Floral prints, like the dress seen on Jessica Alba, can be balanced in two ways: Either play up the delicate touches with a soft coordinating hues, or give the feminine look extra edge with a smoky eye. Alba's makeup artist Fiona Stiles went for both effects, pairing the star's dark slate shadow with a glossy pink lip. Although the rosy hue is mirrored on Alba's gown, the sheer, shiny finish keeps the look grounded.
At the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater’s benefit gala, Gabrielle Union showed up in a strapless styled Prada gown in a rich shade of emerald green. A diamond wreath at her neck and black T-strap heels completed her look.