Gwyneth Paltrow arrived on the red carpet at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California, for the Marvel’s Iron Man 3 premiere, in a gown which looked demure from a distance.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Antonio Berardi dress featured mesh panels down the sides, showing off her hips and décolletage area.
The material would have made it almost impossible for her to wear underwear beneath the number.
While she could have quite possibly been wearing a strapless bra, briefs would have been too tricky.
Gwyneth Paltrow on the red carpet at the Marvel’s Iron Man 3 premiere the in Los Angeles
The look of her item of clothing – which created the optical illusion of a curvy white silhouette down the middle – also drew attention to her tiny waist.
With a dark green peplum section that matched her kimono style arm cuffs, 40-year-old Gwyneth Paltrow- who plays Pepper Potts – looked in great shape.
She is known for taking up often strict healthy eating plans – such as eating only macrobiotic meals at one point – in an effort to stay trim.
Gwyneth Paltrow allowed her skin to glow in natural make-up and wore her blonde locks straight and to one side over her shoulder.
She added a fun twist to her appearance with purple nail polish and paired a large drop earring with a contrasting small stud that evening.
Garnier’s new campaign for their Fructis range features three images of three different men, each sporting enormously long beards.
But when you look a little closer you realize that they aren’t beards – they are in fact the long tresses of three women, each posing chest-to-chest with the men to create a very hairy optical illusion.
In order to stress that Garnier’s Fructis products are unisex, the beauty brand teamed up with Swiss advertising agency Publicis Zurich and photographers Billy & Hells to create a series of gender-bending photos.
Garnier’s Fructis products are unisex
Garnier Fructis for every hair type
The photographers positioned three tough-looking men against walls, then placed three women with long hair – one blonde, one brunette, one auburn – in front of them, creating the impression that the women’s cascading locks are in fact the men’s beards.
All of the models are wearing black T-shirts and dark jeans or trousers, and the women have wrapped their arms around the back of the men, meaning that their smaller bodies are almost entirely invisible.
The man then places his hands in the belt loop or back pocket of the woman’s trousers, suggesting that they are in fact his legs. The three print visuals are branded with German words which translate as: “For every hair type.”
A new video on YouTube shows how what appears to be a fully formed Rubik’s cube is in fact a two dimensional color drawing that tricks the brain into believing it has three dimensions.
The optical illusion is called anamorphosis, which plays on how our brains make sense of the world and causes us to see something from one angle only that might not necessarily be there.
Presented from the appropriate angle, or sweet spot, the viewer looks at the right angle and suddenly what was once a straight forward drawing becomes a three dimensional object – even though your brain knows it isn’t.
Offered contradictory information, the brain simple reassembles the painting into what it expects it to be, but all the viewer has to do to re-set reality is to step an inch off your position.
A new video on YouTube shows how what appears to be a fully formed Rubik’s cube is in fact a two dimensional color drawing that tricks the brain into believing it has three dimensions
Created by YouTube illusionist extraordinaire Brusspup, the Rubiks cube, shoe and question mark are all positioned on the table alongside regular objects.
However, when the video begins, the photo-realistic images are rotated allowing the viewer to experience the anamorphosis.
Recognized since the Renaissance, anamorphosis demonstrates how the brain can be fooled into seeing things that aren’t really there.
Kim Kardashian is openly admitting changing her style since she started dating Kanye West earlier this year, but she or her new stylist isn’t likely to win much praise for this unflattering outfit as she arrived at Los Angeles’s LAX airport.
Kim Kardashian, 31, wore a monochrome optical illusion dress, which failed to accentuate her figure’s attributes.
The shapeless dress swamped Kim Kardashian’s diminutive height and famous curves as she walked through the airport.
The reality star teamed the outfit with a pair of $1,695 black fold-over Givenchy boots, which she also owns in cream.
No doubt fans of Kim Kardashian will wonder if this outfit is suggestion by her rapper boyfriend, who was seen going through her wardrobe in a recent episode of the show.
Kim Kardashian wore a monochrome optical illusion dress, which failed to accentuate her figure's attributes
Kim Kardashian claims she is now dressing more “sophisticated” after hiring a new stylist introduced to her by Kanye West.
She said last week: “So I introduced my stylist into the mix so we can kind of collaborate on a more sophisticated look on something that I felt kind of reflects my own personality and the changes that I’ve had in my life.”
Kim Kardashian admitted she didn’t throw out her old clothes, but simply put them in a guest room.
She explained: “In regards to all the clothes, I definitely kept all the stash to the side for a couple of months to make sure that I liked the new stylist that he introduced me to. I put all my stuff in a guest room of mine for two months and once I didn’t really feel the need to take anything – I liked evolving, I liked growing up a little bit.”
As she prepared to board a flight to New York on Tuesday, Kim Kardashian also took to her Twitter account to announce that she is embarking on a three-month-long trip.
She wrote: “Packing for 3 months is so hard! But I did it and I’m off!!! I’m gonna miss you LA.”
While Kim Kardashian was keen to give her fans a teaser as to what they can expect, she wasn’t about to spill the beans on her travel plans.
When asked by a fan where she was heading, the star kept coy and responded: “Can’t say yet but it will be revealed during our season finale. But were soooo excited!!!”
However, Kim Kardashian earlier had used the micro-blogging site to say she is making a brief return to New York and was wrapped up warm when she arrived at the airport this evening.
Kim Kardashian was seen sporting a mod style in a monochrome wool dress with a pair of knee-high slouchy black boots.
The curvy brunette may have been jet-setting in recent days but her mother has enjoyed spending some time in New York where the youngest members of the brood, Kendall and Kylie, have been walking in fashion shows.
Celebrities including Miranda Kerr and actress Melanie Griffith have been spotted creating the illusion of a skinnier size thanks to a dark panel down the side of the trousers.
Now all British women will get a chance to try out the effect, thanks to a £16 ($25) version on sale at Asda.
The beige Illusion Jeans are designed to slim and elongate legs by drawing the eye down the length of the body.
Asda created the jeans, available in sizes 8 to 24, for its George range after a quarter of women aged 16 to 70 said their legs were their main body hang-up.
Designer Kausar Mitha said: “The panel is slightly wider at the top, around the hip and thigh area, and then tapers down the leg.
“This is because women’s widest point is at the top of thigh. The panel draws the eye in and then follows the contour of the body, which creates an illusion of slimmer legs and hips.
“We tried five different-sized panels and this was the one that made the wearer look most svelte. The jeans are also made from stretch cotton, which gives a more toned look. The vertical panel adds an illusion of extra length.”
Miranda Kerr has been spotted creating the illusion of a skinnier size thanks to a dark panel down the side of the trousers
The trousers are Asda’s latest addition to a line that began with the Illusion dress in April.
The frock, which sold out within a week, was followed by the Illusion swimsuit in May. Next month, the retailer will launch a pair of Illusion jeans in blue with a black stripe on the inside thigh, for those who feel this is their problem area.
Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr was spotted last month in a pair of beige-and-black trousers similar to the Asda jeans, while actress Melanie Griffith was recently pictured in a black-and-white version.
Kate Winslet kicked off the trend for optical-illusion clothing when she wore a white-and-nude dress with black panelling to the premiere of Mildred Pierce at the Venice Film Festival last September. Since then, a host of celebrities – from Kate Moss to actress Liv Tyler – have donned the flattering dresses.
Kausar Mitha said: “We have had lots of customer demands for slimming clothes. Legs are always a focus point that people are not happy with so we wanted to give them a product that made them appear a dress size smaller and gave a smoother silhouette.
“Lots of celebrities have been wearing illusion clothes recently. We wanted to give our customers something similar but affordable.”
George brand director Fiona Lambert said: “Shopping for jeans that look and feel great can be hard for women. George has come to the rescue, using clever design to create something flattering in a staple wardrobe item for every woman.”
However, critics last night labelled the burgeoning market in slimming clothing “dangerous”.
Image consultant Angela Marshall, owner of Appearance Management, said: “There is a lot of pressure to be thin. Even very slim celebrities are wearing clothes designed to make them look even smaller. This sends out a dangerous message.
“The trend for slimming clothes has gone too far. A lot of designers don’t even know how to make clothes for a curvy shape.
“I wish the fashion industry would let people be what they are born with. We need to start celebrating healthy bodies.”