Jessica Alba looks sensational at a Narciso Rodriguez NYC soiree

The actress and designer Narciso Rodriguez sung each other's praises at the event in New York City

Jessica Alba played the perfect muse for a luncheon at Fred’s, hosted by Barneys New York, yesterday to celebrate fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez’s latest shoe collection.

The actress looked stunning in a white bodycon dress by the New York designer, accessorised with a Rodriguez bag and shoes, naturally, as she greeted guests at the soiree and enjoyed a three-course meal.

Talking to WWD, Rodriguez explained: ‘Well, it’s an exciting moment for the company, to have our bags and our shoes happening, and here at Barneys. They’re really true to our vision – simple, modern, flattering, comfortable… It’s been so much fun.

‘We’ve had our muses coming through and picking out things they like.’

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To which Alba replied: ‘Oh, it’s so flattering. We’re old friends – how long have we known each other? Eight years, I think?’

Talking about Rodriguez’s reputation for producing clothes that flatter the female form, the designer said: ‘Oh, that’s such a compliment, to hear that my clothes are flattering, that women like them. It’s easy with Jessica. Jessica makes me look good.’

Before the mum-of-two protested: ‘Oh, but I can really, really look broke-down sometimes… Narciso makes a difference.’

Jessica, it is simply not in your DNA to have a bad day.

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