84th Annual Academy Awards | Oscar’s Best Dressed Ladies

For the 84th Annual Academy Awards, Milla Jovovich swirled in snowy Elie Saab sequins & Angelina Jolie played provocateur with a deep slit in her Atelier Versace. Meanwhile, Gwyneth Paltrow’s icy, cascading cape came via Tom Ford. Although there were appearances ranging from Chopard to Harry Winston, the evening lacked bejeweled resilience. Necklaces seemed almost inexistent, accessories were scarce. The beauty departments kept it simple. The 2012 Oscars seemed to be a celebration for acting & minimalism. With emphasis placed on fashion, below are those who chose well. | Giuseppe

Milla Jovovich | Elie Saab

Tina Fey | Carolina Herrera

Jessica Chastain | Alexander McQueen

Emma Stone | Giambattista Valli

Angelina Jolie | Atelier Versace

Gwyneth Paltrow | Tom Ford

Penelope Cruz | Armani Privé

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