Olivia Wilde's Cover Shoot Style

The Cowboys & Aliens star takes a break from action stunts to slip into some serious, colorful drama on the rooftop of Skylight West in Manhattan.
Plus, check out Olivia's most memorable red carpet moments, and read our interview with her.

July 13, 2011 8:00 AM
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There's something about Olivia Wilde. Always TV's bad-girl bisexual (The O.C.) or doctor behaving badly (House), never the ingenue. She carries in her DNA a sex appeal that, at first glance, seems slightly sinister. Even in the throw-on jersey maxi dress Wilde wore to the set of our cover shoot, she cut the figure of a woman from whom wives hide their husbands. With that in mind, the MC fashion team set about crafting looks that would transform Wilde from intimidating seductress to enviable screen siren. The actress was shocked when not a single color among the broad spectrum of jewel-toned gowns failed to flatter — a credit to MC's fashion editor-at-large, Alison Edmond. As every dress brought the star more delight (peaking with an emerald-green sheath by Ralph Lauren), Wilde's giddiness betrayed her stone-cold-fox exterior: She's a girl's girl, after all.

Dress price upon request, Bottega Veneta; cuff $1,085, Aurélie Bidermann. On hair: Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Cream Rinse.

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Dress $230 Lauren by Ralph Lauren Evening Dress Collection; bloomingdales.com for stores.
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Shoes $350 Marc by Marc Jacobs; marcjacobs.com for stores.

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"The trauma of the whole thing has been humbling and for the first time I'm a little bit wobbly."

Dress $4590 Emilio Pucci. On face: Estée Lauder Double Wear Mineral Rich Loose Powder Makeup SPF 12 in Intensity 3.0.

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Clutch $295 Kotur; koturonline.com.
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Top $285 Cynthia Rowley; cynthiarowley.com. Skirt $475 Kaelen at TenOverSix; (323) 330-9355.

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"Let's redefine scandal. Scandal is not who so-and-so is dating. Scandal is 1.2 million people living in tents in Haiti."

Dress $3483 belt $756 Haider Ackermann; shoes $1695 Emilio Pucci; ear cuff $1090 Delfina Delettrez; ring $2390 Gucci.
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Necklace $125 Fallon; barneys.com.
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Dress $995 Katie Ermilio; shopbop.com.

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"David Shore who created House said 'You should get divorced every year; your acting's never been better!'"

Vest price upon request Giorgio Armani; dress $4800 Donna Karan New York.

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Cuffs $130 each Gerard Yosca; (212) 302-4349.
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Earrings $100 Kenneth Jay Lane; (877) 953-5264.
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