Many of you have Claire Danes’ red carpet style down as safe and dare I say boring, but she spiced things up on the red carpet last night at the HBO premiere for ‘Girls’ in New York City last night.

The actress is the first to wear a look from the Preen Fall 2012 collection.

Her long-sleeve dress has a lot going on for the usually reserved star.

The patchwork dress, with a black and gold square-print, black velvet and green asymmetrical panels plus pleating at the waist with a self-tie belt, was teamed with black peep-toes and a black clutch.

I think she carries the look off well. It’s good to see her daring to wear such a bold look.

Claire’s hair and makeup were kept simple and neutral.

Do you like this look on Claire?

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