Natalie Portman didnt have time to change out of her Rodarte gown before making way for Vanity Fairs Oscar Partynot that we blame her, as that might have entailed putting down her brand new Best Actress award.
Other actors with stars in their eyes and statuettes in their grasps paused to pose on their way into the 17th annual post-awards bash.
The stars favoured lace, with Ginnifer Goodwin donning an Erdem frock and Camila Alves slipping into her second gown of the evening, a black and cream lace number. Mia Wasikowska and Zooey Deschanel turned up in strikingly similar black lace dresses, and Madonna handed Lourdes an embarrassing-mom moment in a leotard, sheer lace dress, fishnet stockings and fur gilet.
Short and sweet dresses drew attention amid so many maxis. Taylor Swift appeared in a strapless gold cocktail mini. Cameron Diaz drew appreciative glances in a short, tight, one-shouldered satin dress with a ruffled bodice.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, meanwhile, used the red carpet as a platform to declare their mutual affection publicly for the first time. Thats nice for them, but honestly? We just adore her floor-length red dress...