Red-carpet watchers know that Kristen Wiig loves a good nude. Last winter, her series of flesh-toned gowns (see the Oscars and Golden Globes) sparked outcries of both "Best dressed!" and "Boring." But in relation to her outrageous impressions (with which she cracked up the MC fashion team during fittings), Wiig's mastery of the understatement is to be applauded. For our photo shoot, sleek black-and-white ensembles were accented by lace and gothic add-ons. A self-described rock-and-roll type, the comedienne can count muse among her personas. Her musician beau, Fabrizio Moretti, not only stopped by the set for a visit, he also sent flowers. (It's that serious.) Wiig's soundtrack of choice? Pandora tuned to the station of Moretti's band, The Strokes—obviously. When love's involved, everything looks better. —Katie L. Connor
Black top, $695, Emilio Pucci; white top, $28, Calvin Klein Underwear; pants, $2,500, Nina Ricci; shoes, $625, Christian Louboutin; cuff with peak, $690, Tom Binns Design; cuff with black leather, $995, Georg Jensen; earring, Wiig's own. On eyes: Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara in Black.
Boots $499.95, Truth or Dare by Madonna; nordstrom.com.