Best & Worst Dressed

No one knew exactly what to expect this year in terms of Oscar fashions – and while some stars didn't disappoint, gracing the abbreviated red carpet in gorgeous gowns, others made us cringe with their fashion faux pas. Take a peek at the creme de la creme and the bottom of the barrel in our special gallery.

SHIMMERING & SEXY

Twinkle, twinkle, big star! Nominee Diane Lane (as Best Actress in Unfaithful) sparkles in this strapless gold gown with its sheer, embroidered top and festive, feathered skirt. She accessorizes perfectly with upswept hair, beautiful drop earrings and a gold clutch.