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13 of Dries Van Noten’s Best Red Carpet Looks

As he steps down from his label, Vogue takes a look back at Dries Van Noten’s best red carpet looks, from florals to bold prints.

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Earlier this morning, designer Dries Van Noten announced that he will be stepping down from his namesake label. He will take his final bow at his men’s spring 2025 show in June. “I have been preparing for this moment for a while,” he wrote in a statement on Instagram, “and I feel it’s time to leave room for a new generation of talents to bring their vision to the brand.”

Noten—a Belgian designer who is one of the legendary Antwerp six, alongside Ann Demeulemeester and Walter Van Beirendonck—has certainly left his stamp on the fashion world. Known for his sprightly, colorful collections, it’s Noten’s approach to textiles, embroideries, and prints that have cemented him as a true legend, always bringing a sense of irreverence and fun to the catwalks. This is also true in the red carpet sense: Over the years, Noten has dressed some of Hollywood’s finest in fun floral frocks that are one-of-a-kind.

Some of the designer’s best red carpet hits? Back in 2008, Cate Blanchett attended the Oscars in one of his embroidered satin gowns—delivering a striking maternity moment in the process. The actor was a prolific wearer of Dries: She also wore his multicolor floral gown with a cropped blazer to a Stateless premiere in 2020. Another famous fan of the designer is Michelle Obama; Back in 2015, the then-First Lady paid a visit to Japan wearing his technicolor coat.

Dries Van Noten best red carpet

Cate Blanchett in 2008. Photo: Getty

It’s no surprise that some of Noten’s best moments on the step and repeat have also revolved around the idea of prints clashing—one of his signature elements. At the 2011 Met Gala, Solange rocked the red carpet in his sleeveless gown covered in mixed geometric patterns. Last year, Hong Chau attended an Oscars luncheon in a tunic top slashed with two different floral prints.

Throughout the years, Hollywood dressing has certainly been more exuberant thanks to his distinctive designs. And while his label isn’t going anywhere after he steps down, it’s going to be hard to replicate Noten’s exact magic. In a sea of black gowns, he’s chosen to put forward garments that deliberately stand out, and for that, we will always love him.

Below, a closer look at Dries Van Noten’s best red carpet looks.

Florence Pugh in 2020. Photo: Getty

Dries Van Noten best red carpet

Rihanna in 2015. Photo: Getty

Margot Robbie in 2020. Photo: Getty

Dries Van Noten best red carpet

Cate Blanchett in 2020. Photo: Getty

Michelle Obama in 2015. Photo: Getty

Dries Van Noten best red carpet

Noomi Rapace in 2022. Photo: Getty

Hong Chau in 2023. Photo: Getty

Dries Van Noten best red carpet

Solange in 2011. Photo: Getty

Kirsten Dunst in 2023. Photo: Getty

Dries Van Noten best red carpet

Sarah Jessica Parker in 2006. Photo: Getty

Nicole Kidman in 2008. Photo: Getty

Dries Van Noten best red carpet

Maggie Gyllenhaal in 2019. Photo: Getty

Originally published on Vogue.com

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