The actress went to the Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2013 ‘Artisanal’ Couture runway for inspiration, where she found it in a fiery fuchsia number wrapped up in an extra-long black-and-white sash.
The colour of this strapless column gown with its vivid silk velvet, coaxed into a herringbone pattern, was exhilarating.
But the dress did completely overwhelm SJP’s petite frame, especially with the puddle of fabric that surrounded her every pose.
With a smokey eye, nude lip and her hair in loose waves, she tossed the model’s mask to the curb. After all, the look was high-concept enough without such tribal trappings.
The ‘Artisanal’ collection mixes playful invention and innovative upcycling with a sense of romance and wit. But the exits can still be challenging for the red carpet.
Did you like SJP’s look or should she have left it on the runway?
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