Behind The Red Carpet: Kate Winslet's Last-Minute Dress

02/13/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Designer Ben de Lisi kick-started London Fashion Week yesterday with his lovely Autumn/Winter 2007 collection. After the show, I worked my way backstage only to find the designer in a state of panic! De Lisi revealed he was dressing BAFTA nominee Kate Winslet that evening (note: It was 3.45 p.m. and red carpet arrivals started at 4 p.m.!) “I have to go dress her now, right now.” he said running towards the door. “She’s going to be Hollywood glamour.” Only minutes later, I’m standing in line to get a taxi to get to the next show, when I see a small, suited man sprinting into oncoming traffic to hail a taxi. Looks like all of his hustling was worth it — Kate hit the red carpet in a glamorous black gown, courtesy (of course) of Ben de Lisi. Tell us: What do you think of Kate’s gown?Monique Jessen

Get more scoops on award show looks at in our Red Carpet section.

Photo: marc larkin/lfi

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Frab on

She looks gorgeous as always! I love Kate- it’s refreshing to see such a sophisticated and down to earth actress.

Stephanie on

Stunning dress! She looks wonderful….

Susan on

Kate Winslet is one of the most beautiful actresses working. I think she looks gorgeous in the black gown. Her red carpet look is always stunning, due in part to her wonderful partnership with Ben de Lisi. I can’t wait to see what she wears to the Oscars!

Tina on

The dress is somewhat standard, but she looks lovely. She is a true beauty.

Miss M on

True Kate Winslet style. She looks fab. Goes to show that you really don’t need to be a stick insect to look good! I personally like a woman with curves and don’t think that the emaciated look is very nice. Fashionable maybe but it comes at a price: your health!

Jackson on

Lovely as always! I love the dress.

Nighthag on

She looks awesome. That dress is just as beautiful.

j on

she looks great like she always does!!

BC on

Beautiful Dress!

Leah on

Oooh Lala! I love this dress. It’s gorgeous!

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