Emmy Rossum looks like the most elegant checkerboard ever in this dress

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There is so much excitement in Emmy Rossum’s life right now, and she was radiating positivity in this black and white checkered Carolina Herrera gown. Have you ever seen a dress with little pockets? Well…look closely!

The actress wore this inspired outfit to an event honoring Herrera at the Lincoln Center, and it’s safe to say she was the epitome of elegance incarnate.

We love how classic and hip this dress is, and how Rossum complimented the bold black and white lines with some deep red lipstick. Combine that with her hair pulled back in a tight bun, and everything was on-point!

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Aaaaaand wait till you see her EARRINGS.

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So bold (AKA we want!).

And check out this elegant black clutch.

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In fact, Rossum loves this designer so much that she’s recruiting Herrera to design her wedding dress (yup she’s engaged, remember how her boyfriend Sam Esmail proposed while she was in the bathtub?). And we think she’s made an excellent choice for her designer, even though she was tight-lipped when talking to E News.

“Yeah, she’ll be making it. That’s all I’ll say!”

#CarolinaHerrera and @emmyrossum stun @lccorporatefund gala. #honoringCarolinaHerrera

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We love a bit of mystery, but let’s not forget that the number one bridal trend for 2017 is lace, and Herrera has plenty of gorgeous, lacy options!

As for Rossum’s dress though…we’ll have to wait and see what it entails. Here’s one thing we know for sure: you’ve got impeccable taste, girl!

April Showers Bring May Flowers!! ☔💧💐 #targetpartner #marimekkofortarget

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Feeling inspired to go shopping (remember that it’s almost Christmas!)?

Hmmmmm we think YES.

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