The 88th Academy Awards: all the A-list fashion from the 2016 Oscars red carpet

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The rich, the famous and the ever-so-stylish have gathered once more on the Oscars' red carpet, to celebrate the best of the best in Hollywood. 

However, for those of us appreciative of spectacular sartorial selections as well as incredible film-making talent, the 88th Academy Awards also provides a chance to see some beautiful fashion on display.

From Jennifer Lawrence's Dior dress to Rachel McAdams' incredible sweeping August Getty Atelier gown, Gaga shunning tradition in a white jumpsuit and Kate Winslet in a shiny strapless number by Ralph Lauren, click below to see some of the big names (and even bigger dresses) from the 2016 Oscars. Take a look at winners from the night right here

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  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Lawrence opts for a simple, sleek long bob and a light lip to contrast with the lace detail on her Dior number.

  • Lady Gaga

    Gaga knocks it out of the park in this classy outfit – jumpsuit from the front and flowing gown from the back, designed by her stylist Brandon Maxwell.

  • Charlize Theron

    It's a sweeping Dior number with plunge front and train for the actress, who accessorised perfectly with a simple, long necklace.

  • Alicia Vikander

    Vikander looks fresh and glamorous in this yellow, custom-made Louis Vuitton dress, paired with metallic and perspex heels. Don't know about you, but we feel like this could make an amazing wedding dress silhouette this season.

  • Kate Winslet

    Winslet's pared-down hair and beauty lets her stunning, strapless, oil slick of a Ralph Lauren Collection dress do the talking.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet

    ... while pal DiCaprio looks dapper in his Armani tux. Excuse us while we take a moment to gaze at this picture.

  • Rooney Mara

    Mara's Givenchy takes the cut-out trend and adds class, managing to look daring and buttoned-up all at the same time.

  • Reese Witherspoon

    Witherspoon sticks to her tried and tested fitted, strapless style in this purple Oscar de la Renta dress with corset detail, accessorising with Tiffany & Co. bracelets.

  • Kerry Washington

    Monochrome leather isn't often seen on the Oscars red carpet, but Washington pulls off this Atelier Versace look.

  • Chrissy Teigen

    The model takes pregnancy-wear to the next level with a beaded, floor-length Marchesa gown. Oh to be a celebrity...

  • Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

    ... Meanwhile, her beau sticks to the standard tux.

  • Brie Larson

    The star keeps her hair and make-up sleek, but works an undone look with her Gucci gown, featuring a bold jewelled belt and blue ruffles.

  • Rachel McAdams

    It's an amazing dark green August Getty Atelier gown for McAdams, confirming that leg-bombing is a red carpet tradition going nowhere. 

  • Cate Blanchett

    Can this woman do wrong on the red carpet? Blanchett styles her pale green Armani dress with long Tiffany & Co. earrings and super simple hair to complement the gorgeous floral detail.

  • Julianne Moore

    Moore in black, embellished Chanel: elegant, stylish and perfect.

  • Naomi Watts

    Watts ensures this sequinned Armani Privé look is to die for, with her statement necklace and lipstick remarkably not drowned out by the megawatt dress.

  • Lily Cole

    The model-actress is all over the metallic trend in this silver, eco-friendly Vivienne Westwood creation, matched with gold sandals.

  • Margot Robbie

    Slinky gold Diane von Furstenberg for Robbie, with a deep plunge and a solid black clutch alongside.

  • Tina Fey

    A beautifil, simple Atelier Versace look for Fey, with a matching necklace and a straightforward up 'do.

  • Amy Poehler

    The actress shows how it's done in this lavish Andrew Gn creation. 

  • Heidi Klum

    The supermodel opts for a pastel-toned Marchesa creation. 

  • Jennifer Garner

    Her black Atelier Versace gown may be a little conservative, but one can't go wrong with elegant detail and a classic shape, accessorised with Neil Lane jewels.

  • Sophie Turner

    The Game of Thrones star seems to have chosen a dress that perfectly matches her eyes, and makes a feature of her enviably glossy 'do. FYI, her silvery-grey Galvan gown supports an eco-fashion campaign.

  • Sofia Vergara

    Vergara carries off navy blue Marchesa with style and massive earrings.

  • Isla Fisher

    Marchesa continues its domination of the Oscars red carpet with this light, flowy design worn by Isla Fisher, toughened up slightly with a thin silver belt and silver accessories...

  • Sacha Baron Cohen & Isla Fisher

    ... stylish husband on arm optional.

  • Emily Blunt

    Baby pink Prada is the sartorial weapon of choice for pregnant Blunt, with an empire waist, crystal detail and a small train.

  • Olivia Wilde

    Wilde looks incredible in white Valentino, with a wide plunge offset by an embellished choker...

  • Olivia Wilde

    ... And it looks equally impressive from other angles, showing off pleats and a wide open back.

  • Mindy Kaling

    The star's Elizabeth Kennedy dress looks great from the front, with an off-the-shoulder top and flashes of electric blue...

  • Mindy Kaling

    ... but also awesome from the back. Love.

  • Saoirse Ronan

    The actress' slip-style Calvin Klein Collection dress may look simple, but makes a big impact with the deep emerald green colour and gorgeous sequin swirls...

  • Saoirse Ronan

    ... and it's just as striking from the back, set off perfectly with matching jewels.

  • Hannah Bagshawe & Eddie Redmayne

    The pair shine in matching Alexander McQueen.

  • Patricia Arquette

    The actress makes a chic statement in a royal blue Marina Rinaldi dress. 

  • Daisy Ridley

    The Star Wars star goes for a relatively simple shape with Chanel Haute Couture, matched with busy, beaded material.

  • Charlotte Riley & Tom Hardy

    Riley works a flawless make-up look and her retro-style gown is edged up with a deep lace plunge, while Hardy plays it cool in aviators and a Gucci suit. It should probably be illegal for a couple to look this good together.

  • Whoopi Goldberg

    The actress pays tribute to the glory days of Old Hollywood with her retro, black satin Dames of New York gown.

  • Whoopi Goldberg

    ... while her beautiful octopus bracelet-slash-ring from Sevan Biçakçi steals the show.

  • Giuliana Rancic

    The E! host looks cleanly elegant in her white Georges Chakra dress...

  • Giuliana Rancic

    ... But it's the floral embroidery on the back adding interest.


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Amy Swales

Amy Swales is a freelance writer who likes to eat, drink and talk about her dog. She will continue to plunder her own life and the lives of her loved ones for material in the name of comedy, catharsis and getting pictures of her dog on the internet.