A rise and fall hemline is proving to be the best way for Hollywood starlets to show off theirlegs on the red carpet.Style maven Olivia Palermo dips a glamorous toe in the trend with this silk, asymmetricBensoni dress, complete with a big trend for next season: polka dots.
Grungy ‘Gossip Girl’ actress Taylor Momsen chose a long-distance flight to Japan toexperiment with a black jersey dress.
For his debut haute couture collection, Italian designer Giambattista Valli featured dresseswith rise and fall hems of voluminous proportions, accentuated with layer upon layer ofdelicately twisted tulle.
At the Tribeca Film Festival, Zoe Kravitz’s demi-casual red carpet look consisted of aBalmain blazer paired with a simple, rise and fall hemmed dress .
Stella McCartney has been championing the rise and fall hem since her autumn/winter 2010collection. The designer wore this sculpted design – her own work, of course – to the MetGala ball in New York.
At Alexander McQueen, creative director Sarah Burton incorporated the rise-and-fallaesthetic into her dramatic evening gowns.
Actress Hailee Steinfeld’s successful approach to tackling the rise and fall hem – in StellaMcCartney – belies her 14 years of age.
We like how the inside of German actress Diane Kruger’s Chanel dress contains a discreetjewel-encrusted motif.
Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann – the daughter of legendary actress Isabella Rossellini, tappedinto her stylish heritage by borrowing her grandmother Ingrid Bergman’s dress, which wasmodified for her by designer Prabal Gurung to attend the Met Gala.
Lady Gaga picked this floor-sweeping, frothy rise and fall-dress by Mugler to pick up herFashion Icon award at the 2011 CFDAs.
Courtney Love exploited the revealing hem style of this Pucci dress to show off her slimphysique at the amFar 25th anniversary inspiration gala.
London fashion Week designer Antonio Berardi created sugary, romantic dresses withdelicately flowing rise-and-fall hems for spring/summer 2011.
Top model Anja Rubik’s bespoke Pucci wedding dress was unconventional in that it wasmuch shorter at the front – but it allowed her to show off her best asset, those long bronzedlegs, and craftily incorporated a generous train.
And the homage to all things uneven continues into next season: designer Alexander Wang’swinter coats were distinctly rise and fall hemmed in style.