Best Dressed at the 2012 Oscars

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The Oscars Red Carpet is often referred to as the Superbowl of fashion. While the world watches, Hollywood’s biggest A-list stars showcase some of the most show stopping looks. With each year’s red carpet, we see new trends and fresh design perspectives.

Donning a Tom Ford gown, white hot off the London runways, Gwyneth Paltrow had hearts skipping a beat. And Gwyneth wasn’t the only leading lady in white tonight. Rooney Mara appropriately wore Givenchy. Octavia Spencer wore New York Fashion Week favorite Tadashi Shoji. Milla Jovovich sparkled in Elie Saab, while Jennifer Lopez opted for a body conscious Zuhair Murad gown.

Showing up at the last moment, Angelina Jolie shut down the red carpet in a stunning black Atelier Versace dress. Also in black, Rose Byrne shimmered in a sequin Vivienne Westwood gown. Jessica Chastain made a statement in Alexander McQueen, while Emma Stone pulled off red on the red carpet in Giambattista Valli. Shining in bronze, Ellie Kemper appeared in Armani Privé.

See all the red carpet looks below: