Amanda Holden is unfazed by the complaints about her controversial fashion choices on Britain’s Got Talent, joking her husband has no qualms with her revealing outfits. Viewers have branded her dresses “shocking” and too revealing for a “family show” with broadcasting watchdog Ofcom “assessing” complaints. “Shocking dress to wear so early in the evening Amanda! Not appropriate for a family show,” wrote one viewer.
Supersized dresses seem to be having a moment. The red carpet at Cannes Film Festival 2019 is covered in frothy, attention-grabbing gowns, with stars including Indian film star Deepika Padukone and Thai A-lister Sririta Jensen posing for photos in outrageously over-sized creations.
Zendaya turned a classic fairytale into reality with an unforgettable performance on the Met Gala’s pink carpet. The Greatest Showman actor attended the star-studded event on Monday night looking exactly like Disney’s Cinderella in a bold blue gown designed by Tommy Hilfiger.As she arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Zendaya’s stylist, Law Roach – who was incidentally dressed as her fairygodfather – began waving a wand that emitted dramatic wisps of smoke.Moments later, the 22-year-old’s dress slowly began to light up from top-to-toe.Speaking to Vogue, Roach said that Zendaya’s look was created to reflect her own career evolution from the Disney Channel to her latest endeavour Euphoria, a teen drama which is set to debut in June.“[It’s] the total opposite of every character I think she’s ever played and a huge stretch from K.C. Undercover,” Roach told the publication. “It’s almost like this is the last hoorah and the last time people will identify her as a Disney princess—which isn’t a bad thing.“It has to be literal enough so that people get it. When you see Cinderella, you know right away it’s her; the baby blue dress and the hair and the French twist it all works together.”But, Zendaya’s devotion to delivering the fairytale dream didn’t stop there.As she walked up the museum’s grand staircase, the actor played on the lost shoe trope from the famous film, leaving her glass heel on the pink carpet.People quickly took to social media to praise the star for the lengths she went to execute her Princess-inspired performance. Most people just walk a red carpet, Zendaya performed a whole ass movie on hers,” one person wrote.Another added: “She really did it. She really left her shoe. No one can touch Zendaya.”A third commented: “Zendaya left a glass slipper on the stairs. This is not an outfit, this is a PERFORMANCE.”> ZENDAYA IS THE QUEEN OF THE MET GALA EVERY SINGLE YEAR. That’s it. That’s the tweet. MetGala pic.twitter.com/fwYqCDZVBs> > — we need bloodline as the 4th single Ariana, i- (@carvonds) > > May 7, 2019Others compared the actor’s look to a similar outfit worn by Claire Danes to the Met Gala in 2016.For the theme “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”, Danes sported a sky-blue ball gown created by Zac Posen. > i'm crying she really left her shoe y'all. bibbidi bobbidi, and i cannot stress this enough, BOO MetGala @Zendaya pic.twitter.com/mTVOOSYMLd> > — Tanuja Anne (@TanujaAnne) > > May 7, 2019The hand-sewn creation was crafted from organza and fibre optics, which allowed the dress to light up in the dark.
Kim Kardashian has been known to push the boat out with her fashion choices but fans think she might’ve just taken it too far. The reality star shared a string of snaps of her not-so-casual outfit from earlier this week on Instagram. Kardashian slipped into a sheer 90s-themed mesh top and leggings with a tattoo-style print plastered over it.
Taylor Swift, Eva Longoria, Priyanka Chopra and Mariah Carey were among the A-listers who descended on Las Vegas last night to attend the annual Billboard Music Awards (BMAs). In the past, the BMAs have brought out some fairly out-there ensembles. The red carpet is a more casual affair than many other awards ceremonies, so celebrities often seize the opportunity to be more playful with their attire. This year was no different. While Priyanka Chopra, Olivia Wilde, Kelly Clarkson, Cobie Smulders and Eva Longoria opted for fairly safe red carpet outfits, Taylor Swift, Cardi B and Halsey were among the celebs who selected more out-there looks to wear. Scroll to see the looks that stole the show.
From 73-year-old Helen Mirren to 51-year-old Nicole Kidman, female celebrities over the age of 50 are killing it on the red carpet this year.
‘I felt like I looked pretty good’ ... Courtney Love arrives at the Golden Globes in 2000. Photograph: Bei/Rex/ShutterstockI was going to wear Versace to the Golden Globes in 2000 – it was already in my wardrobe – but the dress I ended up wearing was from John Galliano’s Christian Dior haute couture collection that was “inspired” by homelessness [the New York Times described the contentious collection as “tasteless chic”]. My good friends Arianne Phillips [the costume designer] and Joe Mama-Nitzberg [the artist] called me and said: “You have to wear couture!” I didn’t really get couture until this. My mind was blown – I thought: “This is what they were talking about.”The dress arrived and it was ridiculous. It was straight up and down and had twine on it. On the twine there was a book of matches, glass, all this taxidermy. I remember thinking: “OK, it’s crazy-looking, but I’ll make it work.”I lived next door to Carrie Fisher at the time and Meryl Streep happened to be at her house. I put the dress in an Armani carry bag and told my daughter, Frances, to give it to Meryl. She came back with a polaroid of Meryl goofing around in the gown and I just lost it; it was so funny.I made alterations, which really changed the dress. My assistant’s boyfriend was very slender and about my height, so he became my model. I was taking bits off, sewing on to it. I bite my nails, so I wore acrylics, but they were painted turquoise with glitter streaks to match my original outfit. I am a big believer in matchy-matchy, but [when I changed my choice of dress] I didn’t have time to take them off. I also did stupid stuff like jump up and down on a mini trampoline with my arms and legs in plastic bags so I would lose sweat weight, but I fit into it and I felt like I looked pretty good.A lot went into this look and it was controversial when I wore it. I have big boobs and it was important that they didn’t fall out. I don’t think tit-tape really works and looking back I don’t know how I kept it on – it was a miracle. I think maybe I glued it.
Taylor Swift may have kept a low profile in recent months, but at the IHeartRadio Music Awards 2019 on Thursday evening she proved that she is well and truly back.
From Angelina Jolie's leggy Atelier Versace dress to Hilary Swank's blue, backless Guy Laroche gown, we chart the most iconic Oscars dresses of all time.