(InStyle.com) -- Hot -- and hysterical -- hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway would have completely stolen the show at the 2011 Academy Awards were it not for these sartorial standouts. This year's red carpet was packed with every facet of glamour -- from body conscious styles and gorgeous shades of red to crystal-sprayed gowns and ethereal tulle. Presenting InStyle's decked-out dozen.
Presenter Cate Blanchett wore an intricately embellished silk chiffon Givenchy Couture gown in wisteria with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels including a tassel diamond bracelet and yellow and white diamond earrings.
The always sophisticated nominee chose a short-sleeve Chanel column gown in sparkling winter white.
Helena Bonham Carter
The Best Supporting Actress nominee collaborated with her "Alice in Wonderland" costume designer, Colleen Atwood, to celebrate "film rather than fashion." The result: an 1880s-inspired black velvet gown that she paired with a fan-shaped clutch.
Helen Mirren looked statuesque in a strong-shouldered silver gown that she accented with platform heels, a satin clutch and Cartier diamonds.
Jennifer Lawrence's red-hot Calvin Klein Collection gown required minimal accessories -- the first-time nominee kept the look simple with a Chopard bangle and studs.
Newly svelte presenter Jennifer Hudson turned heads in a curve-accentuating tangerine Atelier Versace design.
Performer Gwyneth Paltrow rocked a high-octane, low-cut platinum sheath from Calvin Klein Collection
Halle Berry was the picture of femininity in a crystal-encrusted Marchesa corset gown with silk tulle ruffles.
Presenter Mila Kunis made a stunning entrance in a romantic lavender Elie Saab confection paired with a loose chignon and loads of diamonds.
Working with Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, Hailee Steinfeld dreamed up a ballet-pink hand-embroidered tulle gown, which she accessorized with a headband of diamonds.
Newly engaged presenter Reese Witherspoon looked '60s chic in a classic Giorgio Armani Prive black and white gown.
From walking the red carpet in vintage Valentino to shimmying onstage in this silver, fringed Oscar de la Renta -- Anne Hathaway was stunning in each of her several costume changes.
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