Wearing: A white, deep v-neck fully embroidered Elie Saab jumpsuit with structured shoulders, from the Elie Saab Haute Couture archive collection, accessorised with Chanel fine jewellery, a Lena Erziak clutch and Jimmy Choo heels
Verdict: Rose takes my best dressed crown for this year’s SAG Awards mainly because her daring risk totally paid off with this exquisite sparkling jumpsuit. Totally unconventional, but worked perfectly with her fabulous sleek bob, I loved the Seventies vibe of the outfit, and she completely out-shined all the floor-skimming gowns. I do love it when actresses take risks on the red carpet and this was the perfect award ceremony among her peers to do just that and I am so glad that it paid off. LOVE it!!!
Wearing: A white silk organza Givenchy Haute Couture gown with a drop-waist and embroidered crystals from the spring/summer 2012 collection, finished off with Tiffany’s Novo diamond drop earrings
Verdict: Ooh I loved Riccardo Tisci’s Haute Couture collection when it showed last week, and I love it even more that a piece has already hit the red carpet, and I am so glad that Zoe Saldana wore it as she is a knock out in this gown. Winter whites were definitely a trend at last night’s award ceremony and this shimmering gown was one of my favourites.
There is an elegance about this gown that is just perfection, I am so glad that it was teamed with minimal jewellery and that Zoe wore her hair up – she really is a classic beauty in this dress.
Who: Actress Halle Berry who accepted the Lacoste Spotlight Award
Where: 13th Annual Costumer Designers Guild Awards held in Los Angeles
Wearing: A raspberry-red, chiffon Elie Saab gown with lace detailing and a grosgrain belt from the Haute Couture spring/summer 2011 collection
Verdict: This is a gorgeous colour for such a beautifully crafted gown, and it fits Halle perfectly. Just seeing this exquisite dress with its amazing lace detailing is making me so excited for this weekend’s Oscars.
This week of course it was Haute Couture time in Paris, and Gucci held a party to celebrate the re-opening of its Rue Royale flagship, as well as a special send off to French Vogue’s soon-to-be departed EiC Carine Roitfeld with an intimate dinner held at the Italian Embassy.
Of course Gucci always attracts the most stylish of celebrities, and this party in Paris was no different, with the likes of Diane Kruger, Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde and Charlotte Casiraghi looking chic and fabulous in the name of the Italian brand.
I have already gushed about Diane Kruger, but she really does look amazing in a backless Gucci silk organza dress, pictured above with the gorgeous Jessica Alba wearing a one-of-a-kind Gucci embroidered sheath. I wish I had more pics of Jessica as from the other angle you would be able to see the draping detailing which I adore!
But even from these images you can see the amazing embroidered degradé of beads and crystals – she really does sparkle.
While Diane and Olivia looked edgy, I love that Jessica looked radiant in a gorgeous cocktail dress, it just shows how amazing Gucci is, that such varied looks totally belong together.
I really am loving Oliva Wilde at the moment, and this look just reinforces it. Opting for a sleek black and jade silk jumpsuit from Gucci’s spring collection, she really does pull off this bold colour option so well. I love the blue sash teamed with her electric blue clutch finished off nicely with a chunky gold necklace.
It is a hard choice on best dressed – but I think Olivia just pips Diane – just!!
Black certainly was a popular colour, with Charlotte Casiraghi going for a modern and regal look in a matte jersey jumpsuit from Gucci’s spring collection, and both Frida Giannini and French Vogue Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld opting for the classsic shade.
How hot does Frida look in her slim cut velvet tuxedo – LOVE!!
Where: At the Gucci Rue Royale reopening party in Paris
Wearing: A backless black silk organza Gucci dress with embellished metal fringe embroidery teamed with Gucci platforms
Verdict: This is a gorgeous dress, it dazzles in the light and is perfect for Diane. I love the open back on this cocktail dress, it really makes it more glamorous and I love how it creates such an elegant silhouette on her. This has to be one of my favourite looks for Diane in a while. LOVE!!
[Pic: via Gucci Facebook]
Where: At the opening of the Giambattista Valli Paris boutique
Wearing: Well Giambattista Valli of course from the spring/summer 2011 collection
Verdict: I like this silk cocktail dress with its patchwork vibe of silver, orange and animal prints. Completely different from her other looks this week – and that is why I love her so much.
Wearing: Look 23 straight from Chanel’s Haute Couture spring/summer 2011 collection, a soft pink dress which falls slightly off the shoulders, with tiered detailing and black bow accent. Finished off with a rhinestone-embellished clutch and black peep-toe heels
Verdict: Seriously fast work by Diane choosing her favourite Chanel piece from the Couture show, it only went down the runway earlier this week, I definitely think she is the first celebrity to wear something from that collection! I love the colour, I love her hair up, but seriously the whole onsomble is just so tres chic!!
As always Elie Saab produced a gorgeous Haute Couture spring collection, entitled A Woman of Character, each dress was more gorgeous than the next. I am sure that we will see a number of these dresses at the BAFTAs and the Oscars in the coming weeks, and I hoping that one of the showstoppers above gets a chance to shine. I can totally see Anne Hathaway working the flower number, and Cameron Diaz dazzling in the thigh-high split black gown and the nude would be perfect on Sandra Bullock. But I would just be happy seeing them walk the red carpet.
The collection was full of delicate lace and embroidery, tulle, organza and chiffon prints, with a colour palette of tea-rose pink, mauve, rasperberry, aniseed green and stone, the perfect mix of spring. In the show-notes the colour palette was attributed to a scented breeze, and I love that description for the exquisite collection of gowns.
This collection has lots of defined waists, with many of the gowns belted with an embroidered tone-on-tone grosgrain ribbon, my favourite has to be these stone gowns.
As the title suggests woman of character, this collection has options with high-cut boat necks, one-shoulders, deep v-necks, sweet-heart strapless, square necks, and there are sexy, regal and romantic looks – seriously something for every shape, personality and occasion as there were more cocktail gowns than normal.
Can’t have couture gowns without a section dedicated to the black beauties, and these were my three favourites. The middle one in-particular I could see walking the red carpet as is, gorgeous contrast of the delicate lace white bodice against the curve accentuating skirt – totally old Hollywood glamour that needs flash bulbs to shine.
As with most couture finales, the Elie Saab wedding dress gown, divine. This was a collection that floated down the runway, gorgeous, I really can’t fault anything, totally love at first sight!!