This is the future of party dresses - Julien Macdonald sends models down the runway half naked
Julien Macdonald is responsible for some of the most famous red carpet looks of all time.
There's the bum-skimming dress worn by Kylie Minogue at the 2000 EMAs, Emily Ratajjowski's eye-popping number at the Harper's Bazaar Icons Party in 2016 and pick any one of the daring choices as worn by one of his biggest supporters - Jennifer Lopez. In short, he loves to show off the female form and even moreso the women who have the confidence to wear it.
So it's of little surprise that his Spring/Summer '18 collection showcased during London Fashion Week, which was sponsored by CÎROC , on Monday featured a plethora of supermodels sporting some serious skin. In a throwback to his early ensembles in the 2000s that made him a global fashion name (need we remind you of the pink number Kelly Brook wore in 2000 and was hailed the 'world's sexiest dress'), models including Hailey Baldwin, Alessandra Ambrosio, Constance Jablonski and Winnie Harlow strutted their stuff in the next generation of the Macdonald party dress with his signature plunging necklines and short hemlines.
As sheer materials continue to dominate red carpet style, you can envisage only the bravest and most beautiful posing in these tiny creations: J-Lo in a crochet cut-out mini-dress with fringe detail, Gigi Hadid in a sequin bodysuit and Ashley Graham in a plunging metallic dress with shiny velvet detail at the Grammys, VMAs or Met Gala.
What's even more surprising was his choice of footwear - half of the models were sent down the runway in clear heels, hinting a bit of bare feet. A trend we can't exactly see taking off.