The Daily Grind Video

To think, just a few months ago Vanessa Hudgens was twirling around in the desert sun dressed like the flower child of Coachella. But that image was so far removed from mind last night, when the actress stepped out to celebrate the Gimme Shelter screening hosted by Roadside Attractions and Day 28 Films with The Cinema Society.

Beating the NYC chill, Vanessa donned a Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 black tulle embellished gown, perfectly paired with glittering eyes and side swept hair. 

Co-star Rosario Dawson was also looking like pin-up material in a black and white dress paired with a classic wavy bob.

Orange is the New Black star Dascha Polanco also had the same hairstyle in mind, but opted to pair hers with a strong red lip. We think this may be her best red carpet look to date!

Check out the video below to learn more about Vanessa’s new role in the film where she gained 15 pounds and cut her hair to play a teenage pregnant runaway for new film Gimme Shelter.