Camilla Belle Captivates in Elegant YSL Strapless Dress at Opera Premiere

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I consider Camilla Belle to be one of Hollywood’s most beautiful faces. This girl is a classic. She reminds me of Natalie Wood, but much prettier. And when it comes to dressing, she has always made the right choices.

Camilla Belle in Yves Saint Laurent at the Metropolitan Opera Premiere of Armida, Lincoln Center in New York City on April 12, 2010Camilla Belle in Yves Saint Laurent at the Metropolitan Opera Premiere of Armida, Lincoln Center in New York City on April 12, 2010 (Credit: Flashpoint / WENN / PNP / Joseph Marzullo)

Take, for example, the YSL Edition Soir 2010 collection gown she wore to the Armida gala premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Camilla Belle's chic style accentuated with a YSL ivory gold-trimmed clutch at the Met OperaCamilla Belle’s chic style accentuated with a YSL ivory gold-trimmed clutch at the Met Opera (Credit: Flashpoint / WENN / PNP / Joseph Marzullo)

The American actress carried a YSL ivory gold trimmed clutch and completed the outfit with black strappy sandals.

Camilla Belle showcases her stylish black strappy sandals, complementing her evening lookCamilla Belle showcases her stylish black strappy sandals, complementing her evening look (Credit: Flashpoint / WENN / PNP / Joseph Marzullo)

I love the dress; it is very romantic and dreamy. Usually, I’m not too fond of bows on dresses, but the black on the empire bodice blended with the band so well, making it less of a decoration and more of part of the whole gown.

The uneven tulip-shaped raw-edged chiffon layering also made Camilla look soft and delicate – a great complement to her strong features and thick signature eyebrows.

Elegance personified: Camilla Belle in a dreamy YSL gown at the Armida premiere, April 2010Elegance personified: Camilla Belle in a dreamy YSL gown at the Armida premiere, April 2010 (Credit: Flashpoint / WENN / PNP / Joseph Marzullo)

On a side note, there are a few details about the gown that I wish I could change. I wish the hem at the front went down to the floor. The tea length, though it showed her dainty little feet and sexy sandals, made her look short. Also, I’m not too fond of the appliqués attached to the beaded bodice. Those two look just a tad out of place.

Other than that, I think the dress is a true masterpiece! Two years later, Chloe Moretz wore the same dress in a different color to attend the exact same event. She accessorized with a gorgeous ribbon necklace.

Chloe Moretz embraces sophistication in a YSL dress at the Jules Massenet's Manon premiere, March 2012Chloe Moretz embraces sophistication in a YSL dress at the Jules Massenet’s Manon premiere, March 2012 (Credit: Flashpoint / WENN / PNP / Joseph Marzullo)

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