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At a recent London premiere, the star of Total Recall broke nearly every fashion rule in the book, marrying together feathers, sequins, sheers and lace in a look that skirted the boundaries of good taste, but somehow managed to come off perfectly polished.
With lace sleeves, a bedazzled pencil skirt and a fluffy feathered bustle-esque layer that encircled the waist and flared out over the hips, Jessica Biel’s Giambattista Valli Couture ensemble had all the elements of a cabaret showgirl’s costume. And yet, Biel carried off the look with elegance and grace. In spite of the many details battling it out for attention, the outfit was pulled together—and decidedly chic.
Perhaps it was the tuxedo-style blouse, which served as a dose of sobriety, counterbalancing the dress’ playful bottom. Biel’s blunt bangs and long, straight locks also helped to ground the look. But the actress certainly took her share of risks in the accessories department: Bright coral shoes and a coordinating two-tone manicure popped against an otherwise all-white ensemble, which confirmed what we’ve already become excited about for fall—creamy whites are here to stay, at least for yet another season.