Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Met Gala - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit

The Met Gala – Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit



Karen Willis Holmes ‘Sophia’ gown
  
Anne Hathaway looked stunning in a strapless high waisted tulle gown. With sequins detailing on the bodice and trailing down her skirt, it was a perfect red carpet choice. With her simple hair and accessories, this is nothing short of a winning combination, and a favourite here at Karen Willis Holmes.

Karen’s Tip – for a dramatic high waisted full gown look on your wedding, ‘Sophia’ ticks all the right boxes. The classic silhouette screams old Hollywood glamour, while still giving a slight princess feel.




Karen Willis Holmes ‘Gina’ gown

Sarah Jessica Parker always shines on the red carpet and this is no exception, with a simple vintage style gown, accessorised with a fabric flower headpiece – we can always count on SJP to think outside the box and channel a bit of quirky, vintage glamour.

Karen’s Tip – the blouson effect of Sarah’s gown is more flattering for girls with smaller busts who want to create a bit more volume. Go for the ‘Gina’ gown – a soft casual version of this style, finished off with a detailed belt to create shape.



Karen Willis Holmes ‘Michaela’ gown

From runways to red carpet, the one-shouldered look is definitely on trend at the moment. Camilla Belle, a stunning girl looking absolutely gorgeous in her red, georgette number, which is absolutely captivating. With intricate draping and ruching on the bust, this would look fabulous in a neutral tone as a wedding gown option.

Gwen Stefani, with her unique style, always channels sophistication contorted with a hint of punk-rock. Her gown, with its clean lines, is extremely flattering to the graceful curves of her figure.  

Karen’s Tip – The ‘Michaela’ gown features a number of these elements, but with a more detailed ruched bodice and asymmetrical sleeves, it is a flattering shape and gorgeous design.



Karen Willis Holmes ‘Maddison’ gown

Renee Zellweger and Kristin Davis both flaunt their fishtail gowns on the red carpet, showing exactly what this figure hugging design can do to accentuate curves in all the right ways and all the right places. Renee shows that a feature on the lower half of the gown, can really work – loving the bow, such a cute touch!

Karen’s Tip – Fishtail gowns are a sexy classic and brides love them for their flattering bodices and elongating features. Our ‘Maddison’ gown channels this trend with its dramatic lines tulle features.



Karen Willis Holmes ‘Victoria’ gown

Kirsten Dunst is radiant in this beautiful white gown, with its simple lace detailed feature, she channels sexy, sophisticated and sweet all in look.

Karen’s Tip – For the lace lovers, there are plenty of options available to you that means lace can be affordable in a number of budgets, but our pick is the ‘Victoria’ gown. With the full lace gown, corseted bodice and drop waist, teamed with a shoulder corsage, you can steal Kristen’s red carpet look with ease.



Karen Willis Holmes ‘Gemma’ gown

Jessica Szohr is confident, gorgeous and totally rocking her black and nude fishtail design, with a neat up-do and minimal jewels.

Karen’s Tip – A beautifully detailed bodice with lace and panel lines creates a completely unique look. ‘Gemma’ uses folds and beads to create detail in the bodice, which can work really well for those not into lace.



Karen Willis Holmes ‘Veronique’ gown

Jennifer Lopez, one word… stunning! J-Lo is wearing the perfect gown, for both her body and the occasion. A gorgeous long bodice with a full, soft, tulle skirt – elegant, beautiful and
radiant. Loving her hair too!  

Karen’s Tip – If you don’t want a full-embroidered gown, you can opt for a detailed bodice with a tulle skirt. Perfectly exercised here in the ‘Veronique’ gown.



Karen Willis Holmes ‘Ava’ gown

Looking stunning in a simple, column-shaped, gown, Nicole Richie manages to impress again with her glamorous, vintage-esque style.

Karen’s Tip - Heavily embellished fabrics work best in simple designs, allowing the fabric speaks for itself. Try our ‘Ava’ gown if you love this look.  




Bridesmaid Alert!

Jessica Alba oozes sophistication in this sexy, uncomplicated gown. This could be a fantastic bridesmaid option in terms of colour and style. The soft dusty pink is a popular choice for bridesmaid dresses, but this one looks particularly stunning. 

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