From NYFW’s Runways to L.A.’s Red Carpets


We’re a little more than half way through New York Fashion Week and there’s much to process. So many new trends on the horizon and new ways to consider those that have been kicking around for a while (heads up: start doing crunches now, lots of crop tops and exposed mid-drifts are coming!) But with the Oscars just a few months away, we’ve been on the lookout for red carpet gowns. So far, we found a bunch that got us excited for award season. Here are our favorites, so far:

(from left to right):

Christian Siriano
The Project Runway alum wowed us at the Emmys, creating a gorgeous red number for OITNB star Uzo Aduba and a one-of-a-kind gown for Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland. This two piece getup seems to be an extension of Hyland’s crop top and voluminous skirt. We love the added fringe and subtle geometric accents. If JLaw isn’t obliged to wear Dior, we’d love to see her shimmy (and not trip) her way down the red carpet in this Siriano gown come Oscar night.

Monique Lhuillier
The designer has become a red carpet staple and more than a few dresses in her spring ’15 collection made us swoon. This nipped-waist, tea length organza gown in ombre blue reminds us of L.A.’s sky in the winter. This is exactly the kind of dress we think Lena Dunham should wear to next year’s Golden Globes.

Carolina Herrera
This gown by the Venezuelan-American designer floored us. She’s known for more conservative styles, and we mean the First Lady-appropriate kind (both Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama have worn her designs). But this spectacular piece looks like a shattered tea cup. It give the impression of being delicate and edgy at the same time. Maybe a proper English rose like Michelle Dockery will try it on for size at next year’s Emmys.

Lela Rose
There’s been much buzz about this new-ish comer but her previous collections may have been a bit too avant grade for starlets not wanting to take any fashion risks. Rose’s spring line is filled with sweet yet sexy gowns that are as accessible as they are pretty.  We could see a number of Hollywood’s rising young stars wearing this dress with a few adjustments in the cleavage area. Chloe Moretz, perhaps?