4 posts tagged "Reem Acra"
The Golden Globes are this Sunday and the Oscars will be here in a flash, which means the red-carpet speculation has begun in earnest at Style.com’s offices. From what we’ve witnessed at our pre-fall appointments, the A-lister every designer is angling to dress seems to be Best Actress nom—and expectant mom—Natalie Portman. How else to account for the return of the empire waist, as seen on Valentino‘s long and lacy black gown (left)? We can’t say for certain that Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Connelly, or Penélope Cruz will be showing off their baby bumps in the coming weeks, but if they do, body-skimming halter gowns from Derek Lam and Reem Acra are two flattering and comfortable options. On the other hand, a bit of flash is always welcome, and Peter Dundas’ neo-hippie number for Emilio Pucci would look great on a wild child with child—Kate Hudson, we’re talking to you.
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The silhouettes we’ve been seeing on the runways and at our pre-fall appointments have been long, long, long. But no matter—at last night’s People’s Choice Awards, the celebrities (and their stylists) spoke, and they said “short.” Thigh-grazing frocks were the look of the evening, from Leighton Meester’s flower-embroidered Vionnet to Taylor Swift’s J. Mendel (the same dress recently seen on Natalie Portman on the cover of Vogue). And in what could be an argument for dressing for the award you want to win, Kristen Stewart looked as glittering as a gold trophy in her Reem Acra minidress—and beat Angelina Jolie to walk off with the Favorite Movie Actress prize.
Sure, the red carpet glittered at last night’s Grammys with many of the usual suspects—Zuhair Murad, Alberta Ferretti, and Reem Acra, for example—but the real story was the names that had us heading for Google. Katy Perry turned heads in a strapless bubblegum pink confection with elaborate origami-like detail from designer Basil Soda (Paula Abdul also donned a dress by the Lebanese designer, though less successfully); while Brit-import Estelle stole the show from Kanye West in a futuristic frock by Kuala Lampur-based designer Bernard Chandran. Keeping things a little more local was Jordin Sparks, who turned to Arizonan Debra Davenport for her asymmetrical rose-printed gown. Will stylists follow suit and embrace the unknowns for the upcoming Oscars? Stay tuned.