Last Updated on 4th September 2011

We’ll level with you – we’re kind of obsessed with lace. It’s so feminine and flirty that we can’t resist anything with even a hint of the fabric on it. So when we saw this short and sweet Azzedine Alaïa dress on not one but two celebs this week we practically sang with joy.

And naturally, the question fell to this: how did these starlets style it, and who wore the trend first?

Katie Holmes was the most recent to don the dress to the MTV Video Music Awards last week. The actress accessorised with a suede tan pair of Proenza Schouler lace-up ankle boots, which though we love, we think make her legs look a bit stumpy on this occasion. Still, we’re still lusting over her luxurious tresses and simple but efficient make-up.

However, Charlie’s Angels actress Lucy Liu wore the Alaïa dress back in July to a movie screening in New York. She teamed her lace number with elegant nude pumps featuring peep-toe detail, and we love her addition of a popping berry clutch to brighten up the dark dress.

But whose look are you loving? Katie’s cute ‘n’ cool style, or Lucy’s lady-like elegance? Cast your votes below!

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