Nina Dobrev In J. Mendel – Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

Nina Dobrev joined some of Hollywood’s biggest stars at Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood last night.

The ‘Vampire Diaries’ actress looked beautiful in a black J.Mendel Fall 2012 gown, shown just a few weeks ago during his red-carpet ready Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week presentation.

With a cut-out detailed deep V-neck and pleated skirt, Nina shows just the right amount of skin, without fear of a wardrobe malfunction.

A sparkling Jimmy Choo clutch, Chopard jewels and Brian Atwood heels complete the look.

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25 Responses to Nina Dobrev In J. Mendel – Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

  1. Sabina February 27, 2012 at 20:54 #

    Love this, it looks so elegant and fresh at the same time but I somehow wish the skirt was not pleated, but more structured instead.

  2. Hannah February 27, 2012 at 20:55 #

    Do you know what her shoes look like? Her stylist said Brian Atwood t-strap navy platform heels but I can’t find them.

  3. AW February 27, 2012 at 20:57 #

    I like this on her, not an ounce of try hard yet still sexy and fashionable.

  4. EmmaWoodhouse February 27, 2012 at 21:03 #

    At least Rooney Mara didn’t wear this, right? Haha
    On Nina…hmmm. I’m not a fan of plunging necklines, although the cut-out details are interesting here, but overall the dress is too dark and somber in my opinion. Maybe it’s the length of the skirt…whatever it is, I prefer Nina in more light-hearted feminine designs.

  5. Hannah February 27, 2012 at 21:05 #

    I don’t like this. It feels too old for her & it really broadens her. There is also something sort of medieval that I do not like about it at all, and the hair really doesn’t help that.

  6. Jones19 February 27, 2012 at 21:06 #

    So stunning! Nina has come such a long way :) Okay I’ve got a bit of a girl crush.

  7. alliehstyle February 27, 2012 at 21:13 #

    Love how chic and simple but still sexy this is. Nina really has come such a long way!

    • Christine February 28, 2012 at 04:28 #

      She really has come a long way style wise :)

      • Alina February 28, 2012 at 16:32 #

        I agree.

  8. Tiffany Nicole February 27, 2012 at 21:15 #

    THIS is how you do cut outs and not look like not0nice words. Brava!

  9. Martina February 27, 2012 at 21:16 #

    Amazing!!! :) I don’t remember her looking so sophisticated and elegant. I love how she didn’t over do the accessories, those clucth and earrings add just the right amount of bling. Critic, could she be an BTODW contender?

  10. Anissa February 27, 2012 at 21:39 #

    I love this! She looks so classy and gorgeous but not at all boring. A great choice for her!

  11. Dee February 27, 2012 at 21:42 #

    She looks amazing, this is definitely one of my favourite looks from her.

  12. Loui February 27, 2012 at 21:50 #

    Love it! Looks better than the model!

  13. CTgirl February 27, 2012 at 22:10 #

    This is a great dress and the styling is impeccable.

  14. Yeliz February 27, 2012 at 22:27 #

    Nina looks stunning. This is the best she looked since last year’s Emmy Awards.

  15. gurlygurl February 28, 2012 at 00:05 #

    Realy unexpected and lovely look. It works well!

  16. Mol February 28, 2012 at 03:38 #

    I love this, the cut outs perform beautifully here, perfect fit and she kept it simple accessory wise which I like….

  17. Chelsea February 28, 2012 at 04:52 #

    Amazing. Love the peplum skirt plus the nipped in waist. The cut-outs are strategically placed to look elegant. She is giving the model a run for her money!

  18. Carolina Roq February 28, 2012 at 13:17 #

    Stunning, one of the best.

  19. Shaina February 28, 2012 at 23:55 #

    This is look is perfection. Simple done right.

  20. Parvati March 1, 2012 at 00:11 #

    Great gown! I love the cut-outs!

  21. Brooke March 1, 2012 at 18:38 #

    What a great directional look for her! Finally she has broken out of the ice-skating costume/princess rut she’s been stuck in for so long :)

  22. the ogre February 25, 2013 at 09:01 #

    she’s just so determined not to anything wrong on the red carpet. maybe we’ll have a poll on “most determined to get it right on the red carpet” poll this year. she looks fabulous but i much prefer her michael kors look from the spirit awards!

  23. Louise February 25, 2013 at 12:44 #

    I really love it, not a single thing I would change about this look.

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