Sunday, June 20, 2010

Carey Mulligan shone, but why didnt she wear British at the Baftas?

By Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director at London Fashion Week Published: 1:25PM GMT twenty-two February 2010

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Carey Mulligan might be the toast of the locale after scooping her initial Bafta as Best Actress, for An Education at last nights awards. But Im fearful she unsuccessful to get a pass symbol in fashion.

What a smashing event it would have been for Ms Mulligan to wear a skirt by a British designer. She could have had her collect of any of the gifted and reputable names display at London Fashion Week coincidentally on right now, only down the highway from Covent Garden, at Somerset House.

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She could have selected any one of the impassioned immature talents who have drawn American Vogues editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, and French Vogue"s editor-in-chief, Carine Roitfeld, to London Fashion Week this season. Designers such as Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Marios Schwab who has only finished his initial pick up for the mythological American label, Halston or maybe concurred masters such as John Galliano or Matthew Williamson; or an fashionable directionalist similar to Hussein Chalayan all would have been some-more than happy to skirt her.

If she was unequivocally smart, she could have selected to wear a skirt by Alexander McQueen, and to illustrate honour the mental recall of the gifted nonconformist who died 10 days ago. This occured to both Sam Taylor-Wood and Jamie Winstone, who both wore McQueen.

But on this majority fanciful of British movie nights, what did Ms Mulligan chose to wear on the red carpet?

A skirt by the recently-revived French label, Vionnet.

Now Vionnet is being lauded in tip conform circles as a magnificently stylish code full outlines to Ms Mulligans stylist for carrying picked it for the immature singer to wear in the past.

But the not British.

I listen to on the grapevine that a deputy from the British Fashion Council, that organises London Fashion Week, contacted Ms Mulligans stylist, to suggest any assistance required in anticipating her the skirt of her dreams for the BAFTAs. The suggest was incited down.

"Shes all sorted," they were told rather abruptly.

What a pity. Ms Mulligans red runner habit contains a engorgement of general names together with Prada, Lanvin, Nina Ricci and even the immature Singapore-born, Nepalese engineer Prabal Gurung, who only done his entrance at New York Fashion Week. Its a contrition she cannot show such conviction in the fanciful resources of bent right on her doorstep.

Full marks, meanwhile, to all those who flew the dwindle together with Kate Winslet (wearing Stella McCartney), Vanessa Redgrave and her daughter Joely Richardson (both in Catherine Walker); Uma Thurman, Claire Danes and Saoirse Ronan (who all wore Burberry Prorsum); Kimberley Walsh (Jenny Packham) and the overwhelming Romola Garai, who wore a vibrant, multicolored floral silk, strapless skirt by Erdem whose show is one of the highlights of London Fashion Week this afternoon.


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