J.K. Rowling's Look for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Premiere Is Pure Magic

07/30/2016 at 12:33 PM ET

J.K. RowlingJoel Ryan/Invision/AP

J.K. Rowling may be a mere muggle, but her outfit at the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was downright magical.

The bestselling author stepped out with husband Dr. Neil Murray to attend the world premiere of her new play at the West End’s Palace Theatre.

Rowling looked chic in a simple navy sheath dress, which she glammed up with otherwordly accessories. She wore gold strappy heels with butterfly wings on the backs and carried an ornately patterned gold and black clutch.

J.K. Rowling shoesJoel Ryan/Invision/AP

The author also sported a funky snake ring that wrapped around her entire middle finger and large sapphire-blue drop earrings.

J.K. Rowling accessoriesNils Jorgensen/REX/Shutterstock

The play, which has received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, is the eighth installment in the iconic Harry Potter series. It follows an “overworked” Potter and his young son Albus Severus as they each struggle with the Potter legacy.

The script of the play will also be released in book form at midnight on July 31, Rowling and Potter’s shared birthday. Rowling worked on the story for the play and book but it is actually written by playwright Jack Thorne.

What do you think of Rowling’s magical red carpet look? Let us know in the comments!

— Andrea Park

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Love the ring.