Kate Beckinsale Kicks Off Christian Siriano’s Book Launch in One-Shoulder Minidress & Sky-High Heels

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  • Kate Beckinsale
    Kate Beckinsale
    British actress
  • Christian Siriano
    Christian Siriano
    American fashion designer
  • Jimmy Choo
    Jimmy Choo
    Malaysian Chinese fashion designer

Kate Beckinsale elevated a dramatic dress with bold heels for the launch of Christian Siriano’s upcoming photography book, “Dresses to Dream About.”

The “Guilty Party” actress shared a photo snapped at home with her cat, Clive, shortly before the event. Beckinsale wore a ruched black minidress for the occasion. The number gained added drama from a one-shoulder silhouette, festooned in large black ruffles. The star paired the statement little black dress with a black Edie Parker clutch, as well as sharp diamond drop earrings by Samer Halimeh.

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On the footwear front, the “Farming” star elevated her look with a pair of towering platform sandals by Jimmy Choo. The black style featured thick platform soles with a thin metallic accent, as well as thin toe and buckled ankle straps. Beckinsale’s shoes also appeared to include stiletto heels totaling at least 5 inches in height. The actress’ footwear gave her look a dramatic height boost, while also elevating its sleekness with a monochrome color palette.

Platform sandals have become a popular shoe style this fall, from their boost of height and support to any look. Stars including Hilary Duff, Chrissy Teigen and AnnaSophia Robb have also worn pairs from Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo and Prada in recent weeks. The style is also a signature of Beckinsale’s, who wore a black Choo pair to the premiere of her action movie “Jolt” this summer.

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Kate Beckinsale attends Amazon Studios “Jolt” Special Screening on July 19, 2021 in Los Angeles.

When it comes to shoes, the “Underworld” actress usually favors her staple ankle and knee-high black boots. However, she also wears Naked Wolfe platform sneakers and Saint Laurent sandals while off-duty. For formal occasions and press tours, Beckinsale typically slips into pointed-toe pumps and sandals by Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, and Stuart Weitzman. She’s a strong force in the fashion world as well, regularly appearing in front rows for top brands such as Moschino, Christian Dior and Giambattista Valli.

Boost your fall looks with black sandals inspired by Beckinsale.

Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom
Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom

Courtesy of Nordstrom

To Buy: Chinese Laundry Theresa sandals, $70.

Credit: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue
Credit: Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

To Buy: Michael Michael Kors Miri sandals, $180.

Credit: Courtesy of Target
Credit: Courtesy of Target

Courtesy of Target

To Buy: A New Day Ema sandals, $30.

Click through the gallery for more of Kate Beckinsale’s boldest street style looks over the years.

Launch Gallery: Kate Beckinsale's Standout Street Style Looks Through the Years

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