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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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04.07.13

Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture Front Row

Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture Front Row

A group of glam-minded guests gathered to witness the sparkling, dramatic confections that floated down the runway at the Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture show at the Palais Brongniart in Paris, France on Wednesday.

Pace Wu: The Asian beauty and red-carpet chameleon once again played the quick-change artist, casting her sporty cropped wig to the side for this sexy-romantic Elie Saab Spring 2013 dress. The solid geometric panels on the bodice edged up the sheer nude lace and flowing ballet skirt, which she paired with a silver box clutch and cream ankle-strap shoes.

Miroslava Duma: Veering away from her more style-forward entrances seen this Paris Haute-Couture Fashion Week, our FROW girl debuted a glossy, country-chic peasant dress, printed in a painterly Wedgwood blue. Matching Roger Vivier ‘Prismick’ heels put a mod spin on the floral frock. Yes, this look had charm, but I have to say that the sombre black-fringed shawl clouded what could have been a delightful little dress.

Petra Nemcova: Also feeling blue, the model snugged into a body-con Elie Saab square-neck dress. But, the positive benefits afforded by her glinting metallic-blue clutch and sandals could barely distract from the unnecessary black beads around her neck. Undoubtedly, her red-slicked smile stole the show.

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02.07.13

Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture Live Stream

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On Wednesday at 12.30pm central European time (11.30am GMT) I will be live streaming the Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture show so we can pick our red carpet wish lists together.

Can’t wait.

17.06.13

Zhang Yuqi In Elie Saab – Longines Charity Dinner

Zhang Yuqi In Elie Saab - Longines Charity Dinner

Earlier, we saw Zhang Yuqi wearing Alexander McQueen for the Prix de Diane Longines on Sunday; by nightfall, she’d slipped into something more appropriate for the Longines Charity Dinner, which was held at the Rodin Museum in Paris.

She looked divine wearing an Elie Saab cobalt-blue gown with an embellished bodice and sleeves and a flowing chiffon skirt.

This stunning look is classic Elie Saab: so beautiful and elegant, and Zhang Yuqi’s styling, with wavy tresses and flawless makeup, does enhance it. However, the heavily embellished clutch weighs down the look somewhat.

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08.06.13

Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill’s Pre-Wedding Dinner

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A host of royals attended the dinner to celebrate the nuptials of Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill, hosted by Madeleine’s parents King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia which was held at The Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden yesterday evening.

Princess Charlene of Monaco: The princess turned to one of her favourite designers, Akris, who created this shimmering gold mermaid gown with a matching vest.

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece: The beautiful princess wore an embellished Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 strapless gown with a rise-and-fall hemline.

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Queen Silvia of Sweden: The mother of the bride was the epitome of elegance in a floor-sweeping red gown that showed off her slim physique to perfection.

Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg: Having worn Elie Saab to her own wedding last year and to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands’ Abdication State Dinner last month, the Princess selected the designer yet again for this royal occasion. She wore a sequin-free green asymmetrical gown styled with an embellished clutch.

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