Michelle Williams Makes Western Wear Look Wildly Chic at 'Cabaret' After Party

Go ahead and call me boring, but I’m the kind of girl who really loves to stick to her style guns when it comes to fashion, rarely straying from the classic, traditional pieces that feel most right for me. That’s why I have such a deep respect for celebrities who tend to do the same on the red carpet — stars like burlesque bombshell Dita Von Teese and sexy siren Jennifer Lopez, who discover the styles that suit them best and stick with them again and again.

The always-adorable Michelle Williams is another of these stick-to-it stars, making a name for herself as a mod marvel thanks to her penchant for donning retro shapes and ’60s-style prints at seemingly every turn. And why not? With her pretty pixie and love for striking black eyeliner, the style seems like it was made for her. But even with this stay-the-same mentality, it is nice to see the slightest change every now and then — which is exactly what Williams gave us at the Cabaret opening night afterparty on Thursday evening.

Trading out her mod minis for an undeniably western flair, the actress — who is starring in the reprisal of the classic Broadway show — donned a getup whose suede collar, faux-denim bodice, and leather belt would fit in well in the Wild Wild West.

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Featuring leather sleeves, a satin navy skirt, and a full-length zipper, the ensemble — from luxury label Louis Vuitton, for whom Williams has shot some killer campaigns recently — was a choice that, while surprising, [seemed to align with Williams’s habit of donning looks that are anything but ordinary]YOU SAID EARLIER THAT SHE WEARS THE SAME LOOK ALL THE TIME -- CLARIFY?.

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I, for one, have come to adore the Dawson’s Creek star in all of her mod glory, whether she’s sporting a classic floral-print shift dress, keeping it simple in a color-blocked mini, or having a little fun in a collared, cloud-print frock.

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That said, though I’m not sure I'd advise her to go Western chic on a regular basis, even I have to admit that her LV look is a refreshing departure from everything we’ve come to expect from Williams’s red carpet repertoire.