16/07/2013 17:51 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Beautiful In Blue: Jessica Chastain Is The Belle Of The Ball At Shanghai Film Festival

Talk about saving the best till last.

Jessica Chastain turned heads at the closing ceremony of the Shanghai Film Festival last night in a sweeping midnight blue gown, complete with encrusted waistbelt Angelina Jolie-esque thigh-high split.

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The 36-year-old actress is renowned for her demure red-carpet style, so the veering-on-risque gown is a departure, albeit a welcome one, for the Zero Dark Thirty star. There's nothing like a style switch-up to keep us interested.

Jessica kept the rest of her look simple and signature, complementing her auburn tresses with a red lip and adding height in the form of silver strappy heels. If you're after inspiration for your next black-tie event, this ensemble is the perfect lesson in how to create a buzz with added sophistication.