There was quite a fashion flutter in London last night as Hollywood’s finest leading ladies arrived for the UK premiere of bound-to-be-fabulous film ‘Nine’ dressed in an array of stunning ensembles. But spare them a thought because when you’re co-starring alongside Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Fergie, Judi Dench and Sophia Loren, there’s some pretty fierce competition in the wardrobe department. So who do you think came out on top? Rate them or slate them below...
￼First up is Kate Hudson looking every inch the Hollywood goddess in her glamourous Atelier Versace ball gown. The beaded bodice perfectly nips in her waist before cascading into an opulent skirt complete with thigh-flashing hemline and uber-long train. We’re in absolute awe.
Alongside Kate was Penelope Cruz who nailed red carpet glamour thanks to her figure flatterer from Ralph Lauren’s latest catwalk collection. Embellished with glistening beads leading into layers of chiffon ruffles, the pale blue dress was an instant show-stopper and complete with a matching Ralph Lauren clutch, Pen is pure elegance.
Also lighting up Leicester Square was Nicole Kidman who chose a formal suit rather than a dazzling frock. She made the most of her killer legs by flaunting them in a short and sweet pleated skirt but wisely covered up against the winter weather with a structured white jacket. Very sophisticated but a tad disappointing. Here’s hoping she cracks out a corker for the next premiere...
Dame Judi Dench enlivened the red carpet with her vibrant full-length dress by Betty Jackson, accenting the lime green hue with gold accessories.
We've barely seen Tolula Adeyemi out of her OTK boots lately so we love the fact she's rocking such an elegant look. The model and socialite braved the cold in this vintage Dolce & Gabbana gown with lace up panels but rocked it up a notch with her oh-so-trendy blue nails and embellished Louis Vuitton bag.
When Rihanna made that Dolce & Gabbana A/W ‘09 puff-sleeve suit her own at the Met Ball earlier this year, we didn’t expect to see it working the red carpet again. And especially not by queen bee of British 'It'-eratti, Tamara Beckwith. But the socialite gave the get-up her own spin by mixing the mannish jacket with lace for a softer twist and glamourised with lavender accessories and a pair of peep toe heels. Good work!
And finally, we couldn’t bypass mentioning the latest outing for David Koma’s ‘dustbin lid’ design. Following in the fashionable footsteps of Cheryl Cole and Beyonce, Shingai Shoniwa chose a black dress from the designer’s A/W ‘09 collection and played up to the dramatic embellishments with a cropped red jacket and playful multi-coloured clutch. And so the Noisettes front woman’s fashwan status is cemented.
- Jessica Vince