The dresses featured at red carpet events are viewed as awe-worthy by the average person. The thousands of dollars draped over the various celebrities in the form of clothing were made to be talked about; that is what gets the celebrity selected as “best dressed”. For the sake of the audience who sits behind the television screen, the dresses are appealing to the eye while still reflecting the personality of the one being watched. The red carpet interviews are meant to make the average person envious. The average person is targeted by the red carpet, just as the celebrity is targeted by the runway. From the runway’s audience, the celebrity pictures herself in the gown. She imagines the positive feedback that she might receive, striving to be admired for her unique display of elegance and, in turn, disputing the critics. With a critic's presumed opinion taken into consideration, some of the runway’s featured gowns will not make the cut.
Look below to see what does and what doesn’t make the cut.
“At the prom, you are more about boys thinking you're cute. On the red carpet, you have to please everyone because there are a lot more people looking at those pictures.” – Laura Marano