SA de­sign­ers talk win­ning style

Four top tal­ents share the gowns they’d love to see on their favourite stars at this year’s Os­cars.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Glamour 2017 March -

Suzaan Heyns

My start­ing point This dress, with its dra­matic har­ness and flow­ing chif­fon, is in­spired by fe­male sen­su­al­ity and strength. Who I’d like to wear it Elle Fan­ning is a creative free spirit and part of the New Hollywood roy­alty. She makes brave and var­ied choices and com­bines In­die charm and in­no­cence with a bit of a dark side. My all-time favourite Os­car dress Mar­jan Pe­joski’s as­tound­ing swan de­sign for Bjork is widely re­garded as the most con­tro­ver­sial red­car­pet dress ever. And in clas­sic Bjork style, it was worn with a wry smile and lots of pride.

War­rick Gau­tier

My start­ing point The idea of all things re­gal, from ar­chi­tec­ture, in­te­rior de­sign and art to great jew­els, in­spired this trib­ute to amaz­ing star power. Who I’d like to wear it Keira Knight­ley is my choice! She’s a strong wo­man with pure in­ter­nal beauty and her style is eter­nal with an edge. My all-time favourite Os­car dress It has to be Madonna at the 1991 Os­cars. I loved her homage to Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe – a sparkly num­ber in ivory, com­plete with a fur shawl. And the best ac­ces­sory? Michael Jack­son on her arm!

My start­ing point This dress was in­spired by the movie Black Swan and its called ‘Mid­night Re­veal’. The de­sign in­cor­po­rates in­no­cence, fragility, dark­ness and sen­su­al­ity. Who I’d like to wear it Zoe Sal­dana al­ways at­tracts at­ten­tion on the red car­pet and she would bring great so­phis­ti­ca­tion to this de­sign. My all-time favourite Os­car dress I love Bar­bies as well as pink, so I choose Gwyneth Pal­trow in Ralph Lau­ren at the 1999 awards. She looked like an Old Hollywood prom queen, the per­son­i­fi­ca­tion of ele­gance and nat­u­ral beauty. My start­ing point Fem­i­nin­ity, flow­ers and fra­grance in­spired this curve-hug­ging lace gown, which would sparkle with mil­lions of hand-sewn beads and se­quins. Who I’d like to wear it I en­vi­sion Char­l­ize Theron wear­ing this. She’s modern, el­e­gant, strong and in­de­pen­dent. My all-time favourite Os­car dress I can’t choose just one, so I nom­i­nate Gwyneth Pal­trow in a white Tom Ford dress with match­ing cape in 2012, Hi­lary Swank wear­ing a back­less blue Guy Laroche de­sign in 2005 and Lupita Ny­ong’o in a pleated Gre­cian Prada gown in 2014.

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