Elizabeth Banks Nails the Rocker Chick Look on the Red Carpet

elizabeth banksElizabeth Banks is exactly who I want to be when I grow up. She's smart, successful, hilarious, sexy, and smokin' hot. The 37-year-old actress and mom to 1-year-old Felix pretty much has it all. And at a screening for Man on a Ledge in New York City yesterday, she proved that she has it all, and then some. Banks looked absolutely awesome in her black mini dress by Versace. She paired the dress with edgy leather booties, sheer black tights, smokey eye makeup, and a severe side part.

It doesn't look like she's aged a bit from her Wet Hot American Summer days, does it? She's had umpteen roles since then (my fave is her on 30 Rock), but Banks can be seen next as Effie Trinket in the highly-anticipated Hunger Games that comes out March 23.

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Banks' career is on fire right now, and so are her style choices. I don't know who she's working with (could stylist Brad Goreski be behind her looks?), but whatever they're doing together, it's working.

I love that she took a risk here and went with a rocker mini dress with studs and pleating -- textured black is usually a frowned upon red carpet look because the cameras can't pick up the layers of the dark fabric, making the wearer look chunky. But this dress fits Banks like a glove and I'm sure she turned more than a few heads last night.

Since it's January in the Northeast, Banks also wore a black leather bomber jacket when not posing for the cameras. Another fabulous choice. She's certainly on a roll and I'll be keeping an eye out for her going forward. Girl's got some mad style.

What do you think of Elizabeth Banks' look?

 

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