The dress that defined a style decade

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iol lif jan 4 Jarndyce Donald Traill/Invision/AP His latest designs - notably the gown he made for Naomi Watts - left - still hug and skim in all the right places.

London - His Galaxy dress was named the “dress of the decade”, but after a few years out of the glare of the spotlight, Roland Mouret is back and ready to give his own iconic number a run for it’s money.

Already favoured by celebrities with a taste for exquisitely-cut red carpet gowns, the London-based designer went stellar in spring 2006 with the launch of his now legendary frock.

The knee-length, wasp-waisted Galaxy managed to perform miracles — creating curves for waifs with none, and flattering those with ampler assets.

After everyone from Victoria Beckham to Carol Vorderman was photographed in it, the figure-hugging frock became a worldwide sell-out, despite the £1,000 (about R13 000) price tag.

But just a few months after the Galaxy dress hit the catwalks, Roland parted company with his financial backers — and his eponymous label.

He has since returned to collaborate with Gap and Victoria Beckham, and work on his new label, RM. His latest designs — notably the gown he made for Naomi Watts in December — still hug and skim in all the right places. - Daily Mail

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