Video Optics 23: Red Carpet Gallery
Deep-red velvet. Sheer silk panels. Hand-beaded embroidery. Turtleneck. That’s how we’d describe Zuhair Murad gown if we were giving the facts. Yoswa is how we’d describe what she wears to the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in D.C. if we were giving our opinion.
Check and checkmate. Do you think the Girls actress, who goes for a checkerboard-patterned halter gown at the Exploring the Arts Gala in N.Y.C., is winning in this look?
CHLOË GRACE MORETZ
There are so many things happening with the star’s do at the Carrie premiere in Hollywood. She’s working what looks like a side braid that’s been totally deconstructed, plus some smaller, tighter plaits that weave from one side of her head to the other.
Calling all brides-to-be: You might want to bring this photo of Christine’s pretty, loose updo (worn to the premiere of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty to your next hair trial.
We know the actress is under there somewhere. Kristen wears a Marchesa confection comprised of a sheer lacy crop top and a polka-dot tulle skirt for an N.Y.C. screening of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. (But really, we’d say the look is wearing her.)
If our hair was as long and shiny as the Girls star’s mane, we’d wear it down all the time. But Allison pulls it back into a sleek, braided chignon at the Exploring the Arts Gala in N.Y.C.
The outfit (at the London premiere of The Counselor) may be all business, but her hair, worn in a loose low pony with face-framing pieces of hair, looks effortlessly chic.
Bored with the ballerina bun? So is Hailee, who spices up the traditional updo with a wraparound braid at a Berlin photocall for Ender’s Game.
Is it still called a crop top if it provides less coverage than some bras we’ve seen? Emma shows what she’s working with in a plunging white Cushnie et Ochs design at the Hollywood premiere of American Horror Story: Coven.
At the Power of Women event in Beverly Hills, shows the power of an LWD in her draped Stella McCartney mini with its unique neckline (perhaps the first ever to combine a turtleneck and a cutout).
How many long-sleeve mermaid gowns can one person own?! That’s what we think every time we see hit the carpet, this time choosing a black-and-nude Romona Keveza design and loose side braid for her hosting gig at the NCLR ALMA Awards.
“Nothing too traditional” is how she described her future wedding gown, and we’d say that also describes red carpet look here. She combines a sparkly mini with a sheer overlay at the L.A. premiere of Machete Kills.
Wait, didn’t she just have a baby? The wows in a curve-hugging Temperley London gown with a gold lace overlay at a screening of The Counselor in London.
At first glance, it might appear wearing nothing but lipstick, but we have confirmation that she’s in a nude lace dress with matching pumps at a gala in her honor during the New York Film Festival.
Our first thought: Did Kate accidentally tuck the tablecloth into her underwear? But after a closer look, we realize it’s just an asymmetrical lace overlay on her figure-flaunting dress, worn to the Mademoiselle C premiere in Paris.
The hair résumé already includes a lot of cool updos. And she adds to the list of swept-back styles with this maze of pinned waves at the Gravity premiere in N.Y.C.
We’re confused because this appears to be , but we don’t see a stitch of sheer material. She has a vintage glam moment in a midnight-blue V-neck gown, topped off with a Jacob & Co. diamond tassel pendant for the FFANY Shoes on Sale event in N.Y.C.
Between the plunging neckline, thigh-high slit and dramatic open back, we can’t help but wonder what kind of undergarments the actress’s red Lorena Sarbu gown (worn to the NCLR ALMA Awards) allows (if any at all!).
You already know how we feel about the topknot/French braid hybrid, worn to Escada and W Magazine’s Celebrate Cool Earth benefit in Beverly Hills. Now it’s time for you to weigh in on which vantage point is your fave.
Either Carla has a bumpit under there, or her hairstylist went home with a bad case of carpal tunnel from all that teasing. The actress selects a high-volume French twist for Broadway’s opening night of The Glass Menagerie in N.Y.C.
THe Devious Maids star pulls her hair into a low side-swept bun at the NCLR ALMA AWARDs. (But seriously, who can look away from those amazing lashes!).
Jumping on the green gown bandwagon, the actress selects a sequin-embellished Naeem Khan mermaid creation, complete with a tulle petal hemline for the Metropolitan Opera season opening event in N.Y.C.
Yes, her undergarments are hidden this time, but continues her love affair with sheer fabric in a black jumpsuit featuring see-through sleeves. She adds a merlot pout and messy topknot to her look at W Magazine’s Celebrate Cool Earth benefit in Beverly Hills.
Before you write this off as a basic black dress, check out every angle of Pamella Roland look, which she wears to the PADRAS Contra El Cancer Annual Gala. She amps up the sex appeal with a deep-V neckline and sheer paneling to show off her back, then throws in a peplum for good measure.
The Romeo & Juliet star opts an edgy, straight-off-the-runway white Prabal Gurung design featuring a mix of graphic embroidered panels throughout for the film’s Hollywood premiere.
The actress shows her high-fashion skills are sharper than ever in a head-turning Prabal Gurung design featuring a red waistband, full skirt, high-low hemline and pockets! She completes the look with a sleek updo at the Metropolitan Opera season opening in N.Y.C.
The chic updo (worn to the PADRES Contra El Cancer Annual Gala) combines a mini pompadour with a cluster of twists that eventually make their way into a low bun.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
Regular stars wear dresses created by one designer. gets to wear a gown designed by two. Her satin ball gown (seen at the New York City Ballet Opening Gala) is a collaboration between Prabal Gurung (the pale-pink bustier top) and Olivier Theyskens (the coordinating full skirt). Lucky.
The combines two skin-baring trends: a cutout and sheer paneling on her J. Mendel dress featuring a geometric cutout bodice. She tops the look with glittery Christian Louboutin pumps and a snakeskin Daniel Swarovski clutch at the opening night of Romeo and Juliet in N.Y.C.
When going to the Icons of Style Gala in N.Y.C., it’s important to look, well, stylish and iconic. And definitely does her best in a black gown with a shredded skirt and a sexy halter neckline.
Cummberbunds: Not just for dudes anymore. The uses one to show off her supermodel waist in a lace-embellished Roland Mouret gown, which she accessorizes with an on-trend hairline braid at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in L.A.
The lady loves her dramatic gowns. selects a head-turning Givenchy couture gown (featuring bronze embroidery and a cape – because why not?) for the Blue Jasmine premiere in London.
This week in “The Guide to Sexy Dressing by ,” the supermodel shows off her body in a cutout dress with an asymmetrical neckline then completes the look with a Lorraine Schwartz black-and-white diamond cuff for the America’s Got Talent pre-show event in N.Y.C.
If a statue was given out for “The Most Over-the-Top Ruffles” at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in L.A., Malin would nab herself one thanks to this strapless black design, which features a whole lotta fabric from the waist down to the hemline.
We’ve seen a bunch of braided styles on the red carpet, but trifecta of plaits intertwined in low bun – worn to the Estee Lauder Modern Muse event in N.Y.C. – is one of the most unique yet.