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livia-firth-and-oscar-gownPovestea unei rochii de Oscar

Povestea unei rochii de Oscar

cind e ceremonia Oscarurilor, ne distram teribil comentind rochiile doamnelor care pasesc pe covorul roshu. de cele mai multe ori, in spatele deciziei de a purta acea rochie e cite o poveste frumoasa.
iata povestea rochiei purtate de sotia lui Colin Firth, Olivia, anul acesta cind sotul ei a luat statueta pentru rolul din The King’s Speech.

povestea e spusa de designerul care a creat-o, Gary Harvey

The show stopping dress Livia wore to the Oscars was made up of 12 dresses; can you talk us through the production process?

For me it was important to know how Livia wanted to feel in the dress, then what she was going to be doing and for how long!

Livia would have to sit in a car for 4 hours, then accompany her husband, Oscar nominee Colin Firth down the red carpet, whilst looking beautiful, age appropriate and attracting as much attention to the www.vogue.com ‘green carpet challenge’ without outshining her husband! Then seated again for another 4 hours for the ceremony, then leave accompanying, 2011 Best Actor Oscar winner Colin Firth for more photo opportunities! Form nearly always follows Function!

Only then did we then move onto the aesthetics, silhouette, colours and fabrics. Livia’s Mediterranean skin-tone means she can wear most colours and she has a petite frame and long neck that can carry most silhouettes, she hated lace but apart from that the brief was pretty open.

We decided on a long panelled sheath dress with an internal corset to emphasize the hourglass figure so familiar in my work and a full tulle bustle skirt at the back to add some good old fashioned vintage glamour, there was also a concealed side zip from bust to hem in case nature called, and a cleverly concealed elastic panel under the seat to allow comfortable sitting down, the colour inspiration came from a vintage piece Livia inherited from her grandmothers wardrobe.

Armed with a vintage nightdress off I went scouring the flea markets, vintage, antique, and charity shops of South East London, Brick Lane and Brighton buying up old vintage dresses, out of date styles in great fabrics, scraps of fabric, all inspired by the era of ‘The Kings Speech’ and all within the tones of the colour palette in as many non crease fabric constructions as possible.

None of the dresses were museum pieces, some damaged beyond repair, beautiful ball gowns who’s wearershad enjoyed too much punch at the party and taken an elegantly dressed debutantes drunken dive, resulting in stains and rips down one side of an otherwise immaculate dress, others had never seen such a glamorous outing, left in the back of someone’s closet for decades cut in a style that had never been in fashion, made in exquisite fabric, now it was this dresses turn to be in Hollywood!

The most I paid was 250 pounds and the least I paid was 16 pounds, together Livia and myself chose the best 12 pieces for the final dress.

We did four fittings in all, each toile made from old curtains or bed sheets also bought in second hand shops, everything in this dress was to be recycled.

The final dress came out exactly as I’d intended a modern yet timeless Hollywood glamour, the corset hugging her beautiful frame and the tulle bustle emphasizing how petite she is, worn with nude heels and clutch from Roger Vivier, a nude make up look and a modern ‘up-do’ reminiscent of the era of the film created by Georgie Eidsel, exquisite fair trade, fair mined, first ever certified gold jewellery created by Anna Loucah. The whole thing came together really well with Colin and his Oscar providing the perfect final accessories to complete the look.

The press coverage was amazing and Livia was a dream client to partner with.

Picture 7in culise la Oscar via Twitter

in culise la Oscar via Twitter

Mai mult ca niciodata, ceremonia Oscarurilor de anul acesta a fost “aproape de oameni”. N-are legatura cu prezentatorii (alesi gresit dupa parerea mea), n-are legatura nici cu filmele/actorii care au primit statueta.

Are insa legatura cu retelele de socializare.

Pentru ca actorii, regizorii si producatorii au conturi pe retelele de socializare, noaptea Oscarurilor pe FB sau Twitter a fost muuult mai atractiva decit la tv: pentru ca aveai informatii la prima mina; pentru ca erau “neprelucrate”, pentru ca erau “live”.

Campionul comentariilor a fost Dana Brunetti, producatorul filmului The Social Network care a fost f activ pe twitter.

Iata citeva dintre fotografiile pe care le-a postat Brunetti pe parcursul serii.

Cea mai simpatica a fost insa sotia lui Colin Firth, Livia, care la inceputul ceremoniei s-a scuzat in fata celor care o urmareau pe twitter ca nu le poate acorda atentie pentru ca… au asezat-o in primul rind si se vede la televizor ca scrie mesaje.

Putin mai tirziu a lasat raceala englezeasca si …

liviafirth Livia Firth

I mean…. Is this amazing or what? Colin won an Oscar!!!!!!

liviafirth Livia Firth

Off to Madonna party. Changed into flats and trousers and so ready to dance!!

Si iata citeva dintre fotografiile pe care le-a postat.

Cele mai controversate mesaje le-a avut Vincent Gallo

vincent_gallo Vincent Gallo

Helen Mirren rolls the tightest, sweetest joint I have EVER put to my lips.

Cel mai sincer, cu o proiectie personala de invingator in timp ce se uita la ceremonie:


My #oscars speech, in totality, if I ever win one: ‘Thanks, I deserve it.’

cel mai putin politically correct:)


wow, christian bale got fat!

Cel mai vesel:

iamjamiefoxx Jamie Foxx

Just broke bread w/ Elton John…. Music is Paramount!!


In zona fashion s-au impartit laude, dar s-au si facut alegeri ciudate.

VeraWangGang Vera Wang

We agree! 🙂 RT @piersmorgan: Sandra Bullock, classy as ever: http://ht.ly/44qhK


My picks for Oscar’s best dressed are Helen Mirren in Vivienne Westwood and Mila Kunis in Elie Saab.


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