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Dakota Johnson, Button Trend

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Dakota Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey alter ego may prefer ties and, ahem, other hardware, but as for Ms. Johnson herself—it's buttons or bust!

We can't help but notice that the 25-year-old's been working buttons quite frequently as of late. At the Berlinale International Film Festival, Ms. Johnson slipped into a black Christian Dior wrap dress with a sleek set of buttons to fasten the dress. She even worked her favorite little embellishments into a sophisticated ensemble for an appearance on the Today show, wearing a furry white Balenciaga top with black statement buttons. Most recently, the actress hit up the Christian Dior dinner at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015 in another buttoned-number in the form of a boho sheath.

And speaking of fashion week, buttons have made quite the cameo on runways across the globe. On the Parisian catwalks, the stylish fasteners showed up on Sonia Rykiel's and Dévastée's designs, and even provided defining detail on Isabel Marant's collection. Over in Milan, oversized gold buttons couldn't be missed at the Moschino show, and Dolce & Gabbana turned the staple into colorful little gems to adorn the latest collection. Salvatore Ferragamo jumped on the button bandwagon as well, adding color and geometric detail to their version.

Clearly, Dakota's got the right idea when it comes to working the du jour fashion staple. And we can't blame her for indulging her latest obsession—after all, her there's a reason things are as cute a button!

—Additional reporting by Mara Soldinger