Fashion Trickle Down from the Red Carpet
Awards Seasons’ Fashion exhibits the Trickle Down Effect
Olya Bell : ‘Gentlemen, did Ricky Gervais’ burgundy TED Baker diner suit inspire you to take a fashion risk?’
Hannah Brooks: ‘Who cares about the suit! You have to love an awards host who takes a beer to the lectern’.
Hannah: ‘When did it stop being all about the films and shows and start being all about the fashion? What will the Oscar’s bring?’
Olya: ‘Han it’s always about the fashion! It is a little bit of PR brilliance on behalf of fashion industry’.
Hannah: ‘These days it seems we care less about who actually won the award, and more about which star was lent millions of dollars worth of Harry Winston jewels and who wore what. We sit glued to the television, we tweet our opinions to the world, we text our friends when we see a disaster on the red carpet and we talk about the dresses for days after the event. Are we just living our lives vicariously through those who are lucky enough to be sample size, styled by Rachel Zoe or lent a dress from Lanvin? Do we really take fashion inspiration from the red carpet… what does awards season mean for the people who are their own stylists?’
Olya: ‘They say that imitation is a form of flattery, yet I am not too sure. Allen B. Schwartz has become synonymous with post-award show knock off gowns. He usually replicates the top four gowns that retail between $250 -$400 US. They have been a huge hit with the prom market in the USA. ABS even produced replica’s dresses straight after the Royal wedding. ABS is not only the company that do “inspired” dresses. Msnbc’s Today show “get red Carpet looks for less” video features four Faviana gowns to get that star look for less, straight from the runways of the golden globes. As students we were cautioned against the evils of plagiarism, what I want to know is – how is this different? We have included some images from their “look like a star” collection compared with the actual dresses the stars wore at the bottom of this post so you can decided for yourselves. ‘
Angelina Jolie wearing a Atelier Versace gown followed by an “inspired gown” by Faviana.
Charlize Theron wearing a Dior gown and Givency shoes followed by an “inspired gown” by Faviana.
Stacey Keibler wearing a Valentino gown followed by by an “inspired gown” by Faviana.
Jessica Alba wearing a Gucci gown followed by an “inspired gown” by Faviana.
“Or do you think this has nothing to do with you?” – The following clip from The Devil Wears Prada perfectly conveys the trickle down effect of high-fashion into the high-street.
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