Michelle Dockery In Stella McCartney - Winter Whites Gala In Aid Of CentrepointMichelle Dockery joined Taylor Swift at the Winter Whites Gala in Aid of Centrepoint, hosted at Kensington Palace in London, England on Tuesday.

Unlike Taylor and some other starlets, the ‘Downton Abbey’ actress shirked the event’s ‘winter white’ theme and boldly went for its direct opposite: black.

Donning a sleek Stella McCartney Fall 2013 gown, she couldn’t have been more sophisticated in her dodging of the dress code. The second-skin, slim-line design was set off by a racer-back halter neckline and backless detail, along with a waist-cinching belt.

She polished it all off with a minimal smattering of De Beers jewels and a Stella McCartney ‘Beckett’ clutch, along with that impossibly chic bob and the perfect magenta pout.

Did she make the right call in skipping the white?

You can buy a yellow version of Michelle’s Stella McCartney Gown from Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

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