Anne Hathaway made a return to the red carpet for the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors Gala in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night.

Like Emily Blunt, Anne opted for Giambattista Valli, wearing a strapless black-column Resort 2012 dress.

For a strapless black dress, there is a lot going on with this look.

Between Anne’s pale skin, wine-coloured lips and nails and severe bun, not to mention her diamond choker and chunky black platforms, the look becomes a tad harsh – even a bit gothic.

To show off the bodice bow detailing, and to soften the overall look, we’d ditch the choker and let down Anne’s signature tousled waves.

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