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JESSICA BIEL
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
"How could you not love this color?" says Biel (in Neil Lane diamonds) of her raspberry silk column gown.

ISLA FISHER
MONIQUE LHUILLIER
Al Gore bragged about going "green," but Fisher actually did it with an emerald gown (accessorized with a Lauren Merkin bag).

NAOMI WATTS
ESCADA
"It's just so Old Hollywood," says Watts of her sunny gown, Rodo clutch and Chopard diamonds.

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
PROENZA SCHOULER
Nothing says I Lost My Baby Weight like the well-defined waist on this satin dress, accented with H. Stern diamonds.

AUGUST 2006
Gyllenhaal chose a high belt to suit her bump. (Baby Ramona was born in October.)

THE CHARLIZE EFFECT
WHEN IT COMES TO DAZZLING BELLS AND WHISTLES, THERON PAVED THE WAY

BIG BOWS

OSCARS 2006
DIOR BY JOHN GALLIANO
It takes a big star to carry off a big bow in emerald silk satin.

NOW
BALENCIAGA BY NICOLAS GHESQUIERE
Nicole Kidman's bow was smaller but brighter.

RUFFLED SKIRTS

OSCAR 2005
JOHN GALLIANO FOR DIOR HAUTE COUTURE
Theron played princess in a wildly ruffled skirt.

NOW
ATELIER VERSACE
Penélope Cruz continued the ruffle riot, this time in blush.