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Karen Mizoguchi
February 03, 2017 02:05 PM

Dakota Johnson is going Fifty Shades lighter.

The actress, 27, looked effortlessly chic at the Fifty Shades Darker premiere held inside The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The back of the dress is just as beautiful! #DakotaJohnson #fiftyshadesdarker

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For the red carpet event, Johnson opted for a single-color crepe dress from Valentino’s Spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection.

Though the color was simply blush, she was oozing romantic glamour with her plunging neckline and backless criss cross detailing.

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And Johnson made sure to put all the focus on her designer gown as she pulled back her brunette tresses into a low braid and color coordinated her eyeshadow and lip color in mauve. She noted that her hair was the first thing to change as soon as she wrapped the film: “I dyed my hair immediately; I don’t know what happened,” she said of the post-movie makeover. “It’s something that I do, it’s very bizarre. Any time something weird happens in my life I will dye my hair. It’s like such a teenage thing to do.” And it didn’t last long: “Oh, it was such a disaster it was kind of like an orange situation,” she said.

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Also at the premiere were Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden, author E.L. James and Rita Ora, who wore Giambattista Valli Spring 2017 Couture.

Mia Grey is here! @ritaora wears a flowing floral gown to the #fiftyshadesdarker premiere.

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Before the premiere, many of the Fifty Shades stars attended a masquerade ball for fans at L.A.’s Vibiana.

Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters on Friday, Feb. 10 – just in time for Valentine’s Day.

–Reporting by Kara Warner

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