This week the 2013 Billboard Music Awards and Cannes Film Festival brought the stars out in their finest. The blue and red carpets were lit up with top designers’ 2013 and 2014 couture designs. Here are a few of my favorite looks.
Kelly Rowland dazzled in a Rami Al Ali silver gown embossed with mirror-like paillettes from the Spring 2013 Couture line. This particular gown when sported on the runway was reminiscent of a 1920’s mood. It appears Kelly had the gown tailored to fit her more snug and did away with the sleeves. She also made the slit much bigger and the vibe changed from a ’20s ball gown to a discoesque.
Emmy Rossum’s blue carpet look was a knockout. She wore a black Zuhair Murad gown from the Fall 2013 collection. This look was spot on with the see-through trend that’s all the rage this season.
Selena Gomez wore rock-star design house Atelier Versace from the Spring 2013 collection. The white gown features peek-a-boo illusion paneling with a white slit. The edges had brightly colored neon piping that kept the gown fun and youthful.
Taylor Swift also wore a Zuhair Murad design. It was a short dress which was a beautiful shade of royal cerulean. The dress has sheer illusion panels on the front and back and is covered in sequins.
Jennifer Lopez, not to be outdone, wore gold Zuhair Murad design from the Spring 2013 Couture archives.The dress featured a plunging neckline and a sheer effect towards the bottom of the gown to highlight her hourglass silhouette.
Cannes Film Festival
Bollywood royalty Aishwarya Rai looked stunning on the red carpet in a Victorian black Elie Saab Couture gown.
Carey Mulligan wore a black sleeveless dress by Chloe. Her “Little Black Dress” had a military feel and she finished off her look with a gold buckle belt.
Marion Cotillard looked radiant in Christian Dior from the ‘The Dior Resort 2014’. It has been reported that Marion is the second person to wear a look from this collection. Princess Charlene of Monaco was the first. This strapless gown features multi-coloured pleated panels.
Zoe Saldana was spotted in a beautiful brocade Valentino gown. The sleeveless blue design featured contrasting white Mikado shoulders. Zoe finished her look with David Yurman jewels.
Zhang Yuqi wore an apple-green gown by Ulyana Sergeenko Couture. The gown featured a plunging neckline that sprouted into a ruffled sleeve.
Zoe Saldana wore Emanuel Ungaro by Fausto Puglisi Fall 2013 look. The beige-and-black top with a polka-dotted skirt looked great with the pop of color she added to her look with orange Oscar Tiye pumps.