Alicia Keys In Givenchy Couture – 2011 Keep A Child Alive Black Ball

Alicia Keys attended the 2011 Keep A Child Alive Black Ball in London last night. The event raises money to provide treatment and support to families with HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

The singer wore a custom Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci custom-made long bustier black gown.

The gown was embroidered with black ostrich feathers on the skirt and accented with a gold metal articulated belt.

She added Givenchy accessories including suede leather sandals and black satin clutch, plus Chaumet jewels to her look.

Her dramatic dress is perfect for this ball, but I find the nude back panel and the cascading ruffle detail distracting.

Alicia also performed at this event with Tinie Tempah wearing another Givenchy look.

Her short zipped black lace and silk dress was worn with black bondage leather sandals and Chaumet jewels.

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17 Responses to Alicia Keys In Givenchy Couture – 2011 Keep A Child Alive Black Ball

  1. Marlie June 16, 2011 at 13:39 #

    Im not liking this look. It makes her look bigger than she is. She looks better singing on stage.

  2. Laura June 16, 2011 at 14:01 #

    I like the look from the front, but it’s a bit much from the back.

  3. Giuseppi Giraffe June 16, 2011 at 14:17 #

    That panel in the back is awkward, but otherwise its nice

    • maria June 16, 2011 at 19:23 #

      i totally agree

  4. Emi June 16, 2011 at 14:31 #

    I don’t like dresses with many fabrics and textures. I think this is quite ugly, and she looks wider. How could she change the hairstyle from straight to curly?

    • TT June 16, 2011 at 14:54 #

      I agree about the hair??

    • Lou June 16, 2011 at 19:50 #

      The hair enigma is bugging me too! I think she looks great at the front but confused at the back

  5. dee June 16, 2011 at 14:52 #

    I don’t like either look.

  6. justme June 16, 2011 at 15:39 #

    I don’t like her red carpet dress either. The nude panel is indeed weird.

  7. Alina June 16, 2011 at 15:41 #

    I don’t really like it.

  8. mochababe73 June 17, 2011 at 00:53 #

    I agree. That nude panel wasn’t needed. The dress was beautiful without it.
    Alicia appears to be improving on the red carpet. Maybe she hired a competent stylist.

  9. laura D June 17, 2011 at 00:58 #

    Ugh – pet peeve: visible zippers.
    Unless they are a design feature, which works on something edgy or rock-and-roll, they are ugly and clumsy looking. In this case, it makes something kind of awkward (the panel) look downright stiff and ugly.

    • laura D June 17, 2011 at 00:59 #

      However, she does look adorable on stage. She really looks better in something more relaxed as it suits her personality.

  10. Bonnie June 17, 2011 at 09:29 #

    She looks great,until you see the back and the bottom part.

  11. Steffie June 17, 2011 at 12:28 #

    Is it just me or has she put on weight?

    • rita June 17, 2011 at 17:32 #

      She has just had a baby a couple of months ago so … yeah she has gained a little weight… Some women have harder to lose it after a pregnancy

  12. Steffie June 20, 2011 at 07:40 #

    oh ok :)

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