The red carpet premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman at Leicester Square, on 14 May, was shrouded in a delectable aura of gothic black - the colour of choice for both the women and the gentlemen.

The film is set to release on 30 May and stars Academy award-winning actress Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, among others. The story revolves around the fable of Snow White and the evil queen. In this version, the queen sends a hunter - Chris Hemsworth - to kill Snow White but he ends up protecting her instead.

"(Kristen) Stewart wore a black lace gown from Marchesa's fall 2012 collection. The dress features a sheer skirt, showcasing the actress; kegs, and a skeleton design on the arms, decollétage and back. Her hair was swept up in a bun, secured with a gold ribbon entwined in the knot, and she ensured her porcelain skin was kept as 'white as snow' with minimal make-up. (Charlize) Theron looked achingly beautiful in her Christian Dior Couture creation. The sheer tulle design also put the stunning star's legs on display as she sashayed down the red carpet. With her golden hair twisted back, Theron opted for dramatic smokey eye make-up and understated green accessories," the Daily Mail reported.

Apart from Stewart, Theron and Hemsworth, Sam Clafin, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Nick Frost, Lily Cole, Amber Atherton, Gabriella Ellis, Victoria Baker Harber and Eddie Marsa were present for the premiere.

"The first day I shot, at one point in the scene I started screaming ... there were people in the room and out of nowhere i just started screaming 'OUT!.And that became the running joke, from Day One, everywhere and every scene, I would for some reason I would just go 'Out!' and people would come up to me be like, 'Out!'" Theron told Celebuzz, when asked about her experiences during filming.

Meanwhile, Stewart opted for a quick wardrobe change during the event, changing from sports shoes to heels when posing for photographers and Hemsworth had an additional reason to be happy - he became a father, for the first time, last week

"I love what I'm wearing but I can't wait to take this thing off. I swear I'm wearing these shoes because I hurt myself. I know that I would look better in the heels," Stewart told the Telegraph.