In contrast to the pretty pink ballgown in which she won her 1999 Academy Award, Gwyneth Paltrow chose an sheer black Alexander McQueen top, gathered taffeta skirt and stiletto boots. Although she received lots of criticism for the style switch-up, the designer was pleased with the effect. "She looked incredible," he said of the look, which was altered from a long-sleeved fall 2002 runway design.
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.