It started on last year’s runways, but this year has taken the fashion world by storm. Asymmetrical dresses have become the look du jour, as the "latest in red carpet looks is the bare-shoulder accessory," according toEvemagazine, June 2008.
One of the strongest celebrity trends of the season is the one-shouldered gown. From the current runways of Lanvin, Hermes and Caroline Herrera, asymmetrical gowns have been having their red-carpet moment as far afield as London, Cannes, Dubai and New York. From Kate Hudson’s Balmain black little number at London’s after-party for her movieFool’s Gold, Rachel Bilson’s Randolph Duke green goddess gown at the Dubai Film Festival, Jennifer Connelly’s Balenciaga dress at New York’s Costume Institute Gala and Natalie Portman's asymmetrical white-ruffle Givenchy at Cannes.