The Oscars 2012: Best Dressed

The A-list called in the fashion big guns at last night’s Oscars and it was the hottest event on the Hollywood calendar, as always. The red carpet was awash with couture creations from Lanvin to Tom Ford, with the reigning trends being black, white and the occasional flash of red. Silver screen idol Meryl Streep was the star of the night, taking home her third Best Actress award for her role as Margaret Thatcher in the Iron Lady. Meryl gave her younger red carpet competitors a serious run for their money in the gown stakes too, dazzling in a draped gold Lanvin dress, teamed with matching Salvatore Ferragamo heels – a tribute to the former Prime Minister’s favourite footwear designer.

Angelina Jolie played it safe but super sexy in a gown from her go-to label Atelier Versace. The actress accessorised the black velvet floor-sweeper with a red pout and a whole lot of leg. Been stealing posing tips from Victoria Beckham, Ange? Michelle Williams may have lost out on the Best Actress gong, but she’s topped the red carpet style charts in a coral peplum-waisted Louis Vuitton number, teamed with a clashing pink clutch. Gwyneth Paltrow led the white dress pack in a striking column dress by Tom Ford, complete with a sweeping cape detail. With gorgeous gowns galore, this year’s Oscar frock competition was fierce – we also adored Emma Stone in raspberry Giambattista Valli, Natalie Portman in polka dot vintage Dior and Rooney Mara in stunning white Givenchy. Check out our gallery to see them all! GG