Olivia Palermo Steps Out In Valentino’s Romantic Florals

Olivia Palermo really surprised us with her outfit choice for the New York City Ballet 2015 Spring Gala last night. But in a seriously good way.

The 29-year-old style icon knows how to mix it up in the wardrobe department, working everything from denim shirts, pencil skirts and sleeveless jackets to preppy and polished smock dresses. 

olivia palermo in valentino dress at the new york city ballet Olivia Palermo chose a pretty fishtail plait to accompany her dreamy gown

 

But we’ve never seen her in anything like this. Olivia’s vintage-inspired empire line chiffon Valentino dress was the stuff of Jane Austen dreams, and was a totally different direction for the socialite.

While the detailed floral gown hid her tiny frame, the long sheer sleeves and pretty ornate neckline gave Olivia a gorgeous regal elegance – and that long, pretty french braid running down her back was the perfect delicate hairstyle for it. 

Keira Knightley's floral Valentino Oscars frock pregnant Olivia’s dress looked uncannily similar to Keira Knightley’s Valentino Oscars frock

 

Palermo’s garden-themed gown was not dissimilar to Keira Knightley’s stunning Valentino Couture dress from the 2015 Oscars, which she wore while pregnant. But Olivia proves you don’t have to be with bump to pull off this old-fashioned style.

She also opted for a fresh-faced makeup look, with just a touch of glowy highlighter, a flick of liquid eyeliner on the top lid and a rosy, glossy lip.

Olivia Palermo with Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti at new york ballet Olivia Palermo with Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti backstage at the New York Ballet

 

In a recent interview with Marie Claire, the former The City star admitted that she actually does all of her own makeup.

‘I do my own make up, but listen to the experts when it comes to things like getting your foundation colour right and knowing what your skin needs in different seasons’, she said.

Well, there’s no denying she’s a dab hand with that foundation brush.

olivia palermo and Mr Valentino himself at the New York Ballet Olivia Palermo posing with Mr Valentino himself at the New York Ballet

 

After the swanky ballet event, Olivia Instagrammed a photo of her with Mr Valentino himself and designer Giancarlo Giammetti.

‘The three perfect dates for the evening! Thank you @realmrvalentino @privategg #theluckiestgirl @maisonvalentino Thank you @carlossouza1311 for your fab photo skills tonight #newyorkcityballet we missed you both @johanneshuebl @charleneshorto.’

olivia palermo in denim shirt and floral pencil skirt Olivia Palermo working her usual casual style uniform