Monday, 28 December 2015

2015 Best Dressed - Top 10

Blogging about red carpet fashion is one of my favourite topics to write about. Working in trend, I spend hours perusing over runway collections and I love to see how stylists interpret these runway looks for their celebrity clients on the red carpet. Over on my Pinterest I also have a board aptly named  'Celebrity Red Carpet', where I post my favourite looks from events, award shows and film premieres. I have taken a look back and selected my personal favourite 10 red carpet style moments from the past 12 months. There were certain looks that were so memorable, I instantly knew I had to include them in my top 10. So lets take a look at my Top 10 Red Carpet looks for 2015...
Elizabeth Banks - Elie Saab Fall 15 Couture - 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' - Berlin Premiere - November
This was a real 'WOW' moment on the Hunger Games promo tour. From head-to-toe this gown was breathtaking. Sequins, beading, florals - this voluminous fairytale gown had all the required elements to make an enchanting entrance. Elizabeth Banks wore this look exceptionally well.
Rosamund Pike - Givenchy Couture - Academy Awards - February
This elegant, yet dramatic, gown created a very statuesque silhouette. The intricate detailing, front slit and bold red colour meant all eyes were on Rosamund at the Academy Awards.
Kate Hudson - Atelier Versace - Golden Globes - January
Kate Hudson is never one to shy away from a daring dress…and this was certainly daring. Yes this dress is sultry and oozes sex appeal, but it still manages to look sophisticated. A plunging neckline is not easy to pull off, but Kate Hudson always has the ability to wear these looks with ease.
Lily James - Elie Saab Fall 14 Couture - Cinderella LA Premiere - March
Lily James had one of the best promo tours of 2015 whilst promoting her movie Cinderella. Appropriately wearing this princess gown to the LA premiere, a dress by Elie Saab was the perfect choice for the Brit actress to wear. I adored the soft aqua colour and exquisite embroidery.
Karen Elson - Dolce & Gabbana - Met Gala - May
Talk about making an entrance…this Dolce and Gabbana gown was appropriately extravagant for the Met Gala. With layers upon layers of red tulle, this fiery look was attention grabbing for all the right reasons. The overall styling, including arm cuffs and headpiece, made for a captivating red carpet appearance.
Jena Malone - Reem Acra Spring 16 - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Berlin Premiere
I love Jena Malone's red carpet style. Never afraid to wear colour, print or embellishment, Jena often wears the bold looks others shy away from. This Reem Acra gown is flawless, the billowing silhouette encrusted with exquisite embroidered detail. The hint of colour totally makes this look for me. The minimal styling meant the dress did all the talking.
Sarah Jessica Parker - custom H&M - MET Gala - May
You can always rely upon Sarah Jessica Parker to fully embody the spirit of the Met Gala - The theme this year being 'China: Through The Looking Glass'. Opting to wear custom H&M, SJP's theatrical look was full of drama! The fiery headpiece came courtesy of Philip Treacy.
FKA Twigs - Alexander McQueen Spring 08 - Savage Beauty Exhibition Preview - March
Back in 2007 when I saw this dress on the runway, it further fuelled my love of McQueen. The spectacular use of rainbow colour and feather print makes for a such a bold standout look. I was thrilled to see FKW twigs wearing the full runway look, complete with real feathers. She is a perfect ambassador for the McQueen brand, bringing her own personality to the outfit.
Lupita Nyong'o - Elie Saab PreFall 15 - SAG Awards  - January
Stars don't often opt for printed gowns when attending big awards shows, but Lupita went against the crowd and wore a stunning Elie Saab floral gown. I adore print, so always find it welcoming when someone wears a bold print on the red carpet. The fractured floral print, offset with graphic black lines, is accentuated by the plunging neckline and long sleeves.
Rihanna - Guo Pei Couture - MET Gala - May
How could I not include this look? 2015's most show-stopping/memorable red carpet moment belonged to Rihanna at the MET Gala wearing this incredible Guo Pei creation. Whilst it is not a conventional red carpet look, there is no denying this gown was the  most talked about look of the year. Yellow is not an easy colour to wear, but Rihanna wears it well. I can't think of any other celebrity who could wear this look with the same confidence and flair as Rihanna.

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