Viola Davis in Vera Wang and Dolce and Gabbana

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There's also a racy private-goes-public aura to the corset dress (Dolce & Gabbana). "It makes me feel mysterious, unattainable—everything that attracted me to being a movie star," Davis says. 

Coat, Vera Wang. Gloves, Carolina Amato. Bag, Roberta di Camerino. Shoes, Jimmy Choo.