The Oscar red carpet showcased glamorous gowns and beautiful starlets.
Some of our favorites were designer gowns worn by Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab with emerald earrings.
Natalie Portman in Rodarte, Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive, Freida Pinto in John Galiano and Oscar winner Kate Winslet in YSL.
Alicia Keys and Taraji P. Henson are beautiful! Congrats again to Taraji on her nomination for Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Read more on Oscar Fashion.
Oscars Worst Dressed
Best Supporting Actress Oscar Winner Tilda Swinton always misses the mark on the red carpet.
We must say that at least she dressed a bit better this year because last year's Oscar outfit looked like a garbage bag.
We couldn't figure out what teen queen Miley Cyrus was wearing because it made her look like a silver Disney princess/ Christmas tree ornament. We think Whoopi Goldberg is a talented artist but what was she wearing? SMH! Don't get us started on the animal print dress and matching tattoo.
Jessica Biel wore a strapless ivory column dress from Prada featuring a folded-over panel at the bust that extended down the front of the skirt. We didn't like the way the dress hid Jessica Biel's curvy figure.
Beyonce seemed like she was trying too hard to impress in in a brocade print dress from her House of Dereon Couture collection. Click here for more red carpet Oscar Fashion photos.
Fashion star Sarah Jessica Parker took up half the red carpet in her frothy over-the-top Dior gown. The pale green full-skirted dress was topped off with a rib-crackingly tight corset that showed off the Sex And The City star's tiny waist but failed to control her burgeoning decolletage.
Between breathing in and sorting out the billowing skirts the actress shouted above the crowds: 'It's barely mint', before rushing inside to manoeuvre herself into her seat.
She also complained her gown was 'very plumped up, it's killing me'.
The 44-year-old actress arrived hand-in-hand with husband Matthew Broderick, dispelling rumours of marital discord.
Other actresses flirted with the fishtail look. Beyonce added a touch of bling to the red carpet as she squeezed herself into a black and gold strapless dress by Armani Prive before changing into her stage outfit of top hat and tails for her performance with host Hugh Jackman.
Darling of High School Musical, Vanessa Hudgens, looked older than her 20 years in a sensible black fishtail dress. The figure-hugging, strapless corset gown with over-fussy leather flower details was created for her by British designers Marchesa.
Australian actress Melissa George wore a white skin-tight bodice that exploded in a sea of netting at her feet.
According to our fashion guru Liz Jones, reporting live from the red carpet, the fishtails played havoc with clumsy men who kept tripping over the frothy fabric.
Another to go for the fairy princess theme was Penelope Cruz who arrived in a white vintage gown with silver embroidery, designed by Pierre Balmain. The sixty-year-old ruched chiffon dress had a touch of the bridal about it but was saved by her understated hair and make-up.
Later Miss Cruz won the best supporting actress Oscar in the evening's first award for her role in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Early to arrive and first to show off her dress was 16-year-old Miley Cyrus, star of TV show Hannah Montana, in a silver and white embroidered ballgown with long train. The fussy gown swamped the petite young star and looked more Disney princess than glamorous actress.
While Anne Hathaway pulled off the neutral look in her Armani Prive jewel encrusted strapless number, Jessica Beil struggled to make an impression in a dove grey duchesse satin bow dress by Prada.
Bringing a blast of colour to the red carpet were Natalie Portman, Heidi Klum, Alicia Keys and Daniel Craig's partner Satsuki Mitchell, all in shades of pink and red.
As well as catching the cameras lens in their bold block colour creations, Alicia Keys and Heidi Klum wowed with thigh-high splits, showing off reams of bronzed leg.
Veteran actress Meryl Streep chose an understated yet flattering mushroom-coloured gown by Alberta Ferretti, while Queen Latifah controlled her abundant curves in a corseted midnight blue gown.
Meanwhile, on a more elegant note, Oscar winner Kate Winslet looked stunning in a black and blue silk and lace Yves Saint Laurent gown.
After going through three stylists in her attempt to find the perfect dress the Oscar-nominated British actress finally settled on the asymmetrical one-shoulder gown, created especially for her by Stefano Pilati at YSL. 'It's designed for comfort,' she told Mail Online today.
Fellow Best Actress nominee Angelina Jolie stuck to her favourite black, offset with eye-catching emerald teardrop earrings. She arrived arm-in-arm partner Brad Pitt, who wore a classic tuxedo.
Also on the red carpet was Pitt's ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, with on-off partner John Mayer. It was the first time the two couples had attended an event together, although they carefully avoided a public meeting.
No stranger to the worst-dressed list, Tilda Swinton's edgy looks are always a bit hit and miss. This year was no exception: her drab beige Lanvin number, was draining on the complexion and shapeless. source