Standing out at a star-studded event like the red carpet premiere of Sparkle can be a challenge, especially when one is sharing the spotlight with Jordin Sparks. Carmen Ejogo however, managed to hold her own during the film’s Hollywood debut. The 38-year-old actress donned a black cutout gown that merged the best of sheer provocativeness and absolute elegance. The strategically placed cutouts and dangerously high center slit afforded the high-octane sultriness to her ensemble. Although Ejogo’s ensemble was all about the excess show of skin, there was also a hint of elegance in the lace and sequins that simply took away the sexed up appeal of her frock.