11/26/2013 08:47 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Gwyneth Paltrow Commits A Christmas Party Style Sin... And Pulls It Off

The number one rule of holiday dressing? Don't look like a Christmas tree ornament.

But Gwyneth Paltrow is above rules, and she has no problem laughing in the face of such sartorial restrictions. The actress co-hosted a charity dinner for Kids Company with designer Matthew Williamson on Monday night, turning up in one of his bedazzled floor-length gowns to help unveil the epic Christmas tree Williamson had decorated with the help of his famous friends.

As Paltrow stood in front the glimmering tree, it was hard to distinguish between the embellishment of Gwyn's dress and the actual ornaments (which were designed by the likes of Paltrow, Sienna Miller and Zaha Hadid, to name a few). Not only did the star manage to pull off this holiday "oops," but she actually made the tree look even cooler.

So there you have it, kids: Gwyneth Paltrow is better than all of us.

Here's Gwyneth in the outfit in front of the tree:

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Here's the tree without Gwyneth as a human ornament (aka not as awesome):


Gwyn does have a pretty solid track record:

Gwyneth Paltrow's Style Evolution

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