Alicia Keys highlights her trim frame as she flocks to the front row at Stella McCartney

You don't need an optical illusion dress! Alicia Keys highlights her trim frame as she flocks to the front row at Stella McCartney

She certainly has no need to make herself look slimmer.

But Alicia Keys opted to take inches off her already trim frame with a trick of the light as she graced the front row at Paris Fashion Week today.

The singer wore a two-tone optical illusion dress by Stella McCartney to attend the designer’s Autumn 2012 ready-to-wear show.

Optical illusion: Alicia Keys highlighted her curves and shaved inches off her midsection in a two tone dress at Stella McCartney

Optical illusion: Alicia Keys highlighted her curves and shaved inches off her midsection in a two tone dress at Stella McCartney

The star donned a black dress with elbow length sleeves and a white panel that highlighted her curves and shaved inches off her midsection, along with matching shoes, to rub shoulders with fashion’s finest.

She was joined at the show by a host of stylish celebrities including actress Salma Hayek, who wore a cream dress under a matching coat which she shed once she was inside the building.

Alicia sat pride of place in the front row next to Stella’s famous father Paul.

Pride of place: Alicia was sat front row at the Fashion Week show next to Stella's famous father Paul

Pride of place: Alicia was sat front row at the Fashion Week show next to Stella's famous father Paul

Pride of place: Alicia was sat front row at the Fashion Week show next to Stella's famous father Paul

Fashion fans: Actress Salma Hayek joined Alicia front row at the Paris Fashion Week show today

Fashion fans: Actress Salma Hayek joined Alicia front row at the Paris Fashion Week show today

And she seemed to be getting along well with the Beatles star as the pair were seen laughing and joking in each other’s company.

She watched appreciatively as the models strutted down the catwalk in a series of structured and stylish outfits, many of which were also optical illusions.

Alicia made sure to find time to catch up with the designer herself and congratulated Stella backstage once the show had wrapped.

While Paul may have been showering
Alicia with attention, he let his wife Nancy steal the show in a bright
pink shift dress as they arrived at the event together.

Admiring the models: Alicia sat alongside Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy, who wowed in a bright pink dress

Admiring the models: Alicia sat alongside Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy, who wowed in a bright pink dress

Model behaviour: Alicia rubbed shoulders with fashion elite as she admired Stella McCartney's latest collection

Model behaviour: Alicia rubbed shoulders with fashion elite as she admired Stella McCartney's latest collection

As well as earning her fashion stripes it was recently revealed that Alicia will feature on Will.i.am's new album, #willpower.

The music mogul said: 'I have a song with Alicia Keys – me, Alicia and Swedish House Mafia. I have a song with The Beats, which is pretty grand. Me and Shakira have been trying to finish the stuff we started, and me and Britney is really crazy.

'We got a song with me, LFMAO and Eva Simons. A song with me and Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beats. I got a whole other bunch of collaborations.

'I made this song with Nicole Scherzinger that you never expect,’ he added. ‘It's classical music.'

Stylish: Alicia looked in good spirits as she made the most of Paris Fashion Week

Stylish: Alicia looked in good spirits as she made the most of Paris Fashion Week

Congratulations!: Alicia caught up with Stella backstage after the show had wrapped

Congratulations!: Alicia caught up with Stella backstage after the show had wrapped