As 2012 draws to a close Kate Ritchie wanted to see out the year with a bang at the ‘Les Miserables’ Sydney premiere this evening in Australia.

In the absence of Amanda Seyfried and Anne Hathaway, Kate provided the eye candy wearing a custom Steven Khalil gown.

Her red strapless gown with a slit in the bodice and lace inserts in the skirt is quite spectacular.

I’m trying to picture the gown without the inserts and I have a feeling it wouldn’t have been as dramatic so kudos to the designer for thinking outside of the box.

Even though I have a soft spot for Katie, this gown deserves a place on the BDOTW poll as she looks chic and elegant.

Do you agree?

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