It just goes to show that a fabulous, classic design is timeless, and will keep on making an appearance, and one dress has certainly done the rounds this year, becoming a firm favourite with celebrities. We are talking of course about the now infamous Stella McCartney Saskia Dress, which retails on Net-a-Porter for around £3,125 and comes from Stella’s Autumn and Winter collection 2012.
Rarely has one dress made such an impact on so many stars, but this one has certainly become a huge hit and the latest lady to let the optical illusion frock cinch her in in all the right places was none other than WAG Alex Gerrard, wife of Liverpool captain Steven. Alex 30, looked absolutely stunning as she turned up for the annual Cricket Christmas party at Liverpool’s hotspot The Camp & Furnace in the mini version of the sell out dress.
Alex tweeted her excitement at a night out with her girlie chums: ‘So excited for the cricket Xmas party tonight !!!! Off for a run an gym sesh with @DeanaMPT xxx. Hair make-up time !!!!!.’
The Saskia dress has been worn by Hollywood A List royalty as Gwyneth Paltrow wore the full length version to the Grammys, whilst way back in February, Shalom Harlow attended Stella McCartney’s special presentation during London Fashion Week and wore the Saskia gown.
Brooklyn Decker also wore the gown when she attended the Tokyo premiere for ‘Battleship’ back in April and the gown made a welcome return to the red carpet at the 2012 Emmy Awards courtesy of Edie Falco, who plays Nurse Jackie.
Our very own Tess Daly wore the full length version to present a Strictly Come Dancing show. The gorgeous and never ageing Yasmin Le Bon, wife of Duran Duran lead singer Simon also wore the full length version, as has Katherine Jenkins. Always the trend setter, Kate Moss was one of the first celebrities seen out in the mini version with Olympian and Strictly contestant Victoria Pendleton following suit.
The dress is available in navy or black and in several lengths and can be purchased from Net-a-Porter, however many of the smaller sizes are out of stock.
Kate Moss, Yasmin Le Bon – David Fisher/Rex Features
Victoria Pendleton – Justin Goff/Goff Photos
Sir Bruce Forsyth, Tess Daly – BBC
Edi Falco, Brooklyn Decker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Shalom Harlow, Katherine Jenkins – Zimbio
Alex Gerrard – Fameflynet.uk.com