Oscars fashion on the red carpet

Posted 1:11am on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012

Best

Jessica Chastain

Wearing $2 million worth of Harry Winston jewels, the Best Supporting Actress nominee stunned in her beautifully embroidered black and gold gown by Alexander McQueen. By far my pick for best dressed of the night.

Angelina Jolie

No stranger to the Oscars, the always gorgeous Jolie commanded the attention of all when she strolled the red carpet in a black Atelier Versace gown that featured a daring thigh-high slit.

Viola Davis

Just like her Help co-star Chastain, this Best Actress nominee wowed those at the Hollywood & Highland Center as she ditched her signature bob wig for a natural do and paraded down the red carpet in a gorgeous emerald mermaid-style gown by Vera Wang.

Milla Jovovich

Looking like the picture of perfection, Jovovich was the definition of Old Hollywood glam as she paired a dramatic red lip with her sparkly one-shoulder gown by Elie Saab.

Kristen Wiig

Funny girl and Best Original Screenplay nominee Wiig looked simply stellar as she opted for a nude-colored J. Mendel creation to complement her ombre waves.

Worst

Anne-Sophie Bion

Nominated for her work on The Artist, one could have easily guessed that the film editor was wearing a gown made by Hefty when she showed up on the red carpet in this trash bag-like creation.

Stacy Keibler

Wearing a fitted gold Marchesa gown that gathered into a rather unflattering rose shape at her waist, Keibler looked like Oscar come to life in this metallic disaster.

Melissa McCarthy

Between the billowy sleeves and the shapeless silhouette, the Best Supporting Actress nominee did little to complement her curvaceous figure when she showed up in this Marina Rinaldi dress.

Sandra Bullock

Always America's golden girl, and usually a red carpet favorite, Bullock hit a fashion snag when she opted to pair a high ponytail with this ill-fitting Marchesa gown.

Trends

White as snow

There was no shortage of white gowns on last night's red carpet, as seen on celebrities like The Descendants' Shailene Woodley and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara.

Red hot

Adding a punch of color to this year's Oscars, red carpet darlings Natalie Portman (in Dior) and Emma Stone (in Giambattista Valli) opted for gowns in bold shades of red.

Pretty peplum

Always the trendsetters, celebs like Tina Fey and Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams showcased one of spring's biggest trends when they showed up in peplum-style gowns by Carolina Herrera and Louis Vuitton, respectively.

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