Red carpet fashion at the Oscars

The most buzzworthy dresses at the biggest event of the year in Hollywood SLIDE SHOW

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Red carpet fashion at the Oscars (Credit: John Shearer/invision/ap)

As design expert Jeffrey Monteiro explained to Salon, Oscars red carpet fashion sets the stage for future Hollywood styles while drawing upon fashion from years past. This year’s trendsetters include “Zero Dark Thirty’s” Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon and 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis, who brought a “puppy purse” to the ceremony.

Take a look at the styles designers are buzzing about at the 85th Annual Academy Awards:

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    Jessica Chastain channels old Hollywood glamour in a gold Armani Prive gown and a 1960s-era Harry Winston diamond bracelet.

    (John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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    Amy Adams in a pale blue Oscar de la Renta gown.

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    Reese Witherspoon wears a blue Louis Vuitton gown, but most stylists are talking about her classic hairdo.

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    Amanda Seyfried wears an Alexander McQueen dress.

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    Jennifer Lawrence wears Dior with a necklace that drapes backward.

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    Zoe Saldana wears an unconventional belted Alexis Mabille Couture gown.

    (Reuters/Adrees Latif)

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    Jennifer Aniston in Valentino.

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    Anne Hathaway swapped her Valentino gown at the last minute, opting instead for Prada.

    (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

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    Charlize Theron wore a Christian Dior Haute Couture dress, but attracted more attention for her new buzz cut.

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    Naomi Watts in Armani Prive.

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    Quvenzhané Wallis with actress Halle Berry. Wallis is wearing an Armani dress with a puppy purse.

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    Jane Fonda wears a floor-length Versace gown.

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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