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An evening gown by Karl Lagerfeld for less than £1000? It may still cost the equivalent of renting a one bed flat in London for a month, but this £785 mix of cotton-blend jersey and sheer tulle is still the cheapest way to kit yourself in Karl for a black tie event.

It's from the Karl range, Count Von Lagerfeld's 'cheaper' diffusion line for Net a Porter (most famous for bringing us £70 binbag hotpants last year). The new collection is much better than the first, with less of the Karl face and more amazing black dresses. If you've always been fan of Karl Lagerfeld's work, but could never quite stretch to Chanel or Fendi, now is your chance to grab something for a little bit less.

Karl cotton blend jersey and tulle dress £785 at Net a Porter >>>