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Three's a trend: Blazers and ball gowns

It's all about the blazers and full-length frocks on the red carpet this season - a look to suit all ages...

  • By Gemma White, Editor, Scene
  • Published: 00:00 October 13, 2011
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Olivia Palermo, Sarah Jessica Parker and Emma Watson
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  • From left: Olivia Palermo, Sarah Jessica Parker and Emma Watson have all been rocking this look.

Olivia Palermo

Age 25
Seen at Premiere of I Don't Know How She Does It
City New York
Wearing Willow blazer and Zara heels
Style icon credentials As The City's resident snooty rich madam, Olivia wowed fans of the reality TV show with her effortless Gossip Girl-esque style, winning her thousands of fashion followers.
Favourite designers Victoria Beckham, Valentino, Rachel Roy, Matthew Williamson
She says "My style is classic, but I like to incorporate some trends to keep things modern - and I'm a huge fan of accessories to pull my look together." 

Sarah Jessica Parker

Age 46
Seen at Harry Potter premiere
City New York
Wearing Oscar de la Renta
Style icon credentials SJP has Ms Carrie Bradshaw to thank for her iconic status, who has in turn, SATC's uber-stylist Patricia Field to thank. "I've never revealed as much or been so daring or made quite as many triumphant mistakes as Carrie," admits the actress.
Favourite designers Prabal Garung, Alexander McQueen, Halston
She says "Fashion is something that I love. I try not to think about it too much. I try and block all that off and I just do what I love and just have fun with it." 

Emma Watson

Age 21
Seen at Premiere of Harry Potter
City London
Wearing Oscar de la Renta with Antonio Beradi jacket
Style icon credentials Nabbing the coveted Style Icon gong at this year's Elle Style Awards, Emma, who has served as the face of Burberry and Lancome's Tresor Midnight Rose, is already a sartorial heavyweight.
Favourite designers Valentino, Isabel Marant, Chanel and Chloé
She says "I like that French kind of simple style, And I love black tights. Anything with black tights is good."

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