When it comes to gorgeous gowns, you can't beat the red carpet, and this year's star-studded events definitely left us swooning over starlets left and right. From Mila Kunis's lovely lavender Elie Saab gown at the Oscars to Anne Hathaway's full-length shine at the Golden Globes, we fell head over heels for a bevy of fantastic frocks — 15 to be exact! To see all our top picks from the carpet rouge, watch our video now!
We've had red-carpet looks on the brain here for, oh, ever, so we paid special attention to the gorgeous gowns coming down the runway at New York Fashion Week. There were florals, lace, flowy chiffon numbers, lots of red, and plenty of sparkle from our favorite designers, including Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, and Monique Lhuillier. Here are the top 25 most drop-dead gorgeous dresses of the week — and the ones we're hoping to see on the Oscars red carpet!
We caught up with Mad Men star Christina Hendricks and actress Gabrielle Union backstage at Carolina Herrera's Fall 2011 runway show to get the inside scoop on their favorite pieces from the collection, why they love Carolina Herrera's effortless chic aesthetic, and what they were wearing to attend the event in style. Watch it now!
Carolina Herrera is routinely known for her elegant designs, and this season proved no exception to the well-dressed rule. Belted flannel coats, fur trimmed dresses, and to-die-for evening gowns all embraced the female figure and reminded us why we love getting gussied up. But what was particularly striking about Herrera’s Fall 2011 collection was the rich, gorgeous palette that ranged from deep wine to tropical turquoise — executed with impeccable taste and without sacrificing any of the designer’s signature refined aesthetic.
Prabal Gurung is always a red-carpet favorite — just ask True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld who absolutely shined in a Gurung gown at the Golden Globes — and this season’s Great Expectations-inspired runway did not disappoint. From ombré furs and impeccably tailored slacks to full-skirted party dresses to a gorgeous iridescent feathered frock — we can’t wait to see them at the Oscars. Gurung’s Fall 2011 collection was deliciously grand, seductive, and filled with just the sort of whimsy that makes New York Fashion Week truly delightful. Watch our runway coverage to get a peek at all the swoon-worthy looks!