Last night’s 84th Academy Awards offered a chic mix of gowns, from McQueen to Marchesa.
It may still be February, but the celebs braved the cold to show off some striking dresses on the red carpet at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, posing for cameras and signing autographs before the ceremony began.
The big winners of the night were Meryl Streep, winning her third Oscar for her role in The Iron Lady, Octavia Spencer taking the Best Supporting Actress gong for The Help, and Christopher Plummer, awarded Best Supporting Actor for Beginners. But silent movie The Artist swept the floor with five Oscars, taking home the coveted Best Picture and Best Actor awards. A triumph to say the least!
View all the red carpet dresses below.
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
Milla Jovovich in Ellie Saab Couture
Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood and Chanel Fine Jewellery
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
Sacha Baron Cohen in… his Dictator uniform!
Natalie Portman in Dior Couture
Rooney Mara in Givenchy
Meryl Streep in Lanvin
Gwenyth Paltrow in Tom Ford
Penelope Cruz in custom Giorgio Armani
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli
Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera
Melissa McCarthy in Marina Rinaldi
Brad Pitt in Tom Ford with Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
Glenn Close in Zac Posen
Viola Davis in Vera Wang
Cameron Diaz in Gucci
The Artist’s Bérénice Bejo in Elie Saab Couture
Colin Firth in Tom Ford with Livia Giuggioli in Valentino
George Clooney in Giorgio Armani with Stacy Keibler in Marchesa
Images: WWD/Donato Sardella