Karolina Kurkova opted for a highly dramatic look on the red carpet this evening for the ‘Killing Them Softly’ premiere during the Cannes Film Festival.

She donned a Roberto Cavalli Fall 2012 mermaid gown fully embroidered with black paillettes and a leather strap.

Her halter gown was styled with a very dark lip colour — a trend that started at the Met Gala, which we’re also seeing at Cannes.

I love the gown; it’s just the right amount of drama a Cannes premiere needs.

Stunning jewels and a pewter clutch provided the finishing touches.

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