Vanity Fair's Oscar Party: The Good

It's totally demode to do just one look on Oscar night! The ceremony's only half the deal; at VF's annual shindig, it's a whole 'nother ballgame. And plenty of stars skip the ceremony — but everyone goes to Vanity Fair.

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Georgina Chapman dressed half the red carpet; no wonder her own Marchesa had to be a show-stopper.


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Olivia Wilde's take on the neutral trend managed to be both modern and romantic.


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From pure romance on the red carpet, Amanda Seyfried does fresh, young seafoam!


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Shocker, that: Hamm and Westfeldt look simply perfect.


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Anjelica Huston has her easy elegance so down.


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Leslie Mann has fun, looks cool, and has a place to stick her lipstick.


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Jane Fonda does Carolina Herrera-style classic.


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There was still serious commitment to Sparkle Motion. Take Patricia Clarkson's roaring shift.


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Cameron Diaz's mini is a kickier take on her red carpet glam.


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Stacey Dash's webs, a treat for all but the arachnophobic.


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Loving Marisa Tomei's confident disco-chic.


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Representing pure, bombshell glam: Kate Beckinsale.


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And Julianne Moore!


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In the "going-all-out" camp, we have an exuberant Angie Harmon...


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And Serena Williams - who likes it with a twist.


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There was plenty of glorious, saturated color at the afterparty. Diane Kruger switched from black-and-white to playful red.


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Kate Bosworth did ruby romance.


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Gabrielle Union steals the show in bold marigold.


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Emma Roberts goes sexier than usual, but still demure and youthful.


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Also in royal - and one of the best looks she's ever sported - Jennifer Hudson.


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And Amy Adams and baby are both stunning in this simple silhouette.


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Rosario Dawson balances a bold shade with classic lines.


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Of course, there was plenty of not-so-basic black: the long, like Emma Stone's...


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Kat Dennings'...


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Christine Taylor's...


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...and Faith Hill's.


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Jodie Foster did LBD.


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Anna Paquin was all about the accessories.


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And Natalie Portman did a simple, dusky mini.


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In the pure, retro awesome category, we have the perma-Glam Barbara Davis!


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The Aldrins always dress for the occasion.


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And you can take the gal out of Dynasty...

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Grim Reaper of the Forest

I'm not saying Emma Roberts shouldn't wear a dress with a neckline that plunges down to her belly button, but I would hardly call it "demure".