The women of “The Help” mopped up trophies at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning for best ensemble cast, among other things — and they could have won an award for best ensemble on the red carpet too, if there had been such a thing. Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore said Viola Davis (best actress winner) looked like a goddess, and Emma Stone and Octavia Spencer (best supporting actress) got her thumbs-up too. See our photo gallery of the night’s best and worst looks.
Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick is reportedly trying to snare tickets to some runway shows during New York Fashion Week. Does this mean he wants to get into the fashion game? [New York Post]
The style sense of the Republican presidential candidates seems to be undergoing more scrutiny than in the past — other than the attention paid to Sarah Palin last time around — and it may be because of the combined length of the campaign season, all the debates, social media that make it so easy to comment, and other factors. [The Cut]
Michelle Obama and the queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah, are being given credit for helping boost sales at Agent Provocateur, the purveyor of luxury lingerie. Though as far as we can tell, the idea that the first lady shops there is mere speculation, because Agent Provocateur doesn’t reveal clients’ names. [Telegraph]
Shoe-design icon Manolo Blahnik recently turned down an offer to create a mass-market product, telling the Wall Street Journal in a wide-ranging interview, “I don’t want to make that sort of money if I’m polluting my brand.” [WSJ]
TSG Consumer Partners has bought a stake in jeweler Alexis Bittar. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
– Susan Denley
Photo: Viola Davis, Emma Stone and Octavia Spencer, left to right, at the SAG Awards. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press