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Giorgio Armani: My most stylish stars

Giorgio Armani has shared his favourite red carpet looks.

The 41-year-old actress has dazzled in many of the designer's pieces, from a black lace vintage Armani gown at the 2010 Golden Globes to a red strapless Armani Privé dress at the 2012 Baftas.

But it was her classic style gown at the 2012 Oscars which the fashion star looks back at most fondly.

"Penélope Cruz is always stunning. She is a brilliant woman, and our friendship was strengthened through various collaborations, from the cinema to the red carpet," he explained to British newspaper The Telegraph, referring to her wearing his creations in The Counselor. "It's always a pleasure to dress her. On the Oscars 2012 red carpet, she chose to wear a Giorgio Armani evening gown that looked great on her. That dress had a very particular shade of colour, a combination of blue and grey, with the brightness of a stormy sky."

Other outfits on the Academy Awards red carpet that stand out for Giorgio are Michelle Pfeiffer's blue tailored suit at the 1989 ceremony and Julia Roberts' 2004 rose-gold dress, which the designer made as a tribute to the style of Katharine Hepburn.

It isn't just his own pieces which Giorgio admires though - Jessica Chastain at the 2012 Oscars wearing Alexander McQueen is an outfit he finds memorable.

"I remember very well when Jessica, guest at my Privé show in Paris, received the news of her nomination for an Oscar for The Help: it was a very intense and emotional moment, for her, but also for all of us. I was proud to be among the first to congratulate her. Dressing her for the Oscar ceremony in a Privé dress the following year was almost a symbolic completion of that day," he recalled of his nude sparkly mermaid-style gown seen in 2013.

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