The Designers Guild hosted the 15th annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate the combination of the two things that keep Hollywood afloat, Drama and Fashion.
In a run-up to The Oscars, the year’s most anticipated Red Carpet this weekend, The Designers Guild award was a coveted sneak peak into what some of Hollywood’s A-listers will be wearing.
Anne Hathaway- who wore a beautifully textured gold Gucci dress with matching mirrored handbag in the shape of a crocodile picked up the “Spotlight Award” to honor actors and directors for the collaborations with designers for their films. Also making a statement on the red carpet was Lily Collins, daughter to Phil Collins who wore a black gown with a huge white bow on the back showing off her porcelain shoulders and just the right amount of back.
Aside from the glitterati and celebrities, the amazing style of the designers themselves is notable. Jacqueline Durran, the British costume designer who has received academy award nominations for Pride and Prejudice and Atonement picked up the “Exellence in Period Film” award for her work on Anna Karenina, where she made Keira Knightley look flawless yet again. While her designs on set are sometimes over the top, or immensely romantic, she opted for a more modest wide legged cropped trousers and nude chunky shoe.
Then came a particularly teary moment as Eiko Ishioka won the “Excellence in Fantasy Film” for Mirror Mirror. The designer known for her work in stage, screen, advertising and print and who has been called Japan’s leading art director received her award. Sadly the designer received the award posthumously after losing a battle with Pancreatic Cancer just a few weeks before the ceremony. She is also nominated for an Academy Award for the same film.
Contributing Editor: Margo Stilley
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