Neutrals and bright colors shared the spotlight this week. Black was far from basic, though, with stars relying on flashy embroidery and an enchanting print to make an impact on the red carpet. Pleats, wide collars and embellished clutches also helped amp up a variety of looks.
Charlize Theron at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Inaugural Gala
Charlize looked supremely glamorous at the gala thanks to this black long sleeve Alexander McQueen gown with extensively embellished shoulders and an open back. She completed the luxe look with a black Salvatore Ferragamo clutch.
Camilla Belle at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Inaugural Gala
Camilla’s blush-toned Salvatore Ferragamo gown had a scene-stealing tiered skirt. Van Cleef & Arpels jewels and an embellished gold clutch polished off the look.
Gwen Stefani at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Inaugural Gala
Gwen’s blue fringed Salvatore Ferragamo halter gown hails from the Resort 2012 collection. A textured box clutch and a metallic cuff served as accessories.
Lupita Nyong’o at the Los Angeles Premiere of 12 Years a Slave
The relative newcomer impressed on the red carpet in this colorful Miu Miu Spring 2014 cockatoo printed dress with pleated skirt. Kwiat gems and red Christian Louboutin T-bar studded cap-toe pumps rounded out Lupita’s look.
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Carey Mulligan at the 57th BFI London Film Festival Premiere of Inside Llewyn Davis
It was a bright yellow Christian Dior for Carey over in London. Her seamed strapless cocktail dress was simply accented by a pair of the fashion house's black pumps.
Dianna Agron at the Berlin Premiere of The Family
Carolina Herrera's black and white printed Resort 2014 gown with puffy sleeves was Dianna's pick for the premiere. She accessorized with a Jimmy Choo Cloud studded clutch and Rupert Sanderson Trinity sandals.
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Taylor Swift at the 2013 Nashville Songwriters Association International Songwriter/Artist of the Year Ceremony
Taylor opted for a silver sleeveless embellished Houghton Spring 2013 sheath to collect her award. She kept the silver theme going by capping off the look with coordinating Christian Louboutin sandals.
Olivia Wilde at the 51st New York Film Festival Closing Night Gala and Premiere of Her
Michael Kors was the source of Olivia’s 70s-influenced ensemble at the festival. Her Spring 2014 white blouse with exaggerated collar and tan palazzo pants were expertly styled with a Yael Sonia necklace as well as an Emm Kuo clutch.
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Allison Williams at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 12th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit Gala
Allison's striking black Christian Dior gown featured a draped collar that extended down the back. Christian Dior was also behind her statement jewelry and that black clutch.
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Katie Aselton at The Paley Center for Media Los Angeles Benefit Gala
Katie's Pamella Roland Fall 2013 black cap sleeve dress included intricate embroidery. Neil Lane jewels, an Amanda Pearl clutch and black Rupert Sanderson sandals wrapped up the look.
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