“Armani exemplifies Hollywood glamour, yet always adopts a modern approach to dressing,” Flannery says of her client’s choice to work with the Italian house. “The shapes are often sleek and statuesque. This dress in particular exudes these qualities with its column silhouette and half moon curvature at the top. The polished and graceful details mirror Renée’s style.”
Zellweger, who “loves a statement piece when it comes to jewellery”, was particularly taken with the finite precision of the crystal trim on the gown. “It’s truly magnificent,” smiles Flannery. Together, they selected a David Webb yellow gold and diamond bracelet for “the perfect touch of shine to complement it”. One can imagine Judy Garland, the character for whom Zellweger received the Best Actress award, would also approve of these decadent embellishments.