Sunday, February 26, 2017

Halle Berry Attends 89th Academy Awards In Atelier Versace

Halle Berry is no stranger to making a statement on the Oscars red carpet and this year, the Academy Award winner showed up in a custom sheer and sparkly one-shoulder Atelier Versace gown at the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Read what the actress and her longtime stylist Lindsay Flores had to say about the look beneath:

Halle Berry Shut Down the Oscars Red Carpet in Atelier Versace

“There is nothing better than being able to collaborate with my best friend,” said actress Halle Berry of Lindsay Flores, her stylist of 20 years. “Lindsay has always been able to understand my individual sense of style. Her keen eye, and elevated sense of fashion, takes my style to the next level. Simply put, she’s my secret weapon!” And tonight, as Berry took to the Oscars dressed in a blush pink Atelier Versace dress, Vince Camuto shoes, and Forevermark jewelry, it was clear just how impactful that fashion connection is.

“We really responded to this Atelier Versace gown because it embodied the perfect balance of classic Oscar glamour met with a modern rock and roll edge,” said Flores. “Halle has a personal relationship with Donatella and has worn both Donatella and Gianni [designs] over the years. The Versace aesthetic is all about strong and powerful women, which is so intrinsically Halle.” The resulting dress featured intricate embellishments that worked to flatter the 50-year-old’s gorgeous body. It was an especially great fit for Berry, whose red-carpet style has always tended toward bold and beautiful. “I have always marched to the beat to my own drum, and I think this red-carpet look encapsulates that,” said Berry. “The dress is glamorous with a sense of romance that made me feel feminine and fresh. With this look, I celebrate my natural hair by allowing it to be wild and free.”

Working with Castillo Bataille from TACK Artist Group on her coiffure and Kara Yoshimoto Bua on her makeup-free face, Berry’s final look was composed and striking. Where other finishing touches were concerned, such as red-carpet jewelry, Berry and Flores had a chic, less-is-more approach. “I generally choose something gorgeous but minimal,” said Berry. “This year I found the perfect jewelry that really enhances my dress perfectly.” Having collaborated together for almost two decades, does the pair have any favorite moments? “The Elie Saab dress I won my Oscar in!” said Berry. For her part, Flores cited the Monique Lhuillier ensemble the actress sported to the 2013 BET Awards. “It is more about how I feel in the dress than anything else,” said Berry. “I just have to feel my best self.” And tonight, Berry and Flores proved the power of the right dress yet again.

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