LOS ANGELES -- When it came to fashion, the Oscar red carpet was all about fire and ice as a majority of female stars opted to wear either bold, fiery hits of red or pale, cool shades of shimmery silver.
Jennifer Lawrence exhibited the power of red in a silk crepe tank dress from Calvin Klein Collection. The silhouette was the epitome of simplicity: a scoop-neck, body-hugging sheath with not one bell, whistle or sequin -- letting the vivid shade of red do all the work.
Showing the more dramatic side of red, Anne Hathaway wore a strapless, scarlet Valentino gown with plenty of volume at the skirt and delicate rosettes cascading down the side. The event's co-host looked classic in the designer's signature shade, with a simple updo, red lips and a 94-carat Tiffany Lucida Star diamond necklace to break up all the bold color.