Meanwhile Natalie Portman's fuschia strapless Lanvin gave a flawless rendition of red carpet elegance. We also loved Zooey Deschanel's fashion-forward chartreuse and black Prada gown.
We've already noted the optimistic approach to colour taken by designers for Spring/Summer 2012 - and we're glad to see that these actresses (or at least their stylists) have been paying attention to the catwalks.
Natalie Portman, Tina Fey, Laura Linney (L-R). Photos: Getty
As the first major red carpet event of the year, we hope this is the start to a more daring approach to red carpet dressing from the A-list. And that means taking a break from the nude dresses ladies!
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