Every year the Oscars take place and every year so does the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Half of Hollywood shows up to the glitzy bash–often in better dresses than the ones they wore on the red carpet.
Without further ado, the red carpet in all its celebrity-saturated glory…
Waaaaaaaaay too ’80s, Paula Patton.
Jessica Lowndes was the same color as her dress.
Queen Diane (AKA Diane Kruger) and bf Joshua Jackson. This is weird and we’re into it.
Juliette Lewis also looks kind of weird, kind of awesome.
Karolína Kurkova. Are those glow sticks?
Chelsea Handler looks really nice, right? Her hair is awesome.
Clea DuVall chose an interesting metallic gown but–even though there’s gold in the skirt–we feel like the accessories really clash.
Carolyn Murphy wore coral and looked great because she’s a damn supermodel.
Summer Phoenix and Casey Affleck. Although we’re against peplums and think the fit is wrong, we like the color combination here a lot.
Rosamund Pike wore a dress that Andy Warhol might have imagined for the Oscars. We think she looked modern and beautiful.
Oh, and her hair was dreamy.
Emmy Rossum went as the Childlike Empress.
Kate Beckinsale‘s dress looked like a shattered windshield… and we’re into it.
Amy Adams. Two good choices for one big night, Adams.
Amanda Seyfried. Last night was a big night for halters.
Kind of wish this had been Kristin Chenoweth‘s red carpet. Look at the back:
Kate Bosworth. Oh man! Such a beautiful party dress, such beautiful berry lipstick. Well played.
Irina Shayk wore Cheez Whiz.
Into it, Ginnifer Goodwin! Wow! What a color.
Julie Bowen. No more peplums. Please, world.
Rose Byrne wore the tiniest front slit (ie, the only successful kind).
Naomi Campbell–this woman can wear anything.
Elizabeth Banks. What’s with all the towering updos?
Hilary Swank wore a sexed-up version of Sally Field‘s gown, apparently.
Alessandra Ambrosio did what Victoria’s Secret models do.
Natalie Portman. Unusual. We’re confused from some angles and like it from others. Namely:
What say you?
Isla Fisher. Like this color on her a lot, don’t like the hair.
Lily Collins–this is so weird! Her eyebrows are the best, though.
Zooey Deschanel–she looks fucking beautiful. The dress manages to be cute (IE, true to her style) and appropriate and ethereal and lovely all at once.
Let’s take a closer look:
High marks, ZD.
Speaking of high marks, why the hell didn’t Greta Gerwig walk the red carpet? She would have been real high on our best dressed list.
Great lipstick, Rashida Jones.
Ah. And this one. Jennifer Lawrence really couldn’t be more awesome
This dress has really interesting texture, too.
(All photos via Getty)