RED CAR­PET STYLE

Revered designer Roland Mouret has al­ways cel­e­brated the fe­male form

The Kit - - FRONT PAGE - BY JIL­LIAN VIEIRA

Meet the dress that looks amaz­ing on ev­ery woman

Few wom­enswear de­sign­ers can say they’ve ded­i­cated their life’s work to mak­ing women feel em­pow­ered like Roland Mouret has. The proof is in the com­mand­ing group of Hol­ly­wood elite—Jes­sica Alba, Kate Winslet and Lav­erne Cox among them—who have donned his gowns on some of the most note­wor­thy red car­pets. “I’ve dis­cov­ered that lis­ten­ing to and ac­cept­ing fem­i­nin­ity al­lowed me to be cre­ative in my work,” says the 55-year- old French designer. One dress in par­tic­u­lar—the epi­cally named Galaxy— has earned praise since its run­way de­but more than 10 years ago. The cap-sleeved dress with a nipped-in waist has epit­o­mized the fe­male spirit and is the piece Mouret says he is most proud of cre­at­ing. “Ev­ery time a woman wears that dress, re­gard­less of her shape or size, she com­mands re­spect,” he says. “I’m so happy that this dress ex­ists be­cause it’s big­ger than me.”

Here, we asked Mouret to give us the inside scoop on his most iconic red car­pet looks and the women who wore them.

Vic­to­ria Beck­ham at the Met Gala, 2006 “That dress was a sam­ple! She wanted to have some­thing to show off, so she bought it. I ac­tu­ally haven’t done that shape since.” Halle Berry at Va­ri­ety’s Power of Women party, 2012 “This woman has strength and shows that ev­ery woman can be what she wants to. That’s what the Galaxy dress takes you to.” Mag­gie Gyl­len­haal at the Met Gala, 2015 “Mag­gie rep­re­sents the univer­sal woman. She has that 1930s el­e­gance, and this dress was so specif­i­cally what she wanted. Her shoes were killing her, so I said, ‘Go bare­foot! That dress will carry it. You can carry it.’”

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