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Runway to Red Carpet: Simplicity Rules and Stars Who Can’t Miss

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RTRC_BLOGFrom simple elegance to awe-inspiring detail, the gowns on this week’s busy red carpet were as varied as the A-listers who wore them. Katy Perry and Emma Watson made a case for the “less is more” argument in a couple of sleek sheaths, minimal jewelry, and easy hair and makeup. On Sunday, Perry opted for a black, high-neck figure-hugging Versace Collection gown lined with yellow and a few matching bangles for MOCA’s 35th anniversary gala in Los Angeles. The next night in London, Watson followed suit at the premiere of Noah in a white Ralph Lauren halter gown with a pleated silk georgette panel at the hip and matching silver cuffs on each arm.

Speaking of Noah, we still can’t get enough of Jennifer Connelly. The film’s other leading lady kept up her flawless sartorial track record from her far-flung press tour, stepping out in a pair of stunners for the premieres in London and Paris. On Monday, she made quite the entrance in a showstopping Alexander McQueen Fall ’14 gown covered in inky tufts of fur and architecturally detailed florals for the premiere in London. The following evening in Paris, she opted for a custom Louis Vuitton frock with a sparkling embroidered white top and black skirt.

Shailene Woodley has also made quite the impression on her first high-profile press tour. On Tuesday, Divergent‘s heroine was statuesque in a long-sleeve Zuhair Murad gown with a plunging neckline at the film’s premiere in Berlin. It’s key to note that the rising star isn’t taking her newfound fame too seriously, and we love the down-to-earth realness she’s exhibited by taking off her shoes upon reaching the end of more than one red carpet; Woodley has recently been spotted on the red carpet sans footwear both at a New York screening and the Berlin premiere, ditching the heels as soon as she’s cleared the cameras. As the film and red-carpet press tour were such successes, Hollywood’s newest darling (who is sometimes referred to as the next Jen Lawrence) has both movie and fashion fans wondering: What’s next?

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

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