It's safe to say that the red carpet is one of the most exciting parts of award season. We're always eager to see what some of our favorite celebrities choose to wear for the different award ceremonies. From the sophisticated to the avant-garde, each dress is influenced by the respective designer's creativity. And designers look to different sources of inspiration to bring their creative vision to life. Whether it's a childhood memory or the beauty of nature, these ideas can lead to beautiful designs that help celebrities shine on these very special nights. Keep reading to find out the inspiration behind these seven unique red carpet dresses.
Emilia Clarke wore a Valentino Haute Couture gown to the Golden Globes red carpet that was inspired by the label's Italian heritage. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, the creative duo of the design house, looked to Renaissance Rome for inspiration for their collection.
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When Ciara stepped out on the Grammys red carpet in this Alexandre Vauthier couture dress, our jaws instantly dropped. The high-rise slit combined with the crystal applications made for an ultrafeminine statement — which is just what the designer was going for. Vauthier looked to Parisian sensual flair for his Spring 2016 collection.
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Eva Longoria took a sophisticated approach for her Golden Globes attire. Her Georges Hobeika dress comes from the label's Fall 2015 collection, and it was inspired by decorative porcelain print. The delicate and elegant silhouette and beautiful floral print definitely stood out on the red carpet.
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The Elie Saab haute couture gown that
Rachel McAdams wore to the SAG Awards red carpet was inspired by the designer's mother — more specifically, a tulip-print blouse that she wore for a picture. Saab's inspiration for crystal embroidery comes from his hometown, Beirut, Lebanon, and the city's fascination with always looking adorned.
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Brie Larson has become a red carpet favorite this award season. For the Golden Globes, she worked with Calvin Klein to create a custom dress for the occasion. The end result was a glittering gold gown that was inspired by "Joan of Arc armor."
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Florence Welch's quirky pink Gucci gown was one of the most unique looks on the Grammys red carpet. Gucci's creative director, Alessandro Michele, was inspired by everything girlie, geeky, and vintage. His nostalgic approach paired perfectly with Welch's personal style.
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For the Golden Globes, Viola Davis opted for a deep-blue Marchesa gown from the label's Spring 2016 collection. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa were inspired by an enchanting midnight sky, with heavy crystal embellishments that represent stars.
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