Black Magic: European Women Wear Awesome LBDs At Foreign Press Awards

So, I don't know about you, but I need a brief vacation from Paris couture week. We're not going that far - only a short train-ride to Rome - but what a difference a day makes! Now we find ourselves at the Villa Massimo, celebrating the Globo d'Oro Foreign Press Association Awards, which seems to give out little golden globes to European models and actresses for their important work and awesome outfits. From what I can see, they totes deserve it. I've never seen such an impudent range of Little Black Dresses in all my born days - long, short, pretty, ugly -and it totally convinced me that there's a reason Europeans work this so hard-core. Really, there's no reason to do anything else. Tell me if you agree, after the jump!







The LBD:

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Model Antonia Liskova keeps it simple in elegant basic black.

Um, and so does Polish actress Kasia Smutniak.

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...and actress Isabella Orsini.

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Actress Romina Carrisi Jr. adds a jacket. Because she can.

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You wouldn't think you could go far wrong with an LBD, but oh the pitfalls - as demonstrated by actress Caterina Murino's Jessica-McClintock-like bodice.

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Of course, the LBD is not magic, people. It still needs to fit right. Unlike actress Maria de Medeiros' iteration. (Personally, I avoid bias cut like the plague.)




The Non-LBD

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Wow, it's kind of sad that a white blouse, like Sabrina Ferilli's, can look this exciting.

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And here you see the raison d'etre of the LBD. This should be stunning, right? And yet it's not quite right. An LBD would have hit the spot, Italian actress Amy Bergamo.

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Obviously actress Nathalle Rapti Gomez looks kind of amazing. And yet, how much more elegant would this number have been in black?!

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I'm not gonna line, Carolina Crescentini: rust is not the new black. And that swathe of fringe had better be a shawl or something.

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