Rules of The Red Carpet
With red carpet season gearing up, fashion wannabes will be glued to their TVs Sunday nights, up and coming designers will be praying that celebrities remember the correct pronunciations of their labels and bloggers will be taking to their laptops ripe with judgement.
Before I cast my overzealous opinions onto unsuspecting blog surfers about our red carpet winners, and maybe more anticipated, losers. I think we should set a few ground rules on what defines success.
To be on the much coveted Monday Best Dressed list, you traditionally have one of three things: architecture, color or age.
Architecture: This concept relates to the creative construction of the dress. These are the dresses that define new proportions and their structure creates a compelling look that often seems revolutionary. Architecture success stories include
Marion Cotillard/ Jean Paul Gaultier
Hilary Swank/ Guy Laroche
Color: Easily the quickest way to spot a red carpet winner is color. Stand out colors can take dresses to a supreme level. The key is to find colors that complement each individuals skin tone and then to correctly accessorize them. Some colors are appropriate to add pops of color to like Michelle Williams canary dress with red lips. Others need to stand out alone like Catherine Zeta Jones red gown. Other memorable winners….
Michelle Williams/ Vera Wang
Catherine Zeta Jones/Atelier Versace
Renee Zellweger/vintage Jean Desses
Age: People say you can never go wrong with vintage, well pardon my crudeness but that’s a load of crap. A bad piece is a bad piece, but the good ones can become classics. And a classic will grant you entrance into the red carpet elite. Insert
And the key to mediocrity these days is sticking to a simple demure, old Hollywood look. Sure they’ll look great, but isn’t the whole point of these shows to stand out from your peers?
No one remembers the nominees.
- January 17 2011 | - Read More →