And what a fashionable treat it was! The girls, and the guys, all looked incredibly stylish as they strutted their stuff on the red carpet. There were a handful of celebs that really wowed the fashion press and stuck out amongst the crowds. The first was Hailee Steinfeld, who, can you belive, is just 14 years old. The True Grit star took to the red carpet in a gorgeous, Princess like Marchesa gown that is definitely the dress of every 14 year old girls' dreams. She looked amazing and rumour has it that she even helped to design the dress. She teamed the dress with Fred Leighton jewels and a Ferragamo clutch bag and heels.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow showed up to the ceremoy in a slinky metallic Calvin Klein gown that really contrasted against the red carpet and the Gold Oscar statues. The dress flattered her slim figure, which she encrusted with Louis Vuitton jewellery.
Possibly my favourite look of the night was from Reese Witherspoon, who seemed to be channelling her fun-loving, ditsy Legally Blonde character, Elle Woods, thanks to her cheeky high pony-tail. She wore a simple and sophisticated black Armani Prive strapless gown with white trim.
Natalie Portman is currently the world's most favourite actress at the moment and not only did she pick up an award for Best Actress for her role in Black Swan, but she also made it onto the Best Dressed list with her cool maternity style. She wore a custom made, off-the-shoulder Rodarte gown in a gorgeous deep plum colour. Scarlett Johansson also opted for a purple dress, with a one-off lace creation from Dolce & Gabbana.
Although not a celebrity in her own right, Colin Firth's wife Livia Giuggioli accompanied her husband to the ceremony wearing an eco-friendly dress, created from 11 different garments from Greenwhich vintage store, 360 Degrees Vintage.
|Colin Firth and Livia Giuggioli|
Anne Hathaway was the most talked about lady of the night, as she made a total of 8 outfit changes throughout the ceremony. Hosting the show alongside James Franco, the Devil Wears Prada star wore more designer gowns in one evening than many of us will ever wear in a life time.
She started off the evening on the red carpet, wearing a gorgeous red, strapless Valentino gown, and she even brought the designer along with her to the event. To begin the ceremony, she took to the stage in an embellished Ivory Givenchy Couture gown.
|Anne Hathaway in Valentino|
|Anne Hathaway in Givenchy Couture|
In a skit with co-host James Franco, Anne appeared on stage in a black Lanvin tuxedo, teamed with Brian Atwood heels and kooky up 'do.' Next up was a gorgeous black feather print, tiered dress by Vivienne Westwood, quickly followed by a metallic fringe dress by Oscar de la Renta.
|Anne Hathaway in Lanvin|
|Anne Hathaway in Vivienne Westwood|
|Anne Hathaway in Oscar de la Renta|
Anne then hopped into a deep Wine coloured Versace gown, with bodice embellishment, which looked devine against her pale skintone. Towards the end of the evening, Anne appeared in a cobalt blue Armani Prive creation that shimmered in a high-gloss finish. For her grand finale, she pulled out all the stops with a high necked, long-sleeved gown by Tom Ford, complete with glorious heavy crystal embellishment.
|Anne Hathaway in Versace|
|Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive|
|Anne Hathaway in Tom Ford|
*Images courtesy of Glamour Magazine, Zimbio.com, TuoitreNews & Tom&Lorenzo