Last night Nicole Richie was one of many stars who got Gucci-ed at the LACMA Gala, as she wore a sheer black gown with heavy embellishment and feathered cuffs over a black bodice. Yes we could see a LOT of leg and the embroidery is pretty phenomenal, but it's her hair which made us gasp here at Grazia HQ.
The elaborate neckline demanded Nic wear her hair up, but she didn't opt for a simple updo. Nope, Nicole slicked her hair back into a super high pony, with her locks twisted into an intricate plait. She gets buckets of beauty bonus points from us. Nicole joined Kate Hudson, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and other starlets at the gala, where the red carpet was like a presentation of the finest Gucci gowns.
This plaited masterpiece could rival Kate Bosworth's braids she sported at the Big Sur premiere earlier this week. You might think that a plaited updo is limited to a festival or summer wedding, but these girls are showing that romantic twists and braided ponytails can work on a winter evening, even if there is a black tie dress code. With party season on the horizon, we think a bohemian plaited 'do is the perfect accompaniment to a sparkly frock.
So if you're already plotting your December party hair (we're all guilty of Christmas party day dreaming, riiight?) take a look in the gallery below to see some of the best plaited creations to try this season...