Tuesday, May 13, 2008

You Look Wonderful Tonight

The red carpet. Thoughts of flashbulbs, fashion and fabulousness spring to mind. Musette takes a look at women who have beautified the red carpet due to their dresses and their demeanor.

Jessica Stam in vintage Dior Couture
2007 Costume Institute Party of the Year
It is commonly at parties like the Costume Institute Gala that models come along with the designer that has dressed them. However last year Jessica Stam was far more than a designer's doll- she was a vision of independence and chicness, having arrived alone and chosen her own dress. Wearing a backless and beaded gown, Stam stuck out of the crowd due to her unique fashion choice and effortless on-camera cool.

Michelle Williams in Vera Wang
2006 Academy Awards
She was up for an Oscar and in love with her co-star. It was at the 2006 Academy Awards that Michelle Williams asserted her new found power in Hollywood. In a breathtaking ruffled Vera Wang gown, Williams' red lips, perfect hair and devoted boyfriend were proof that Dawson's Creek was only a distant memory.

Kate Moss in Topshop
2007 Swarovski Fashion RocksIt seems as though only Kate Moss could transition from 'cokehead' to fashion powerhouse in the course of year. After bouncing back from scandal with a lucrative deal from Topshop, Moss has appeared in look after look that makes the affordable line look like couture. It was at last year's Fashion Rocks party that Moss' star shined the brightest, in a short swarovski crystal fringed dress. The flapper dress went perfectly with a new 'do, transforming Kate into a modern Brigitte Bardot.

Kirsten Dunst in Rochas
2006 Cannes Film Festival
With a plaited mane still red from Spiderman, Kirsten Dunst soaked up the limelight at the premiere of Marie Antoinette in Cannes. Wearing an elegant long sleeved dress which accentuated her long, lean figure, onlookers knew why this self-assured beauty had been asked to portray such an important woman in history.

*Important Note: It is not only the rich and famous that have the ability to carry off unforgettable elegance. Next time you get dolled up, (whether it be in a second-hand find or your favourite frock,) strike a pose, work the crowd and soak up the limelight like the leading lady you really are.