Blake Lively made a lasting impression with her latest red carpet look at the Gem Awards in New York City on Friday night. The actress stepped out in a stunning, black midi dress plucked from Sergio Hudson’s fall 2021 collection.
Lively’s little black dress features one of the season’s major trends: 2000s-inspired cut-outs, which are enjoying a resurgence on the runway and the red carpet. The knee-length design boasts a body-con silhouette and a leather bodice with bold, structured shoulders. The main focal point is the plunging neckline and a cutout along the bodice that feels both sultry and sophisticated.
As for her accessories, Lively stayed true to her favorite brands. She styled her outfit with a pair of sparkly black Christian Louboutin heels with a criss-cross design at the toe. In her hand, she carried a gold Chanel clutch with a black fishnet overlay. For the finishing touches, Lively wore jewelry designed by her friend Lorraine Schwartz, who was being honored at the event. With her hair pulled back in a bubble ponytail, Lively kept the focus on her dangling Lorraine Schwartz earrings which featured asymmetrical stones.
Lively’s Sergio Hudson dress marks a new edgy direction for the actress. Hudson’s designs are synonymous with power dressing, whether he’s creating a belted suit look for former First Lady Michelle Obama or a tuxedo dress for Vice President Kamala Harris. He’s also well-known for his take on dresses and evening wear, like the silk gowns he showed at New York dress from all angles.
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