Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Alicia Vikander In Erdem - 'The Fifth Estate' Toronto Film Festival Premiere

TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) is finally here, and judging by the looks which took to the red carpet for ‘The Fifth Estate’ premiere in Toronto, Canada last night, it already puts the whole of Venice Film Festival (aka Snoozefest 2013) into the shade.

Alicia Vikander was the very definition of elegance in her majestic Erdem Pre-Fall 2013 jacquard gown, with her skin glowing against its rich shades of deep-water-blue and pretty pink florals.

The decision to make this all about the dress is what makes this look work so well, with a simple centre-parted ‘do and barely there makeup completing her look.

I know what you’re thinking. You’ve seen this before.

Well, Marion Cotillard wore the short-sleeved version of this dress and Keira Knightley wore the same Erdem strapless dress in a different colour with lace embroidery.

Credit: Erdem & Getty

Chanel The Little Black Jacket Beijing

The Little Black Jacket exhibition hosted by Chanel was presented in Beijing, China yesterday evening with a mix of local celebs and Chanel ambassadresses.

Zhou Xun: No stranger to wearing Chanel, the Asian beauty looked like a delicate porcelain doll, wearing a black-and-white Chanel Spring 2013 Couture sequin dress featuring floral embroidery. Everything about her look is so sculptured, right down to her bowl haircut. The only thing I would change about the look is the platform stripper-like heels.

Zhang Ziyi: The actress was the picture of elegance once again, wearing a chic yet laidback look from Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection. I didn’t see much red carpet potential from this collection considering how heavily layered each piece was presented. However, I love that Ziyi stripped back the layers to give us this beautiful look, which she styled with a Chanel Fall 2012 silver belt and Chanel Fine jewelry. Step back people, she’s on a roll.

Alicia Vikander: The Swedish actress wore a summery look from the Chanel Resort 2013 collection. Her flirty blue lace top and skirt was styled with an ocean-blue-and-white clutch and striped blue-and-white Chanel Resort 2013 shoes to add a nautical vibe to her sophisticated look.

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Alicia Vikander In Elie Saab Couture - 2013 Oscars

Alicia Vikander continued her impressive run on the red carpet when she attended the 2013 Oscars on Sunday evening.

Still a relative unknown, the Swedish actress continues to wear Couture designs from the top ateliers which many actresses with more red carpet mileage under their waist-nipping belts can only dream about.

On this occasion she wore an exquisite Elie Saab Fall 2012 Couture gown.

Her powder-blue fully embroidered gown with an open-back which was accented with bold belt couldn’t be more perfect for her, but the hair and makeup aged her drastically.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

Alicia Vikander In Louis Vuitton - 2013 Elle Style AwardsCheck mate! Alicia Vikander literally didn’t venture outside the box at Monday evening’s 2013 Elle Style Awards at the Savoy Hotel in London.

The Swedish actress wasn’t about to be left out of the checquerboard game that was Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2013 runway.

She was hip to be square, showing off her legs (and a lot more, too) in her abbreviated frock from the incredibly popular collection. It wasn’t quite as see-through as the dress on the model, thanks to some strategically placed underlining.

The geometry continued with her boxy, Smythson ‘Floating Envelope’ clutch, and I loved that she borrowed inspiration from the yellow runway with her pointy Christian Louboutin ‘Batignolles’ pumps.

Radiant makeup and pretty curls completed this look from one of our Ones to Watch in 2013.

We’ve seen the checquered trend played out so many times before on the red carpet, so now I say what’s another time.

Did this Editor’s Choice award winner win your vote with her sheer love of LV?

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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Alicia Vikander embraced a minimalist aesthetic at the 2013 BAFTA Awards, held at The Royal Opera House in London on Sunday evening.

While most of us would have expected the BAFTA Rising Star Award nominee to glam it up on the red carpet for the big night, the young Swedish actress chose to keep things relatively restrained.

Alicia wore a black sleeveless round-neck Christian Dior gown with an asymmetrical hem and eye-catching cut-out back detail. She teamed her look with a pair of classic satin pointy-toe pumps and dangling earrings.

This choice may not have been high on impact, but I think this red carpet rising star looked stunning even without the bells and whistles. If I could change anything, it would be to infuse a bit of drama to her hair style.

Credit: Getty

Written by Alexandra Phanor-Faury




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