After watching the Emmys, I have been considering how eternal style really is. We could look back onto any year and any red carpet and there would be gowns that are considered beautiful regardless of the time period. More than that, there are gowns from the 1950’s that we would consider wearing today, over 50 years later.
From as far back as award shows have been happening, the actual show is only one part of the event. The event is kicked off with the red carpet, the part of the show in which the stars have the opportunity to show off a little of their personality through their style. The gowns are either considered a hit or a miss. However, even the ones that are considered a miss are memorable. Take for example the swan dress. Though some critics criticized the dress for not being “glamorous” enough for the Oscars in 2001, I thought it was a perfect expression of individuality for bjork. The trains and silk and high fashion designers are a staple of the red carpet, however, there are few of those that are as memorable as this dress.
Another option to consider is how each of these gowns is in and of itself a form of art. The time and craftsmanship that goes into each dress is truly an expression of the designer that is considered an art form. The gown worn by January Jones created by Versache at this year’s Emmys was an incredible work of art. It may not have been hailed as one of the best dresses of the night, however, the detail and excentric color and shape, as well as the futuristic design makes it a work of art that will be remembered.