It's awards season once again, so unlike the past few weeks where there hasn't been much activity on the red carpet, this week saw an influx of stellar ensembles. Black was by far the dominant color choice, with metallics and distinct pops of color also making appearances. One of the most impressive looks actually occurred at a late night talk show far away from all the awards-related festivities.
Kate Beckinsale at the Late Show with David Letterman
Kate's flashy black and gold sequin one-shoulder Donna Karan dress was absolutely stunning. She also wore jewels by Neil Lane and a pair of black Christian Louboutin slingback pumps.
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Zoe Saldana at the Audi and Martin Katz Kick Off Golden Globes Week 2012
This Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2012 creation had a fantastic leaf embellished neckline. Zoe styled the black dress with a silver clutch by Kara Ross, Martin Katz jewelry and Brian Atwood Teresa pumps.
Rooney Mara at the Rome Premiere of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Rooney skipped the black for the Italian unveiling in favor of this red Valentino. The semi-sheer gown comes from the fashion house's Spring 2012 collection, but was altered from the runway with this version featuring shortened sleeves.
Stacy Keibler at the 2011 National Board of Review Awards Gala
Stacy was by beau George Clooney's side at the annual ceremony. Her Marchesa black silk crepe column dress with a heavily embellished neckline was complemented by a Jimmy Choo clutch, Dana Rebecca Designs earrings and black heels.
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Lea Michele at the 2012 Fox TCA All-Star Party
Lea's unconventional electric blue Peter Som Spring 2012 dress actually appears like it's two separate pieces. That thigh-high split allowed the Glee star to show off her metallic sandals by Casadei.
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Olivia Wilde at the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala
The lace inserts on this Monique Lhuillier Spring 2012 racerback number kept it from being a basic black dress. Olivia completed the sleek look with coordinating Casadei peep-toes and Cartier jewels.
Charlize Theron at the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala
Charlize's black Lanvin frock comes from the Spring 2012 collection. Her sleeveless dress included structured shoulders as well as an extreme side split and was partnered with black ankle strap sandals, a gold tube clutch and Cartier gems.
Michelle Williams at the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala
Michelle picked up her Desert Palm Achievement Award in this champagne-colored satin Miu Miu sleeveless dress with beaded top. A new, redder mane, Forevermark jewelry and a pair of Prada's gold cross-strap platform sandals polished off the look.
Mila Kunis at the St. Jude 50th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Mila looked lovely in a violet Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 selection with an embroidered top and pleated skirt along with a lace-up neckline. She accessorized with a black satin Killian clutch, Pomellato jewelry and T-strap peep-toe platforms by Elie Saab.
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the London Premiere of War Horse
The duchess kept up her love affair with lace in this Alice by Temperley black gown. A Pretty Ballerina black velvet clutch and silver jewels finished off Catherine's elegant look.