Actress Blake Lively’s glam sense of Hollywood style causes a stir wherever she goes. But, when she arrived at Obama-hosted state dinner honoring Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday, she literally stole the show. That’s because Lively chose a stunning silver, belted Ralph & Russo gown with a deeply plunging neckline — straight off the runway.
Ralph & Russo is the first and only British house to be elected by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show its collection on the official schedule at Paris Haute Couture Week, alongside familiar brands such as Chanel, Dior and Valentino.
But, unlike those venerable old brands, Ralph & Russo actually just burst onto the fashion scene in 2007, founded by Tamara Ralph (Creative Director) and Michael Russo (CEO). And, within a very short time, Ralph & Russo was firmly established as one of the world’s fashion houses.
Ralph & Russo operates maisons in both Paris and London. But, there is also a boutique within the iconic British department store Harrods. Opened its 2014, the retail boutique offers an exquisite selection of couture pieces, shoes, accessories and furs.
I’ve highlighted a few of my favorite Ralph & Russo looks for Spring/Summer 2016 above (including Lively’s showstopper). The level of craftsmanship rivals Badgley Mischka or Marchesa, both widely celebrated for the highest level of detail in beading and embroidery. And, I simply love the unabashedly feminine feel.
For more Ralph & Russo inspiration, you can see the entire show below, aptly entitled An Ethereal Garden.
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