In 2002, Halle Berry made history as the first ever African-American woman to win the prestigious Oscar award for Best Actress. She did so wearing a gown from Elie Saab. The burgundy, floral-embroidered, sheer bodice creation by the Lebanese couturier would go on to foster her long-lasting relationship with the House of Elie Saab, whose designs she frequently dons for important celebrations and red carpet occasions.
In 2011, she accepted the “Lacoste Spotlight Award” at the 13th edition of the annual Costumer Designers Guild Awards wearing a raspberry-red Elie Saab chiffon gown with lace detailing and a grosgrain belt; and turned heads as a presenter for the 2014 Emmys in a romantic, blush pink design with a waist-cinching belt and a high slit.
More recently, Berry stepped out at Los Angeles’s Wolf Theatre this week to promote her new series Boomerang wearing a floral and sequin-embellished minidress that featured long sleeves and a laced, off-the-shoulder neckline. The dress was plucked from the label’s Spring 2019 ready-to-wear collection, which has also found a fan in Katy Perry, who was photographed wearing a floral, caped gown from the collection in Los Angeles last week.
The actress elevated the look with a pair of black, pointed-toe pumps and a delicate, flower-printed scarf secured neatly around her neck that matched her dazzling dress. Because, to echo her Instagram post of the look: “You got to coordinate…bang bang bang!”