The venue was Las Vegas, which could mean only one thing: sophistication was out and flamboyant fun was in at the Billboard Music Awards.
As the world went Star Trek mad - again - with the release of Into Darkness, the second instalment to be directed by JJ Abrams, the stars shone at the film's LA premiere.
It is one of the most eagerly-awaited films of the decade, a classic tale of decadence, beauty, corruption and power.
Freezing temperatures and cloudy skies have failed to steal the thunder of the fashionistas as Ladies' Day got under way today at the Grand National meeting.
Kimono jackets, prints and scarves offer eastern promise. Styling by Carrie McAdam and pictures by Jamie Simpson.
The ground-breaking styles of David Bowie can be found on the high street - if you're brave enough. Pictures by Kirsty Anderson, styling by Carrie McAdam.
Rihanna's debut fashion line with River Island is now on sale, and the pop star was in London to officially launch the collection.
Hollywood's A-list shimmered on the red carpet in metallics, satin and sequined gowns. Take a look at our photo gallery of some of the best dressed from the night.
When it comes to daring catwalk fashions, the annual St Andrews University fashion show can give London Fashion Week a run for its money.
Some of the biggest names in pop, including Rihanna, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and Alicia Keys, showcased their high-octane glamour at the Grammys.