Joan Collins strikes a pose. Photo: Jill Johnson, jpistudios.com

Joan Collins hit the blue carpet for the 2009 Unicef Ball last night in Beverly Hills looking quite lovely.

The 76-year-old star wore a flashy silver brocade jacket, and looked years younger than her actual age with her bouncy brunette hair and strong (but flattering!) makeup.

And can we talk about those shoes?

We love, love, love that Collins chose these blinged-out gladiator sandals for her night out on the town.

Our only wish? That Collins skipped the pantyhose. There's just something about visibly stockinged feet that never quite works fashion-wise.

And yes, we realize that bare legs can be a tough proposition, so we'd recommend a closed-toe shoe with any sort of legwear, or (better yet) use a beauty workaround in place of pantyhose, like a tinted body lotion. DuWop and Perfekt make great ones.