Actress Jessica Chastain arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Carlo Allegri/AP)
Sparkle and shine ruled the night with Catherine Zeta Jones, Jessica Chastain, and Heidi Klum wearing shimmery gold (in Zuhair Murad, Armani Prive, and Jelien Macdonald, respectively); Obama's silver stunner; the bedazzled accents on Kerri Washington's Miu Miu gown and Salma Hayek's Alexander McQueen dress; the gun metal metallics rocked by Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan and Halle Barry in Versace; and the glittery black on Kelly Osbourne, Nicole Kidman, and Sandra Bullock (in Tony Ward, L'Wren Scott, and Elie Saab, respectively). Oscar winners Anne Hathaway in Prada and Jennifer Lawrence in Dior broke from the sparkle trend, both donning pale pink gowns. However it was their "back jewelry," dainty necklaces that peaked behind these ladies' necks, that was the most delightfully surprising fashion detail of the night.
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