Kim Kardashian’s Chic Black Dress That Almost Stole the Show at Elton John’s Party

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Last February, Kim Kardashian was spotted attending the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party in a black sleeveless mermaid-style textured gown from Azzedine Alaïa with cutouts on the skirt. She styled the form-fitting gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Christian Louboutin heels.

The dress was simple and perhaps a little too subdued for the event, but it was classy and elegant nonetheless.

Posing with Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian dazzled at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 26, 2012, in a Raoul Penelope gown paired with a luxurious gold Swarovski crystal oval clutchPosing with Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian dazzled at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 26, 2012, in a Raoul Penelope gown paired with a luxurious gold Swarovski crystal oval clutch (Credit: Daniel Tanner / WENN)

What do you think? Gorgeous, agree? It can be the perfect go-to dress when you simply can’t find anything else to wear to a black tie event.

Kim Kardashian stuns in an elegant Alaia gown, a stylish choice for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing PartyKim Kardashian stuns in an elegant Alaia gown, a stylish choice for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party (Credit: Daniel Tanner / WENN)

Sadly, there’s a shortage of Alaia dresses online, and this one isn’t available anywhere. But judging from the few currently sold at Farfetch, I assume it will cost you between $1500 and $2000 (or maybe more!).

A close-up of Kim Kardashian's exquisite Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, adding a touch of glamour to her sophisticated ensembleA close-up of Kim Kardashian’s exquisite Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, adding a touch of glamour to her sophisticated ensemble (Credit: Daniel Tanner / WENN)

“Heading to church before the Oscar madness begins. I hope you all have a blessed day!” Kim tweeted earlier in the day.

“Wow JLO looks amazing!!! Emma Stone looks beautiful! The glam on the red carpet is heating up!” she tweeted while at the event. “OMG Gwyneth Palthrow looks soooo chic! WOW … Wow Angelina went fun & sexy!!!! LOVE”

Kim Kardashian shined at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in a stunning Alaia dress, complemented by Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Christian Louboutin heelsKim Kardashian shined at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in a stunning Alaia dress, complemented by Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Christian Louboutin heels (Credit: Daniel Tanner / WENN)

Now, that’s a lot of money for a dress, so if you simply want to steal the look minus the designer price tag, grab the Tadashi Shoji illusion sheath gown:

Tadashi Shoji Illusion Sheath Gown

Tadashi Shoji Illusion Sheath Gown

Tadashi Shoji Illusion Sheath GownTadashi Shoji Illusion Sheath Gown, $360

Like Kim’s dress, the illusion sheath gown is also made of textured material. And although it may not have the cutouts, it does come with see-through elements made of mesh shadow stripe panels. And the best part? It will cost you much less than an Alaia – just $360. That doesn’t sound so bad. Pair it with gorgeous earrings, statement cuffs, and sassy heels to copy Kim’s look!

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