As ever, the Academy Awards were a fest of glamorous gowns, glittering gems and gorgeous girls. We round up the most fabulous gowns and the hottest red carpet trends...
Going for the metallic look were Cameron Diaz, Best Actress winner Sandra Bullock in Marchesa and Miley Cyrus in Jenny Packham. Gold and silver are always popular hues at the Oscars and these three chose glamorous metallics for the ultimate in Academy Awards glamour.
Dark and Mysterious
Best Actress nominee Carey Mulligan got it right yet again in this moody black Prada gown which she teamed with chunky platforms and shoulder-skimming earrings. Joining her in the classic, dark colours category was Twilight starlet Kristen Stewart in her mermaid-like Monique Lhuillier dress in inky midnight blue. (scroll down to see the dresses)
Opting for interesting texture were Jenifer Lopez and Demi Moore. JLo's sculptural ice-white gown featured a quilted design which she teamed with matching clutch bag while Demi's peachy Atelier Versace dress was a cascade of ruffles.
Sarah Jessica Parker chose the palest yellow gown by Chanel Haute Couture while Maggie Gyllenhaal opted for a more unusual red carpet designer, Dries Van Noten, in this painterly column dress.
By Pat McNulty