Red Carpet is all about making a stupendously statement. It doesn’t matter whether they wear Versace or Chanel, fortunately for fashion lovers, celebs nowadays are willing to experiment. From Emmy Awards, to elegance at Cannes Film Festival, these women made fashion statements that were the talk of the town. Take a look at the bold and beautiful dresses from the past decade.
Kim Kardashian, Emmy Awards, 2009
Single-shoulder white Ina Soltani dress was going to be a big hit on the Emmy Awards red carpet in 2009, but it all went down the hill when Kim tweeted a ‘Fashion Emergency’ tweet, explaining that her zipper broke while she was on her way to the Awards. After the emergency meet with her stylist in the Emmy’s dressing room, the dress was sewn while still on Kim, and she did manage to accompany her sister Kourtney on the red carpet.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Premiere of Iron Man 3, 2013
A see-through trend, that is really popular among stars, and often highly criticized, can be actually very subtle when someone like Gwyneth decides to wear it. She chose this look for the 2013 premiere of ‘Iron Man 3’, a sheer-panelled Antonio Berardi gown that revealed just enough to be elegant and provocative. But as Paltrow’s peek-a-boo gown couldn’t be worn with underwear, one wrong leg cross would have caused a scandal.
Paris Hilton, Cannes Film Festival, 2015
Kendall Jenner, Cannes Film Festival, 2017
Wearing Giambattista Valli Couture, a light airy silk chiffon with beautiful florals made a dreamy impression along with Chopard jewels, Kendall red carpet look was spot on. It was the evening of ‘120 Beats Per Minute’ premiere, but it was Kendall’s stunning look that raised the heartbeat of many fashion lovers.
Lady Gaga, MTV Video Music Awards, 2010
Designed by Franc Fernandez, styled by Nicola Formichetti, the famous “meat dress” was condemned by animal rights groups but also named by Time magazine as the top fashion statement of 2010. Gaga said that the dress was a statement about one’s need to fight for what one believes in. This dress was archived but went on display in 2011 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, after it’s been preserved by taxidermists as a type of jerky.
Lady Gaga, Grammy Awards, 2015
Lady Gaga is number one in leading fashion statements, but this time she went old school glamour with this beautiful metallic custom gown by stylist turned designer, Brandon Maxwell. She was accompanied by Tony Bennett, an 88-year-old at the time, so the dress was really spot on. Old school glamour for old-school charm.
Rita Ora, Vanity Fair Post Oscars Party, 2015
That evening Rita Ora wore not one, not two, but three gowns throughout the evening. After the official ceremony, she went to Post Oscars Vanity Fair party wearing her most eye-catching see-through asymmetric single-sleeved dress by Donna Karan Atelier which suited the quirky star.
Sofia Vergara, Emmy Awards, 2012
Sofia looked stunning in her Zuhair Murad mermaid gown until she had a dress malfunction 20 minutes before her TV show won an Emmy award. Sofia’s curves proved too much for her beautiful dress, which split open right over her derriere. Known for her good sense of humour, Sofia even tweeted the picture of the busted back zip.
Rihanna, Grammy Awards, 2011
Rihanna loves to show her body, but this 2011 Grammy Awards she made an impact wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier gown that leaves little to the imagination. Rihanna, who was a 5-time nominee that evening, went home with a Grammy for Best Dance Recording for “Only Girl (In the World)” song.
Ginnifer Goodwin, Emmy Awards, 2012
Ginnifer Goodwin was simply beautiful in this amazing orange “mullet dress,” by Monique Lhuillier with a round neck, tight waist and flared skirt. That dress complemented her dramatic hairstyle and soft makeup. The simplicity of her look won her a place on the best-dressed list for that year, and made her stand-out even more on the red carpet.
Laverne Cox, Grammy Awards, 2017
“Orange is the New Black” star, Laverne Cox, was a presenter at last year’s Grammy Awards, and she did not hold back. Wearing a black leather, single-shoulder design by Bryan Hearns, the sides of the dress were held together with dozens of tiny little silver chains. Laverne definitely stood out on this red carpet.
Aishwarya Rai, Cannes Film Festival, 2017
When dress succeeds to overshadow one of the most beautiful actresses in the world, that dress deserves to be a star of its own. Bollywood superstar, Aishwarya Rais, wowed everyone on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, when she showed up wearing a Cinderella-esque couture gown by Michael Cinco. The icy blue dress, covered with beads and embroidered silver leaves simply was the astonishing site of the day. That dress spoke for itself.
Blake Lively, Cannes Film Festival, 2016
Blake looked lovely wearing Atelier Versace. The blue colour was spot on and the only thing that bothered the fashion world was that she obviously chose that gown before knowing she was pregnant. Blake didn’t care at all, she proudly walked her little baby bump on the 2016 Cannes Film Festival red carpet.
Diane Kruger, Golden Globe Awards, 2005
Diane Kruger, German model and actress, took us by surprise by wearing this Marchesa design at the Golden Globe Awards in 2005. Diane said that she actually loved the dress, but it was just the wrong one for that occasion. She told one magazine: “You could see my belly button and everybody else was in long, flowy gowns.”
Zhang Yuqi, Cannes Film Festival, 2013
Diane Kruger, Cannes Film Festival, 2012
Alessandra Ambrosio, Cannes Film Festival, 2016
Elle Fanning, Cannes Film Festival, 2017
Jennifer Lopez, Billboard Awards, 2017
Jennifer Lopez has mastered the naked look on the red carpet, so these Billboard Latin Music Awards were not the exception. That evening JLo showed up in not one, but two sexy naked dresses. Jenny from the block first appeared in black, long-sleeved Julien MacDonald gown that fitted her like a glove. That dress personifies who she is: confident, bold and glamorous.
Lupita Nyong’o, Cannes Film Festival, 2015
Nina Dobrev, Emmy Awards, 2011
Nina Dobrev matched the colour of the famous carpet in this red Donna Karan gown and immediately went on every best-dressed list that year. The “Vampire Diaries” star was confident and beautiful, and regardless of the fact that her show didn’t get any nominations, she did win the hearts of the fashion world that evening.
Fan Bing Bing, Cannes Film Festival, 2010
Showing her beautiful Eastern charm to the world, Fan Bing Bing wore a bright dragon-printed robe embroidered with two leaping dragons and rolling waves, which are traditionally thought to bring eternal peace and prosperity. All that on this beautiful creation by Embroidery which Fan wore on the premiere of the only Chinese-language film competing for the Golden Palm Award.
Chanel Iman, Golden Globe Awards, 2017
Gwyneth Paltrow, Emmy Awards, 2011
Nicole Kidman, Emmy Awards, 2012
Looking like a proper Ice Queen on the Emmy Awards red carpet, Nicole looked stunning wearing an Antonio Berardi gown, just a week after it was presented in the London Fashion Week. It instantly gained her a spot on the best-dressed stars of the year.
Ellen Pompeo, Emmy Awards, 2006
In 2006, “Grey’s Anatomy” was nominated for 8 Emmy awards. On the red carpet, Ellen Pompeo wore purple John Galliano for Christian Dior creation. That evening, the popular show didn’t take any trophies, but Ellen certainly won the hearts of the fashion lovers all around the Globe.
Emilia Clarke, Emmy Awards, 2016
The Dragon Queen stole the show at the 2016 Emmy Awards, by pulling off the naked dress, in classiest of ways. That opaque flesh-tone Atelier Versace gown perfectly matched her skin tone. The dress fitted her like a glove. Simple and minimalistic, this gown along with Emilia’s self-confidence was a showstopping winner.
Kyra Sedgwick, Emmy Awards, 2006
Kerry Washington, Emmy Awards, 2016
Kerry is a red carpet favorite, and she was certainly not shy to show her baby bump and take it for a walk at 2016 Emmy Awards. Kerry was wearing a strapless black Brandon Maxwell gown with side cutouts and a long train. She complemented the whole look with bouncy natural curls and black-and-white nail art. For this style, Kerry thanks Erin Walsh.
Hyden Panettiere, Emmy Awards, 2007
Hyden certainly stirred the fashion world by showing up in this bronze Marc Bouwer ball gown. Fashion critics were divided, but they certainly were not indifferent by her bold choice of dress. Although this dress kind of swallows Hyden petite frame, Hyden herself didn’t mind it and was very patient with all the flashes on the red carpet.
Emma Watson, Met Gala, 2014
One of the most interesting looks at the Met Gala in 2014 was an elegant monochrome Calvin Klein look in which Emma Watson looked astonishing. Old Hollywood full skirt, a fitted bodice and off-the-shoulder sleeves had one final twist: the outfit was actually made from recycled plastic bottles.
Paula Abdul, Emmy Awards, 2007
“It was an absolute honour to have Elizabeth Emanuel design my dress,” said Abdul sending her thanks to the designer who created Princess Diana’s wedding dress. “The dress fits me like a glove and I was so happy to be wearing one of her designs.” The fashion world was pretty happy as well, praising that glittery, layered Emanuel dress.
Eva Longoria, Emmy Awards, 2008
Emma Stone, Met Gala, 2014
Mariska Hargitay, Emmy Awards, 2008
Yellow can be tricky to match. A person has to have the right complexion to pull off such a bright colour, and Mariska had just the right one. Wearing this beautiful yellow Carolina Herrera dress, the “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star got many compliments from the whole fashion world.
Mila Kunis, Emmy Awards, 2009
January Jones, Emmy Awards, 2010
The most talked about dress at the 2010 Emmy Awards was most certainly the Versace creation wore by January Jones, “Mad Man” star. January was nominated that evening for Outstanding Actress in a Drama and also presented an award. This beautiful dress, made completely from royal blue silk satin petals, was her choice since January is known as the star who doesn’t work with any stylist.
Dianna Agron, Emmy Awards, 2010
Famous “Glee” actress found herself on the best-dressed list for 2010 Emmy Awards wearing Carolina Herrera Resort. The gown, a strapless antique lace was elegant and very “Contessa” like in style, but some of the fashion critics were not happy simply stating that this dress was making her look older. Anyhow, Dianna’s first time at the Emmy Awards didn’t go unnoticed.
Christina Hendricks, Emmy Awards, 2010
Christina Hendricks, the curvaceous and beautiful “Mad Man” star simply looked softly, elegant and amazing in her feathered lilac gown by Zac Posen. But Christina was not completely satisfied with the way fashion world is looking at the plus-size actresses today. Christina said in one interview that she was struggling to find a designer who would dress her for the red carpet. No one was going to lend her a dress, because they all have only size zero or size 2. Luckily for her, Zac Posen had a great dress her size.