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At last night’s Crystal + Lucy Awards in L.A., Vanessa Hudgens admitted that she’d taken a pair of scissors to her MaxMara gown before walking out the door. “It was too formal, so to make it more of a cocktail dress I chopped the slip,” said Hudgens, whose DIY alterations took the look of the black chiffon floor-length gown from demure to daring. “My stylist and I always end up reworking dresses. I like to have fun with fashion.” Boyfriend Zac Efron wasn’t on hand to give his opinion, but the actress did get a thumbs up from stylish pal Nikki Reed. “Nikki and I went over our outfits earlier today, but then I decided to add my own flair,” Hudgens said of the last-minute decision to shorten her hem by several inches. The finishing touches to her custom creation? “A pair of YSL heels and a Chanel clutch, because they both go with everything.”