Brokeback Mountain nominee Michelle Williams owned the red carpet in a marigold design from Vera Wang. The silk-chiffon dress, which was chosen a week before the ceremony, was accessorized with dark 19th-century Fred Leighton diamonds. "I like things a little off," stylist Kate Young told Entertainment Weekly.
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.