‘Best Actress’ nominee Michelle Williams surprised us all by wearing one of the most vibrant colours on the red carpet at the 2012 Oscars, held in LA this evening.

While her Louis Vuitton dress looked red on screen, it looks coral in these pictures and Louis Vuitton is calling it burnt orange.

Between the ruched bustline and peplum skirt, I love the 1950’s prom vibe this dress gives off.

The modern meets retro look is perfect for Michelle, especially as she is nominated for her role as the iconic Marilyn Monroe.

A bright red lippie, a Bottega Veneta blush crocodile knot clutch and Forever Mark jewels complete the look.

Many of you have struggled with Michelle all season; so do you like this look?

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