Keira Knightley at A Dangerous Method London premiere
Roksanda Ilincic is making a quick jaunt over the pond for a visit at The Room at The Bay in Toronto today, and we couldn’t be more excited to meet her. Worn by the likes of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow and Michelle Obama, the London-based designer is known for red carpet-ready dresses that are feminine, colourful and whimsical.
But don’t just take our word for it. Check out Roksanda Ilincic’s top 5 celebrity red carpet moments to date, including Ginnifer Goodwin in a to-die-for pink frock at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards and Keira Knightley in that unforgettable black and white number at the London premiere of A Dangerous Method in 2011.
Amy Adams at Trouble With The Curve premiere
Ginnifer Goodwin at 2012 People’s Choice Awards
Bérénice Marlohe at Skyfall Istanbul Photocall
Emma Stone at The Amazing Spider-Man Madrid Photocall
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Diane Kruger in custom Nina Ricci at Cannes International Film Festival
From awards shows to movie premieres to fashion parties, it’s been quite a year on the red carpets. We saw new sartorial heroines emerge, like Jennifer Lawrence during her Hunger Games promotional tour, as well as established greats like Michelle Williams and Diane Kruger continue to bring their A games. With stunning look after stunning look to choose from, selecting a short list of the 10 best dressed of 2012 was a near impossible task. With much deliberation, we finally settled on the 10 that made our jaws drop and raised the red carpet bar.
What do you think of our top 10 best dressed of the year – did we nail it, or did we miss some of your favourites? Do tell!
Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier at the 64th Prime Time Emmy Awards
January Jones in Zac Posen at 64th Prime Time Emmy Awards
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Couture Fall 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton at 2012 Academy Awards
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The American fashion industry gathered in New York last night for the 9th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund gala dinner. Greg Chait, founder of cashmere label The Elder Statesman, won the coveted cash prize and mentorship program, while jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer Maguire and footwear designer Tabitha Simmons were named the runners-up.
The other story, of course, was what gala attendees wore, and we’ve gone ahead and picked our five best dressed of the evening. Red carpet favourite Emma Stone was an easy pick; the actress was decked out in a peplum look straight off the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 runway. Dakota Fanning, in pink Jason Wu Spring 2013, also chose a peplum for the occasion. Rounding out the top five were Coco Rocha in a printed Sono number, Karlie Kloss in a sheer, ladylike ensemble, and Alexa Chung in an unexpected pairing of baby blue and red.
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The promo tour for The Amazing Spider-Man continued yesterday with the UK premiere. This is important information you need to know because: (a) Emma Stone walked another red carpet, and (b) she wore a stunning Elie Saab Fall 2012 jumpsuit to do it. What an unexpected and refreshing choice.
This woman can do no wrong, sartorially speaking. She’s even got the perfect accessory: Andrew Garfield, aka Spiderman himself. I can’t wait to see the two of them in action when the movie comes out on July 4.
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I can’t get enough of Emma Stone and her sartorially perfect self. The Amazing Spider-Man actress was the highlight of the MTV Movie Awards 2012 red carpet, donning a gorgeous peplum top and tulip skirt ensemble by Martin Grant and Brian Atwood pumps. She nailed the hair and make-up as well, easily winning Best Dressed of the evening by our measure.
Emma also took home the MTV Trailblazer Award last night, by the way, but that can’t be nearly as exciting as top red carpet honours from The Backseat Stylers. Right, Emma?
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Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
Finally, the fanciest, shmanciest night in Hollywood arrived tonight, the 2012 Academy Awards! Fess up – you were glued to the tube for all 17 hours of Oscars red carpet and awards ceremony coverage like us, weren’t you? No need to feel ashamed about it. We too oohed and aahed over Michelle Williams‘ coral Louis Vuitton gown, cheered for Jessica Chastain‘s best red carpet outing to date (in Alexander McQueen!), and felt those pangs of jealousy over how hot Angelina Jolie looked in Atelier Versace.
All of our favourite leading ladies stepped up their sartorial game, just as we’d hoped. Rooney Mara wore a colour other than black for once – white Givenchy, in fact. Gwyneth Paltrow continued to rock the sleek, minimalist gowns, choosing a white Tom Ford for the occasion. Stacy Keibler - whom S still can’t believe has gone from WWE wrestler to George Clooney arm candy – donned the only Marchesa gown we’ve ever loved.
Rounding out our top 10 best dressed list were Emma Stone in red Giambattista Valli couture (how funny was her bit with Ben Stiller?), Rose Byrne in a black sequin number by Vivienne Westwood, Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab couture, and Natalie Portman in vintage Dior (from 1954!), carrying the Charlotte Olympia ‘Pandora’ clutch S so covets. They too seemed to have gotten the memo that red, black and white would be the colours for Hollywood’s biggest night out.
Who were your Oscars red carpet favourites?
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford
Stacy Keibler in Marchesa
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture
Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture
Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood
Natalie Portman in vintage Dior
Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab Haute Couture
xx, T & S
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Emma Stone can’t hit a red carpet without me blogging about it, it seems. Her track record has been impeccable this awards season, and I’m dying to see what she wears to the Oscars this Sunday. Till then, feast your eyes on Emma in Elie Saab Haute Couture.
For Essence’s 5th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon this week, the actress chose an exquisite white dress from Saab’s Spring 2012 couture collection. She rounded out her very ladylike ensemble with a Ferragamo woven leather box clutch and blush open-toe pumps by Brian Atwood. In a word: perfection!
Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2012
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Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2012
Awards season continued tonight with the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which meant another Sunday evening of red carpet fashion. To my delight, a few actresses donned designs that were fresh off the Spring 2012 haute couture runways: Zoe Saldana stunned in Givenchy while Natalie Portman looked impeccable in Giambattista Valli.
Rose Byrne of Damages also took to the red carpet in couture; she was a pleasant surprise in a sparkling ivory Elie Saab jumpsuit. Rounding out my top five looks of the evening were two style frontrunners this awards season, Emma Stone and Michelle Williams, who rocked the red carpet in Alexander McQueen and Valentino respectively.
Did you watch the SAG Awards? Who were your sartorial favourites?
Michelle Williams in Valentino
Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture Spring 2012
Natalie Portman in Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2012
Rose Byrne in Elie Saab Fall 2009 Couture
Images via Just Jared
Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2012
Awards season is officially underway, as the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards took over the television airwaves and Twitterverse last night. I dutifully watched every minute of pre-show red carpet coverage just so I could bring you this here post. And though I’d like to say that it was incredibly hard work on my part and that it was very tough to narrow the list down to only a handful of looks, the truth is that these 5 actresses and their stunning gowns were standouts that made my job easy.
Rooney Mara was one of the most highly anticipated red carpet arrivals of the evening, and she certainly didn’t disappoint in a chic black Nina Ricci dress. The always flawless Julianne Moore also chose a black gown, by Chanel Haute Couture no less. Her green tassel earrings by Fred Leighton complemented her scarlet hair perfectly.
That wasn’t the only burst of colour. Charlize Theron looked pretty in Dior pink, Emma Stone wore custom eggplant Lanvin, and Tilda Swinton marched to the beat of her own sartorial drum in sky blue Haider Ackermann. Each actress brought her very own brand of glam to the Golden Globes, making for one very fabulous red carpet.
Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture
Emma Stone in custom Lanvin
Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann
Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2011
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It’s official: Emma Stone can do no wrong. Sartorially-speaking, anyway. I’ve yet to see a single one of her movies (a travesty, I know), but every time she’s been snapped on a red carpet over the past year, she’s looked flawless.
Last night was no exception. The actress attended the People’s Choice Awards in head-to-toe Gucci, straight off the Spring 2012 runway, and looked fabulous doing it. Her very sharp-looking jacket, in exactly the shade of emerald green I’m obsessed with right now, stole my heart.
With a long list of awards shows still to come, I have no doubt we’ll be seeing Emma on a multitude of best dressed lists over the next few months.
Images via Just Jared, Style.com