PREFALL 2011: Red Carpet Hopefulls
by Mikelle S
Although I don’t follow it much now, there was a point in time at which I loved the red carpet season. In the past few seasons though, it seems as if the starlets are going safer and their choices are becoming more and more bland. Recently though, I’ve been seeing some images that excite me about the possibilities, not only that the designers are putting out but also that the starlets seem to be wearing. Because of this I’ve decided to feature a few looks that I particularly adore from the recent Pre-Fall collections that continue to roll in. I will have to find a way to adequately cover the international Pre-Fall collections though as the bulk of those have yet to arrive and are sitting on the other side of the new year to attack.
Monique Lhuillier is obviously no stranger to beauty. Every collection that she sends down a runway or presents always has atleast a few red carpet gems that even in a time of red carpet restraint see the light of day. Her collection for Pre-Fall 2011 is no different. With gowns that are silhouette driven, Monique makes evident that her gowns are for real women. While I don’t mean real in the “everyday” sense, I do mean real in the, authentic, curvy woman type of way. To be honest, I was never one to pay attention to particularly which person wore which gown on the red carpet(only paying attention to which gowns were worn) If I had to throw a dart at the board I’d say Kim Kardashian would find herself at home in one of these pieces.
Reem Acra is yet another go-to for the red carpet dressing the likes of Beyonce Knowles. With a collection that mixes a bit of old Hollywood glamour with what I can only quantify as an Egyptian ethnicity, the collection spans from metallic mini’s to heavily draped gowns. Reem Acra clearly knows hows to please the red carpet crowd and I think we’ll be seeing Halle Berry and Beyonce Knowles donning pieces from this collection before long.