Rarely does Natalie Portman, the enduring face of the Miss Dior fragrance, appear as adorable as can be. The sequined minidress from the French brand’s futuristic pre-fall collection, however, that she wore to the UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies event on Tuesday especially won us over. Even though it wasn’t your standard red carpet event in Hollywood, Portman, who gave an award to Israeli author Amos Oz, was nevertheless able to add a touch of glitz with the high-shine dress. It appeared as at home at a somber noon event as it would at, say, a Met Gala after-party. Portman accessorized simply with hoop earrings, understated Dior shoes, and a small handbag in order to avoid the ensemble being too garish. Follow the actress’ lead: Simplicity is crucial when it comes to wearing sequins before the busiest club-hopping hours.

What then did the gold dress with the sequins work so nicely for her? The puffy shoulders, all-over shimmer, and large velvet bow at the waist had the potential to seem like a horrible vintage prom dress, but a few small elements subdued the impression. The streamlined shape, which balanced the volume at the shoulders, was the first. The second was the deep-V neckline with wavy, silver-lined edges, which gave the otherwise classic design a contemporary twist. The last touch was Portman’s softly waved hair, fashioned by Bryce Scarlett, and elegant makeup, done by Eileen Kastner-Delago, which felt glitzy without being overdone. Simple black Jimmy Choo shoes, a black and gold purse, and some glitter in the shape of Chopard earrings from the company’s eco-friendly “Green Carpet Collection” completed the look.

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