The golden dress standard has been set, and we'll let this ornate hue speak for itself. There were more than a few Spring '12 variations to choose from. Marchesa presented rich metallic fringe, Emilio Pucci sent out luxe beaded minis, and Gucci offered up '20s-inspired gold-infused pieces to start. And it wasn't just the runways that were dripping in gold — Jennifer Lawrence stunned in Prabal Gurung's fierce gold gown, Michelle Williams was the picture of sweet sophistication in a cap-sleeved Miu Miu frock, and Stacy Keibler radiated in Marchesa's liquid gold creation. It's an effortlessly glam option and we love that its many shades and finishes allow for a versatile day-to-night transition. Don't believe us? Click through now to see what runways featured it, which celebs are wearing it, and shop the dresses our editors are coveting most.