Ready to Red Carpet

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Maybe it’s because I have red carpet fever, but when looking at the Pre-Fall 2014 collections, I couldn’t help but think of the things one could wear at the awards, an after party or simply to go on David Letterman. Designers have a big range of glamour to offer.


Carolina Herrera: The bee-themed collection was an absolute favorite this season; this floral print dress, adorned with tiny brooches, would be perfect for an appearance on Charlie Rose.

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Chloe: This chic, Bohemian mini dress was a stand-out at Chloe; I can certainly see a young Hollywood starlet wearing this.

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Louis Vuitton: I saw American Hustle right before going to this presentation, and while this dress seems very appropriate for Amy Adams’s character, the boots take it from retro to modern.

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Givenchy: I was enamored by the paillette dresses from Riccardo Tisci’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, and now Givenchy has a print based on those numbers for Pre-Fall. Paired with a little fur stole, this dress is perfection.

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Valentino: The brand has become known for long-sleeved, Renaissance-inspired gowns; I like the bareness of this dress in gold lace.

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Nina Ricci: I think more people should wear both long sleeves and prints on the red carpet; this gown feels so new and different compared to the mermaid numbers we’re used to seeing.

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Lanvin: I love the hint of metallic in this elegant black strapless dress.

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Missoni: The Italian fashion house isn’t necessarily known for cocktail attire, but they do a great knit evening dress. It’s the modern pleat!

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Alexander McQueen: This look is not your conventional black tie—but I would love to see a fashion-forward actress like Cate Blanchett in this gorgeous gown.

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Bottega Veneta: Tomas Meier’s evening designs are always unexpected, but perfect. (I would love to wear it myself if I were only as tall as Julia Nobis!)

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