It’s one of our most favourite past-times, spotting who is wearing what at any red carpet event, and what we’ve noticed is that most celebrities tend to stick to a familiar designer when they are choosing what to put on.
So it was with surprise that we learned that quite a few of Hollywood’s A lister stars were donned out in outfits from Topshop, and in fact, the High Street store dressed more than any other stars at the Ball.
Celebrities spotted wearing outfits from the Topshop brand included Julianne Hough, Jourdan Dunn and Nicole Richie, and all the outfits were bespoke made by Topshop in association with American Vogue. But if you are trawling through their website now in the hopes of trying to bag yourself a celebrity outfit, you’ll have to wait, as the designs won’t be available just yet.
A spokesperson for Topshop said that the designer clothes worn by the Met Ball attendees would be available to buy in August of this year, priced between £300 and £700 and would be sold in Los Angeles, New York, London and also online at topshop.com
And Philip Green, who is the CEO of the Arcadia Group which includes Topshop, BHS and Dorothy Perkins said : “The Topshop design team made me proud – all our girls looked fabulous. Really wow.” In fact, in keeping with the family tradition, Green’s daughter Chloe also wore Topshop, alongside Ashley Madekwe and Jaime King.
Jamie King rocked the masculine look in a gorgeous fitted black suit, with feminine detailing of lace at the bust and wrists, and topped off the look with a simple clutch and gold stilettos.
Julianne Hough wore a quirky ball gown that looked as though it was covered in a thin spiders web. She teamed the gown with a topknot hair do, minimum accessories and black and gold shoes.
Jourdan Dunn showed off her stunning figure with a bang on trend multi layered skirt dress, in sparkly black rhinestones and a sheer skirt and wore sexy smokey eye shadow.
Chloe Green dazzled in custom designed off the shoulder ball gown, complete with opaque paneling and lace detail at the skirt.
Nicole Ritchie showed off her trim and toned body in a beautiful white crystal studded gown and complimented the punk theme with outrageous white blonde spiked hair.
Ashley Madekwe also wore white but with a more demure touch of long sleeves and feathering detail.
A Topshop spokesman said: ‘Topshop were delighted to custom make dresses for such a great group of girls, bringing each one’s individual style to the Punk theme. I think we dressed more guests than anyone else, and worked very closely with each one on how they wanted to look on the night. It is so exciting for the Topshop design team to see our guests looking incredible alongside others wearing more established “red-carpet” designers’ looks.’
Philip Green must be pleased with the success of Topshop at the Met Ball, as he has just opened a new store across the pond earlier this year. A spokesperson said: “Since we opened in LA in February, red carpet has become even more important to us as a brand – and we are looking forward to creating limited edition runs of these looks to launch in Oxford Circus, LA and New York in early Autumn. Prices will start at £300.”