September 4, 2013 Runway To Red Carpet

Tess Daly In Alexander McQueen – ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Launch Party

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Tess Daly In Alexander McQueen - 'Strictly Come Dancing' Launch Party

Tess Daly attended the red carpet launch for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ held at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, England yesterday evening.

The host wore an Alexander McQueen Resort 2013 gown which illuminated her golden beauty with a gleaming gold-sequinned bodice with a colourful jewelled neckline.

Being so golden, the illusion panel at the sides and back of the dress was that much more visible.

Par for the course, some might say, on a show where illusion panels appear on every contestant’s dress and having a golden glow is mandatory. I would say it’s slightly jarring. Plus she should’ve considered wearing her hair up with this look.

You may remember that Naomi Watts wore the same gown to the People’s Choice Awards back in January and the panel wasn’t an issue as it was a closer match to her skin tone.

Even Christine Teigen, a woman of colour, didn’t have any issue with the illusion panel when she wore the same dress to the Vanity Fair party.

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13 Responses to Tess Daly In Alexander McQueen – ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Launch Party

  1. Kin September 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    Ummm has anyone else noticed how the model’s entire behind seems to have been chopped off? It’s actually freaky. Bad bad Photoshop.

    • KatieKate September 6, 2013 at 1:57 am #

      Ewwww, you’re right. At first I thought it was just b/ she’s so skinny, but yeah, it looks so strange.

  2. Christine September 5, 2013 at 3:09 am #

    She is not rocking this dress

  3. Sharon September 4, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    The gown is flattering on the lookbook model and should have stayed with her.

  4. Yeliz September 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    This gown looks classy on Naomi and tacky on Tess.

  5. Anj September 4, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    Something is wrong with this look. Perhaps her bust is too big for the top portion. It just seems off.

  6. Miguel September 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    I think the styling is very similar to Naomi’s, and I also think someone should wear that amazing belt which I’ve been missing since the very first time.

  7. Denise September 4, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    I don’t like this beautiful dress on her compared to the others that have worn it. Among other things I also blame her posing for letting us see the illusion panel.

    • admmgz September 4, 2013 at 8:03 pm #


  8. kane September 4, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    Naomi, needless to say, looks gazillion times classier than Tess, but I still prefer the presentation in the lookbook to either of them. The belt and the clutch bring out the best of the dress for me.

    • KatieKate September 6, 2013 at 1:55 am #

      Completely agree on all points. I can’t figure out why no one wore that amazing belt. And even though Naomi was my favorite, I must say Chrissy looks amazing in it as well. I love this dress, and I wouldn’t have even minded seeing it a third time–if the illusion hadn’t been so obvious.

  9. Alina September 4, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    This dress needs to retire.

    • dee September 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm #


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