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Pace Wu In Mary Katrantzou – Milk Magazine Ceremony

Pace Wu opted for an instantly recognisable colourful look whilst attending the Milk Magazine Ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan, yesterday evening.

The beautiful model/actress wore a Mary Katrantzou Spring 2012 gown.

Her dramatic halter dress with a mixture of prints from florals to pebbles has a pleated sheer sweeping overlay on the right side.

I expected the look to be modified once it hit the red carpet, so kudos to Pace Wu for keeping the look as the designer intended.

Picking the right shoe for a Mary Katrantzou dress has not always been an easy task for celebs, but Pace selected a gorgeous pair of Jimmy Choo metallic magenta pumps.

Does Pace Wu pull this look off?

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Shailene Woodley In Mary Katrantzou – Directors Showcase for UCLA School of Theatre

Shailene Woodley attended the Directors Showcase For UCLA School Of Theater, Film And Television 2012 Film Festival at the DGA Theater in LA on Thursday.

The talented actress wore a Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012 dress, which was presented as a long-sleeve top and pants on the runway.

She let her dragon-fly, bow accented box print ‘Sphinx’ dress be the centre of attention, like all Mary Katrantzou’s looks command, by simply styling her dress with black pumps and a simple bun.

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Elizabeth Banks In Mary Katrantzou – 2012 Met Gala

Elizabeth Banks schooled January Jones on how to rock a Mary Katrantzou dress on the red carpet tonight at the 2012 Met Gala.

When I learnt that Elizabeth would be wearing the British-based designer, I knew she wouldn’t wimp out, and I’m proud that she picked the least safe look and worked it.

The digitally printed dress with an oversized peplum and central split was teamed with a red clutch and Christian Louboutin peep-toes with an embellished heel.

I don’t suppose this will go down well with many, but she is my favourite so far.

A chic updo and a pink lip colour completed her look.

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January Jones In Mary Katrantzou – ‘La Revolution Bleue’ Special Screening

January Jones attended the ‘La Revolution Bleue’ Special Screening at the Paris Theatre in New York City last night.

Following Scarlett Johansson, the actress wore a Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012 dress.

Her digitally engineered printed off-the-shoulder cocktail dress with a peplum detail at the waist is a gorgeous masterpiece, but January is not selling it to me – quelle surprise.

She looks totally overwhelmed by the nature of the fashion-forward look.

If you click on the image above and view all the pictures from this event, in every picture her hand is placed in front of her like she’s just not confident enough to rock this look.

Picture Blake Lively in this look. Golden locks flowing, hand on the hip to show off the peplum detail and head slightly tilted to the left. It would’ve worked, no?

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01.05.12 Press Preview

Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012 Press Preview

During Paris Fashion Week I visited the London Show Rooms to see the Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012 collection up close.

There were plenty of oohs and ahhs as the models showcased the gorgeous lighter-than-air chiffon dresses.

What was fascinating for me was seeing the amazing difference between the runway dresses and the commercial pieces.

The pencil dress, which I’m mildly obsessed with, was presented alongside a print version and ‘pencil’ skirt which will both go into production.

Mary agreed that the runway version needs a red-carpet moment.

The couture-like detailing which embellished each piece was breathtaking. I couldn’t even imagine how long it would take to create just one look.Read More…

Scarlett Johansson In Mary Katrantzou – ‘The Avengers’ Rome Premiere

Scarlett Johansson stepped things up several notches for the premiere of ‘The Avengers’ held in Rome, Italy this weekend.

The actress has been below par to say the least this promo tour, regularly being upstaged by co-star Cobie Smulders.

On this occasion all eyes were on ScarJo wearing this gorgeous Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012 dress, despite her handsome co-stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Ruffalo beside her.

The first good sign that this is a good dress.

Her digitally engineered wild-flower-print cap-sleeve A-line dress is the commercial version of the heavier, beaded version which took to the runway.

This dress is so very flattering to her womanly figure, the print is eye-catching and this is the most sexy she has looked this promo tour.

Her blonde hair was styled into loose waves and she teamed her look with Bulgari jewels and Jimmy Choo ‘Suki’ sandals.

Let’s hope she keeps to this standard throughout the rest of the tour.

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Who Wore Mary Katrantzou Better? Cameron Silver or Henry Holland

Cameron Silver, owner of vintage emporium Decades Inc., wore a colourful floral Mary Katrantzou suit, inspired by her Spring 2012 womenswear collection, whilst attending the LAXART Ball Of Artists Event in Beverly Hills, California, back in January.

He wore his custom-made suit with an Alexis Mabille peacock-feathered butterfly bow tie and Christian Louboutin ‘Havana Trash’ shoes.

On Monday, designer Henry Holland posted a picture on his Vogue blog wearing the same suit.

He opted for a black shirt to Cameron’s white, which works equally well.

I like that Cameron wasn’t afraid to go a few steps further with this look with his bow tie and shoes, so he wins for me.

Credit: Style.com, Henry Holland’s Vogue blog & Getty

23.02.12

Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012

For Fall 2012, Mary Katrantzou was inspired by everyday items: wrist watches, coat hangers, typewriter keyboards, spoons, and most notably No.2 HB pencils.

You may have had to do a double take, but these are items which make up her vibrant prints for the season.

The most impressive thing about the pencils is that they were embroidered and shaped onto the skirt rather than being a print. I would imagine it would be difficult to sit in, and therefore, when this look goes into production, I’m sure it will be a print.

Mary gave us architectural shapes on a colour palette of canary yellow, emerald green, ruby red and ocean blue, alongside light chiffon pieces with floaty ruffled skirts.

I don’t recall Mary presenting knits in the past, so as someone who loves a sweater dress, I was excited to see these pieces presented with large turtle necks.

Funnel neck coats, beaded pants, off-the-shoulder sculptural tops, capes, ruffle-neck long-sleeve dresses and a long-sleeve gown were presented.

With more and more celebs falling in love with Mary Katrantzou, I’m sure we will be seeing these pieces on the red carpet soon.

I just hope they pair the looks with the gorgeous coloured Christian Louboutin pumps and ankle boots we saw at the show.

Front Row: Alexa Chung and Anna Wintour

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Leelee Sobieski, Leigh Lezark, Keira Knightley, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Tilda Swinton and Rihanna