Oscar-Winning Style

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 | Around Town, film

The stars shone bright Sunday night at the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Here are our picks for leading ladies of the evening.

Angelina JolieAnne-hathaway

Wearing a strapless, sweetheart neckline gown by Elie Saab, Angelina Jolie did not disappoint the crowd outside of Hollywood’s Kodak Theater. Jolie donned a vibrant pair of emerald earrings and cocktail ring to give a punch of color to her signature black frock.

Anne Hathaway
All eyes were on the Oscar-nominated star of this year’s “Rachel Getting Married” as she walked the red carpet sporting a sparkling Armani Prive gown covered in Swarovski crystals and a 100 watt smile to match.

Penelope Cruz

Not only did Penelope Cruz take home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” but she earned an A+ in style with this vintage Balmain number.

Evan Rachel WoodEvan-rachel

From her sleek updo to her chic, dark nails, Ms. Wood looked stunning and sophisticated in her haute couture Elie Saab dress. The young star’s striking appearance can only be outdone by her mesmerizing performance in “The Wrestler” alongside Mickey Rourke.