Jessica on August 15 and the Ruby Smallbone runway in May.
Left: Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images; Right: Photo by Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup.
At the Breakthrough of the Year Awards in Los Angeles last night, Jessica Szohr accepted her Breakthrough Actress in Film award wearing a black and gray dress, which featured a funky geometric pattern. The shift is from Australian designer Ruby Smallbone’s spring collection, and judging from the rest of the dresses on sale by the designer, costs around $400. We were surprised by Jessica’s pick, only because black and gray aren’t exactly colors that spell summer for us. But leave it to the Gossip Girl actress to make the look super sexy and fun — and she did so by some excellent styling moves, like wearing black, peep-toe slingbacks (as opposed to black booties), rocking loose, wavy hair, and ditching a jacket, like the tan one the model wore on the Smallbone runway (why cover up a dress that glam?). The only thing she could’ve done without the is the awkward frontal bunching. But then again, it reminds us that even stars can’t escape the weird dress-bunching complex every once in a while. Overall, way to go, Jess, don’t you agree?