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THIS YEAR'S GOWNS WERE ALL ABOUT DRAMA—BOLD COLORS, EDGY METALLICS AND DRAMATIC SILHOUETTES

BEST EXOTIC
KATE HUDSON in Dior by John Galliano at the Dior Haute Couture show in Versailles, France.

BEST TIERED
CAMERON DIAZ in Dior by John Galliano at the Met Costume Institute Gala in N.Y.C.

BEST ONE-SHOULDER
JENNIFER LOPEZ in Marchesa at the Golden Globe Awards in L.A.

BEST RUCHING
ELLEN POMPEO in Michael Kors at the Met Costume Institute Gala.

BEST DETAILING
PENELOPE CRUZ in Atelier Versace at the Academy Awards in L.A.

BEST BACK VIEW
LIV TYLER in Calvin Klein Collection at the Met Costume Institute Gala.

BEST BODY-HUGGING
HALLE BERRY in Roberto Cavalli at an L.A. awards show.

BEST GRECIAN
JESSICA ALBA in Gucci at the London premiere of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

BEST METALLIC
CATE BLANCHETT in Ralph Lauren Collection at an L.A. premiere.

BEST YELLOW
KERRY WASHINGTON in Oscar de la Renta at an L.A. premiere.

BEST NECKLINE
ALI LARTER in Reem Acra at the Golden Globe Awards.

BEST HALTER
JOY BRYANT in a vintage Hervé Léger gown at a gala in Beverly Hills.