Karolina Kurkova put her model genes to work at the de Grisogono dinner last Tuesday and sizzled in this Emilio Pucci Spring 2011 black suede dress that would’ve fizzled on lesser beings.
A combination of a backless style, huge side cutouts and a thigh-high split very rarely works on the red carpet but when you’re nearly 6 feet tall, slim and look like a goddess, everything just works.
Here’s Karolina Kurkova arriving for the de Grisogono dinner held during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival last Tuesday:
Model Karolina Kurkova poses for the cameras as she arrives for the de Grisogono dinner during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Eden Roc hotel in Antibes, France on May 17, 2011
Karolina Kurkova herself is like a blank canvas with the minimal makeup and that pulled back ponytail, so she made sure her accessories made a bold statement:
As for her ankle strap sandals, they are these Emilio Pucci criss cross ankle strap thong sandals (shown in burgundy):
Karolina K. couldn’t couldn’t have picked a better strappy pair to wear with her strappy dress. These Emilio Pucci criss cross ankle strap thong sandals are now unfortunately sold out.
We know, it’s a steep price to pay for sandals so we found these Matiko Mel strappy sandals that will give a similar criss cross ankle strap look for less:
Matiko Mel strappy sandals (Sold Out)
These aren’t thong sandals like Karolina’s but they have the same gladiator-inspired style. These are also just $97.09, marked down from $172.00.