Hilary Swank In Elie Saab Couture - Vienna Opera Ball

Sadly, this is the best picture I could find of Hilary Swank attending the Vienna Opera Ball, held at the Wiener Staatsoper in Austria yesterday evening.

The few pictures of her on the red carpet had burly bodyguards surrounding her, not allowing anyone to take her picture, which surely defeats the purpose of her being invited – but I digress.

What should’ve been a beautiful picture of her on the red carpet is a paparazzi picture of her leaving the Hotel Bristol.

My greatest disappointment is the harsh flash photography, which blurs the exquisite detailing on her nude Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture gown.

Elie Saab and Hilary Swank has always been a winning combination and this outing, flash photography aside, is no different.

Simple and elegant is always the best way to go in a stunning embellished gown, and that’s the route Hilary took, with neutral makeup and simple stud earrings completing her look.

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