Kerry Washington was on good form over the weekend to attend the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards. The actress stepped out at The Beverly Hills Hotel in this sheer nude bandage dress and sandals looking every inch the star that she is.
At times we saw an 'Avatar' influence in Max and Lubov Azria's latest Hervé Léger collection, but it really all came down to one notion: athleticism. The designers of those ubiquitous bandage dresses (Jessica Szohr was in the front row picking out her next) have gone sporty now. From mesh-paneled second-skin frocks to neoprene jackets, the looks sent down the runway were ready for more than a movie premiere or an all-out night at a club.
A few velvet dresses recalled typical Léger softness, but for the most, the designs carried a sports-influenced, even futuristic air. Swashes of neutral spread across dresses seemed almost ergonomically designed. Already streamlined silhouettes looked sleeker still in all nude. Will plenty of women run out their doors to get these looks? Probably. And they'll have to be pretty in-shape to get to the shops first.
If you're planning on wearing anything from the Jasmine Di Milo Spring/Summer 2010 collection (and I'm sure you will), I come with a word of advice. Start thinking about that that old gym membership card that may have become a bit dusty over the summer in order to prepare.
Legs were everywhere. Bod con dresses came in nudes and prints and were never came anywhere near the knee. Strapless dresses also appeared frequently in short styles. A standout pieces was a brown leather version that left people imagining the dangerous yet seductive dance of a matador to a bull. Leather also appeared on a skirt in the same shade styled with a sexy strapless bandeau top. The collection also boasted shorts and body suit too for good measure.
We don't have to mention that fashion weeks are our favourite parts of the year, and since BCBG was one of the first brands we shopped for as teens, Max Azria has always held a special place in our hearts. Care to see how Mr Azria's latest runway show turned out?
Clockwise from top left; Hollywood premiere; Sydney premiere; Melbourne premiere; Berlin premiere
Diane Kruger has been everywhere from Melbourne to Berlin on the promotional tour for her new movie, 'Inglourious Basterds'. Over the past few weeks, the actress has showcased her eclectic style with a mix of sexy bandage dresses and a subtle take on androgynous tailoring.
Herve Leger, who debuted his signature line in 1985, created the body-con frocks when he had a lightbulb moment to wrap scrap fabric into a piece of clothing. Bandage dresses were everywhere in the late '80s and early '90s, and then took off again when Leger was relaunced by BCBG's Max Azria in April 2007.
These looks, from Leger's Resort 2010 collection, are basically the newest of the new for the style. Are you in love or over it?