The Designer You Already Love Without Even Realizing It

If the name Rosie Assoulin doesn't sound familiar, there's no reason to be alarmed, but prepare to hear it everywhere. The up-and-coming designer has already captured the hearts of A-listers and fashion insiders alike, and now she's out to conquer the world one daring design at a time. Rosie launched her first collection for Resort 2014, and since then she has continued to gain acclaim, garnering the prestigious CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear this year. While see-through dresses and curve-skimming cutouts seem to be de rigueur, Rosie is pioneering something a little different with her namesake label.

The designer's concepts are both thoughtful and practical. Her red carpet looks still allow for comfort, eschewing the standard silhouette for both a feminine and structured sensibility that features unexpected elements like pockets and sculpted bodices. And while her use of volume and color may come as a surprise to those of us now used to the standard sexy creations of Hollywood, it's refreshing to see what she brings to the red carpet. And if her designs seem to evoke the elegant, voluminous creations of Oscar de la Renta, there is a good reason — she spent time under the tutelage of the late designer as well as Alber Elbaz at Lanvin. Now, Rosie is blazing a path all her own, and we can't help but take notice. Read on for some seriously stylish inspiration from the designer you need to know about.

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At the 2014 Emmy Awards, Michelle Dockery stood out from the crowd in a colorful layered dress that was inspired by folds of paper.

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A contrasting top and bottom plus an oversize bow made for a daring look on fashion risk-taker Keri Russell.

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Miroslava Duma caught our eye in a bold striped dress during New York Fashion Week in September 2014.

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Vogue Australia's Fashion Director and Kim Kardashian's style inspiration Christine Centenera took our breath away in this off-the-shoulder white gown.

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Models lined up in the brand's playful designs during the Spring 2015 presentation in New York City.


Yellow is always an intimidating color to rock, but Margot Robbie proved she could pull it off in this plunging halter gown.

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Gabrielle Union bared her back in an eye-catching yellow creation on the red carpet in 2015.

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Dianna Agron dressed up in a red-hot halter dress on the red carpet for her film Bare.


Leandra Medine dared to wear a shoulder-baring high-volume top with simple sneakers and shorts during New York Fashion Week.

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Leave it to Lily Aldridge to embrace her inner angel in an off-the-shoulder white dress from Rosie's collection.

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Photographer and style star Garance Doré stepped out at Cannes in a dazzling white skirt that was worthy of a grand entrance.

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Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba played the part of demure red carpet star in fiery structured separates.

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Actress Jemima Kirke was a vision of glamour in a full white skirt and silver crop top with caped sleeves at the HBO Golden Globes party.

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Leandra Medine has been a long-time fan of Rosie's work, and this colorful creation is proof that she wears the designs well.


While enjoying the sunshine at the 2014 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Julianne Moore married comfort and style in a navy-blue wide-legged jumpsuit.

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Style star Nasiba Adilova sported a floor-dusting coat by the designer during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.

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Writer and photographer Natalie Joos made a grand entrance in a long-sleeved drop-waist design.


Former Lucky Editor in Chief Eva Chen bared her shoulders in a sharp red dress with oversize sleeves.