Oct 29, 2012 Jennifer Hirshlag

5 Best Beauty Looks: Black-Tie Elegance

The gala and awards show season is approaching and the five women in this week's roundup gave us a sneak-peek of what may be in store. Each maneuvered within the classic codes of formal dressing to deliver personalized looks that brought new versatility to the concept of getting beautiful for a black-tie affair. Charlotte Casiraghi's timeless elegance evoked her grandmother, Grace Kelly, while actress Melissa George's le smoking tux, sleek strands and graphic cat eye were the perfect balance of ladylike and avant-garde. Indeed, with so many options for stepping out for a soiree, it seems we all might have a good reason to celebrate.

Who: Solange Knowles Where: Angel Ball 2012, Cipriani Wall Street, New York When: October 22, 2012

Who: Halle Berry Where: Premiere of Cloud Atlas, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood When: October 24, 2012

Who: Charlotte Casiraghi Where: Cartier Exhibition Gala, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid When: October 22, 2012

Who: Gwen Stefani Where: CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Event, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles When: October 25, 2012

Who: Melissa George Where: Maison Martin Margiela with H&M global launch event, 5 Beekman, New York When: October 23, 2012

Photos: Getty Images



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