The words ‘Katherine Heigl’ and ‘sexy’ aren’t always used in the same sentence, but that is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the actress on the red carpet at the 40th AFI Life Achievement Awards Honoring Shirley MacLaine in LA yesterday evening.

Katherine wore a Monique Lhuillier Fall 2010 gown.

Her asymmetrically draped gown with gunmetal embroidery had a daring thigh-high split, which she wasn’t afraid to make full use of.

Camilla Skovgaard gunmetal strappy sandals, a cocktail ring and a black Judith Leiber clutch accessorized her look.

I’m not sure about the fuchsia pink lips, but they are rather refreshing than just nude, which we see a lot on the red carpet.

Sexy or trying too hard to be sexy?

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