Kendall Jenner

    The model is on point with this casual cool ensemble at Shanghai Fashion Week.

  • Joan Smalls

    Joan Smalls keeps snug on the red carpet in a gorgeous wool coat at Shanghai Fashion Week.

  • Jessica Chastain

    Jessica Chastain gives us all a dose of dress envy in this cool Erdem Resort 2016 dress paired with giant Christian Louboutin heels at the Crimson Peak window display presentation in New York.

  • Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston

    Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston share a joke at the Crimson Peak window display presentation in New York.

  • Charli XCX

    The singer looks edgy in a Tommy Hilfiger cape, shirt and trousers with lashings of black eyeliner at The Contemporary Art Party in London.

  • Cara Delevingne

    Cara throws it back to the nineties with this epic velvet and jewel choker paired with a little black black prom dress for the Chanel Exhibition Party in London.

  • Lily Allen

    The singer gives an edgy take on a chiffon floor length gown by toughening it up with giant platforms, berry lipstick and a sweep of pink hair at the Chanel Exhibition Party.

  • Lily Collins

    The actress works a deep cut tux jacket with bold makeup and slicked back hair at the Chanel Exhibition Party in London.

  • Lily Collins

    We particularly love the beautifully delicate beading detail on the back of Lily's tux.

  • Rita Ora

    The singer and X Factor judge looks sensational in an intricate, feathered Chanel skirt paired with a cropped white shirt at the Chanel Exhibition Party in London.

  • Lily-Rose Depp

    Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose gives us a serious case of dress envy in this ruffled, embellished Chanel couture gown at the Chanel Exhibition Party.

  • Georgia May Jagger

    Georgia May Jagger looks typically cool in an all-black ensemble at the Chanel Exhibition Party, carrying none other than a quilted Chanel handbag.

  • Lara Stone

    The model gives a nod to the stars in a gorgeous diamond astronomy necklace at the Chanel Exhibition Party in London.

  • Julianne Moore

    Julianne Moore looks chic in a classic Chanel studded dress with a matching little jacket at the Chanel Exhibition Party in London.

  • Laura Bailey

    Laura Bailey is the picture of elegance in a long black dress with a beautiful chain handbag at the Chanel Exhibition Party.

  • Karl Lagerfeld

    The man of the moment glitters in the spotlight in his sequinned tux jacket and matching signature gloves at the Chanel Exhibition Party in London.

  • Carey Mulligan

    The actress looks classically beautiful at the premiere of Suffragette in London wearing a silk Alexander McQueen gown topped off with a giant bow and a red lip.

  • Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian with Kris and Kylie Jenner

    The Kardashian/Jenner klan wore all black to the Cosmopolitan 50th birthday party in Los Angeles, apart from rebel Kylie who worked the red carpet in grey.

  • Leona Lewis

    The Brit singer looks cool in a black off the shoulder crop top and wide legged white trousers at the Cosmopolitan 50th birthday party in Los Angeles.

  • Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch

    Sophie Hunter looks divine in a flowing white dress with metal embellishment at the Black Mass premiere, 59th BFI London Film Festival

  • Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

    Amber and Johnny (appropriately) co-ordinate in black for the Black Mass premiere. We love Amber's silk and lace dress matched with cascading curls and bright red fingernails.

  • Sienna Miller

    Sienna Miller wears a sulime cream dress with lace embellishment to the premiere of High-Rise at the 59th BFI London Film Festival.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow wears a beautiful cream skirt and top by Brandon Maxwell to hit the red carpet at the Variety's Power of Women event in Los Angeles.

  • Anna Kendrick

    Anna Kendrick rocks a short nude dress with an embellished waist and neckline at Variety's Power of Women event in Los Angeles.

  • Reese Witherspoon

    The actress looks demure at Variety's Power of Women event in a patterned Balenciaga dress teamed with strappy Christian Louboutin heels.

  • Thandie Newton

    Thandie Newton adds a dash of bright colours to Variety's Power of Women event wearing a gorgeous skirt and top combination by Bestow Elan. 

  • Selma Blair and Anna Kendrick

    The pair joke around backstage at Variety's Power of Women event.

  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

    The model looks elegant and chic in a little black dress with a difference by Stella McCartney at Variety's Power of Women event.

  • Julia Roberts

    Julia Roberts wears a smart blazer over her floral high neck dress to co-chair the Gala in the Garden in Los Angeles.

  • Selma Blair

    Selma Blair matches a bold purple lip with her patterned Bottega Veneta gown at Gala in the Garden.

  • Elizabeth Banks

    Elizabeth Banks looks chic in a Bottega Veneta skirt and blouse, accessorised with a double string of giant gems, at the Gala in the Garden.

  • Emma Stone

    The actress keeps her accessories to a minimum in this beautiful lace mini dress at the Gala in the Garden.

  • Ashley Olsen

    The designer looks typically cool at the Gala in the Garden in a draped dress with giant earrings.

  • Emma Stone and Selma Blair

    The actresses catch up at the Gala in the Garden.

  • Emily Blunt

    Emily Blunt soaks up the early autumn sun in a floor-length floral gown at the Variety 10 to Watch Mentor Brunch in New York.

  • Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett works the red carpet in a sequinned black dress with illustrated sleeves by Aouadi Paris at the premiere of her new film, Carol, shown at the 53rd New York Film Festival

  • Rooney Mara

    Her co-star Rooney Mara also wears black, opting for a tiered number with slicked back hair. 

  • Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett

    The pair pose up a storm on the red carpet for Carol.

  • Elizabeth Moss

    The actress pairs a little black dress with tousled hair, a red lip and matching silver heels and a clutch at the High-Rise premiere.

  • Helen Mirren

    Dame Mirren looks typically chic in a grey suit jacket and matching dress at the Giorgio Armani Films of City Frames dinner.

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