Melanie Doutey made my heart stop for a second when she stepped out onto the red carpet this evening for the Cannes Film Festival closing ceremony and ‘Therese Desqueyroux’ premiere.

The French actress wore an Emilio Pucci Fall 2012 gown with a dangerous central split.

Her bedazzled houndstooth print long sleeve dress screams sexy, yet oozes Parisian chic at the same time.

It was accented with a black leather belt and accessorized with a black satin clutch and a gorgeous pair of black Sergio Rossi ‘Chloris’ sandals which are to die for.

This look is head-to-toe perfection for me and much improved from the runway.

You can buy Melanie’s Sergio Rossi ‘Chloris’ sandals in gold from farfetch.com.

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