You’d be forgiven for thinking that British haute couture fashion house, Ralph & Russo had been around for centuries. They are one of a small handful of British luxury brands that have been invited to show on schedule during Paris Haute Couture Week and this is no mean feat particularly as they only been active for less than 10 years. Launched in 2007 by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo the luxury good and haute couture house have a bevy of loyal celebrity fans. Their heavily embellished red carpet gowns have been spotted at all the prestigious global award shows and the powerhouse duo became the only fashion house to be listed in Fortune’s 40 under 40, alongside Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Yahoo!’s Marissa Meyer. If they’re a brand you’re not familiar prefer to get acquainted as we recall five of our favourite red carpet looks from the duo…
The supermodel attended the Princess Grace Awards Gala in Manhatten in October and looked stunning in a white silk georgette tailored gown with asymmetrical silk crêpe cape, lavishly embellished in pearls, crystals and silk thread-work. Is it any wonder that she remains one of the most famous models in the world?!
The American actress and singer stole the show at the premiere for her film The Edge of Seventeen. The 19-year-old rising star wowed in a hand-painted silk organza gown with cutout embroidery and pin-tuck detailing.
The Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing is a big fan of the British brand and can regularly be spotted wearing their gowns. On this occasion Bingbing was attending a press conference to announce her as the celebrity ambassador for Royal Caribbean International. The hugely popular actress/singer wore a silver gossamer tulle double layer dress with laser-cut taffeta hand-appliqué, metallic bead floral embroidery and intricate micro-beaded underskirt.
Soul icon and fashion muse Erykah Badu was made for this dress! The confident songstress added her own personal touches to this chartreuse silk faille opera coat with obi belt and boy did she pull it off! The popular singer was attending the annual Soul Train Awards last month and topped several ‘best dressed’ lists no doubt.
Victoria Secret’s veteran model Izabel Goulart was determined to steal the show at the recent after-party for the annual VS fashion show. The Brazilian model opted for this archive fishtail Ralph & Russo gown, lavishly embellished with pearls and crystal beads. We think she nailed it!