OnlyOnAOL: See Dakota Johnson Steele the spotlight at LACMA gala

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Mustard can add zing to a sandwich, but when it comes to fashion, very few can pull off the difficult hue.

So color us shocked: Dakota Johnson didn't just own her saffron-colored Gucci gown at Saturday's LACMA gala in Los Angeles, she positively radiated sheer gorgeousness.

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Who: Dakota Johnson

Wore: Gucci

Where: LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell And Alejandro G Inarritu, Presented By Gucci at LACMA

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Who: Salma Hayek

Wore: Gucci

Where: LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell And Alejandro G Inarritu, Presented By Gucci at LACMA

Get the look: Tulle trumpet dress

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Who: Gwyneth Paltrow

Wore: Gucci

Where: LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Alejandro Gonzalez Iarritu and James Turrell and presented by Gucci at LACMA

Get the look: French Connection ruffle dress

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Who: Saoirse Ronan

Wore: Gucci

Where: LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Alejandro G. Iñárritu and James Turrell and presented by Gucci at LACMA

Get the look: Crepe shirt dress

(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Who: Diane Kruger

Wore: Monique Lhuillier

Where: LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell And Alejandro G Inarritu, Presented By Gucci at LACMA

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Who: Chloe Sevigny

Wore: Gucci

Where: LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Alejandro Gonzalez Iarritu and James Turrell and presented by Gucci at LACMA

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Who: Brit Marling

Wore: Gucci

Where: LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Alejandro G. Iñárritu and James Turrell and presented by Gucci at LACMA

(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Who: Saoirse Ronan

Wore: Nafsika Skourti

Where: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON

(Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Who: Kirsten Dunst

Wore: Rodarte

Where: Jeremy Scott For Longchamp 10th Anniversary held at a Private Residence

Get the look: Chi Chi London floral dress

(Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Longchamp)

Who: Selena Gomez

Wore: Ulyana Sergeenko

Where: City Of Hope's 2015 Spirit Of Life Gala at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Get the look: Plunge V-neck romper

(Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

Who: Melanie Laurent

Wore: Burberry Prorsum

Where: Premiere of 'By the Sea' at the 2015 AFI Fest at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres

(Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Who: January Jones

Wore: Lela Rose

Where: Fallout 4 Launch

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Who: Toni Garrn

Wore: Blumarine

Where: GQ Men of the year Award 2015 at Komische Oper

Get the look: Ralph Lauren faux wrap dress

(Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images for GQ)

Who: Kate Walsh

Wore: Aly open sandal

Where: SPG 2015 Hear the Music, See the World Music Performance at Sheraton Downtown Los Angeles

(Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Starwood Preferred Guest)

Who: Hailey Baldwin

Wore: Stuart Weitzman legwrap sandals

Where: 7th Annual 'Night Of Generosity' Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel

(Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)

Who: Kim Kardashian

Wore: Givenchy

Where: LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell And Alejandro G Inarritu, Presented By Gucci at LACMA

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Who: Abigail Spencer

Wore: Ralph Lauren

Where: Screen Actors Guild Foundation 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Who: Camille Belle

Wore: Ralph Lauren

Where: Screen Actors Guild Foundation 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Get the look: Wayf strapless jumpsuit

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Who: Jennifer Lawrence

Wore: Dolce & Gabbana

Where: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' UK Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square

(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Who: Tessa Thompson

Wore: Stuart Weitzman suede pumps

Where: United Artists Riverview Plaza 17 movie theater while promoting the movie 'Creed'

(Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

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We consulted with her go-to makeup artist Pati Dubroff on how she prepped Johnson, whom she adores, for the event.

"Dakota is definitely a jeans and boots kind of girl by day but has fun with dressing up for sure," says Dubroff.

So, let's talk about that gown.

"When Dakota told me she would be wearing a mustard-colored dress, my immediate first thought was of a burgundy lip, and this was before seeing that the dress had a burgundy flower attached to the sweet velvet ribbon at the neckline," says Dubroff. "I love synchronicity like that, and with Dakota we have a real synchronicity."

To not overwhelm the clothing, "We decided to keep the eyes very soft and innocent and focus all the power in the lip. I also wanted there to be an evident flush on the cheeks," says Dubroff.

Her go-to must-haves:

And then, there's her charming, youthful, sexy hair, courtesy of super-stylist Mark Townsend.

"The ponytail with fringe was Dakota's idea and I immediately agreed that it was the perfect hairstyle to compliment such a feminine dress and the amazing lip Pati Dubroff was going to do," Townsend tells us. "We decided to place the ponytail a little high for a young and modern feel."

His go-to must-haves:

  • Dove Whipped Cream Mousse, "applied to her damp hair and blow dried with a round brush to get the hair smooth and shiny with lots of movement."
  • "I used Harry Josh Pro Tools 1 inch curling iron to add waves to the hair inside the ponytail. What makes a ponytail red carpet ready is the details, so I sprayed extra hold hairspray on a reusable mascara wand to clean up any loose hairs at the nape of the neck and around the ears and then I wrapped a 1 inch piece of velvet around the base of the ponytail."
  • "I finished by spraying Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo on the ponytail for texture and shine and on her fringe to keep them full and in place (this works better than hairspray because it keeps the hair soft)."

PHOTOS: Here's why we can't get enough of this Johnson:

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Actor Jamie Dornan poses for photographers with wife Amelia Warner on the red carpet for the world premiere of the film Fifty Shades of Grey at the 2015 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Wednesday,Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Amelia Warner, left, and Jamie Dornan arrive at the 16th annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dakota Johnson and actor Jamie Dornan attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dakota Johnson and actor Jamie Dornan attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
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Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend a special fan screening of "Fifty Shades of Grey" hosted by The Today Show at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, author EL James attends a special fan screening of "Fifty Shades of Grey" in New York. James, who was also a producer on the film, says she pushed hard on creative decisions to make sure her readers would be happy with the final product. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend a special fan screening of "Fifty Shades of Grey" hosted by The Today Show at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend a special fan screening of "Fifty Shades of Grey" hosted by The Today Show at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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Dakota Johnson arrives at the LACMA Art + Film Gala at LACMA on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Dakota Johnson attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Dakota Johnson attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK NY - FEBRUARY 06: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan seen at 'Today Show' studios on February 06, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in the upcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Presenter E.L. James (L) and Jamie Dornan, winner of the Vertu Breakthrough award, attend the GQ Men Of The Year awards in association with Hugo Boss at The Royal Opera House on September 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Jamie Dornan arrives at the BAFTA 2015 awards season tea party at The Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jamie Dornan arrives at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York fan first screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Dakota Johnson arrives at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Dakota Johnson attends Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party at The Bookbindery on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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