It’s been a while since we last saw Vera Farmiga, but she took to the red carpet for her “Higher Ground” New York Premiere last night at the AMC Loews 19th Street East 6 Theater.

She opted to wear a simple chic Stella McCartney Fall 2011 dress.

It made be hard to see, but her sleeveless dress has a black velvet panel on the fluted skirt.

Black strappy Gianvito Rossi sandals and smoky eyes completed her look.

Despite this being a heavy black dress with a velvet panel worn in summer on the red carpet, I can’t deny how incredibly chic Vera looks in this dress.

This look would’ve been greatly improved with a sparkling Swarovski clutch.

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