Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Aniston and Dunst wearing Haute Couture

The world of Haute Couture got a rejuvenated boost over the weekend thanks to Jennifer Aniston and Kirsten Dunst, both of whom donned masterpieces from French couturiers for their stunning red carpet walks—proving that couture can range the gamut from casual elegance to jaw-dropping high-fashion. Aniston, in Los Angeles for the 18th-annual GLAAD Media Awards, where she received the Vanguard Award, kept her loose, carefree look streamlined and comfortable in Chanel’s black silk embroidered dress from the Spring/Summer 2007 couture collection, which she paired with Azzedine Ala├»a heels. Karl Lagerfeld calls the number “Brins de folie” to detail the craftsmanship of the dress, which is made of wisps of organza rolled by hand and then sewn onto tulle as embroidery.
Nearly 5,500 miles away, Dunst dazzled at the Tokyo premiere of Spider-Man 3 in a long draped, powder pink chiffon gown from Christian Lacroix couture. While her cast mates remained sedate in conservative black, Dunst took cues from the master designer’s recent floral-inspired show, as she glided down the red carpet, oversized peony accent in tow. This isn’t the first time the actress has donned fail-safe Lacroix for the world to see—she wore his dresses at a Chanel-sponsored screening of Marie Antoinette last September in L.A. and at the Elizabethtown premiere at the Deauville Film Festival in 2005. “This summer’s couture collection is a kind of floralia mixing with Botticelli wrapped, draped, pleated, fluid, and flowerish frocks with neo-classic ancient and renaissance columns,” says Lacroix. “Plus, the color is very much like the one of the peony or some blossoming cherry trees.”

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