Transformative Fashion: How Kim Kardashian and Claire Danes Rocked Roland Mouret Dresses

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When Kim Kardashian and Claire Danes, two very different celebs with two very different figures, stepped out recently in Roland Mouret dresses and BOTH looked ravishing, I knew I needed to know more about who the designer behind these insta-transforming dresses was.

Kim Kardashian exudes sophistication on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' showcasing the elegance of Roland Mouret's 'Myrtha' dress, February 3, 2011Kim Kardashian exudes sophistication on ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ showcasing the elegance of Roland Mouret’s ‘Myrtha’ dress, February 3, 2011 (Credit: ABC)

A closer look at Kim Kardashian's stunning Roland Mouret ensemble on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' highlighting the designer's flair for enhancing celebrity style, February 3, 2011A closer look at Kim Kardashian’s stunning Roland Mouret ensemble on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ highlighting the designer’s flair for enhancing celebrity style, February 3, 2011 (Credit: ABC)

Kim Kardashian embodies elegance in Roland Mouret's 'Myrtha' sheath dress, a testament to the designer's ability to flatter diverse figures, captured on February 3, 2011Kim Kardashian embodies elegance in Roland Mouret’s ‘Myrtha’ sheath dress, a testament to the designer’s ability to flatter diverse figures, captured on February 3, 2011 (Credit: ABC)

It turns out Roland Mouret is the designer behind what has been called “the most recognizable dress of the last decade,” “the dress that every woman wanted,” and “the dress of the season,” the now iconic and legendary Roland Mouret ‘Galaxy’ dress.

Claire Danes, posing with her husband Hugh Dancy, at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on January 29, 2011Claire Danes, posing with her husband Hugh Dancy, at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on January 29, 2011 (Credit: Ian Wilson / WENN)

It’s easy enough to see why this dress (launched way back in the Spring of 2006) has been given those titles. ANY woman with ANY body type – from the strictly slim Victoria Beckham to the athletic Cameron Diaz to the curvy Dita Von Teese – looks like they have enviable hourglass figures in it.

This one single design instantly catapulted Roland Mouret into the collector-designer stratosphere and established him and his future collections as must-have pieces for women.

Claire Danes stuns in a mesmerizing Roland Mouret dress, exemplifying the designer's versatile appealClaire Danes stuns in a mesmerizing Roland Mouret dress, exemplifying the designer’s versatile appeal (Credit: Ian Wilson / WENN)

Even though Roland Mouret veered away from his signature figure-hugging style in his last few collections, he has decidedly brought it back for this Spring 2011.

The reinventions are now what we see on Kim Kardashian and Claire Danes, which feature new necklines, new drapes, and a new more figure-hugging, more body-revealing jersey, viscose, and wool blend fabrics.

These are the Roland Mouret dresses Kim Kardashian and Claire Danes are wearing in the pictures above.

Roland Mouret 'Myrtha' Folded Sheath DressRoland Mouret ‘Myrtha’ Folded Sheath Dress, $1,675.00

Roland Mouret 'Macha' DressRoland Mouret ‘Macha’ Dress, $1,598.00

Though I would kill for a Herve Leger dress, I think it’s time we got a new updated look to the figure-hugging cocktail dress. Roland Mouret just might take that crown away from Herve Leger if he continues coming up with timeless styles such as these.

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