Harpers & Queen | March 2005
The Red Carpet Portfolio In a global epic, six months in th making, Harpers worked with 12 of the world’s biggest designers to create a unique phtographic vision. Fahion legends including Valentino, Karl Largerfeld, Giorgio Armani and Vivienne Westwood dresses the women who, for them, epiomise the glamour of the ultimate big night out. Here, designers, actresses, film directors and supermodels pose together for the flashbulbs in our exclusive celebration of high fashion on the red carpet. Photographs by Ralph Mecke. Styled by Alison Edmond, nick Cox & Gaia Geddes.
STARRING GIORGIO ARMANI AND MICHELLE PFEIFFER
The look: A master of tailoring, Giorgio Armani is the designer of choice for stars who want their personality in the spotlight – not just their dress.
Why Michelle? GA: ‘She embodies the woman who inspires my work: feminine, understated and elegant, yet also mysterious, confident and provocative.’
Why Armani? MP: ‘He protects me from my sometimes wayward fashion sense.’
Armani fans: Jodie Foster, Helen Mirren, Salma Hayek, Milla Jovovich, Sophia Loren.
Giorgio’s favourite red-carpet moment: ‘The navy silk dress with jewelled collar I made for Michelle for the Oscars in 1990. It made the cover of Woman’s Wear Daily, with the headline ”The Ecstasy”.’
Red-carpet rule: GA: ‘Less is more.’
Michelle wears dress, 4,00GBP, Giorgio Armani s/s 05, Earrings, from a selection, Armani. Giorgio wears his own clothes. Hair by Oscar Blandi at Solo Artists. Make-up by Brigitte Reiss Anderson at Artists by Timothy Priano.
PHOTOGRAPHED AT THE CARLYLE HOTEL, NEW YORK, THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 2004, 7.15PM