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.

OSCAR'S QUEEN

She's a winner all around. Nicole Kidman, who took home this year's Best Actress honor (for her turn as Virginia Woolf in The Hours), also gets the prize for her enduring fashion sense and perfect poise. Kidman dresses her statuesque frame beautifully in this unusual black gown, with its multiple wrapped pieces and bold straps.