Last night in Austin, Texas they held their annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards, where Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn and Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger – both Texas natives – were honored.

Renee arrived on the red carpet wearing a Carolina Herrera Fall 2011 dress. The first we’ve seen from this collection on the red carpet.

The actress who has Ms. Herrera on speed dial opted to go for a shorter version of the strapless gown which was presented during New York Fashion Week.

We know how much Renee loves to go strapless so she kept that feature along with the beaded bodice and tulle accent.

Whilst the dress is nice enough and event appropriate, I’m not a fan of the hair and make-up. It’s classic Renee, but a bit of red lippie never killed anyone.

Christian Louboutin ‘Pigalle’ heels completed her look.

Credit: Style.com, Fly-net & AP