Monday 23 April 2018

The fashion: It was BOD's night, but Imelda was style star

Bairbre power

FROM sporting gladiators to fashion Lions, the rugby boys certainly scrub up well.

The golden couple arrived promptly at 7.10pm hand-in-hand, stepping from rush hour evening traffic into the centre which awash with Brian's green and black BOD branding.

All eyes were on Amy Huberman, who wore a plain black Lennon Courtney €240 fit-and-flare 'Full Circle' round necked dress which accentuated her very shapely, petite figure.

For her husband's big night, she chose a plain but supremely elegant Little Black Dress which allowed Amy to do what she does best – accessorise.

The actress has a brilliant eye for spotting and shopping and stepping off Brian's 'green carpet' which replaced the usual red carpet, Amy confessed she only picked up her cute gold shell clutch a few hours earlier.

"I thought it looked very Art Deco and it cost €40 at Om Diva," she said.

However it was the sophisticated Judith Leiber vintage belt which emphasised her tiny waist, that caught the eye of dedicated fashion shoppers.

Judith Leiber has been a style icon since she opened her business in New York in in the 60s. Amy found her belt in Siopella, the second hand designer store in Temple Bar. She pared back on the jewellery and added simple black suede court shoes and wore her new short hair in a tusselles style.

Meanwhile hubbie Brian looked sharp in a Zegna tuxedo suit with shiny black patent shoes and a black velvet dickie bow.

The prize for knockout dress of the night goes to Imelda May.

Imelda arrived with her parents wearing the Blair gown, a black beaded strapless gown with fitted bodice by the New Zealand designer Rachel Gilbert. "It's from Covet, a good ol' rental place, give them a mention," she said.

On the night, there was a mix of knee length and floor length gowns. Gillian Quinn (left) arrived with hubbie wearing a French Connection sequinned dress with impossibly high YSL shoes she piloted with ease across the floor.

Breaking with tradition, Gordon D'Arcy went for a navy tux while his model wife Aoife Cogan wore slash front black gown with gold belt and necklace. Fellow model Holly Carpenter, girlfriend of rugby player Cian Healy wore a long green gown with red leather 'Mulberry' clutch.

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