I have always been fascinated with the work that goes into designer gowns, especially haute couture pieces, and I am fortunate enough to see these wonderful gowns in person, but one of my dreams is to witness what exactly goes into making a custom gown from start to finish. So Christian Dior isn’t doing tours of its atelier, now that would be epic, but they have released two amazing short films showing how it puts together their exquisite frocks, and I am so giddy that it includes a miniature Barbie-sized mini couture dresses – the details from the pretty fabric petals being cut out
I love checking out the couture collections from Paris, as I am always in awe at the craftsmanship that goes into each piece, and I adore that no gown is too big when it comes to couture. Normally for the spring shows, I am pairing up beautiful gowns with gorgeous actresses and hoping that they will wear on the Oscars red carpet, this year, however, being surrounded with wedding magazines getting inspiration for my own gown I thought I would share some couture bride inspiration. Top of my wishlist, if I won the lottery, would have to be getting a
Who: Marion Cotillard Where: At the world premiere of The Dark Knight Rises at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York City Wearing:An ivory Christian Dior Haute Couture embroidered and organza dress with a ruffled skirt, teamed with silver T-Strap Christian Louboutin heels with spike-embellishment detailing to the front and Chopard earrings Verdict: Well it was the white-off on the red carpet last night, Marion Cotillard really is gave Anne Hathaway a run for her money, and it makes me excited for the rest of the promo tour. I like this frothy dress it just doesn’t wow me like Anne’s Prabal Gurung gown, I
Who: Charlize Theron Where: At the Prometheus UK premiere in London Wearing: A strapless fully sequinned Christian Dior Couture cocktail dress with side split, teamed with Dior heels and Bulgari jewellery Verdict: I haven’t been that wowed by Charlize Theron lately and she has had a lot of opportunities to shine with all the films she has been promoting, as well as Prometheus she is also starring in Snow White and the Huntsman. However, this Dior dress caught my eye, granted it isn’t the most showy of dresses for a premiere, but I am loving the midnight blue shimmer from the sequins.