During the Emilio Pucci Fall 2012 presentation, Peter Dundas sent a model down the runway wearing a houndstooth crystal-embellished chiffon coat, which has hit the red carpet twice as a dress.

First up was French actress Melanie Doutey, who looked sensational wearing the coat as a plunging dress with a central slit to the ‘Therese Desqueyroux’ premiere during the Cannes Film Festival.

The sexy yet chic look was styled with a black clutch and Sergio Rossi ‘Chloris’ sandals.

Nieves Alvarez wore the same coat as a dress to the ‘Escaparate’ Magazine Awards in Seville, Spain back in October.

Her dazzling semi-sheer look was styled with Roger Vivier ankle-cuff sandals, Pandora jewels and a black Swarovski clutch.

Melanie wins for me. The Rossis swung it for me.

You can buy Melanie and Nieves’ Emilio Pucci coat/dress from Net-A-Porter.com.

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