Pale, metallic hues were a trend as much as black dresses were. But what distinguished the best looks were truly unique textures and embellishments. In other words, it was all about the details.
Another barely-there embroidered gown,
Naomi Watts' white
Then there was Nyong'o, playing the role of this year's Oscar sweetheart in a plunge-front, sun-pleated silk georgette
On the other end of the color spectrum,
Julia Roberts' black ruffled silk crepe custom