Friday 30 September 2016

#TBT: Your favourite Irish stars on their first red carpet

Published 10/03/2016 | 12:24

The first time we saw the original Xpose gang hit the red carpet together - Karen Koster, Sybil Mulcahy, Lorraine Keane, Lisa Cannon, Aisling O'Loughlin, Glenda Gilson - at the now defunct VNow Awards at the Mansion House in 2008.
The first time we saw the original Xpose gang hit the red carpet together - Karen Koster, Sybil Mulcahy, Lorraine Keane, Lisa Cannon, Aisling O'Loughlin, Glenda Gilson - at the now defunct VNow Awards at the Mansion House in 2008.

Awards season might be over, but red carpet season is only beginning in Ireland.

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With the IFTAs and VIP Style Awards approaching this Spring, we rooted through the archives to check out what some of our favourite Irish celebrities wore during their early red carpet appearances.

Check out the gallery, here:

(L to R) Claudine Keane in 2004, Roz Purcell in 2010 and Amy Huberman in 2007
(L to R) Claudine Keane in 2004, Roz Purcell in 2010 and Amy Huberman in 2007
There was a time when Domhnall Gleeson didn't embrace his red hair. That time was at the wrap party for 'When Harvey Met Bob' in 2010.
Now a bonafide A-lister, here he is in 2016 at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere.
Even as a university student, Roz Purcell stole the show. Here she is at the DIT 'Rock Revolution' Fashion Show in 2010.
Now one of Ireland's most in demand models with a growing lifestyle brand, here's Roz Purcell nowadays.
Suzanne Jackson, aka So Sue Me, is Ireland's leading blogger and it was early events like this Crystals & Co. launch in 2009 that got her interested in blogging.
These days, So Sue Me has a growing beauty and blogging empire.
Nadia Forde started off as a photocall model in Dublin and here she is at the Jameson Film Experience at The Academy in 2009.
Nadia is much more pared back these days, letting her natural beauty shine through in 2016.
The first time we saw the original Xpose gang hit the red carpet together - Karen Koster, Sybil Mulcahy, Lorraine Keane, Lisa Cannon, Aisling O'Loughlin, Glenda Gilson - at the now defunct VNow Awards at the Mansion House in 2008.
Baz Ashmawy (pictured with Mark O'Neil, Michael Hayes) showed an early penchant for posing at the TVNow Awards in 2008.
That's him with his mammy, Nancy at the International Emmy Awards after their win.
Amy Huberman in a wonderfully noughties fit and flare dress at the premiere of 'Strength and Honour' in Cork in 2007.
Amy Huberman in 2016 - wearing the jumpsuit that caused "fisticuffs"
Before he was world champion, Conor McGregor was Most Stylish Man at the VIP Style Awards in 2014.
Conor McGregor in 2016
In the early days of his career, Michael Fassbender's tailoring left a lot to be desired. Here he is at (far right) at the Fish Tank Premiere during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival in 2009.
Two Oscar nominations later, Michael Fassbender is one of Hollywood's hottest leading men.
Saoirse Ronan (pictured with James McAvoy, Vanessa Redgrave, director Joe Wright and Keira Knightley) showed an early penchant for red carpet dressing at the Atonement Premiere at the 64th Annual Venice Film Festival in 2007.
In 2016, she outshone everyone else on the Oscars red carpet.
Actress Sarah Greene's impeccable style on display at the Broadway opening night of "The Cripple Of Inishmaan" in 2014.
Actress Sarah Greene in 2016. We are not worthy.
Then the reigning Miss World, Rosanna Davison made her first official red carpet appearance at the British Comedy Awards 2003.
Rosanna Davison in 2016
One Direction attend the premiere 'The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader' in 2010.
All grown up now, here he is with Rory McIlroy in December 2015.
Claudine Keane showed an early passion for colourful fashion at the UCD Fashion Show in 2005.
These days, we're more used to seeing her clad in designer gear in sunny Los Angeles.
A fresh faced Victoria Smurfit beamed at the Belgo restaurant opening in Dublin in 1999.
Victoria Smurfit
During her early MTV days, Laura Whitmore interviewed Clive Owen at the Jameson Film Festival in 2009.
Laura slaying at the 2016 Brit Awards.
Lorraine Keane had posing down to a T early on - here she is at the relaunch party of Barracuda restaurant on Bray Promenade in 2003.
Lorraine Keane at the 2015 People of the Year Awards, still posing like a pro.

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