Sharon Stone, sent shock waves through the fashion world when she arrived at the 1996 Oscars wearing a Gap turtleneck – yes, a turtleneck at the Academy Awards – when she was nominated for her performance in Casino. Her fashion gamble ended up earning her a lot of fashion credit. By pairing a turtleneck with a Valentino trumpet skirt she brought a cool ease and elegance to the carpet.
Stone’s turtleneck, in my opinion, pioneered comfortable red carpet style often seen today. Rachel Roy, Jessica Alba and Sofia Coppola have begun a new version of casual dressing: pajamas! Popping up on runways as early as last spring at Rochas, the style of the 1930s is making a return as today’s new red carpet trend.
In the 30s, actresses such as Joan Bennet and Greta Garbo wore usual attire consisting of custom-made pajamas to lounge in on-set and to wear for an evening out. Casual elegance was a fixture of the 1930s. Today, designers Celine, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and Rochas are revisiting that time, featuring pajamas in their shows. Lately, even celebrities have jumped on board. Jessica Alba and Rachel Roy showed off their casual outfits at movie premiers and cranked up the glamour with heels, jewels and precise hair and make-up.
Whether taking a cue from the 30s, the 90s, or today, casual dressing takes on many personas, yes, even pajamas.
Sharon Stone at the Academy Awards
Follow Stone’s style by pairing casual shirts with eye catching skirts.
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Actresses Joan Bennett, Greta Garbo and Ginger Rogers.
Looks from Dolce & Gabbana, Rochas, Celine, and Louis Vuitton.
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