Sarah Paulson Looked So ‘AHS: Coven’ in Gucci on the Red Carpet

Sarah Paulson’s outfit formula for the American Horror Story 100th episode red carpet event was definitely double, double toil and trouble.

The 44-year-old American Horror Story star arrived at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery over the weekend to fête the anthology series’s milestone wearing a witchy Gucci gown that was fitting for the occasion.

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Paulson worked with celebrity stylist Karla Welch to select what Welch called on her personal Instagram account, a “gothic, puffed sleeve Gucci number,” for the evening. The spooky black gown featured wide puff sleeves with a crystal appliqué at the cuff. The floor-length dress also featured pockets (!) and an embellished neck and called to mind both AHS: Coven and the nuns of AHS: Asylum. Props to her for being very on-brand.

She completed the look with a black velvet clutch and Guiseppe Zanotti heels with an extra embellishment at the toe.

If you, too, want to look like a high-fashion Morticia Addams, we’re sorry to say Paulson’s Gucci gown isn’t available yet. However, you can create the same Halloween-ready vibe with the J.Crew puff-sleeve wool sheath dress (on sale for $228 $260), the Badgley Mischka Collection boat-neck puff-sleeve A-line mini cocktail dress (on sale for $459 $347) or the Rotate Birger Christensen velvet puff-sleeve minidress with buttons ($420).

Paulson offset the volume of her sleeves by wearing a sleek, slicked back bob courtesy of celeb hairstylist Lona Vigi. She kept in line with the Goth feel of her whole ensemble with oxblood lipstick and a smoky eye created by makeup artist Adam Breuchaud.

Suffice it to say, Paulson bewitched the AHS red carpet.


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