Agbani Darego In Roland Mouret & Stella McCartney – 30th Birthday Party

Agbani Darego In Roland Mouret & Stella McCartney - 30th Birthday Party

Agbani Darego, aka the first black African Miss World, celebrated her 30th birthday on Sunday in Nigeria with a lavish party to celebrate the milestone.

As it was her party, she worn not one but two designer dresses.

First up was a green Roland Mouret dress which epitomizes the designer’s love for artful glamour. The vivid emerald hue was the focus as she selected neutral Giuseppe Zanotti t-bar peep-toe platforms heels to complete her look.

Her second dress was the Stella McCartney one-sleeved illusion cut-out dress.

My problem with this dress is that the illusion is no longer so when it doesn’t blend with your skin tone, which is why I stay away from dresses like this.

Had the illusion part matched her skin tone I would’ve loved this look as it gives her a very svelte silhouette.

Black strappy sandals completed her second look.

You may remember that Shu Qi wore the same Stella McCartney dress last week.

You can buy Agbani’s Stella McCartney dress from Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Luisa via Roma,
Matches Fashion Global and Matches Fashion UK.

Credit: Jide Alakija/BellaNaija

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26 Responses to Agbani Darego In Roland Mouret & Stella McCartney – 30th Birthday Party

  1. Beta January 11, 2013 at 12:16 #

    she is sooo gorgeous!! congrats to Agbani! 😀
    I much prefer the Roland Mouret dress, the colour and shape are divine
    also she’s glowing in that picture 🙂

  2. Jess2 January 11, 2013 at 09:52 #

    She is so so beautiful and the emerald is amazing on her. I really like both looks, her shoe choices are perfect. It is a shame about the illusion cut outs though.

  3. Tea January 11, 2013 at 08:02 #

    Okay, I’m going to stand alone here but I really like the Stella on her despite the fact that there’s no illusion against her skintone. It just looks like a different dress and I think it (probably) only looks strange because you know it’s meant to look different and when you know that it’s hard to ignore the sheer(!)craziness that dresses like this aren’t made for different skin colours.

  4. Taksi January 11, 2013 at 01:48 #

    She’s just gorgeous; it doesn’t really matter what she wears.

  5. Luisa January 11, 2013 at 00:52 #

    She’s beautiful! I love the green color against her skin.

  6. TeaAtTwo January 10, 2013 at 23:59 #

    Wow she’s stunning. I love the Mouret dress, the tailoring and slight drape are so chic and the colour is stunning. Shame about the illusion panels not matching her skin as she’d have owned the look. I hope designers start making panels in different shades, at very least for high profile clients.

    • Alina January 11, 2013 at 07:52 #


  7. Neli January 10, 2013 at 23:39 #

    She’s gorgeous!!

  8. Jess January 10, 2013 at 22:57 #

    I’ve often wondered about ‘illusion’ panels on darked skinned ladies and whether any designers ever make the dresses available in varying shades of ‘illusion’. I’m guessing not, which is a crying shame. Nevertheless, Agbani looks gorgeous in both dresses.

  9. AnnaP January 10, 2013 at 22:14 #

    I’m so glad you featured this woman – she is breathtakingly beautiful and so stylish.

  10. coupdegrazia January 10, 2013 at 22:10 #

    You would think, given all of the customizing that can be done with designer clothes, that it wouldn’t be all that difficult to get a dress done with properly-shaded illusion panels? Regardless of your opinion of Stella, I’m sure that’s not a cheaply-priced dress – – seems to me the illusion panels should come in a range of shades, esp if you’re going to charge a load for the dress. The t-bar shoes don’t really read as “nude” on her either. I am medium olive-skinned (Mediterranean) and most of the “nude” shoes out there don’t work for me either. A mocha shoe would’ve been a better nude for her. I *love* the green on her.

  11. lolo January 10, 2013 at 21:42 #

    FC, you read Bella Naija’s blog?
    Love, love the green dress. Very gorgeous look on her!

  12. Aline January 10, 2013 at 20:50 #

    The Stella Mccartney dress is so figure flattering that I still really like it, even if the illusion panel doesn’t work.

    The Roland Mouret is just okay, but her gorgeous smile is adorable.

  13. EmmaWoodhouse January 10, 2013 at 20:46 #

    Not loving the second look, but I ADORE the first look. It is so BDOTW-worthy!

    • adrian January 10, 2013 at 22:05 #


  14. Charlotte January 10, 2013 at 20:34 #

    She looks amazing! The shoes with the black dress are Miu Miu.

  15. robert January 10, 2013 at 20:16 #

    Love the green dress, loathe the shoes, McCartney’s designs are beyond awful.

  16. Ayishaa January 10, 2013 at 20:07 #

    Ure so on point with the illusion comment. It’s the same problem with wearing nude coloured shoes when it doesn’t blend into ur skin tone .

  17. CreoleLady January 10, 2013 at 19:36 #

    Wow. Shame about the illusion. I know I’ve seen those gorge black strappy heels somewhere before, and love them still.

  18. Dhppy January 10, 2013 at 19:07 #

    Yes, it’s a shame illusion panels don’t come in darker colors. This is the same problem I had with Beyonce’s gown at the Met Gala. If designers aren’t going to dye the illusion panels for Beyonce, who will they make the adjustment for?

    The Roland Mouret, however, looks fantastic on Darego. It’s very Wallis Simpson.

    • roxy January 10, 2013 at 20:04 #


  19. Christine January 10, 2013 at 19:00 #

    Only like the green Roland dress.

    • dee January 10, 2013 at 20:10 #


  20. Nat39 January 10, 2013 at 18:55 #

    The illusion issue aside, she is rocking both looks!!

    • Yeliz January 10, 2013 at 19:35 #


    • justme January 10, 2013 at 20:46 #

      I agree.

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