When you're considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, and you've got a flattering accessory like Brad Pitt at your side, couture seems like overkill.
That's what Angelina Jolie must have been thinking when she selected her dress for the New York premiere of "A Mighty Heart" Wednesday night.
Jolie told "Access Hollywood" that her black silk velvet dress was from the vintage store Wasteland on trendy Melrose Avenue in L.A.
Total cost: $26.
She did splurge on the footwear, though, as she rocked a pair of Christian Loubotin peep-toe pumps with crystal heels. The designer's signature red-soled shoes of this style can range from $600 to $800.
That amount of dough could buy about 30 dresses for Jolie's next trot down the red carpet.
All four of the Pitt-Jolie kids are in New York as are Pitt's mother and sister and Jolie's brother.
Tune in to "Access Hollywood" Thursday for more on Jolie's $26 dress.
By Judy Faber