I've been a huge fan of Dries Van Noten's for as long as I've been interested in fashion, but lately, it seems like the cult favorite has hit the fashion big-time. He's been on a bit of a roll, and his latest collection is no exception. Case in point: Nicole Kidman chose one of the designer's fabulous sequined cocktail frocks for the premiere of her latest film, Australia.
We've been on something of a sequin kick here at Closet Couture as of late–perhaps you've noticed our recent Street Style and Weekend Wear posts on the decorative motif. We're not exactly sure if we're just suckers for anything shiny, or are really feeling the need for a dose of unabashed glamour right now, but either way, we love the play of a glittering gold top against the more subdued sheen of the black sequins on the bottom of Mrs. Kidman's dress. We'd suggest taking a play from her book, so when you're pulling out your own party dress for an upcoming special occasion, remember that a little bit of bling goes a long way, and that an elegant way to tone it all down is to add a bit of shine in a darker color.