Haute Couture Fall 2013 Red Carpet Wish List

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With Fall 2013 Couture week behind us and the first piece already taken to the red carpet, here is a roundup of the looks I would love to see on the red carpet and who I would like to see wearing them.

Alexandre Vauthier Couture: This bedazzled and feathered confection has Grammys, Billboard Awards or MTV Music Awards written all over it, so this look gave me a bit of a conundrum. I would love to see it on Katy Perry because the blue would be divine against her pale skin and dark hair; however, with such a deep plunge and being so well endowed, it could be a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen, so I switched my final choice to Jennifer Lopez, who would work that slit like no other.

Alexis Mabille Couture: While the burlesque queen Dita von Teese loves black, she does step out of her comfort zone from time to time. This puff-sleeved blouse and floral skirt combo would be a refreshing change. It would be too much to ask for the runway styling, as we all know she loves those retro waves and red lips, but I’m pretty confident she could pull this look off.

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Milla Jovovich In Armani Privé – Giorgio Armani Hosts ‘One Night Only’ Roma

Milla Jovovich In Armani Privé - Giorgio Armani Hosts 'One Night Only' Roma

Milla Jovovich wasn’t firing on all cylinders during Cannes Film Festival; however, she had a chance to redeem herself at the ‘One Night Only’ Roma event hosted by Giorgio Armani in Rome, Italy on Wednesday evening.

Sadly, I find myself once again very disappointed by her effort as I not only dislike the orange halter-neck Armani Privé Spring 2013 dress with that barrel accent, but I also dislike the styling, with the focus of my disdain starting with her mumsy hair.

The only plus regarding this look is that she didn’t opt for the runway styling.

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Kristin Scott Thomas In Armani Privé – ‘Only God Forgives’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Kristin Scott Thomas In Armani Privé - 'Only God Forgives' Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Electric-blue and embellishments??? Is Kristin Scott Thomas trying to give me a heart attack?

The British/French actress combined my two loves this evening on the red carpet for the ‘Only God Forgives’ premiere during Cannes Film Festival.

She took my breath away wearing an Armani long-sleeve gown with a plunging neckline and nipped in waist, which is high on shine and glamour. I’m not usually so enamoured with Kristin’s red carpet looks as they tend to stick to a colour palette of mostly black, but this made me sit up and pay attention.

Emerald jewels seem to be favoured by a lot of celebs this festival season; Kristin’s Chopard earrings and ring shone almost as brightly as her embellished gown.

Does anyone share my obsession with this look?

She carried a Swarovski clutch.

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Alyson Le Borges In Armani Privé – ‘Blood Ties’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Allison Williams In Armani Privé -  'Blood Ties' Cannes Film Festival Premiere

The model, who Getty had tagged as Allison Williams, was actually Alyson Le Borges.

Alyson not only bares an slight resemblance to the ‘Girls’ actress, but she also shares the same name. Albeit with a different spelling. I’m guessing this is where part of the confusion began.

Gliding down the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals in France this evening for the ‘Blood Ties’ Cannes Film Festival premiere the model wore a Armani Privé Spring 2013 Couture gown.

Her red strapless gown with its signature accent, which looks like a firecracker, was styled with bi-colour red-and-black Sergio Rossi ‘Flashy’ sandals and a diamond bracelet.

With the responsibility to show off that gorgeous diamond necklace, she opted for sweeping updo.

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Amy Kwok In Armani Privé – 2013 Hong Kong Awards

Amy Kwok In Armani Privé - 2013 Hong Kong Awards

Amy Kwok and Lau Ching-Wan also took to the red carpet on Saturday for the 2013 Hong Kong Film Awards.

The actress stunned wearing an Armani Prive Spring 2008 gown, modified from the one-shoulder version which took to the runway.

Her blush-coloured gown with delicate asymmetrical ruffled tiers may be giving you a case of déjà vu.

That’s because Cate Blanchett wore a similar gown to the 2008 Cannes Film Festival ‘Blindness’ premiere just one month after giving birth to her third son, Ignatius Martin.

Unlike Cate, Amy opted for silver accessories, including a Bottega Veneta clutch, Jimmy Choo peep-toes, a diamond necklace and drop earrings.

The clutch needed to be way smaller or non-existent, but she totally does justice to this elegant gown.

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Jessica Chastain In Armani Privé – 2013 Oscars


As one of the first stars on the 2013 Oscars red carpet, Jessica Chastain stunningly kick-started this evening at the Hollywood & Highland Center’s Dolby Theatre in California.

After her electric appearance in a cobalt blue Roland Mouret dress at the BAFTA Awards and a red Alexander McQueen design at the SAG Awards, the ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ nominee explored the other side of the colour spectrum today.

She wore a nude Armani Privé custom gown that screamed movie star.

This look unapologetically oozed old Hollywood glamour, especially with Jessica’s soft side-swept waves and her saturated ruby lip.

Normally with her fair skin tone and flame-red hair, this flesh-coloured, monotone palette could be problematic. But the subtle, sequin shimmer of the gown mixed with the bold lippie and the sparkle from Harry Winston diamond earrings and a ’60s-era Harry Winston bracelet pull it all together.

I’m glad she didn’t wear a necklace, though, as that would have cluttered the sweetheart neckline of this simply elegant gown.