Canary yellow has its spot under the yellow sun

Every once in a while an ugly random thing comes from nowhere and gets its share of fame. (We’re not talking the Ks of reality TV.) Canary yellow has been fluttering across the red carpet lately, faring quite well in a season of black, grey and the newly trendy cobalt blue. Starting off with the Alexander McQueen backless dress that former Bond girl Rosamund Pike wore to the Jack Reacher premiere in London, to the lace Stella McCartney just-below-the-knee number that Kerry Washington appeared in at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in Los Angeles, canary yellow has found some celebrity-steeped redemption.

Actor Kat Graham of The Vampire Diaries, at the Jingle Bell Ball at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles dropped blood red in favour of canary yellow talons, while Judi Shekoni attended the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere in London in an elaborately worked Chagoury Couture gown. The latter sported a canary yellow and grey dress at the This is 40 premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, later.

What brought canary yellow to focus, however, is hardly complimentary — it was Julianne Moore’s Christian Dior Couture dress that she wore to the Emmy Awards a couple of months ago that gave wardrobe dissers their Eureka moment.