Oscars 2016: Best and worst looks
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Oscars 2016: Best and worst red-carpet looks

Oscars 2016: Best and worst looks

Our best and worst list.

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Oscars 2016: Best dressed

Naomi Watts earned a spot on our best-dressed list thanks to her sapphire blue and bright purple Armani Prive gown, fully embroidered in stripes of Swarovski crystals, sequins and Lurex thread. 

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Oscars 2016: Best dressed

Julianne Moore’s choice of a black Chanel haute couture gown with tone-on-tone embellishments earned her a spot on the best-dressed list.

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Oscars 2016: Best dressed

Among the best-dressed men was Jared Leto, who made the grade thanks to his custom Gucci evening suit with red contrast piping.

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Oscars 2016: Best dressed

Michael Fassbender’s peak lapel Tom Ford placed  him among the evening’s best-dressed men.

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Oscars 2016: Best dressed

Brie Larson’s choice of a custom Gucci lapis blue silk organza gown made her our choice for a spot on the best-dressed list. 

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Oscars 2016: Best dressed

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actress Daisy Ridley in a silver Chanel Haute Couture gown makes our best-dressed list.

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Oscars 2016: Best dressed

Cate Blanchett wears an Armani Privé sea-foam green, cap-sleeve mermaid gown that features hand-sewn clusters of Swarovski crystals and white feathers. On trend -- and on our best-dressed list.

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Oscars 2016: Best dressed

Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”) has been killing it in Louis Vuitton on this awards season’s red carpets, and this Oscars dress continued that trend.

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Oscars 2016: Best dressed

Kerry Washington makes our best-dressed list thanks to this gladiator-appropriate custom Atelier Versace gown with a black leather bustier, white skirt and the fiercest thigh-high leg slit to hit the red carpet since Angelina Jolie’s meme-launching moment.

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Oscars 2016: Worst dressed

We like Rooney Mara and we like Givenchy. But this combination -- and the belly-button-baring diamond cutout -- is among our least favorite looks of the night.

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Oscars 2016: Worst dressed

The simple, straightforward strapless gown is usually a can’t-lose proposition for Reese Witherspoon. But here, the way the fabric sits at the bodice makes the dress look like a work in progress -- and makes it one of our least favorite looks of the night.

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Oscars 2016: Worst dressed

Pharrell William, seen with Helen Lasichanh, earned a spot on our worst-dressed list for his inexplicably rolled-up tuxedo trouser legs.

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Oscars 2016: Worst dressed

Sofia Vergara’s Marchesa dress was another busy-bodice mess (see also: Reese Witherspoon), that landed her on this year’s worst-dressed list. 

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Oscars 2016: Worst dressed

From the front, Olivia Wilde’s dress from Valentino’s Spring 2016 Haute Couture collection was an awkward exercise in Oscar-level side boob. From the back it looked like she was wearing a folded dinner napkin. For this she lands on this year’s worst-dressed list.

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Oscars 2016: Worst dressed

Heidi Klum’s purple “bridesmaids gone bad” number looks like it’s 30 seconds from becoming a full-on wardrobe malfunction. For that she rounds out our worst-dressed list.

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