The Power of White

Gwyneth Paltrow: Oscars red carpet 2012, dress by Tom Ford.

White reflects all colours; it is purity, bridal, innocent and clean.  Like stark modern architecture, what I loved about this look was how it was a catwalk breath of fresh air on a normally overdone LA red carpet.  The cape adds confidence and drama with it’s strong silhouette, outlining a streamlined body con beauty of a dress.  This is how to stand apart on the walk of fame – in a good way – see that smirk, she knows she looks good!  As a stylist, I would be delighted to have a client allow me to let her be this brave and realise that by combining a strong shape with a simple line and colour you maximise your best dressed list results; Tom Ford for this I salute you.