Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Black Leather On The Red Carpet

Black leather is more than motorcycle jackets. It looks especially interesting when combined with soft feminine fabrics and formed into a dress. These are some upscale versions that emerged this week on the red carpet.

Leighton Meester in a Michael Kors jersey dress with a leather cut out bodice at the premier of her movie The Roomate. I also love her makeup- it's a much more subtle and flattering way to use silver around the eyes than what we often see on the likes of Kim Kardashian and J. Lo.

Then there's Kate Bosworth at Sundance film festival wearing Chloe. I'm a little less convinced by her dress- maybe it's the neckline that looks uncomfortable. Still, she's interesting and her makeup is flawless.

A more classic approach was seen on Korean model/actress Im Soo Jung who wore Valentino to a Seoul press conference for her movie Come Rain Come Shine. She makes black leather and lace appear a lot more innocent than one would imagine.

I'm wondering how this can be translated into an everyday look. Maybe with a simple black cashmere wrap over a leather top. Any other suggestions?

Photos: Just Jared, fashionista101


  1. I like Leighton Meester's outfit but for the red carpet...the jury is out on that one

  2. I love the contrast that the soft pink and silver make-up makes with the black leather. Because one would expect leather to be paired with something dark and edgy, the delicate, feminine looks come as a lovely surprise.

    I was a bit dubious when I first read your caption, "Black Leather On The Red Carpet" , but as soon as I saw the names of the movies involved and the Sundnce festival, I knew that black leather would be daring and just right for those venues.

  3. I'm a sucker for the classic black leather pants (I have an old pair that got some wear back in the 90's--admittedly with a snake-skin top), though I like the lace added in, definitely softens it a bit.

    Chacun son goût.


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