Winnie Harlow Slays In LaQuan Smith Gown At Swarovski's #BeBrilliant Launch

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Last week, Bella Hadid made headlines for rocking quite possibly the sexiest dress of all-time at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Her custom-made Alexandre Vauthier gown featured what could best be described as a waist-high slit, leaving little to the imagination.

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But it looks like the 19-year-old model isn't the only It girl who can rock the trend — Toronto's own Winnie Harlow is proving she, too, can flawlessly pull off "slits high as heaven."

On Tuesday, the 21-year-old Canadian model with vitilago (born Chantelle Brown-Young) attended the Swarovski #bebrilliant launch in New York City wearing quite possibly her sexiest outfit yet.


Designed by LaQuan Smith, the strapless black gown featured an ultra-low, straight-across neckline, baring Winnie's shoulders and décolletage beautifully. Off-the-shoulder sleeves added some modesty, while the slit (naturally) took the whole ensemble to the next level. As Smith put it on Instagram, "Never underestimate the power of a #LaquanSmith split."

Never underestimate the power of a #LaquanSmith split 🔪🔪🔪🔪 #blackgirls #Swarovski #bebrilliant #nyc #beautiful

A photo posted by LaQuan Smith- Designer (@laquan_smith) on

The former "America's Next Top Model" contestant paired her dress with black caged heels and, of course, jewels by Swarovski. Her hair was styled in bouncy curls and her makeup consisted of shimmery smoky eyeshadow and a pink lip.

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The event was particularly meaningful to Harlow, who shared in an Instagram post that she bought her first piece of jewelry from Swarovski after she got her first job.

Looks like everything is coming full circle for the 6Goddess!

Check out more photos of Winnie Harlow below:

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