Ashley Greene
Credit: Jen Lowery / Splash News; Courtesy of Donna Karan

Ashley Greene’s new gig as the face of DKNY comes with its perks, like when designer Donna Karan offered to custom design the strapless red gown she wore to the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 this week. “They threw out around 15 sketches and I saw this one and I gasped,’” Greene told (We tracked down the sketch, shown.) “It’s so beautiful and perfect. It’s elaborate without being overbearing. I really feel like a movie star tonight.” And while Karan was the creative force behind the look, Greene chimed in with her own tweaks, too. “They asked if we wanted to do black underneath it or nude for the bodice,” Greene explained. “And I said, ‘I think black would take away from the red and make it too vampiric, honestly,’” she laughed. “So we went with the nude!” See more looks from the premiere in the gallery.

Sharon Clott, reporting by Scott Huver