Who WON the red carpet in 2016? Spoiler alert... the winner used a tonne of tit tape.
In a year of turmoil there’s something weirdly reassuring about how the red carpet can be a place of total escapism.
Alongside the consistent stars there were new names to watch, too. Sophie Turner came of age this year in terms of her attire and showed at the Louis Vuitton menswear show just how a cut-out dress can be sassy AND classy at the same time. Impressive work, take note TOWIE stars.
Speaking of break out years, step forward Alicia Vikander. Emma Watson may have already won the role of Belle in Beauty and The Beast but that didn’t hold Alicia back at the Oscars. Her yellow strapless embellished Louis Vuitton gown was a textbook example of ‘bitch stole my look’ and all the more glorious because of it.
Fresh off her first Oscar nomination this year, Regina George (typo) has NEVER looked back. We couldn’t move for an ‘I am wearing a slip dress on the red carpet and that therefore makes me really ALT,’ moments in 2016. However Rachel McAdams turned up the Oscars in Alexander Getty and showed exactly how it’s done. Rachel has done many great things for the bob this year (it’s surprisingly versatile, EXHIBIT A) and now the slip dress too, it would seem.
Blondes may have more fun but Gucci girls will always have the last laugh. Alongside a beautiful coming of age moment for Elle Fanning there was another triumphant red carpet moment for the house’s creative director, Alessandro Michele on the ultimate red carpet of them all, the Cannes Film Festival with Kirsten Dunst wearing the floral floor length pink gown of dreams.
Thought a jumper couldn’t be glam? Well it can be when said jumper is Dior and you are Marion Cotillard or Jennifer Lawrence. After all what does one team with a full tulle skirt? A jumper is the (not so) obvious answer, thus becoming the dressing definition of the ‘rough with the smooth.’
My highlight however? Bella Hadid channelling Jessica Rabbit in Alexandre Vauthier at the Cannes Film Festival which will go down in history as one of the greatest love letters to tit tape of all time.