Oscars 2014 red carpet: Best dressed
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Oscars 2014 red carpet: Best and worst dressed

Liza Minnelli wearing vintage Halston with a blue streak in her hair to accent the diagonal line of her top, and proving you’re never too old to have fun with fashion. (Mike Nelson / EPA)
Lady Gaga in a pale pink, full beaded Atelier Versace gown. It was icy cool, glam and slightly edgy, while yielding focus to the film industry stars to whom the night belonged. (In other words, no arriving in an egg.) (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Ellen DeGeneres worked an edgy androgyny in several Saint Laurent tuxedos, one in velvet, another in sparkly lame, created by by rock star designer Hedi Slimane. (Michael Yada / AMPAS HANDOUT / EPA)
Fashion risk taker Emma Watson tries the fall season’s forthcoming knitwear dressing trend straight off the runways, choosing a sparkly Vera Wang fall 2014 ribbed knit godet mermaid skirt. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kate Hudson looking very old Hollywood in a metallic caped Atelier Versace gown. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Angelina Jolie in a greige long sleeve fully embellished gown with sheer bodice and thin leather greige belt by Elie Saab Couture. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Margot Robbie in a strapless black gown with a back bow detail by Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane. The dark locks and plum lips were the perfect finishing touches. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Lupita Nyong’o wears a pale blue, plunge-front Prada gown, which created the perfect fairy tale moment for the awards season darling. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Another winner? Cate Blanchett in a pale gold Armani Privé cap-sleeve gown featuring a flared tulle skirt with crinoline edging, fully embroidered with dégradé sequins and light gold Swarovski crystal baguettes. (Jordan Strauss / Invision / Associated Press)
Then there is Naomi Watts in a beaded white cap-sleeve Calvin Klein gown. (The spidery diamond Bulgari necklace is not too shabby either.) (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
It’s also hard not to love Pharrell Williams’ Lanvin shorts tuxedo. He’s a fashion focus puller extraordinaire. But he’s also teaching the world a little something about taking risks. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
On the other end of the color spectrum, Jennifer Lawrence looks sleek and modern in a lipstick red Dior peplum gown, with a diamond necklace hanging down over her back. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
Julia Roberts is also wearing a peplum gown, hers by Givenchy and more classic looking, in black, with lace accents. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
And Anne Hathaway’s Gucci halter dress has some of the night’s most interesting details -- shiny, geometric embroidery. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images)
Anna Kendrick’s J. Mendel gown was a confusing mix of lines and textures that didn’t flatter her midsection. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
What happened to that famous cleavage? Amy Adams’ strapless blue Gucci gown was a disappointment. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
“Prometheus” actress Charlize Theron in a sculpted black Dior gown. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Jared Leto, a supporting actor nominee for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club,” in Burberry. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Matthew McConaughey in a white Dolce & Gabbana tux. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images)
“Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan in Givenchy tux. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)