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Rita Wilson's formfitting silk-lace Versace was highlighted by a mosaic-like design.

Crystals added shimmer to Helen Hunt's hand-painted Randolph Duke cocktail dress.

Bridget Fonda labeled her paillette-and-bead-eovered Elie Saab "a great Oscar: dress"

Judi Dench wore spice-hued chiffon from India-based designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.

Badgley Mischka, said Halle Berry, "made this dress in lavender and white. I chose the lavender."

Julia Stiles said that her sequined Vera Wang gown "reminds me of a mermaid."

"It has a bit of a Spanish influence," said Penélope Cruz of her lacy Ralph Lauren.

Zhang Ziyi of Crouching Tiger blossomed in a beaded Escada.