January Jones Nails Dark Beauty in Prabal Gurung

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Jones on the red carpet at the 'Mad Men' Black & Red Ball. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Jones on the red carpet at the 'Mad Men' Black & Red Ball. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

The final season of "Mad Men" is upon us, and the cast is doing it up accordingly, with an actual ball to celebrate the show's final episodes. Sticking to the party's black and red theme on Wednesday night, January Jones looked simultaneously regal and super cool.

The ensemble, comprised of a crop top and floor length skirt, is from Prabal Gurung's pre-fall 2015 collection. There's some nice pattern play between the glittering stripes on the top and the embroidery at the hip, with the red and black vibing against each other. The two colors can be an aggressive combination in a lot of circumstances, but the limited use of red and the crop top's clean arched edge makes it chic in a badass way.

Big ups to Jones's makeup and hair team, as well, for that super smoky eye and tousled updo. A dress like this requires careful calculation on the beauty front — too strong a look and it's scary; too subtle, and the dress wins — and that deep brown eyeshadow counters it very nicely.