We were all shocked when it was announced that Renée Zellweger was not going to be wearing Carolina Herrera to the 2012 Met Gala, held in New York City on Monday evening.

Fear not, because Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci designed this elegant black silk gown especially for the actress.

The gown features chiffon details, an organza train and a sexy open back.

A sleek updo and silver chandelier earrings completed her look.

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