>When we talk about clothing on the red carpet during award season, you often hear the expression “plucked right from the runway.” And there’s a reason we use it. It means that a design is not only a newly concepted one, but the celebrity in question is the first person to wear it IRL. However, there’s one flaw in this thinking: The clothes on the runway are not always worn as is, and sometimes they're not intended to be.
>It dawned on us when we spotted a tulle Dior gown on Jennifer Lawrence last month and realized that the skirt of the design was much more opaque at the actress's movie premiere than it had been in Paris months earlier. So we started to dig some more. And in honor of Hollywood gearing up for award season to kick off this Sunday with the Golden Globes, we tracked down 10 amazing red carpet looks from this past year that all have had minor makeovers from their runway counterparts.
>Keep scrolling to see all the befores and afters—some of the differences more difficult to spot than others.
Here's the Dior dress we first saw at Paris Fashion Week this past October.
Here's Jennifer Lawrence in the design at a Passengers event. Much less leggy, no?
Gucci's '80s-inspired take on florals.
But when Emma Stone wore it, the bows on the shoulder and hip have disappeared.
A minimal yet bold silhouette in Rosie Assoulin's spring 2017 collection.
Naomie Harris just slightly deflated the hips and shortened the hem.
Kendall Jenner wore this deep V-neck Chanel dress on the haute couture runway last January.
And in February at the Academy Awards, Julianne Moore modified the detailing on the bodice
Bonus points to those who remember this gown from Prabal Gurung's fall 2014 collection.
In 2016, Laverne Cox had the design edited for the SAG Awards. The layered turtleneck silhouette is gone and the hue looks a bit deeper.
An ethereal Valentino creation, albeit a very sheer one.
The difference is so slight here, but no need to squint: Ruth Negga's version seems to come with blue underpinnings, compared to the runway's nude.
Jenny Packham's shimmery blue number is elegant and bright just the way it is.
And that's probably why Bryce Dallas Howard bought it off the rack for the Golden Globes last year. (Sorry, trick question—just keeping you on your toes!)
We're so obsessed with this pretty and punk party dress by Christopher Kane.
And it's safe to say Sienna Miller was, too, expect she wore it with fewer flourishes.
At Valentino's spring 2016 couture show, the dresses had a Grecian goddess vibe.
Olivia Wilde turned it down just slightly by wearing the design sans body gear to the Oscars.
It's dresses like this Giambattista Valli gown that were made for a special red carpet moment.
And it's powerful stars like Jennifer Lopez who are up for such a task. The singer and actress didn't change much, but if you look closely, her version of the necktie has an additional layer of bling. Naturally.
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Have a favorite red carpet look from the bunch? Let us know, below. And be sure to check out Who What Wear's Golden Globe's coverage this Sunday, January 8.