22.12.11 Best Of

Best New Red Carpet Designer of 2011 – Mary Katrantzou

The designer Mary Katrantzou isn’t new by any means, but the newfound love she’s receiving from celebrities is.

She was a well-kept secret by fashion insiders like Anna Dello Russo, but the secret is out now and popping up all over the red carpet.

Keira Knightley donned one of her signature print dresses during Venice Film Festival and demand for Katrantzou dresses have sky rocketed ever since.

Whilst some celebs found it tricky to find a complementary heel for the vivid prints and therefore stuck to plain black pumps, others like Gillian Jacobs opted for an interesting chartreuse hue, whilst Danielle Lineker and Keira Knightley opted for nude.

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Most Popular Shoe of 2011 - Christian Louboutin Daffodile Pumps

Most Popular Shoe of 2011 – Christian Louboutin Daffodile Pumps

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14 Responses to Best New Red Carpet Designer of 2011 – Mary Katrantzou

  1. CTgirl December 22, 2011 at 15:03 #

    I really like mixing prints but I’ve found this designer to be over the top sometimes. It looks like Keira Knightley has the ceremonial entrance to an Aztec temple on her stomach.

    • Mary Gatto December 22, 2011 at 16:13 #

      +1

  2. Alina December 22, 2011 at 15:03 #

    Gillian Jacobs rocked that dress !

  3. Shaina December 22, 2011 at 15:09 #

    Her pieces are beautiful. I really love the bright, vibrant prints.

  4. Binkie December 22, 2011 at 15:32 #

    Nice Choice FC!! I love Mary!!! I want the dress that Gillian Jacobs is wearing… So Cute xxx

    • Fashion Critic December 22, 2011 at 15:44 #

      Thanks Binkie x

  5. Linda December 22, 2011 at 15:57 #

    I love her bright, intricate and ladylike designs. I especially like the last picture (I believe it’s Danielle Lineker) – I adore that dress, and I actually find the nude peep toes go perfectly with it. I even like those glasses. She looks so chic.

  6. Hannah December 22, 2011 at 17:46 #

    I adore her clothes, Leelee’s dress is by far my favourite but her murderous styling is tragic, hopefully people will learn hwo to pull off these incredible pieces in the future. Mary is absolutely lovely, too. I cannot wait for her topshop collection.

  7. Jones19 December 22, 2011 at 18:32 #

    I couldn’t agree more with this choice. LOVE her prints.

  8. Janet Snakehole December 22, 2011 at 18:40 #

    For some reason, these dresses do not translate well on the red carpet, in my opinion. All these women look like gardens from Victorian era houses puked on them.

  9. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) December 22, 2011 at 18:53 #

    Her prints are enhanting!

    • Martin December 22, 2011 at 23:31 #

      Agree. No-one can hold a candle to the prints that she has produced this year. Insanely detailed, but also (on the whole) super-flattering. Each of the four prints above are truly immaculate.

  10. Kyriaki-Cyprus December 22, 2011 at 19:11 #

    So happy about this result! Looking forward to the more affordable Mary Katrantzou and her collaborations with Longchamp and Topshop in 2012.

  11. EmmaWoodhouse December 23, 2011 at 02:09 #

    Keira is #1 here–that sleek bob and amazing dress are awesome!

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