Since launching her first store in New York in February 2004, the Tory Burch label has gone from strength to strength, now dotting the red carpets and feet of celebrities such as Eva Mendes, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paris Hilton and Hilary Duff.

Her latest best-seller and red-carpet favourite is a striking black sequinned dress, seen most recently on starlets Sophia Bush and Angie Harmon.  Given the abundance of gorgeous gold sequin dresses lately, and their warm reception, we thought we'd give you a darker option to play with - but be warned!  This outfit is not for the faint-hearted.. or for those of you wishing to save a pretty penny on your party outfit!

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To get Sophia's look, pair the stunning Tory Burch sequin dress, $850, with the show-stopping 'Bombay' stilettos by Rene Caovilla, £590; or for Angie Harmon's more classic look, pair with a black round-toed platform pump like 'Vera' by Pedro Garcia, $328.95.  Ice the cake and blow your budget with this exquisite crystal box clutch by the extravagant Judith Leiber, $2395.

Well - a girl can dream!!