Monday February 23 2015.


Is it just me or did you find the red carpet a little devoid of show-stopping gowns this year?  There’s still plenty to talk about as the popularity of a nude colour palette racked up some serious bridal inspiration.  Whose look are you loving?

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Keira Knightley in Valentine {Image source – WWD}

My Paris Couture Week trend predictions all popped up at the 2015 Academy Awards with fashion houses working around the clock to get designs from the catwalk to the red carpet.  Firstly Keira Knightley looked enchanting in a poetic Valentino gown.  Those Frozen-worthy Zuhair Murad masterpieces were spotted on Chrissy Teigen and Jenna Dewan-Tatum.  Gwyneth Paltrow rocked a Ralph & Russo ruffle and Jennifer Lopez went all out in bridal worthy Elie Saab.

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Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo {Image source – eOnline}

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Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad {Image source – eOnline}

Also up there amongst my favourite looks of the night were a couple of old Hollywood styles – Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa and Reese Witherspoon in elegant Tom Ford monochrome.

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Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa {Image source – Moviefone}

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Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford {Image source – WWD}

Lupita Nyong’o shared her pearls of red carpet wisdom (sorry couldn’t resist!) in this incredible pearl covered gown by Calvin Klein.

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Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein {Image source – WWD}

Jennifer Lopez had the same reaction to Elie Saab’s dreamy dresses as the rest of us “When I saw it, I just had to wear it.”  If only we could all be so lucky!  Perhaps the only true show-stopper of the night (complete with a team of stylists to fluff and flounce it for the cameras) and I love the snazzy bubblegum pink lip.

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Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab {Image source – eOnline}

Outside of the pale tones it was great to see Rosamund Pike finally getting it right this award season in figure hugging Givenchy.  And someone who never gets it wrong, Sienna Miller wearing midnight blue Oscar De La Renta.

Finally, recently engaged Lady Gaga was experimenting with bridal-worthy Alaia.  Let’s just hope she leaves the industrial red marigolds at home on the Wedding day!

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Lady Gaga in Alaia {Image source – WWD}