Gwyneth Paltrow attended the Balenciaga and Spain exhibit opening gala at de Young Museum last week in San Francisco.

The blonde actress wore an Antonio Berardi dress which she styled with hot pink heels which I very much appreciate.

I don’t know if it’s her posture or the fact that Gwynie (as always) isn’t wearing a bra, but something about the top half of this navy and black dress is throwing me off despite the bold shoulders.

I really found myself more focus on her companion, Juliet de Baubigny.

The San Francisco businesswoman and friend of Gwyn wore an Andrew Gn Fall 2011 gold metallic pleated gown, which was recently presented during Paris Fashion Week – which proves you don’t have to be a celebrity to get first dibs on looks fresh off the runway.

Her stunning gown has embroidered details on the shoulder and on the waist.

Me thinks she upstaged Ms Paltrow.

Credit: Patrick McMullan