Recent reports showed that Christina Hendricks was the person sending many women to go under the knife last year in order to achieve her hourglass figure, so it hardly comes a surprise that the Mad Men star has been snapped up to front a campaign. Last week news broke that the actresses has already been shot for Vivienne Westwood's jewelery campaign.
We think it's a perfect match and Hendricks agrees. 'She is my favourite designer. As a young girl I would cut out pictures of her dresses from magazines, although I was never able to afford them....'Even now I only have one in my closet. The lovely thing now is that I can borrow them and they fit so well, unlike some designer clothes.’
After a promising start to the awards season with the Golden Globes, the SAG awards were disappointing in the wardrobe department. The majority of the looks failed to excite at all and January Jones, Lea Michele, Tina Fey and Winona Ryder were the best of a bad bunch.
The Awards season has officially begun. Last night the Beverly Hills Hilton played host to the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. 'The Social Network' was a bigger winner on the night receiving the award for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director for David Fincher, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score. Colin Firth and Natalie Portman won the big awards of the night for best actress and actor respectively in a motion picture drama.
I read that [Harper’s Bazaar story] and you know, she did tell me years ago. We did a shoot together and I remember her beautiful red hair, and I had the worst sort of strawberry blonde mousy hair, and she was like, ‘Here, you should dye your hair red, it’s going to work for you. But then when I came to New York, and I was about to work with Meisel and do the cover of Italian Vogue, he was going to choose red or black, and I willed the red. Thanks to Christina Hendricks, I willed it.
The possibility of hostess Oprah being dressed by Gap (well, Patrick Robinson) for this year's Met Ball has been quashed by WWD, who reports the television tycoon will be dressed by Oscar de la Renta for this year's event. In other 'who's dressing who' rumours, Christian Siriano - winner of the fourth series of Project Runway - has tweeted he has a dress for the Met Ball in the works.
It could be likely that Christina Hendricks will sport Siriano again, proving the critics who slated the creation she wore of his to the Golden Globes wrong? However, as it currently remains to be seen who the American designer will be dressing, and the yearly Met Ball rumours beginning to fly, watch this space...
Christina Hendricks sported a sheer black lacy number to the Badgley Mischka show, her first-ever fashion-week appearance, for which she brought her mom as a plus-one. For makeup, she went for the clean-faced look favoured on the fall runways.
As it's been widely reported, Cathy Horyn commented that Christina Hendricks' Golden Globes dress by Christian Siriano didn't work because "you don't put a big girl in a big dress." We smell more potential for allegedly "big" girls to wear big dresses now that Siriano's rolled out his fall range, which includes more of his signature in-your-face ruffles, plus a satin-bodice closer dress with a train that would put most wedding gowns to shame.
That said, the 'Project Runway' alum did restrain himself at times. He included sleek leather jackets, second-skin sheath dresses with shoulders hinting at Balmain, and easy satin pencil skirts that could work on everyone from office dwellers to the social set. What perhaps drew the most whispers at the show, however, were the oversized bows Siriano used to flank his models' shoulders and hips. Would those work for everyone? Maybe not. But it takes a big personality to find out.
Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony kick-started the beginning of awards season. The awards are a fixed staple in any fashion lover's calendar, as we look forward to seeing what or who the screen sirens are wearing and eagerly await the release of the best- and worst-dressed lists. This year's Golden Globes gowns, however, lacked the usual dramatic fanfare. Gone were the big-name designer gowns, and in came a dowdy replacement. The likes of Cameron Diaz, January Jones and Kate Hudson opted for more 'demure', or in our eyes, boring creations, which left a lot to be desired.
Cathy Horyn was severely unimpressed by the lack of standout gowns. In her esteemed opinion, Sandra Bullock's dress was "just badly designed." Halle Berry's fishtailed, low-cut number was described as an "ill-proportioned cleavage dress...a mixture of drag queen and pool hustler." Christina Hendricks didn't escape criticism either. Dressed in Christian Siriano, Horyn had this to say about her ensemble: "You don't put a big girl in a big dress. That's rule number one."