and Nicole Kidman
(at the Paris premiere of Jerry Maguire last February) "are the epitome of style in Hollywood," says designer Malcolm Levene, who owns a London boutique where the two have shopped. "Tom Cruise
doesn't look as if he cares about clothes, but I think it's planned," he says. "And Nicole can wear anything."
"Both are very casual when they're not 'on,' " says wedding planner Mindy Weiss, who handled Brooke Shields
's '97 wedding to Andre Agassi. But when they step out (as at last year's Golden Globe Awards), the ball is in her more traditional court. "Andre has this classic side to him when he's dressed up," Weiss notes. Plus, "when they look at each other, you melt."
Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, at a fall fashion show in Manhattan, live (with three kids) and work (Dead Man Walking) together. Designer Robert Danes, who dressed Sarandon for the 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards, believes their wardrobes reflect their "creative symbiosis." Sarandon favors Todd Oldham and Dolce & Gabbana; Robbins has been seen in Donna Karan.
"She can look both wacky and refined," says designer John Bartlett of Sarah Jessica Parker
. Especially next to the conservative Matthew Broderick (with Parker at a Manhattan premiere in 1996). "He's a great foil for her," says Bartlett. "They represent an East Coast look, a nice contrast to Hollywood."
Since daughter Emerson Rose was born in November, Bond girl Teri Hatcher
has slipped back into clingy gowns. "It's easy for her to look good," says her hair-stylist and friend Laurent Dufourg. But husband and Jon Tenney of Brooklyn South (with Hatcher at the L.A. premiere of Tomorrow Never Dies) is the peacock. "It's amazing how much he can shop!" says Dufourg, "If he's wearing a sweater, it's cashmere."
Even before they wed—in champagne-colored Badgley Mischka—on New Year's Eve, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett (at September's MTV Video Music Awards) presented a unified front. "They always coordinate their outfits," says their stylist Omarr Rambert, who decides on a theme with the "pickier"—and now pregnant Pinkett. "They dress for each other."
"I would call them the calm and the storm," says London eveningwear designer Ben de Lisi of Filmmaker David Furnish and flamboyant pop star Elton John (in London Last March). "When You look at them together, you can see where the calm ends and the storm begins. David is becoming a bit more colorful, Elton a little more sedate."
When she met Today weatherman AL Roker in 1990, "I was a preppy girl," says 20/20 correspondent Deborah Roberts (with AI in December). Roker had just discovered designer Ermenegildo Zegna (who, he says, "knows there are fat guys with dough who want to look good"), and whetted his wife's appetite for couture. Now, at their Upstate New York weekend house, he worries that "there's not a Donna Karan within 100 miles. So if she has an emergency, we'll have to have an airlift."
John F. Kennedy Jr. (with wife Carolyn in Manhattan early last year) "wears slacks that ought to be burned," says pal John Perry Barlow, an Internet expert, "but also wears Dior." Carolyn is an icon for what Allure editor in chief Linda Wells calls the "extraordinary understatement" of Prada and Calvin Klein. "It's classic country-club style, elevated lots and lots of levels."
Melrose Place star Lisa Rinna says she and Harry Hamlin (at an L.A. premiere in October) are "married, but independent" in terms of style. Rinna—who expects their first child in late spring—hogs the closet with Gucci, Jil Sander and Prada pieces. Hamlin keeps "clothes he's had for 15 or 20 years," she says, including "the ugliest green silk shirt that he wears on St. Patrick's Day." Make that wore. "I got rid of it."
When actress Kyra Sedgwick brings home the Bacon, it's often husband Kevin in a velvet Romeo Gigli suit, "Kev's very thin, but with Gigli's stuff nothing's sticking out in the wrong place," says Sedgwick (with Bacon at the MTV Video Music Awards in September). The actress, who has appeared in ads for Emanuel Ungaro, gets her money's worth out of her own wardrobe. "What's the logic in buying a dress and never wearing again?" she asks. "Who in life does that."
It's a given: Mira Sorvino will make a grand entrance in Armani or Hervé Léger. "I'm casual on my own time," she admits, "but when I'm out playing 'celebrity; it's another story." Director beau Quentin Tarantino (with her at the L.A. premiere of his Jackie Brown) follows the same sartorial script "I'll tell him I'm wearing such-and-such color, and he'll put on something black anyway," says Sorvino. "At least we don't clash."
What's fashion got to do with it? A lot, says Phillip Bloch, stylist for actors Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance, who married in October. "They like to match," says Bloch, who paired Bassett's white Escada ensemble with Vance's gleaming white jacket for last year's Oscars. "It's very chic when one little -element ties the couple togehter."
Who are the people Barbra Streisand needs? Fiané James Brolin (with her at an L.A. screening in October) and best buddy Donna Karan, who dresses the couple in stately fashion. "They stick to their own personal style that's unique to them," says Karan, "so that's inspirational me."
and Demi Moore
(at last year's Golden Globe Awards in L.A.) modeled for Donna Karan in 1996, but Moore branches out with Versace, Gucci and Prada. "She's the fashion risk taker in the family," says stylist Deborah Waknin, who has worked with Moore. "Bruce is Mr. Cool and Understated. He loves to see his wife shine. It makes him happy."
A Comedian Ellen DeGeneres (with Anne Heche at a Manhattan premiere in November) wears the pants in this relationship. But she coordinates them with Heche's sexy dresses. "They look great together and turn heads," says E! Entertainment Television fashion critic Joan Rivers, "which is the job) of every celebrity couple."
"If the world were a big contest," says Natalie Massenet, a fashion editor at Britain's Tatler magazine, David Bowie and model wife Iman (at an N.Y.C. awards show last February) "would definitely win most stylish couple." Iman tends toward elegantly refined couture classics like Armani, while Bowie "has managed to be a little ahead of the clothing trends," says Massenet. "He's not like an aging rock star in that way."