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Celebrating Durban July Month we bring you ten iconic red dresses. This year’s theme is ‘Colour of Magic’ and the colour ‘red’ is emphasized throughout the invite. So if you are choosing to wear red then find your inspiration from these …


1. Audrey Hepburn : 1957

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This strapless red dress was designed by Hubert de Givenchy. It was deemed the most unforgettable wardrobe moment in the film.


2. Bella Hadid : 2016

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Who can forget this iconic red dress at last year’s Cannes. This silk plunging dress was designed by Alexandre Vauthier who apparently loves designing dresses that could have malfunctions.


3. Nicole Kidman : 2009

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It’s all about dramatic bow detail with this dress. Balenciaga is the designer of this iconic dress.


4. Cindy Crawford

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This classic red dress worn by Cindy Crawford was designed by Versace. Cindy teamed it with a classic black heel with matching clutch bag.


5. Sarah Jessica Parker : 2011

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Only Sarah Jessica Parker can pull off this cape dress designed by Giambattista Valli. The beautiful fabric used for this dress creates a dramatic whimisical effect on the red carpet.


6. Michelle Obama : 2013

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This halter dress quickly became Michelle’s ‘victory’ red dress in 2013. She used Jason Wu again for the second inaugural ceremony.


7. Rihanna : 2013

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Rihanna looked breathtaking at the 2013 Grammys in her Azzedine Alaina gown. This dress quickly became iconic because of it’s dramatic showstopper train.


8. Heidi Klim : 2005

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This is classic Dior John Galliano at his best. Heidi’s tall height pulls off his creation perfectly with the cascading train and high impact statement shoulde detail.


9. Princess Diana : 1995

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Of course this lady is on our iconic red dress list ! Princess Diana wore this Christian Lacroix dress during her post separation from Prince Charles.


10. Blake Lively : 2009

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This plunging red dress was designed by Versace and Blake wore it to the 2009 Emmy Awards. She pulls off this Versace red carpet style effortlessly.


Shop for your red Durban July dress at our showroom on the La Lucia Ridge. Open weekdays 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 9am to 2pm.