As the weather's turned crisper over in the US, the stars have turned to velvet to lend a touch of sophistication to their winter looks u Jessica Alba picked Prada's autumnal A-line devore velvet dress recently, Penlope Cruz sported Francisco Costa's white washed velvet dress-coat
combo at a Calvin-Klein-sponsored screening of her new flick, Broken Embraces, while Angelina Jolie made the most of velvet's subtle, shimmering glamour in an Armani Prive dress at the MOCA reopening in Los Angeles.
The detail on the dress consisted of rows of pearls and crystal beading around the neck, sleeves and train, with further beading down the back and front of the dress-coat
Sophie, dressed in a Samantha Shaw dress-coat with long sleeves and ivory silk train, turned to acknowledge the crowd with a dazzling smile - and the cheers and cries were deafening.
Rows of pearls and crystal beading decorated the neck, sleeves and train, with further beading down the back and front of the dress-coat.
Kate, 29, switched outfits three times during the day, leaving Canada in a red Catherine Walker dress-coat
, stepping off the plane in LA in a lavender frock and changing into a bright green Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress for the reception.
Proving she is no Freak of Nature, Anastacia changed into an elegant kaftanesque dress-coat
teamed with red knee-high boots and a sassy red belt.
Fluid, flowing and romantic, it consisted of a long-sleeved, fitted and panelled dress-coat
topped off with a filmy fairytale veil.
The Queen Mother, who was wearing a light blue dress-coat
and matching hat, was greeted with applause by users of the centre.
Decorated with 325,000 cut-glass and pearl beads, the pounds 5,000 dress was topped by a panelled dress-coat with a daringly low V-neck front and drop back.
The fitted panelled dress-coat worn over it was flatteringly cut and the loose cuffs on the jacket were medieval in feel.