It’s not often we see Jennifer Garner on the red carpet, but she looked beautiful at the 2011 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Gala in New York City last night.

The actress wore a Roland Mouret Fall 2010 dress with black Louboutin pumps.

Her structured sophisticated vibrant magenta wool-crepe dress is artfully draped and has folded detailing.

I would have preferred this signature sculpted dress to be worn with neutral sandals, but black pumps will forever be a red carpet trend no matter how many times I moan about them.

Glossy wavy locks and a silver bracelet completed her look.

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