When everyone's wearing black you need a way to distinguish yourself from the pack. That means design and texture.

Issa Rae aced it with these sexy hemlines.

Margot Robbie's embroidered Roger Vivier gown was fit for a queen.

Kerry Washington's extra booties added some edge to her look. 

Catherine-Zeta Jones slayed in this sheer Zuhair Murad gown.

Tracee Ellis Ross in Marc Jacobs. Our favourite. Forever.

Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan, the director and star of Lady Bird.

Millie Bobby Brown killed it in Calvin Klein. This girl's dress was party in the back, business in-front.

Angelina Jolie was a feathered and sheer beauty.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel looked picture-perfect in Dior.

Kendall Jenner of course wanted the attention all on her...

Viola Davis kept it simple in velvet.

Nicole Kidman, always a classic beauty.

Zoe Kravitz's emerald earrings and slick black dress confirmed once again that this gal has style for days.

Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon.

Natalie Portman in velvet Dior.

Sally Hawkins mixed textures beautifully to create a stand-out ensemble, also in Dior.

Isabelle Huppert is the French queen of the American red carpet. Always.

Jessica Chastain always brings it in sexy form-fitted silhouettes.

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