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Academy Award Red-Carpet Winners

  • by Corrie Shenigo
  • posted at 9:58 am
  • February 28, 2011

While the show itself may have been less-than-exciting, the fashions that graced the red-carpet this Oscar Sunday could be described, in a word, as exceptional. Think plenty of Hollywood-ish sparkle, heightened color and a dash of classic drama as we here at PoshBeauty.com give you our picks for best dressed.

Let’s start with that aforementioned Hollywood-ish sparkle.  A bevy of beauties donned the shining sequined, beaded and luminous look for their walk down the 83rd Annual Academy Award’s red-carpet, including the likes of Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams in a classic full-length Chanel gown, Best Supporting Actress nominee Hailee Steinfeld in a perfectly appropriate tutu-ish pink sparkler, Hilary Swank in a sequined and feathered strapless Gucci Premiere gown, and Gwyneth Paltrow wearing an art deco/ Grecian-inspired Calvin Klein gown.

Michelle Williams in Chanel

Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa

Hilary Swank in Gucci Premiere

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein

Color was also a big contender this year, and perfectly pulled off by the likes of Jennifer Hudson in a gorgeous, low-cut burnt-orange Versace gown, Oscar-host Anne Hathaway in a bright crimson strapless, fitted Valentino gown and Black Swan’s Mila Kunis in a gorgeous lavender cut-out and lace embellished Elie Saab gown.

Jennifer Hudson in Versace

Anne Hathaway in Valentino

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab

And despite the showy appeal of bright colors and shimmering fabrics and embellishments, traditionally elegant and dramatic black, gray and white still made a stellar showing, particularly on the likes of Helen Mirren in a stunning, fitted gray Vivienne Westwood gown with embellished puffed shoulders, Reese Witherspoon in a contrasting black and white strapless Armani Privé gown, and Camila Alves in a black, low-cut, flared full-length Dolce & Gabbana gown.

Helen Mirren in Vivienne Westwood

Reese Witherspoon in Armani Privé

Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey in Dolce & Gabbana

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