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Q: Which famous designer is credited with being “the original red carpet dresser,” outfitting A-list actors and actresses for major awards shows before the prevalence of celebrity stylists?
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ONE: Giorgio Armani. The designer opened a Rodeo Drive store in 1988 and quickly began pursuing Hollywood stars who previously bought his red carpet looks. The brand outfitted the likes of Jodie Foster, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Billy Crystal in the 90s, and it wasn’t long before other luxury brands followed suit. Today, the red carpet is a business unto itself. Vanity Fair