The 2014 Dubai International Film Festival saw stylish stars flocking to the city, dressed to kill in looks that paid respect to regional designers. In addition to the Middle East sparking red-carpet attention, Savoir Flair also spotted A-list celebrities in sophisticated looks that celebrated all things feminine and romantic. There were crimson velvet frocks, petal-strewn dresses, and enough lacy gowns to keep our pulses racing all week long until the next installment of Style Watch.
Click through the gallery to discover this week’s best-dressed celebrities and shop their looks.
Who: Emily Blunt wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress and Christian Louboutin heels at the Into The Woods premiere
Why it works: Blunt chooses wisely with a memorable look that channels the allure of an exotic flamenco dancer and the elegance of a Spanish infanta.
River Island dress, AED 144/SAR 147, River Island
Who: Reese Witherspoon wearing a Balenciaga dress at the Inherent Vice premiere
Why it works: Witherspoon is all polish and poise while paying homage to the 70s in a simple pink sheath dress.
Moschino Cheap & Chic dress, AED 2,902/SAR 2,965, Stylebop
Who: Jessica Chastain wearing a Giorgio Armani dress at the A Most Violent Year premiere
Why it works: Chastain opts for a fluid, rather than fitted, skirt, and her Armani gown really catches the eye with fabulous movement and mobility.
Michael Michael Kors dress, AED 576/SAR 589, Farfetch
Who: Emily Blunt wearing a Lanvin gown at the 2014 Dubai International Film Festival
Why it works: Blunt opts for a soft, romantic gown in the perfect Pantone shade of jade, created by Middle Eastern designer Zuhair Murad.
Matthew Williamson gown, AED 7,453/SAR 7,616, Matthew Williamson
Who: Karolina Kurkova wearing a Valentino dress at the Valentino Sala Bianca 945 event
Why it works: Kurkova’s springtime dress is an optimistic look forward to the forthcoming season.
Mother of Pearl dress, AED 3,052/ SAR 3,118, Net-a-Porter
Who: Anna Kendrick wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress and Salvatore Ferragamo heels at the Into The Woods photocall
Why it works: Kendrick finds the perfect holiday look in a lush velvet dress that is as cozy as it is stylish.
Emilio de la Morena dress, AED 2,985/SAR 3,050, Matchesfashion
Who: Amy Adams wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress at the Big Eyes screening
Why it works: Instead of a typical little black dress, Adams opts for something with a little more visual interest in a laser-cut Dolce & Gabbana number.
H&M dress, AED 173/ SAR 177, H&M
Who: Emily Blunt wearing a Zuhair Murad top and skirt at the 2014 Dubai International Film Festival
Why it works: Blunt looked absolutely radiant in her best of three looks in our Style Watch gallery – bonus points for choosing a daring, on-trend two-piece look.
Katie Ermilio gown, AED 17,139/SAR 17,514, Avenue32