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Brilliant Pop of Color: Opaque Orange 10 Best Dressed Charlize Theron

With an endless amount of amazing looks to choose from, the editors of selected Charlize Theron in Vera Wang as one of the top “10 Best Oscar Dresses” of all time. Here’s a look back at Vera’s inspiration behind Charlize’s 2000 Academy Awards opaque orange gown.   

Charlize Theron‘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 sleek—especially 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.”

Would you wear opaque orange? What color works best on you? We’d love to see! Tweet us a pic @VeraWangGang!

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