Fashion

Helena Christensen's 20 best red carpet looks

By Clara Strunck

October 11, 2021

Helena Christensen

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We choose the Danish model's best outfits of all time

Helena Christensen, globally renowned model (and Vogue Scandinavia's latest cover star) needs little introduction: one of the original ‘supers’ alongside the likes of Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, Christensen has been a household name since the 1990s.

Top fashion houses have always clamoured to be associated with Christensen, who was Gianni Versace’s muse and has modelled in campaigns for Chanel, Lanvin and Valentino, to name a few.

Off the runway, her style sense is just as well-known: she’s as likely to rock a Zara jacket as she is a Balenciaga dress, sporting sharp suits to fashion weeks and statement gowns at awards shows.

Here, we’ve rounded up her most noteworthy red carpet looks, from the Vanity Fair's Oscars parties to premieres and screenings.


Helena Christensen's 20 best red-carpet looks

Helena Christensen

At the 2017 'Take Home A Nude' art party at Sotheby's in New York, Christensen stole the show in an orange, ostrich feather-adorned dress by Prada. . Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen

Christensen showed off her impressive supermodel legs in a Tom Ford minidress at the designer's show during New York Fashion Week in 2017, pairing the look with dramatic, dark eyes and skyscraper heels. . Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen

Another Oscars party, another applause-worthy look from Christensen: in 2016, she donned a shimmering, silver silk dress with an architectural split to the navel, accessorising with pearl earrings and a crocodile skin clutch bag. Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen

Proving her talent for high-low dressing, Christensen sported a floral, embellished dress by mid-priced designer Needle & Thread for a screening of 'T2 Trainspotting' in 2017. Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen

In perfect contrast to the dark carpet, Christensen's white lace Stella McCartney dress made sure all eyes were on her at the 2017 Stephan Weiss Apple Awards in New York. Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen

Christensen showed her love for a favourite designer of hers, Stella McCartney, at the 2014 Women's Leadership Award in New York. Photo: Getty

For the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Sunset Tower Hotel Christensen wore a flowing mauve chiffon gown.

Helena Christensen opted for a navy silk slip with sheer lace panelling at the 'Okja' premiere on June 8, 2017 in New York City . Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen attended the Mon Cheri event in Munich in 2015, in an embroidered full length gown. Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen

Christensen has been walking red carpets for long enough to know that detail is everything - hence the purple flower in her hair at Model the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars party, a nod to her floaty, floral Valentino dress. Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen attended the Montblanc VIP Charity Gala held at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club in 2007 in a powder blue one shoulder gown, finished with a sleek ponytail. .

Helena Christensen

Proving that she rocked the caped dress trend far before any of today's A-listers, Christensen sported a delicate, jewel-encrusted gown to the 7th annual Vanity Fair Oscars party, matching her sequinned bag to the look. Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen always manages to delight at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, in 2006 she went for a feminine ombre pink frock accessorised with a sparkling pendant. . Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen attended the season opening event at the Metropolitan Opera House in 2008 in a stunning cream gown, with a long train, and dazzling bejewelled clutch. Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen

For the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars party, Christensen chose a periwinkle blue, embroidered chiffon gown by Carolina Herrera, which perfectly matched her eyes and dark hair. Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen

Christensen carried off a 1920s-inspired lilac ensemble for the premiere of 'My Best Friend's Wedding' at the Plaza Hotel in New York in 1997 by matching the detail on her dress to her bag. Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen

Christensen was the epitome of 1990s chic at the 70th Academy Awards, wearing a black, beaded column dress with minimal make-up and smoothly blow-dried hair. Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen

In 1999, Christensen was effortlessly glamorous at a Vanity Fair party at Morton's Restaurant in Hollywood, sporting a strappy, embroidered dress with a matching chiffon shawl. Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen

Christensen went classic for The Black Ball, presented by Conde Nast Media Group and hosted by Alicia Keys and Iman, in 2006. She matched her clingy, purple dress with a timeless red lip and a Chanel bag. . Photo: Getty

Helena Christensen

Christensen looked every inch the worldwide supermodel at a fashion show organised by Fawaz Grossi in Paris in 2003, showcasing Galliano designs and Maison de Grisogne jewellery. Photo: Getty


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