Who Wore Roland Mouret Better…Samantha Barks, Karolina Kurkova or Natalie Dormer?

Who Wore Roland Mouret Better Samantha Barks, Karolina Kurkova or Natalie Dormer

Roland Mouret’s ‘Abbotsford’ dress has been worn by celebrities on three separate occasions and in two different colourways.

‘Les Mis’ actress and red carpet newcomer Samantha Barks was the first to wear the black-and-green version to the 2013 London Critics’ Circle Film Awards back in January.

Opting for subtle jewels and an updo, she added metallic-silver Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pumps to her look.

Karolina Kurkova wore the same dress in green-and-white with Christian Louboutin ‘Paulina’ pumps for her guest appearance on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ the following month. Only Karolina can make me fall in love with a look which features white pumps.

When Natalie Dormer attended the ‘Games of Thrones’ LA premiere she wore her ‘Abbotsford’ dress with black pumps.

I prefer the green-and-white runway version over Samantha’s black-and-green. Natalie’s footwear was totally wrong for this dress and Karolina took my breath away, so it was an easy win for the leggy Czech model.


You can buy Samantha’s version of the Roland Mouret ‘Abbotsford’ dress from

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Pace Wu In Roland Mouret – Design Group Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Show

Pace Wu In Roland Mouret - Design Group SpringSummer 2013 Fashion Show

Pace Wu attended the Design Group Spring/Summer 2013 fashion show in Taipei, Taiwan on Tuesday.

The Taiwanese actress and model wore a Roland Mouret Spring 2013 cocktail dress.

Her striking ‘Verdink’ dress, with a central slit, pleated structural folds and a bond bodice, has the same neckline as Jennifer Lawrence’s Vanity Fair event dress, Jessica Chastain’s BAFTA gown and my Roland Mouret Oscars gown, so this is bringing back some sweet memories for me.

Pace could have nullified the look with standard nude pumps, but on this occasion she matched its fiery hue with red Gianvito Rossi pumps with a PVC finish.

A red manicure, silver jewels and brunette waves cascading down her back completed her look.


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Amanda Seyfried In Roland Mouret – Linda Wells celebrates Allure Magazine’s Look Better Naked Issue

Amanda Seyfried In Roland Mouret - Linda Wells celebrates Allure Magazine's Look Better Naked Issue

Amanda Seyfried co-hosted Allure Magazine’s Look Better Naked issue with Linda Wells at A.O.C in Los Angeles, California yesterday evening.

The actress wore a Roland Mouret Pre-Fall 2013 look.

We are used to seeing celebs wearing the French designer’s signature fitted dresses; however, his Fall 2013 and Pre-Fall 2013 collections featured pieces with a more masculine flare, which is what Amanda selected for her red carpet look.

The black-and-grey houndstooth ensemble with solid black sleeves and panels running down the sides of the pants were styled with Rupert Sanderson ‘Elba’ pumps, a Givenchy ‘Rottweiler’ clutch and stud earrings.

Beauty-wise, she applied a bright-fuchsia-pink lip colour to counter the masculine elements of her look, with a braided ponytail providing the finishing touches.

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Olga Kurylenko In Roland Mouret – ‘Oblivion’ Dublin Premiere

Olga Kurylenko In Roland Mouret - ‘Oblivion’ Dublin Premiere

It’s not often that celebs attend two premieres in one night, but when you’re riding in Tom Cruise’s private jet, I guess anything is possible.

Following the Vienna premiere earlier in the evening, Olga Kurylenko did a quick change out of her Valentino gown into this sultry Roland Mouret gown for the ‘Oblivion’ Dublin premiere, held at the Savoy Cinema in Ireland yesterday evening.

The Roland Mouret ‘Codrington’ goddess-green gown strikes a sleek silhouette, showing off the Ukrainian beauty’s gorgeous figure.

Sweeping her glossy brunette locks over her shoulder, Olga completed her look with a bold red lip colour and another Charlotte Olympia clutch.

Which Wednesday premiere look do you prefer? The statement-making, ultra-feminine Valentino or the sultry, gorgeous, green Roland Mouret?

Both Tom and Olga will be in London this evening for yet another premiere.

You may remember that Lucy Liu wore this same gown in black last November.


You can buy Olga’s Roland Mouret gown in black from, US and

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Roland Mouret and I In Conversation

Following my amazing experience of working with Roland Mouret on my Oscar gown, the designer and I sat down in his Mayfair boutique in London to talk about the journey.

Since you were part of the experience, Roland invited you to submit questions via Facebook, which we answered during the video.

Above is a snippet of our conversation, but to hear and see more about the gown, LA, voting, plus the answers to your questions, click here.

In the video I am wearing a red Roland Mouret ‘Watson’ dress with Roland Mouret ‘Dolls’ elaphe and leather sandals.

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Roland Mouret ‘Watson’ Dress – US and
Roland Mouret ‘Dolls’