FASHION & STYLE: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
Designing Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding dress may have been Vivienne Westwood’s first “Sex and the City” appearance, but it was not her first time in Hollywood. Actresses the likes of Anne Hathaway and Kirsten Dunst have both donned her gowns at premieres and awards ceremonies, and now Westwood hopes to capitalize on that big-screen cred with a collection inspired by the red carpet.
The collection, called the Gold Label red carpet capsule collection, was just previewed to press and stylists by Westwood’s husband Andreas Kronthaler in Los Angeles, according to WWD. Westwood took inspiration from the “elaborate, feminine and flowing silhouettes” of legendary British designer Charles Frederick Worth, arguably the first modern couturier, favored by late 19th century aristocracy and New York socialites. A version of Westwood’s Amber dress in black-and-white check was donned by Kirsten Dunst at the Los Angeles premiere of “Unbroken” last week.
The looks are imbued with Westwood’s signature spontaneous use of color and form, while maintaining flattering and camera-friendly lines. The red carpet collection will launch in boutiques come January, coinciding with the spring Gold Label collection.
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