Kuala Lumpur shone bright last night (26th March 2014) as world-class athletes, Hollywood celebrities and Malaysian VIPs walked the red carpet, or rather, BLUE carpet at the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards 2014. Held in the iconic Istana Budaya, Malaysia’s very own cultural palace, we caught some of the distinguished guests at their fashionable best on our red carpet highlights!
Words & Photography: Ellyse Ng
Former alpine skier Franz Klammer and guest
BBC travel host Henry Golding with Andrea Fonseka & friend
Australian pro surfer Stephanie Gilmore goes back to basic in a beautiful black number
Retired Midfielder Gaizka Mendieta. The Spaniard is here with wife Carmina
The talented Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza hasn’t lost her star-power!
Russian swimmer Angelica Timanina in a stunning gown
Malaysian sweetheart, actress and singer Maya Karin looking gorgeous in a beautiful gold gown
Laureus Ambassador Ruud Gullit seen here with Mexican TV host Maggie Jimenez
German F1 racer, the ever charming Nico Rosberg
Famous Malaysian designer Dato’ Bernard Chandran rocking a rugged rockstar look, seen here with wife Mary
Local heartthrob and actor Hans Isaac striking a model pose
Nine time Olympic medalist Mark Spitz with British adventurer and activist Annabelle Bond
Host of Laureus World Sports Awards 2014, actor Benedict Cumberbatch, arriving in style amidst screams of female fans
Malaysian badminton star Datuk Lee Chong Wei with wife, badminton player Wong Mew Choo
Moto GP racer Marc Marquez is looking brilliantly happy!
Olympic medalist, Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci rocking a beautiful lace-panelled black gown
Performer for the evening, actor and singer Jamie Foxx
Sportswoman of the Year nominee and surfer Maya Gabeira
The ‘Birdman’ himself Tony Hawk looking refreshed and rejuvenated despite having performed his stunts the day before
Laureus Academy Chairman Edwin Moses and wife Michelle
Finnish footballer Jari Litmanen and wife Ly in a striking pink satin gown
Deemed as one of the greatest Greek goalkeepers of all time, Antonios Nikopolidis is also said to bear a sligth resemblance to actor George Clooney
Laureus World Sports 2014 Sportsman of the Year Sebastian Vettel. The F1 driver was a little camera shy on the red carpet
Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year & American gold medalist, swimmer Missy Franklin is all-smiles
Former footballer and team captain Eric Cantona
Retired footballer Michael Laudrup with wife Siw
Paralympic swimmer Sarah Louise Rung glowing on the red carpet
Manager of the Russian national football team, Fabio Capello and wife
Pole vaulter and Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year nominee Raphael Holzdeppe
Former footballer and fashion icon Hidetoshi Nakata
Dan Carter from the New Zealand All Blacks, nominee of Laureus World Team of the Year
Always looking dapper, Lewis Hamilton gave a shy smile to members of the media
Malaysian squash star Nicol David came with her parents, looking demure in a cream knee-length dress
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