Oscar dressing- Red carpet fashion from the runways of Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, J Mendel Fall 2013
With all our New York Fashion Week coverage, we thought it would be fun to do something different for all the WOW factor red carpet fashion that graced the catwalk last week.
The Oscars are upon us and the eveningwear showcase at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York really got the buzz going for who may be wearing what on the coveted Red Carpet. Some favorite NY contenders for celebrity dressing are Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra, and a handful of key pieces from J. Mendel.
Wouldn’t it be grand that if along with all the training and toning and primping and fussing for this BIG event, that the actors get to flaunt their assets tastefully and elegantly in a flattering and gorgeous red carpet fashion that actually doesn’t wear them? Just dreaming… so please dream along with me and share your votes, uh comments at the end…
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Jennifer Lawerence is fairly new on the Red Carpet circuit and she could go either way – dressing in a very feminine, ethereal Jenny Packham number, or go edgy in a Reem Acra body-con dress with sexy cut-outs. I am voting for Jenny Packham!
I’ll save Reem Acra for Anne Hathaway since she’s already gotten her edginess out there as Catwoman and is a “fashion girl” who can pull off the most dramatic numbers with ease.
We’d love to conjure the allure of Rita Hayworth with voluminous red waves and berry stained lips for Jessica Chastain. There is a stunning full skirt + pant combo ball gown, with beaded and sequined top, from Naeem Khan that has Red Carpet written all over it – be it at the Oscars, the Met Gala etc – it MUST be worn somewhere, it’s far to striking to sit in a store window!
Also from Naeem Khan is a classically beautiful red gown with train and a billowing back that moves as if you are in a constant photo shoot with a fan pointed on you for heightened grandeur! Both these dresses lave a lasting impression with plenty of flowing appeal as you move. Jessica, these gowns have your name written all over it!
Both Jenny Packham and Naeem Khan have some of the most impactful collections with color, embellishments, and elegant silhouettes that also, are not pigeon-holed into a tight age group.
J. Mendel doesn’t stop at ready-to-wear and there are a handful of gowns that are appropriate for a wide age range and include exquisite draping and fabric twisting, color blocking, and tasteful sheerness. Sally Field, we’d love to see you in these simple, sophisticated, and flowing J. Mendel gowns that also have a strong elongating vertical line perfect for a petite woman.
>> WATCH: Oscars Red Carpet Fashion Live Stream right here on FocusOnStyle
Let the shows begin, and thus the Red Carpet critiquing begins as well… no one wants to end up on a ‘Worst Dressed’ list! What are selections form out hefty photo gallery below? — Alix Kivlin
>> Photo gallery of Oscar red carpet fashion from the Fall 2013 Runway Collections of Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, J Mendel:
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Photos & Words: Alix Kivlin. Additional Photos: Kevin Kane
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