Have you noticed the wild silhouettes coming down the red carpet lately? Full Judy Jetson-style skirts, strong, structured sleeves and waving folds of fabric are taking shape, and the result is bold, sculptural lines and amped up volume that has us feeling like we’re wearing 3D glasses. From pleated peplums to rolls of ruffles, Giambattista Valli, Zac Posen and other stylemakers aren’t afraid to experiment with form—and stars are clearly having a lot of fun wearing their creative constructions.
Zendaya Coleman loves to play with fashion, and the funky folded skirt of her Peter Pilotto dress at Debra Lee’s Pre-BET Awards Dinner was no exception. Eye-catching cape-like sleeves took Marisa Tomei’s structured little red dress by Giambattista Valli to the next level at the Fragrance Foundation Awards. Amma Asante aptly dressed for the London premiere of Belle in a tangerine brocade dress by Jacques Azagury featuring a voluminous bell-shaped skirt with a high-low hem. Coco Rocha looked statuesque at the Fragrance Foundation Awards in a peach Zac Posen gown with an over-the-top off-the-shoulder bodice formed by layer upon layer of ruffles.
Nicola Peltz wowed in white at the Shanghai premiere of Transformers, wearing another Giambattista Valli confection featuring a frothy peplum over a more slim-fitting sheer skirt. Li BingBing wore an exaggerated peplum Giambattista Valli gown at the New York premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction. Gren Wells turned heads in a canary yellow Stephane Rolland gown at the Los Angeles Film Festival screening of The Road Within, the dress’ asymmetrical sculpted peplum giving it a uniquely futuristic vibe. Karolina Kurkova made waves at the Met Gala in a midnight blue Marchesa ball gown with an inflated, tiered skirt that begged the question of how she got in and out of her limousine.