Whether you’re a full-on professional Swifty addicted to break-up anthems such as ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ and ‘22’ or a devilish internet troll who sees Red whenever the country songbird’s name is mentioned; it is undeniable that Swift is Red Carpet royalty. So without further ado let’s start this masterclass.
Look One: Monique Lhuillier
Swift was recently spotted at the premier for her new movie ‘The Giver’ and boy did she give. This chic satin number pulled straight from the Monique Lhuillier Resort 2015 collection, is given a playful twist with some suede nude heels. The ‘tea length’ dress can not help but take centre stage with its geometric cut and pop of vibrant Red colour. Whilst the soft, side swept waves of Swift’s hair is a grace-ful nod to the iconic Hollywood starlet Grace Kelly. She completes the look with her signature red lip, proving that old school glamour is very much alive.
Look Two: Gucci Première
When stepping onto the red carpet for the 2014 Grammy Awards, Swift proved that you don’t even need to win an award to shine. Honestly this dress sparkles more beautifully than Edward Cullen in the sunlight, hence the simplicity of Swift’s hair and jewellery ties the look effortlessly together. The dress’ mesh-metal texture creates a vision of Swift adorning herself with fierce armour, ready to slay. This sassy attitude is emphasised with her smokey eye, adding a feminine intensity to the look. Once again Swift achieves the perfect balance between edgy pop diva and the wholesome girl next door.
Look Three: Zuhair Murad
In reference to the infamous ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ quote about the obviousness of florals in Spring, it is clear that Miranda Priestly would be absolutely proud of Swifts completely bonkers and revolutionary decision to wear florals in WINTER. Yes, that’s right when attending the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show she braved the New York cold with this beautiful Zuhair Murad Fall/Winter 2013/14 sequined dress. Vogue has coined the phrase ‘Moody Blooms’ to describe this cross seasonal trend and if it’s good enough for Ms. Wintour and Swift than it’s good enough for us. The dress undeniably captures the show’s abundance of girly and glittery fun (there’s a pink carpet! Need I say more?), whilst the Dolce and Gabbana peep toe angle strap heels give the look a touch of grown-woman sophistication. Swift definitely achieves Angel status with this outfit.
Look Four: Zuhair Murad
The Lebanese-born designer has once again helped create Red Carpet magic with Swift showcasing this Pre-Fall 2012 number for the American Music Awards. The dress’ exquisite and intricate embroidery embellishments resemble fine filigree workings, instantly elevating Swift to Goddess status. The choice of colour brilliantly compliments her skin tone whilst allowing her striking blue eyes to really P-O-P. Thus, when paired with simple-but-sweet metallic earrings and a strappy heel Swift achieves Red Carpet perfection.
Look Five: Elie Saab
This slit, black Elie Saab dress marks Swifts’ incredible evolution in style. Goodbye to the curly haired ‘Love Story’ days and hello to a whole new sleek and sexy Taylor. Swift oozes sex appeal with this sheer panel trend without crossing over to vulgar territory, proving that you don’t need to show every inch of flesh to make an impact. The gold fitted belt livens the outfit whilst providing the illusion of a more curvy physique. In true Swift fashion the dress does all the talking, whilst the choice of jewellery gives a subtle finishing touch. The trademark smokey eye and full frontal fringe allow Swift to truly take London by storm and perhaps show her exes what their missing.
Look Six: J. Mendel
Ahead of releasing her up and coming album 1989, Swift has alluded to a complete departure from her country roots in favour for a more heavy pop sound. This change in musical direction is echoed with her outfit for the 2014 ACM Awards. This custom made J. Mendel monochrome ensemble indicates Swifts’ ability to give the standard high waisted/crop top trend a sultry Red Carpet spin. Even the signature red lip is muted to a delicious coral finish, softening and brightening her new contemporary look. The accents of gold seen with the M2Malletier clutch, Casadei heels and Marina B bangle scream luxury and create hot anticipation for the sexy fashions this era will offer.
Look Seven: Elie Saab
Does this dress even need words? Swift effortlessly conjures a smoulderingly romantic old Hollywood ambiance. The dress, from Elie Saab’s Couture collection is breathtakingly beautiful, proving that Taylor Swift is truly Red Carpet royalty.