Gianfranco Ferré vs. Alice + Olivia

Back in September 2008, this black and white strapless Gianfranco Ferré dress was presented during Milan Fashion Week.

The next time we saw it, was on Anna Hathaway at the Critic Choice Awards, as we marveled at the gorgeous structured two tone piece.

The dress looks like a traditional white dress from one side, but the black side panel added a creative twist making the dress a stand out piece.

Alice + Olivia have created a similar dress, which was no doubt inspired by the Gianfranco Ferré dress. It’s strapless, black and white, has a pleated overlay and buckled belt.

I’m not sure how much the Gianfranco Ferré dress costs, but the Alice + Olivia dress only cost $367 from

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Runway To The Neighborhood Inaugural Ball РAlicia Keys In Gianfranco Ferr̩

Alicia Keys was one of the many celebrities to perform at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball last night.

The R&B singer belted out her hit single No One, to the pack gathering wearing Gianfranco Ferré Spring 2009 black dress.

She wore her sleeveless dress with a black thinner belt, to the one that was presented on the runway, but it took nothing away from the stunning dress.

I particularly love the detail on the skirt. Alicia wore with black heels.

In the video you can see Kate Walsh introducing Alica Keys to the crowd. The actress is wearing a Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2009 strapless gown. Unfortunately I can not find a still picture of her in it.

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