Alicia Keys in Armani Prive
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Alicia Keys, 12 time Grammy award winning artist and performer at the 81 Academy Awards show, arrived on Oscars Red Carpet in a breathtaking off the shoulder magenta Armani Prive chiffon gown with romantic front split revealing her copper toned leg and silver strapped sandels by Jimmy Choo.
Her makeup was flawless, especially her eyebrows that really brought out her eyes and her long wavy hairdo.
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Keys' jewelry was by Fred Leighton, sandals shoes by Jimmy Choo and clutch by Zufi Alexander.
Natalie Portman in Rodarte
Natalie Portman took to the Oscars red carpet in a pleated strapless orchid gown by Rodarte.
Portman prom style updo hairdo enhanced the look, as did the shoes from Stella McCartney, jewelry by Kwiat and a clutch by Vintage Rialto.
Natalie presented the award for Best Cinematography along with Ben Stiller.
Freida Pinto wore John Galliano
Slumdog Millionaire, winner of the Oscar for best movie, star Freida Pinto wore a one lace shoulder, sari inspired bright blue John Galliano gown. Pinto enhances the look with some vintage jewelry from India, a clutch by Judith Leiber and shoes from Jimmy Choo.
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Kate Winslet wore Yves Saint Laurent
British actress Kate Winslet, Oscar winner for Best Actress, looked fab in a form fitting silvery blue satin gown by Yves Saint Laurent.
Winslet crowned the gown with a very sculpted hairdo.
According to her hair stylist Renato Campora, Kate Winslet hairdo was based on the classical Grace Kelly hairstyle.
Her clutch and shoes were also by Yves Saint Laurent, and her jewelry was by Chopard.
Oscar gowns sell cheaply
In a celebrity obsessed world, Oscar gown replicas are a booming business.
For women who dream of wearing a celebrity gown and teen age girls who want their prom gown to look like the celebrity gowns worn on the red carpet, designer firms such as Favaiana create affordable replicas of the designer gown the celebrities are wearing.
From the minute a celebrity appears on the red carpet with a unique look, their design team goes to work to create an affordable replica of the gown.
This year, the stunning princess gown worn by Sarah Jessica Parker looks like the gown that teenage girls will want for their prom gown.
Find out more in today's video clip.
Recapping this year's 81 Academy Awards:
- Best Picture was won by Slumdog Millionaire,
- Leading Actor Oscar went to Sean Penn for Milk,
- Leading Actress Oscar went to Kate Winslet for The Reader,
- Best Supporting Actor Oscar went to Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight,
- Best Supporting Actress Oscar went to Penelope Cruz for Vicky Christina Barcelona,
- Best Costume Design Oscar went to Michael O'Connor for The Duchless.
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