In a city that is the stomping ground of understated beauties like Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Vanessa Paradis, it's easy to look overdressed.
But Angelina Jolie was spot on with her outfit for the Paris premiere of Salt - a shimmering, curve-enhancing creation from Pamella Roland.
Featuring an embellished double strap detail and a low cut neckline that showed a hint of décolletage, the ivory dress scored dix points with the sophisticated Parisians.
The glowing appearance was the mark of a silver screen siren keen to make the point that she's back to her best after a break to have twins.
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