It may seem like there are rules on the playground of black-tie dressing, but leave it to sartorially savvy stars like Diane Kruger, Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron to break them in the best possible ways, elevating the classic with cheeky touches. After all, minimalist colour palettes are no match for the personal flavours of A-list tastemakers who were out to impress on the red carpet this week.
The Huntsman: Winter's Tale star Charlize Theron has been acing her promotional style during the press tour for the film, which also stars Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain and Chris Hemsworth. The 40-year-old attended the Los Angeles premiere in an elegant black one-shoulder Christian Dior couture gown that boasted a playful flourish: bejewelled insect embellishments, which were a definite nod to the mom of two's playful fashion sense.
All eyes were on Jennifer Lawrence at this year's CinemaCon in Las Vegas wearing a simple black tank paired with a glittering, patchwork skirt by Altuzarra. The breezy boho look was a perfect fit for the Oscar winner, who took the stage with her Passengers co-star Chris Pratt at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Always taking the definition of classic style to the next level, German actress Diane Kruger rocked a sleeveless floral-pleated dress by Jason Wu for a special screening and discussion of her latest film Sky at AOL Studios in New York. A personal friend of the New York-based designer, Diane completed the look by adding a simple black coat over top.
Also making standout red-carpet appearances in black-and-white creations were Jennifer Aniston (in Anthony Vaccarello), Chloë Grace Moretz (in Proenza Schouler) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (in Coach). Both Jessica Chastain and Allison Williams proved that a white gown can make a splash with vibrant embellishments well-worthy of any black-tie soirée.