Giorgio Armani Oscars dresses have long been the pinnacle of elegance and glamour. And now, Armani, in conjunction with Thames & Hudson, celebrates the release of the highly anticipated book RED CARPET Oscars by Dijanna Mulhearn.
Charting the history and significance behind red-carpet dressing, Mulhearn takes a retrospective look at the evolution and meaning behind some of our favourite red-carpet moments. Within nearly 500 pages and over 700 images, she gets under the glamour, probing the role the red carpet has always held in the wider cultural climate, political advocacy and social change.
To celebrate the launch, special guests were treated to an exclusive unveiling of six Giorgio Armani and Armani Privé dresses never-before-seen in Australia. Each piece has been worn on the Oscars red carpet by some of Hollywood’s most revered talent.
The Italian fashion house may be synonymous with red-carpet dressing now, but this wasn’t always the case. In the late ’80s, stars began looking to Armani for its understated elegance, as fashion’s capacity to propel burgeoning careers was only just being understood. This new-found relationship between designers and celebrities brought the Armani name to the masses and transformed the Oscars red carpet into the one we know today.
And now, for a short window, we’re offered an in-the-flesh opportunity to get close to some of the event’s most memorable fashion moments. For four weeks only, the public is invited to view six iconic Giorgio Armani and Armani Privé gowns featured in RED CARPET Oscars at the Giorgio Armani Sydney flagship boutique at 4 Martin Place.
The retrospective exhibition includes the following key Giorgio Armani Oscars dresses: Glenn Close’s 1994 gown, Sharon Stone’s 1996 gown, Jennifer Lopez’s 2010 gown, Cate Blanchett’s 2016 gown, Naomi Watts’ 2016 gown, and Emma Roberts’ 2017 gown.