Nicole Richie In Osman – 2011 UNICEF Ball

Nicole Richie joined Diane Kruger in wearing black on the red carpet at the 2011 UNICEF Ball which took place in LA last night.

The creative director for House of Harlow and Winter Kate has gone from boho, to being obsessed with Halston, to her current phase which is a very chic and sophisticated grown-up look.

Oh how she’s grown from being Paris Hilton’s sidekick.

Nicole’s Osman Fall 2011 gown has a leather cut-out bodice with a sleek black skirt with a train.

Her gown is sexy but her styling is elegant, with a simple updo, kohl-rimmed eyes and ornate earrings.

No Nicole look is complete without a clutch from her House of Harlow collection.

Which look do you prefer? The runway or Nicole’s version?

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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28 Responses to Nicole Richie In Osman – 2011 UNICEF Ball

  1. Tala December 9, 2011 at 12:20 #

    wow…

  2. Mahima December 9, 2011 at 12:26 #

    This looks like a ripoff of the Michael Kors dress that Leighton Meester and Beyonce have worn before. The runway dress was 10000x better.

    • Emi December 9, 2011 at 14:10 #

      I agree with you, I thought about L. Meester, too but that dress was beautiful, while this one is quite unflattering, in my opinion. I prefer the runway version, anyway.

    • Hannah December 9, 2011 at 15:35 #

      That;s exactly what I thought, but this one is not as well tailored, it is gaping under the bodice and much less flattering.

    • Rahel December 9, 2011 at 15:36 #

      Just wanted to post that.

    • EmmaWoodhouse December 9, 2011 at 19:42 #

      LOL thought the SAME thing Mahima! Leighton rocked that look…this just looks bad.

    • MEME December 12, 2011 at 11:13 #

      THANK YOU!!!… I know I wasn’t the only one thinkin’ that….

  3. Emmeline December 9, 2011 at 12:26 #

    This is nice, but I wish she’d stuck with the original colors. With the black it looks too similar to the Michael Kors dress that Leighton Meester wore last year.

    • Mary Gatto December 9, 2011 at 14:24 #

      That’s what I thought too!!

      • Vidhya December 9, 2011 at 16:14 #

        and its not even all over jersey.. its half leather half jersey like michael kors..

  4. Martin December 9, 2011 at 12:27 #

    I think she is a little too short for this gown and it looks as though she is drowning in it at the bottom. But that is not my major issue with it actually – ironically, the cut-outs (rather than giving her shape in the waist and drawing the eye in) actually make her look thick in the mid-section, which she is most certainly not. Concept is good, execution is lacking.

    • dee December 9, 2011 at 13:03 #

      I agree.

    • maria December 9, 2011 at 15:29 #

      same here. I am not sure why she does not tailor the bottom of her dresses, they tend to be too long. With her being on the petite side it makes her look even shorter.

  5. Emma December 9, 2011 at 12:36 #

    I love it. She looks stunning and I definately prefer her look to the runway.

  6. Lara December 9, 2011 at 12:52 #

    I don’t like this style on her, and I think her ever-present bangs serve to age her at times. She’s looked far better

  7. Jones19 December 9, 2011 at 13:03 #

    I’ll always pick color over black. I agree with the above posters who say this looks too much like the leather Michael Kors dress Leighton Meester and Beyonce wore.

  8. sonia December 9, 2011 at 13:13 #

    not bad in black but the “coture” is in the colour in this ocasion!

  9. Aiyu December 9, 2011 at 13:41 #

    Very chic. Love her accessories. Those clutches are going to sell like hot cakes, aren’t they?

    • Fashion Critic December 9, 2011 at 13:56 #

      they are pretty much sold out

  10. Alina December 9, 2011 at 13:44 #

    I think that black was a better choice for her.

  11. Linda December 9, 2011 at 15:14 #

    This looks stiff and ill fitting and unflattering.

  12. Parvati December 9, 2011 at 16:02 #

    I think the fit of the dress is better on Nicole, but I would like to see her wear the colourful runway version.

  13. cat December 9, 2011 at 20:24 #

    I love the runway version. The black doesn’t fit Nicole properly (because of her new boobs, possibly) and her hair has been tragic lately. She’s stuck in a rut.

  14. lilix December 9, 2011 at 20:38 #

    WHY OMG RUNWAY VERSION OF COURSE!!!! sigh :(

  15. Shaina December 10, 2011 at 00:23 #

    I love the runway version but for Nicole, I like this black version.

  16. KateS December 10, 2011 at 01:29 #

    I don’t think the fit is great on either version – the original MK design looked far more flattering than either of these.

  17. Andy December 11, 2011 at 13:01 #

    I think the Micheal kors version looked liked both Leighton Meester and Beyonce were poured into the dress. They were about to burst out. Leighton looked like wonderwoman minus the red, it is such as unflattering cut. But Nicole Richie looks comfortable and relaxed and can breathe. I much prefer this version. She looks super chic!

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