‘Ballo in Maschera’ to Celebrate Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda

Anna Dello Russo

Leave it to drama kings Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to top off the recent haute couture shows with an elaborate flourish. The design duo orchestrated ‘Ballo in Maschera,’ an extravagant Venetian masquerade ball held in the halls of the historic Palazzo Pisani Moretta along the Grand Canal last Saturday. A collection of brilliantly costumed guests, each having received a mask created by the designers, arrived by gondola or boat to celebrate the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Fall Winter 2013/14 presented in Venice, Italy.

Anna Dello Russo: ‘Understated’ is not in this ‘Vogue’ Japan editor’s vocabulary, so it’s only natural that she put the costume in this costume party with a spirited ship fascinator atop her expansive wig. Flaunting a period costume with layers and layers of ruffles and piles of frou, ADR was definitely the fashion queen of the evening.

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Who Wore RED Valentino Better…Alexa Chung or Audrey Tautou?

Who Wore RED Valentino Better Alexa Chung or Audrey Tautou

Back in February, Alexa Chung wore a girly RED Valentino daisy-print dress when she attended the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Her dress, which didn’t feel quite right for the event, was styled with Valentino sparkling silver ankle-strap pumps, with a touch of red lippie adding some life to the rather casual look.

Audrey Tautou wore the same frock when she was unveiled as the mistress of ceremonies for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival last month.

Her nude pumps may not have been as inspiring as Alexa’s sparklers but her dress felt much more event appropriate.

For her shoe choice and overall styling, I do prefer this dress on Alexa, even though it doesn’t exactly scream Grammys – but not everyone has to wear a meat dress or one slashed to the hipbone to stand out at the event.

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Who Wore Dolce & Gabbana Better…Audrey Tautou or Lin Peng?

Who Wore Dolce & Gabbana Better Audrey Tautou or Lin Peng

Audrey Tautou and Lin Peng wore the same Dolce & Gabbana skirt within a few days of each other, but in very different ways – and I’m not referring to the top.

The French beauty wore her ‘Three Knights’ printed skirt with a long-sleeved black lace top while attending the ‘L’Ecume Des Jours’ Paris premiere in France last month.

Lin Peng ripped the runway look, wearing the same floral appliqué sheer top; however, her skirt was worn the wrong way around and she styled the look with heavy black platform shoes.

Even though I am not a fan of either look, I would give this win to Audrey just for wearing the skirt the right way around.

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26.05.13

Audrey Tautou In Prada – Palme D’Or Winners Photocall

Audrey Tautou - Palme D'Or Winners Photocall

Mistress of ceremonies Audrey Tautou was spotted inside the Palais des Festivals for the Closing Ceremony of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival this evening plus she attended the Palme D’Or Winners Photocall.

The French actress wore a red ball Prada gown accented with a pink sash and pink straps, which has to be her most elaborate look to date.

Usually Audrey sticks to a fairly safe colour palette and from this festival alone, she has worn mostly midi dresses of a strapless nature — so this look is a welcome surprise and a great way to close the ceremony.

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25.05.13 Premiere

‘La Venus a la Fourrure’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere Round Up

'La Venus a la Fourrure' Cannes Film Festival Premiere Round Up

Here is a quick round up of the some of the other attendees at the ‘La Venus a la Fourrure’ Cannes Film Festival premiere this evening.

Audrey Tautou: The mistress of ceremonies wears her third strapless Lanvin dress of this festival, this time selecting a black pleated and tiered frock styled with Chaumet earrings and black ankle strap sandals. It’s my least favourite of the three, as it somewhat overwhelms her petite frame.

Bianca Balti: Providing some glamour to the occasion, Bianca wore a Dolce & Gabbana red fully beaded gown with a black lace underlay, styling her look with statement earrings, a hot red lip colour and a slick back bun.

Saadet Aksoy: The Turkish actress gave us another princess moment wearing a dove-grey embellished gown.

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