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Rachel McAdams Pulls Off Taupe on the Red Carpet

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Rachel McAdams at the 'Doctor Strange' premiere in L.A. on Oct. 20

Who knew the beige-brown hue could work so well on the red carpet?

The Look: A custom strapless gown in taupe with a thigh-high slit and draped details, inspired by the Atelier Versace fall 2016 collection.

The Wearer: Rachel McAdams, who was styled by Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn.

The Event: The Doctor Strange premiere in Hollywood on Thursday evening. McAdams, who stars in the Marvel film as surgeon Christine Palmer, was joined by her co-stars Tilda Swinton (in a shimmery Haider Ackermann gown), Benedict Cumberbatch and Benjamin Bratt.

Why It Matters: Taupe isn't the first color that comes to mind for evening attire. Done wrong, it could look like the person is wearing a potato sack. Done right, however, the wearer could look like a million bucks — and that was the case for the 37-year-old actress. The beige gown was elevated with satin draping and a hint of lilac that added an unexpected pop of color. McAdams' stylists added a bit of shimmer to her look with H.Stern earrings and rings, while makeup artist Kayleen McAdams complemented the gown with purple eye shadow and pink lips. Versace has had a major couple of days: Donatella Versace dressed Michelle Obama for her final White House state dinner and announced she's releasing a book about her life in the industry. McAdams wearing one of her glam designs must be the cherry on top.

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