Charlize Theron in Vera Wang
's 2000 Vera Wang
dress featured a deep plunge in the front, a deeper one in the back, and an orange that burned in our memory. "I think a plunging back is always sexier than a plunging décolletage," says Wang. "It's more unexpected and more erotic. This gown captures that siren-like glamour of the past. I designed it with no side seams, which makes a dress sleekespecially if you have the right body, which Charlize does. The reason the color popped so brilliantly is that the actual shade is achieved by overlaying six different hues that range from pink to pale green to form this brilliant opaque orange."