RED CARPET 2016: L’edizione Italiana

The recent wave of controversial jokes, scripted dialogues, and unpredictable celebrity interactions could only mean one thing; the 2016 award season is in full swing.

And while most viewers anxiously await the winners’ names to be revealed, any fashion lover would agree;

that the real show lies in RED CARPET.

Like every season, several trends from the color of the gowns to the style of shoes tend to steal the spotlight and define the red carpet’s style.

This season is certainly no exception as its trend became quite clear the second Jada Pinkett Smith and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stepped foot onto the Golden Globes’ Red Carpet. Donned in Atelier Versace gowns, both actresses confirmed that this is the season for Italian designs.

Let’s take a look at the Top Five Italian Trends worn on the latest Hollywood red carpets.  

Top Five Trends

1. Pops of Pink

Kate Bosworth
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Actress, Kate Bosworth, stunned in a beautifully sequined Dolce & Gabbana gown at the 73rd annual Golden Globes. The mixture of pink and copper jewels with silver accents around the bodice shone brightly on both the red carpet and best dressed lists.

Amber Heard
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In direct contrast to Bosworth, Amber Heard’s delicate Gucci dress added a feminine touch to the Golden Globes. The cinched bodice, trendy boat neck halter, pleated silhouette, and flower collar proved that the pink design is anything but dull.

Nicole Kidman
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At the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Nicole Kidman’s draped Gucci gown incorporated both of Pantone’s Colors of the Year. The rose quartz and serenity colored dress added a serendipitous flow to the red carpet.

Emily Robinson
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The “Behold My Heart” actress, Emily Robinson also opted for a pink shade at the SAG Awards. Her pale, blush toned Antonio Grimaldi dress aided to the star’s youthful look however, fell short in bringing life to the red carpet show.

2. “Versa-CHIC”

Amy Adams
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Leading the Italian designer’s pack this season is the sleek and chic signature styles of Atelier Versace. Amy Adams kicked off the “Versa-CHIC” trend at the 2016 Golden Globes in an orange sheath design. The simple, yet detailed dress made the “Man of Steel” star glow brighter than many of her fellow actresses.

Brie Larson
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Brie Larson, SAG award winner for lead actress with her performance in “Room”, preferred a more revealing Versace gown. The fresh-off-the runway design, which merged the delicacy of a soft baby blue with a risque, thigh-high slit, proved that the star is a winner in fashion as well.

Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga took a more conservative route than usual at this years’ Golden Globe Awards however, continued to steal the spotlight in an elegant black gown by Atelier Versace. Gaga’s classy pose and demeanor highlighted the sophistication of the gorgeous silhouette.

3. Capes, Capes, and More Capes

Jennifer Lopez
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On to the capes! Jennifer Lopez made a bold statement with her choice of a yellow Giambattista Valli gown. The actress took on three of the hottest trends hitting the red carpets, including the classic cape, thigh-high slit, and monochromatic design to prove that she remains one of queens of red carpet style.

Rooney Mara
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Rooney Mara followed suit with this head-to-toe black gown by Valentino at the SAG Awards. The sleek design of the dress combined with a minimalistic cape illustrated the true beauty in simple designs.

Jada Pinkett-Smith
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On the Golden Globes’ Red Carpet, Jada Pinkett Smith turned heads wearing Atelier Versace. Not only did the emerald green shade bring a pop of color to the red carpet, but Versace’s rendition of the on-trend cape truly highlighted the effortless beauty of both the gown and Smith.

4. Plunging Neck Line

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
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While some celebrities opted for the more conservative style of a classic cape, others decided to take the plunge in deep v-neck designs.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley effortlessly took on the trend in Atelier Versace at the Golden Globes. The combined designs of gold sequins and sheer pleats left every inch of the gold gown beautifully detailed.

Katy Perry
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Known for her risk-taking style, Katy Perry also donned a v-neck design by Italian Fashion House, Prada, at the 2016 Golden Globes. The soft pink sheath dress and sparkling diamonds created a striking contrast with the singers dark locks.

Kathryn Hanh
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American actress, Kathryn Hahn attended the 2016 SAG Awards in a black silhouette by Giorgio Armani. The gown featured a plunging neck line that complemented the design’s ruffle layers.

5. Zanotti Heels

Joanne Froggatt
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Giuseppe Zanotti proved to be the celebrity go-to shoe for red carpet appearances thus far. The “Downtown Abbey” actress, Joanne Froggatt, paired double-strapped Zanotti heels with a plunging neck line and thigh-high slit to emphasize the sleek pumps.

Sarah Hyland
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Zanotti’s sleek black stilettos proved to be the perfect match once again for J. Mendel’s strapless navy gown, worn by “Modern Families” Sarah Hyland at the 2016 SAG Awards.

Chrissy Teigen
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Chrissy Teigen opted for a more elaborately designed heel by Giuseppe Zanotti at the 2016 NAACP Image Awards. Pictured with husband, John Legend, Teigen’s thigh-high slit and cut-out gown not only accentuated the models lean legs but Zanotti’s design as well.

So, will this season truly be the season of Italian designs? 

With almost half of the 2016 award shows underway, we are excited to see if Italian designers, trends, and silhouettes will continue to take center stage at the upcoming red carpets!



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