We first saw this red J. Mendel Fall 2010 gown when it was worn by Malin Akerman as she arrived on the red carpet for “The Bang Bang Club” Premiere during the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.
The blonde Swedish actress wore her hair back in a super tight bun to show off her haltered neckline.
She let the dress do all the talking by only adding rings to her look.
Cheryl Cole wore the same gown on tonights X Factor.
After looking at the runway and Malin’s version of this J. Mendel dress, it looks like Cheryl’s has been modified very slightly around the waist.
It has more definition and the bodice appears to be longer on Cheryl.
I love how Cheryl’s version it more fitted and elongates her petite frame, plus I love her earrings so she wins for me.
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