This week Angelina Jolie attended the Unbroken premiere in London wearing** a classic white Ralph & Russo couture knee-length pencil dress with a ladylike short-sleeved cape over the top. It wasn't a surprising choice - Ralph and Russo is now Angelina's go-to designer for major events.
In case you don't know Ralph & Russo is a couture label which was founded in 2007 by Australian duo Michael Russo and Tamara Ralph. They made costumes for Beyonce's Mrs Carter tour and made Cheryl's wedding black dress, but Angelina Jolie is their most loyal celebrity wearer. Last month she wore a dove grey skirt suit by the house to receive her honorary damehood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. And it doesn't get much bigger than that.
Angelina Jolie in Ralph & Russo accepting her honorary damehood [Getty]
Tamara said to Grazia Daily of working with Angelina: "It’s a real honour and a pleasure to work with her and to count her as one of our leading ladies. The work she does is inspiring and she's a beautiful lady." While Michael added that he loves her style because: "She knows what suits her and she always has a clear vision of what she wants for each event."
Which is their all-time favourite Ralph and Russo look she has worn? Tamara told us: We’ve created a number of pieces for Angelina over the years – from the white strapless gown with gold detailing she wore to the WORLD WAR Z premiere to the white tailored dress she wore last night – every piece we’ve created for her is so different but so special to me. But the moment she stepped out in Paris to make her directorial debut for ‘In the Land of Blood & Honey’ in the hand dyed flower gown, I was speechless…"
Angelina Jolie in Ralph & Russo [Getty]
These pieces are couture, so a lot of work goes into every Angelina Ralph & Russo look. When we asked how long they spend on each event Tamara revealed: "We work really closely with Angelina on every event to make sure the design, fabric, fit and everything is perfect. To create a Haute Couture piece at least 6 weeks of craftsmanship and handwork is required, she has a distinct style so is always involved throughout."
Angelina certainly does a lot for the profile of Ralph & Russo, but how many people request her red carpet looks? Turns out, a LOT. Michael told us: "Any high profile figure always generates a lot of interest and we’ve already received a lot of calls since Angelina stepped out last night."
Angelina Jolie in Amanda Wakely at the Salt premiere in London, Aug 2010
See Angelina's greatest red carpet hits in the gallery below...