Miranda Kerr, 2013 Oscars
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Miranda Kerr is always at the top of our Look of the Day list—and it’s all thanks to stylist Jessica Paster! The woman behind all of Miranda’s major style moments—including the slit-up-to-there Zuhair Murad stunner she wore to InStyle‘s Golden Globes party—also helped her pick out the perfect dress for the Oscars after-parties, and their ultimate choice came with some great advice. “You know, let’s not discount a beautiful black dress,” Paster told us over the phone while skimming couture racks for her famous client. “Because some dresses are not just a beautiful black dress. Some dresses are just gorgeous dresses that just happen to be black.” Especially if the black dress in question is silk chiffon Valentino like Miranda’s! “I think that if you really know your client and you see a beautiful dress, you just know that they’re a perfect match for each other,” Paster added. So remember, ladies: There’s nothing basic about black!

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