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Oscar fashion: Stars red hot on red carpet

February 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
What the stars wore is a big part of Oscar night, and many of Hollywood's biggest names didn't disappoint.

Despite it being a bit chilly outside, the red carpet fashion was red hot. Best actress nominee Michelle Williams sizzled with her bright coral strapless Louis Vuitton gown.

Watch celebrity interviews from the red carpet at the 84th Academy Awards

Fellow best actress nominee Viola Davis also rocked a bold color in an emerald green Vera Wang. "Live! With Kelly" host Kelly Ripa said her favorites were Milla Jovovich and Kristen Wiig.

"I loved them. I thought they were really elegant and sophisticated and glamorous," Ripa said.

Fashionistas agreed there was definitely a red carpet theme.

See photos of celebrities arriving at the 84th Academy Awards

"Biggest red carpet trend I noticed tonight, lots of glistening, lots of shimmering. It looked like the dresses were covered either in jewels or crystals or sequins," said fashion expert Roshumba Williams.

But the biggest talk also included what the dresses didn't cover. Angelina Jolie wore a jaw-dropping split on her Altelier Versace velvet gown and Jennifer Lopez had Twitter abuzz with her plunging bust line.

Some Lopez had a wardrobe malfunction while she presented the costume designer award, but on Monday, her stylist insisted there was no way the dress showed more than intended.

See photos of Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman and other celebs backstage at the 84th Academy Awards

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Check out moments in Oscar history on the interactive timeline available on the official Oscar.com website.

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