Oscars 2011 Best Dressed

Check out the most glamorous gowns, stunning jewels and elegant updos of Hollywood's biggest night – down to the last detail

01 of 19

REESE WITHERSPOON

REESE WITHERSPOON
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Va-va-voom! The goes ’60s chic in a black-and-white Giorgio Armani Privé number, worn with a voluminous retro updo. She finishes her look with $1 million worth of Neil Lane diamond and emerald jewelry.

02 of 19

NATALIE PORTMAN

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The pregnant showed off her growing bump in an off-the-shoulder, empire-waisted violet Rodarte with Swarovski crystal beading, Jimmy Choo heels, a Roger Vivier clutch, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. But the highlight of the night? “I’m very, very excited to watch the show,” the Best Actress winner said on the red carpet.

03 of 19

SANDRA BULLOCK

SANDRA BULLOCK
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The – and last year’s Best Actress winner! – is striking in a strapless, scarlet Vera Wang gown, crimson VBH clutch and Harry Winston earrings and bangle.

04 of 19

AMY ADAMS

AMY ADAMS
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The Best Supporting Actress wears double the sparkles in a glittering purple L’Wren Scott cap-sleeved gown, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and $1,350,000 of Cartier diamond jewelry, including a bracelet and necklace, each containing more than 30 carats of emeralds.

05 of 19

HALLE BERRY

HALLE BERRY
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To present, the shows off her flawless figure in a Marchesa nude crystal-encrusted gown with ruffled train, Christian Louboutin peep-toes and 10-carat diamond Neil Lane earrings.

06 of 19

GWYNETH PALTROW

GWYNETH PALTROW
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The is Country Strong – and oh-so-chic – in a fluid metallic Calvin Klein Collection column, Brian Atwood pumps and stick-straight strands. She finishes the look with Louis Vuitton high jewelry earrings, ring and brooch.

07 of 19

JENNIFER HUDSON

JENNIFER HUDSON
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“I said I want to sleep with it! I never wanted to take it off!” glamour girl says of her striking Atelier Versace tangerine halter gown with a dramatic train. She accessorizes with 165 carats of Neil Lane diamonds!

08 of 19

MILA KUNIS

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The Black Swan is lovely in a plunging lavender lace Elie Saab Haute Couture gown with a grosgrain ribbon waist and peekaboo detailing, which she pairs with Neil Lane diamonds.

09 of 19

PENéLOPE CRUZ

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Oh baby! Just weeks after having her son, the supports Best Actor nominee husband Javier Bardem in a dramatic, plunging L’Wren Scott red gown with sequined flame accents, Jimmy Choo platforms, and Chopard jewels.

10 of 19

NICOLE KIDMAN

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Nominated for Best Actress for Rabbit Hole, the channels Old Hollywood in a strapless, embellished white Dior Haute Couture gown with a simple updo, 150-carat diamond Fred Leighton choker and bright red Pierre Hardy pumps.

11 of 19

JENNIFER LAWRENCE

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The young Oscar nominee goes for minimalism to showcase her figure in a fire-engine red Calvin Klein Collection with simply elegant Chopard earrings and bangle, Jimmy Choo sandals, Judith Leiber clutch and long, loose waves.

12 of 19

MICHELLE WILLIAMS

MICHELLE WILLIAMS
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The Best Actress remains true to her vintage style in a short-sleeved embroidered white Chanel Haute Couture gown, which she pairs with Harry Winston diamond earrings and ring and Jimmy Choo pumps.

13 of 19

ANNE HATHAWAY

ANNE HATHAWAY
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The Oscar makes an appropriately dramatic accent in a vintage Valentino Haute Couture taffeta gown with floral appliqué train, sparkling Tiffany & Co. diamonds and a scarlet lip.

14 of 19

CATE BLANCHETT

CATE BLANCHETT
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Always a fashion plate, the walks the carpet in an elaborately beaded and pleated lilac Givenchy Haute Couture gown with surprising yellow beaded accents, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry and a chic, fresh bob.

15 of 19

HAILEE STEINFELD

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“I drew something out, and this is exactly what I had in mind,” the Best Supporting Actress nominee gushes of her custom-made Marchesa tea-length princess gown with crystal embroidery. She finishes the look with Fred Leighton jewels and Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and pumps.

16 of 19

SCARLETT JOHANSSON

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Though she only just chose her dress, the looks like she was born to wear her burgundy lace, backless Dolce & Gabbana gown. She accessorized the column dress with Christian Louboutin pumps and Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie ruby, emerald and diamond dragon-motif jewels.

17 of 19

CELINE DION

CELINE DION
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Though she just had twins, the performer looks sleek in an ivory long-sleeved Giorgio Armani Privé gown with an eye-catching Bulgari diamond and emerald pendant necklace and ’40s-siren waves.

18 of 19

MANDY MOORE

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The (for a song from the animated film Tangled) admitted to being a little chilly in her sparkling nude Monique Lhuillier gown, which she wears with Chopard yellow-gold and pavé diamond button earrings and 13-carat ring and Jimmy Choo sandals.

19 of 19

HILARY SWANK

HILARY SWANK
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The presenter shows off her fab shoulders in a strapless silver sequined Gucci Première gown with ombré feathered train, metallic Roger Vivier clutch and Anna Hu jewelry – including diamond brooches in her sleek updo.

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