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Saturday 18 November 2017

Stars dazzle on Oscars red carpet

Rita Ora arriving at the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA, February 22, 2015.
Rita Ora arriving at the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA, February 22, 2015.
Felicity Jones wowed in silver Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen with an intricate bodice (AP)
Julianne Moore arrives at the Oscars in a strapless sparkly custom Chanel gown
Jared Leto arrives at the Oscars (AP)

Full-length gowns, daring necklines, dramatic trains - the Oscars red carpet had it all.

Hollywood stars in a rainbow of colours and a myriad of styles posed for the world's press before making their way into the Dolby Theatre.

And while the trusty tuxedo was the men's outfit of choice, some of them made that extra effort to stand out.

Pop star Rita Ora arrived wearing a navy strapless number with a gold embroidered trim at the top and a chic fishtail train.

Earlier she posted pictures on Instagram showing her "Pre Oscar pampering" as well as a snap of her sitting chatting with Vogue editor and style queen Anna Wintour.

She completed her look with an elegant hairstyle and drop earrings.

Julianne Moore stepped out in a strapless sparkly custom Chanel gown, while Sienna Miller showcased a dark Oscar de la Renta creation complete with bow detail.

Felicity Jones wowed in silver Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen with an intricate bodice, while Jennifer Lopez wore a show-stopping nude-coloured gown, embellished with sequins, with a train flowing behind her.

Keira Knightley opted for a delicate creamy number, which appeared to be layered, with embroidery on top, while America Ferrera, one of the first stars to walk the red carpet, wore a dress by British designer Jenny Packham.

Gwyneth Paltrow arrived in a pale pink number with a blossoming floral creation on the shoulder, while Scarlett Johansson was in a fitted emerald green design.

Lady Gaga stuck with her unique signature style as she arrived in a full-length white sequinned costume.

Reese Witherspoon opted for an off-the-shoulder monochrome gown, while Cate Blanchett was in an elegant dark floor-length dress.

Margot Robbie also chose a full-length dark creation, but hers had a daring neckline and sheer sleeves.

Zoe Saldana posed wearing a pale pink dress with fine straps, while Oprah Winfrey was in a similar colour.

Naomi Watts shunned a block colour and instead opted for a silver and black print, while Marion Cotillard also sported a subtle print in a dress that draped dramatically at the back.

The trusty tuxedo was the expected favourite with the male stars, but some of them stood out.

Benedict Cumberbatch arrived on the red carpet with his wife of a week - Sophie Hunter - and was in a white tuxedo that James Bond would be proud of.

JK Simmons, who won the award for best supporting actor for his role in the movie Whiplash, sported a trilby which gave his outfit a quirky look.

Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper looked identical as they posed beside each other in their black tuxedos.

Jared Leto turned heads in a lilac suit with silky lapels, teamed with a pair of bright white shoes, while David Oyelowo went for a maroon tuxedo.

Cumberbatch's wife Sophie wore a full-length off-the-shoulder red gown with a slit that came to well above her thigh and which appeared to be held together with little ties.

Rosamund Pike was another lady in red as she wore a strapless red gown nipped in at the waist with a red band.

And Dakota Johnson also wore red, finished off with a slick of red lipstick.

Jennifer Aniston opted for a nude sequinned gown and wore her hair casually around her shoulders.

Patricia Arquette turned out in a monochrome creation, and Lupita Nyong'o wowed in a beaded white gown.

Anna Kendrick went for a peach-coloured gown.

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