The Perfect Outfit: Kirsten Dunst's Kickass Cocktail Look

We've said it before, but it's worth repeating: A little black dress should never be a cop-out. Kirsten Dunst reaffirmed our belief that LBDs can be at once timeless and fashion-forward when she showed up to the New York premiere of "All Good Things" at SVA Theater on Wednesday evening donning a perfectly prim Valentino number. The devil's in the details when you decide to go all black everything, as Dunst 's dress proves with its intricate lace fabric and ruffled 3/4 length sleeves. Paired with black suede python lace-up sandals, and we're simply slayed by the chicness of it all. And since you likely already own a similar lace dress and black opaque tights, all you need are a few solid accessories to copy this cocktail look all on your own.
Essential #1: Lace dress—while we may be vying for that Valentino, there are tons of little lace frocks for less that'll definitely do the trick. We're particularly fond of this Alice by Temperley piece.
Alice by Temperley Lace Shift Dress, $404.25, available at
Essential #2: Chandelier Earrings—We instantly feel super glam when we're rocking a pair of fabulous chandelier earrings, and this accessory goes a long way in amping up this outfit.
Juicy Couture Baguette Chandelier Earrings, $69, available at Juicy Couture, 456 North Rodeo Drive (Between Santa Monica Blvd and Brighton Way); 310-550-0736.
Essential #3: Python Heels—Snake-skin and lace? Yes and yes. It's Kirsten's Nicholas Kirkwood kicks that truly put the pow in this perfect outfit. Try on these Pour La Victoire sandals for size—and less than half the price! Pour La Victoire Whipsnake Cutout Sandals, $285, available at Barneys, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard (between S. Rodeo and S. El Camino Drive); 310-275-4211.

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