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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.

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Best Actress nominee Salma Hayek (for Frida) is a traffic-stopper in a gown that's both daring and demure. The top is a sexy web of sparkling black lace that hugs her enviable curves, while the long, full skirt is an elegant ivory sweep.