Serving as a jury member for the 2012 Venice Film Festival, Laetitia Casta had many great red carpet moments, including this peach tulle gold-embellished Elie Saab Fall 2012 Couture dress, which she wore to the premiere for ‘The Master’.
Her breathtaking look was styled with the same matching heels we saw on the runway.
Five months later, we were surprised to see Nicole Kidman wearing the same dress to the 2013 G’Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala.
Not only because we don’t expect someone of her calibre to wear a look already worn by another celebrity, but also because the look felt a bit twee on the statuesque beauty.
Laetitia wins for me, not only because I prefer her shoe choice and makeup, but also because the twee factor doesn’t apply here.
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Keira Knightley looked stunning wearing a Valentino Fall 2012 gown to the ‘Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World’ LA Film Festival premiere back in June last year.
The British actress never lets us down when it comes to red carpet dressing, and we were totally in awe of how she made the red Chanel floral metal headband work without it feeling too costumey.
Yao Chen’s motto was “anything Keira can do, I can do better”.
Sadly this wasn’t the case for me. Her red shoulder bag, while complementing the look colour-wise, still felt very out of place for such a delicate gown. I also felt the gown had lost much of its allure the second time around.
It was like someone trying to cover a Michael Jackson song: a feat like this can only be achieved to perfection once.
Keira wins by a country mile.
Alexa Chung gave the Simone Rocha Spring 2013 collection its debut at the 2012 British Fashion Awards back in November.
I’m not surprised that Alexa was drawn to this sheer organza daisy-embroidered dress with a nipped-in waist as it has a schoolgirl vibe to it, which we have observed on several occasions as being her red carpet MO.
She styled the look with Nicholas Kirkwood ankle boots and a black Anya Hindmarch ‘Bathurst’ bag.
A few months later, young Chloe Moretz wore the same dress to the 2013 People’s Choice Awards, this time in a bright neon-yellow hue.
As much as I applaud her going for the more daring option, I was severely let down by Chloe when it came to her shoe choice, especially as she’s known for picking fancy footwear.
Alexa wins: I prefer her overall look from head to toe.
You can buy Alexa’s Simone Rocha dress in black and Chloe’s in neon-yellow from Net-A-Porter.com.
Rihanna is no stranger to wearing menswear.
The singer was spotted making her way through security at Schönefeld Airport in Berlin, Germany back in November wearing a men’s Supreme leather down jacket in green, black and red, which she styled with a Mechanical ‘Dummy’ crewneck sweater, black leggings and Air Jordan Olympic Retro 7s.
Mark Ronson was spotted wearing the same Supreme jacket this afternoon while attending the Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.
He wore the look over a bi-colour suit, which features a green blazer, black shirt and black slacks. Lace-up shoes completed this look.
Yes, it’s very cold in London, but Mark could’ve gone sans jacket for the red carpet. Rihanna wins for me as her urban look works better with the jacket.
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Queen of Cannes Film Festival 2013, Diane Kruger attended the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala back in May wearing a Chanel Resort 2013 dress.
Her short-sleeved embroidered white dress accented with lavender floral details was styled with an old Hollywood marcel-wave hairdo, teardrop earrings, a white clutch and silver-glitter Christian Louboutin pumps.
Sporting newly-dyed light-brown hair, Angelababy wore the same dress to the Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards in China in early January.
Giving her look an edge, she styled her pretty frock with spiked Louboutins and an oversized cuff.
While I appreciate Angelababy’s efforts to take this look up a notch, Diane’s impeccable styling ensures her win.
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Hyun Bin wore a Balmain collarless brown leather jacket from the Spring 2013 collection while at Incheon International Airport in South Korea earlier this month.
The South Korean actor opted to style his rock n’ roll jacket with a deep-neck black shirt, a pair of distressed blue jeans and black boots.
Yong Jun-hyung arrived at the ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ world premiere, along with Ha Yeon-Soo, wearing the same jacket a few days later.
The ‘Beast’ singer/songwriter wore the jacket with a black-and-red colour-blocked shirt, black leather pants and a pair of black high-top sneakers.
I can’t say I’m a huge fan of either look; I would have preferred a mixture of the two.
I like everything about Jun-hyung’s outfit except the leather pants. Had he worn jeans like Hyun Bin, I think it would have made for a great look.
Hyun Bin wins for me.
You can buy their Balmain leather jacket from Mr Porter.com and Ssense.com.
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