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Saturday 2 August 2014

Naomi Watts won't wear red

Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts' stylist won't admit that a gown is red as the actress won't wear the colour.

The Hollywood actress is particular about what hues she dons for the red carpet. Noami named her favourite look as the pale Marchesa gown she wore to the recent SAG Awards, but stylist Jeanann Williams loves the Zac Posen Bordeaux gown the blonde beauty wore to this year’s Golden Globes.

The style expert won't admit the dress is red though.

“Naomi told me never to put anything red on a rack of options for red carpet, but I’ve put her in every shade close to red possible,” she told the Hollywood Reporter. “I’ll say it’s coral or deep wine or cinnamon - I’ve even Googled synonyms for ‘red’.”

Naomi regularly wows at big industry events, not least at this year's coveted Academy Awards. The Oscar-nominee impressed in a stunning sequinned Armani Prive gown, which Jeanann thinks was the perfect choice.

“It’s the grand finale. You need to have fun, and you definitely need a dress with the ‘wow’ factor,” she smiled.

Noami explained how she and her trusty stylist came to work together on a full-time basis. The actress was stuck for options a week before an appearance at the 2012 Venice Film Festival and phoned Jeanann - who has a daughter with Naomi's brother, Ben.

“I was working and didn’t have time to do fittings. Ten dresses arrived at my door, and I remember thinking, ‘Jeanann’s really good at this,'" she revealed.

Jeanann has been included on The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Powerful Stylists list. Also featured is Joseph Cassell, who dresses country songstress Taylor Swift, Petra Flannery who styles the likes of Claire Danes, Emma Stone and Zoe Saldana and Erin Walsh, who is Kerry Washington's go-to-stylist.

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