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Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha are the supermodel coaches of Oxygen’s new modeling competition The Face, coaching aspiring models who hope to become the next face of ULTA Beauty. The 24 contestants compete for one spot, but we’ve got our eyes on their mentors’ winning looks. With Campbell, Kurkova and Rocha in one room, you know that no one’s going to look sloppy—but these ladies are style perfection. We’re swooning over their chic LBDs in high-def black and gold. Embellished with gold embroidery, appliqués and sequins, these looks are dramatic, attention-grabbing and always glamorous.
Campbell wore a fit-and-flare black dress with a bustier bodice. Her look is undeniably ornate, covered in gold jacquard woven in this season’s favorite baroque pattern. Her smooth locks fell over one shoulder and she added an edge to the luxe look with black lace-up platforms. Kurkova struck a pose in a black shift with structured shoulders. The dress’ eye-catching gold appliqués gave her look a lot of sparkle, with no jewelry needed. The model’s pointy-toed, metallic ankle-strap pumps coordinated perfectly, and she injected a pop of color with a bold red lip. Rocha hit a high note with beehive hair and a black, mock-neck minidress with a knockout mod shape. Fancy details like the bows on her lace-up sandals and sequin embellishments at the collar completed her vintage-inspired, but very fresh-feeling, ensemble.
Black and gold looks are a major trend of the moment, and one you definitely don’t have to be a top model to pull off. Ready to make a statement on your next night out in a gold-embellished LBD? The easiest way to get this look is by picking one of this season's dresses in black and gold (start your shopping with our picks below). You can also dress up your favorite LBD with a chunky gold choker or collar-length necklace, or even emphasize your waist with a head-turning gold belt. The key to making your look pop is to stay true to the color palette: black and gold are so dynamic together that you don't need a lot of extra jewelry and you definitely shouldn't bring in any other colors. Stick with shoes in black or gold, stash your stuff in a stylish gold box clutch or black envelope handbag, and you're sure to create a look with all the elegance of Campbell, Kurkova and Rocha.
Tune in to the premiere of The Face on Oxygen, Tuesday, February 12 at 9/8c. Until then, shop our picks inspired by the on-point style of The Face's supermodel coaches. We’ve scoured the market for instantly-ornate pieces that are guaranteed to make your wardrobe walk all over the competition.
1. River Island Gold Sequin Shift Dress – $73.67; 2. Dorothy Perkins Black/Gold Multi Layer Dress – $28; 3. Deepa Gurnani Tribal Metallic Beaded Cuff – $110; 4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Black Mika Sweater Dress – $430; 5. Alice & Olivia Karyn Bustier Dress – $698; 6. T-Bags Metallic Mini Dress – $207; 7. Colin Stuart Lace-Up Cage Sandal – $88; 8. Lipsy Structured Peplum Dress – $95; 9. Never A Gold Shoulder Dress – $79.99; 10. Pour La Victoire Cheyenne Pump – $159; 11. Guiseppe Zanotti Lace-Up Suede Gladiator High-Heel Sandal – $1,195