Laura Dern recycles 30-year-old Armani Prive dress for Oscars after-party

Laura Dern showcased her love for sustainable fashion as she recycled her 30-year-old Armani Prive dress for the third time at an Oscars after-party.The 53-year-old, who scooped the Best Supporting Actress gong for her role in Marriage Story during the…

Laura Dern showcased her love for sustainable fashion as she recycled her 30-year-old Armani Prive dress for the third time at an Oscars after-party.

The 53-year-old, who scooped the Best Supporting Actress gong for her role in Marriage Story during the ceremony, headed to the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars bash wearing the stunning black gown.

The dress, which featured daring cutouts on the chest, was paired with a pink blazer draped across her shoulders as she hit the red carpet carrying her gold statuette.

Representatives for Giorgio Armani revealed on Instagram that the dress was custom-made for Dern back in 1990.

“Academy Award winner as Best Actress in a Supporting Role Laura Dern attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a vintage #GiorgioArmani gown which had been originally custom made for the actress in 1990,” the official Instagram page for the Italian fashion house shared in a post, alongside a snap of Dern wearing the gown for the third time.

The timeless piece made its debut back in 1995, when Dern attended the Sheba Humanitarian Awards Gala with then-boyfriend Jeff Goldblum to honour Whoopi Goldberg. She simply accessorised the dress with a black velvet shawl and pinned her hair up with a chic barrette.

In 2013, she rocked the Armani Prive gown once again at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, and chose to complement the classic black dress with a chunky gold bracelet and drop earrings.

And Dern wasn’t the only Hollywood star to make a sustainable fashion choice for the 2020 Oscars.

Jane Fonda recycled the red Eli Saab gown that she originally wore to the 2014 Oscars, while Best Actor winner Joaquin Phoenix wore the same Stella McCartney suit that he vowed to wear to every ceremony this awards season.

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Cate Blanchett cherishes her friendship with ‘incredible’ Giorgio Armani

Cate Blanchett cherishes her close friendship with the notoriously private designer, Giorgio Armani.The two-time Oscar winner has been the face of the Italian luxury label’s Si fragrance for more than six years, and last year, it was announced that Cat…

Cate Blanchett cherishes her close friendship with the notoriously private designer, Giorgio Armani.

The two-time Oscar winner has been the face of the Italian luxury label’s Si fragrance for more than six years, and last year, it was announced that Cate would front all of the brand’s make-up and skincare campaigns after she became Armani’s new global beauty ambassador.

The Australian actress regularly wears couture Armani Prive gowns on the red carpet, and recently donned a stunning sculpted, floor-length black strapless gown from the house at the premiere of Joker at the 2019 Venice Film Festival.

Opening up about her relationship with the 85-year-old Italian fashion icon, Cate revealed that their close friendship has been years in the making.

“I’ve been in a creative dialogue with Armani since I was 14,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “I was always a great lover of masculine tailoring, and Armani was a huge touchstone for me in terms of growing up and developing my sense of aesthetic. And then to finally get to meet him and work with him, not only as a designer but also as a philanthropist… and now, being the ‘face’…

“It’s incredible, because I know how private he is. He takes a long time to move from being ‘Mr. Armani’ to being ‘Giorgio’, so I really prize our relationship.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Cate said she has previously considered quitting her Hollywood career and retiring to her English country home with her husband, Andrew Upton, and their four children.

“There are so many books I haven’t read, so many films I haven’t watched, so many conversations I haven’t had, so many plants I haven’t planted,” the 50-year-old shared. “I’m always saying I’m going to give it up. I think I’m done – but then someone presents me with a challenge.”

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Giorgio Armani to launch high jewellery collection

Giorgio Armani is to launch the first high jewellery collection under his namesake label.The 85-year-old Italian designer unveiled a Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Jewellery line back in March, which was handmade in his native country. His second foray int…

Giorgio Armani is to launch the first high jewellery collection under his namesake label.

The 85-year-old Italian designer unveiled a Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Jewellery line back in March, which was handmade in his native country.

His second foray into high-end finery will debut at a pre-fall show at his theatre on Via Bergognone in Milan on 14 November, according to WWD.

No further details about the collection have been released.

The event in November will be the second time he has staged a pre-collection show. Back in May, the veteran designer marked the re-opening of the Giorgio Armani Tokyo flagship store with a pre-collection runway event.

In March, Armani unveiled his Prive Haute Jewellery line in New York, which coincided with the art deco-inspired spring 2019 haute couture collection.

Diamonds, sapphires, rubies, Tahitian pearls, coral and onyx featured prominently in the 23-piece collection, with prices ranging from $20,000 (£16,300) to $190,000 (£155,000).

The two necklaces, seven bracelets, seven rings, six pairs of earrings and one brooch included jewels all set in white gold, and were one-of-a-kind pieces.

“I believe that today there is a genuine interest in artisanry, for beautifully crafted, exclusive items made with care, and made to last,” Giorgio said at the time. “It’s a great addition to the Armani universe, a really good expression of our passionate and innovative approach, the same as that seen in the Armani Prive haute couture collection.”

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Nicole Kidman has Cinderella moment each time she steps on red carpet

Nicole Kidman swears she has a Cinderella moment each time she attends a Hollywood event.The Big Little Lies actress is always one to watch on the red carpet as she opts for glamorous designer gowns and beautiful accessories. But while Nicole has been …

Nicole Kidman swears she has a Cinderella moment each time she attends a Hollywood event.

The Big Little Lies actress is always one to watch on the red carpet as she opts for glamorous designer gowns and beautiful accessories.

But while Nicole has been attending premieres and awards shows since the launch of her career in the late ’80s, she has now insisted that the novelty never fades.

“No dress has ever changed my life. Marrying my husband, Keith (Urban), having children-those things changed my life,” she wrote in an essay for U.S. Harper’s Bazaar. “Nevertheless, the fairy tale aspect of wearing couture is a glorious sidebar to my career. Golly, it is still lovely to me. I always say, ‘I’m going to the ball,’ when I’m walking a red carpet because it really does have that Cinderella quality.”

Nicole went to pinpoint the blue Armani Prive strapless gown with bow attached to the front which she donned for the 90th Academy Awards ceremony in March 2018 as one of her favourite dresses.

Even though the outfit fitted the star perfectly following two fittings, she was still surprised that it was easy to walk and sit in.

“Going to the Oscars as a presenter was just plain fun. I wore an Armani Prive dress, and I have to say they really take care of the details, like how to make a giant bow sit. Because remember, you have to be able to sit in the dress for four hours! Strangely enough, despite the boning on the corset top, this dress was unbelievably comfortable,” the 52-year-old shared.

In the essay, Nicole also added that she loves wearing vintage jewellery to events, especially “delicate” watches, and rarely attends after-parties, instead preferring to go home for a hot bath.

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Armani Prive serves up Hollywood-ready fall 2018 couture collection

Armani Prive unveiled a glamorous selection of vibrant evening gowns alongside muted tailored pieces in its fall 2018 couture collection.The Italian house, helmed by founder and designer Giorgio Armani, presented its latest line on Tuesday evening (03J…

Armani Prive unveiled a glamorous selection of vibrant evening gowns alongside muted tailored pieces in its fall 2018 couture collection.

The Italian house, helmed by founder and designer Giorgio Armani, presented its latest line on Tuesday evening (03July18) at the Italian embassy in Paris.

In a catwalk spectacle attended by the guests including the likes of model Poppy Delevingne and actress Kristin Scott Thomas, the 83-year-old offered up a selection of red carpet-ready looks which enhanced the brand’s reputation as an award show favourite.

The presentation began with glamorous but relaxed two-piece suits, featuring form-fitting blazers layered over low cut PVC tops – or simply over bare flesh – paired with looser fitting shimmery trousers and statement jewellery such as oversized earrings and chunky necklaces.

Classic handbags and clutches in matching shades were carried by the majority of the models, who walked the runway wearing simple court shoes or more androgynous loafers.

The Hollywood factor was ramped up when the red carpet outfits started to be displayed, with highlights including a delicate strapless gold gown accessorised with an elegant floaty scarf and a show-stopping black velvet jumpsuit and cape which encapsulated the model’s entire frame – including her arms and hands – and emphasised the outline of her physique with silver diamante detailing.

However, as the presentation started to draw to a close, Armani suddenly injected a flurry of colour to the neutral palette in the form of an extravagant pink and blue oversized headpiece. The colour theme ran into subsequent items, such as a pair of hot pink silky trousers, a blue tasselled jacket and an array of beautiful pink evening gowns.

Paris Couture Week continues on Wednesday with shows from Maison Margiela and Jean Paul Gaultier.

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