Understated looks took the week off as stars selected more elaborate ensembles. Glitzy embellishments, metallic sheens and intricate embroidery all had standout moments on the red carpet. Colors and neutrals were pretty evenly matched, while celebs relied on accents like complex clutches to make a real impact.
Jessica Alba at the Magnum Golden Butterfly Awards
Jessica looked like a golden goddess in this strapless Romona Keveza Spring 2014 metallic mermaid gown. Jenny Packham’s Platinum Belle clutch and silver mirror Brian Atwood Tamara sandals served as accessories.
Nicola Peltz at the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival Closing and Award Ceremony
Giambattista Valli's truly ornate Spring 2014 Couture white embroidered silk gown helped Nicola steal the spotlight at the festival. Charlotte Olympia heels capped off the look.
Nieves Alvarez at the Yo Dona International Awards 2014
It was a sparkling burgundy Elie Saab Fall 2014 semi-sheer gown for Nieves at the annual awards. Bulgari gems, an Elie Saab clutch and golden Jimmy Choo sandals polished off the look.
Diane Kruger at The Paley Center for Media’s Season Two Premiere Screening of The Bridge
Diane combined Roland Mouret's Resort 2015 polka dot crop top with the designer's matching pencil skirt. A striped Pierre Hardy clutch and yellow pumps concluded the look.
Keri Russell at the San Francisco Premiere of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Keri brought a little structure to the red carpet in a crisp white crop top and full black skirt from Monique Lhuillier’s Resort 2015 collection. Jacob & Co. jewelry and strappy black sandals wrapped up the look.
Angelina Jolie at the Japan Premiere of Maleficent
This little black dress by Atelier Versace was anything but basic thanks to its velvet construction, defined neckline and form-fitting silhouette. Black Saint Laurent pumps finished off Angelina's monochromatic look.
Keira Knightley at the New York Premiere of Begin Again
Valentino's long sleeve navy gown included an array of colorful bird appliqués. Keira went with a more conservative take on the sheer Fall 2014 creation by layering it over a coordinating slip dress and simply adding in a pair of Tiffany & Co. earrings.
Olivia Munn at the New York Screening of Deliver Us from Evil
Olivia opted for a nude Vionnet Spring 2014 strapless pleated dress with embellished belt at the screening. Fred Leighton jewels and gold Casadei pumps rounded out the look.
Angelababy at a Bride Wars Press Conference
Angelababy impressed at the press conference in Valentino. Her glamorous red lace long sleeve gown featured a crisp pointy collar.
Lucy Liu at the New York Premiere of Meena
Lucy kept it relatively black and white at the premiere in Antonio Berardi. Her Spring 2011 dress was styled with a colorful Bottega Veneta textured clutch and studded black Saint Laurent sandals.