|Carey Mulligan in Christian Dior Couture and Zhang Yuqi in Ulyana Sergeenko|
Film, media and fashion work closely together to promote one another, we love to see our favourite actresses all dressed up, looking super glamorous. It's like reading the Cinderella story, the transformation is exciting but it's important to understand how everything works without getting caught up by the flash bulbs.
|Freida Pinto in Sanchita and Emma Watson in Chanel|
The red carpet is a powerful advertising medium reaching millions of people through television, magazines, blogs, videos... Stars are promoting themselves, their films and the brands they wear. Fashion plays a key role to portrait the perfect image but that's what it is, a constructed illusion just like the Cinderella story itself.
|Julianne Moore in Christian Dior and Sonam Kapoor in Dolce & Gabbana|
This fantasy moment is beautiful to watch but we should be happy to continue playing the lead role in our own life. The most rewarding transformation of all comes from within, inspiring women who have a good heart reveal their kindness in whatever circumstances they find themselves in.
"Luxury is artificial poverty." Socrates
|Fan Bingbing in Elie Saab and Zang Ziyi in Carolina Herrera|
If we think of celebrities, Angelina Jolie has certainly influenced positively other women when she wrote about removing her breasts due to health concerns. Fashion is definitely not about inner beauty but it has become so obsessed with illusory iconic symbolism that it seems to have lost the fundamental connection with who we are.
|Isla Fisher in Oscar de la Renta and Liya Kebede in Alberta Ferretti|
As Beyonce said on her documentary Life is But a dream, stars are judged for what they wear instead of their talent. So when we see this parade of beautiful women wearing the most amazing gowns on the red carpet, it's important to focus above all on how they are on screen. That's where they really shine!
|Elizabeth Debicki in Alex Perry and Lane Del Rey in Lena Hoschek|
Having said this, it's always interesting to see what celebrities decide to wear when the lights go up. The Princess dress continues to be a favourite look on the red carpet as stated on my blog post Couture Fit for Stars, featuring Zhang Yuqi's green dress by Ulyana Sergeenko. Shimmering fabrics and lace are also strong, particularly in figure hugging gowns.
|Georgia May Jagger in Roberto Cavalli and Cara Delevingne in Burberry|
Curiously enough, some celebrities have decided to wear not so well known designers such as the Indian Sanchita, the Australian Alex Perry and the Austrian Lena Hoschek. It's refreshing to see new names emerging on such a global scale event. I also have to post images of these two British models of the moment as they both look stunning! What's your favourite dress?
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