Winter may not be over yet, but celebrities are already starting to show some serious skin on the red carpet. Even the most extravagant looks are embellished with see-through fabrics and short hemlines. As necklines deepen and midriffs are exposed, Savoir Flair is there to capture all of the best moments from this week’s red-carpet events, featuring a glamorous roster of A-listers who make or break trends.
Who: Rihanna wearing a Giambattista Valli Couture gown at the 57th Grammy Awards
Why it works: It’s only befitting for Rihanna to wear this pink frothy ball gown, as she is, after all, the pop princess.
BUY NOW: Oscar de la Renta dress, AED 17,227/SAR 17,599, Marissa Collections
Who: Nicole Kidman wearing a Mugler dress and Prabal Gurung heels at the 57th Grammy Awards
Why it works: The actress is a refreshing sight on the red carpet, keeping it short and simple in a LBD paired with multi-strap heels.
BUY NOW: Michael Kors dress, AED 1,034/SAR 1,057, House of Fraser
Who: Mila Kunis wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress and Christian Louboutin heels at the Jupiter Ascending premiere
Why it works: In recent years, Kunis has transformed from an adorable girl-next-door into a powerful, sexy woman. The gorgeous silhouette of this gown demands that she be taken seriously.
BUY NOW: Dolce & Gabbana gown, AED 69,790/SAR 71,298, Net-a-Porter
Who: Keira Knightley wearing a Giambattista Valli Couture dress at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2015
Why it works: Knightley continues her stylish, feminine streak on the red carpet in this delicate tulle dress.
BUY NOW: Warehouse dress, AED 140/SAR 143, Warehouse
Who: Amy Adams wearing a Lanvin gown at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2015
Why it works: Adams looks sophisticated and elegant in this white, tight-fitting, embellished gown.
BUY NOW: Victoria Beckham dress, AED 8,953/SAR 9,146, Net-a-Porter
Who: Alexa Chung wearing head-to-toe Louis Vuitton at the Louis Vuitton Series 2 exhibition
Why it works: This is classic Chung, and she smartly pulls from Louis Vuitton for a look that pays homage to London’s Swingin’ 60s.
BUY NOW: MSGM coat, AED 3,526/SAR 3,602, Moda Operandi
Who: Emma Stone wearing a Michael Kors top and skirt at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon
Why it works: There is practically nothing that doesn’t look good on Stone, but she rocks monochrome mixed prints particularly well.
BUY NOW: Tory Burch skirt, AED 1,462/SAR 1,493, FarFetch
Who: Jamie Chung wearing a Noir Sachin & Babi top and skirt at the 13th Annual VES Awards
Why it works: We’re in love with the hip sensuality of Chung’s look, especially the way she paired surprising turquoise heels with a neutral two-piece print.
BUY NOW: Toga top, AED 1,124/SAR 1,148, Net-a-Porter
Who: Nicole Kidman wearing a Valentino Couture gown at the Queen of the Desert premiere
Why it works: Kidman is angelic in an ivory Valentino Couture gown, which pays tribute to the Edwardian era. The see-through fabric definitely undermines the dress’ prim and proper attitude, keeping it firmly in cool, 21st-century territory.
BUY NOW: Giamba dress, AED 7,328/SAR 7,486, Moda Operandi
Who: Kerry Washington wearing a Zuhair Murad dress at the 46th NAACP Image Awards
Why it works: A simple gown is a smart choice for the red carpet, but Washington took her look one step further by selecting a siren-red version with cool cutout details.
BUY NOW: Lover dress, AED 2,010/SAR 2,053, Matches Fashion
Who: Marion Cotillard wearing a Dior Couture dress at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon
Why it works: Cotillard’s look is a bit retro, but she’s a timeless beauty who can rock styles from any era. We love how the big green teardrop on the front of the dress directs the eye upward to Cotillard’s face.
BUY NOW: Rejina Pyo dress, AED 1,679/SAR 1,715, Avenue 32