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The 81st Academy Awards

The bland and the beautiful

Amy Adams The ''Doubt'' star showed that diamonds are not always a girl's best friend. Her jeweled bib necklace by Fred Leighton reflected the evening's trend of big necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Taraji P. Henson also went with a Leighton necklace. Amy Adams The ''Doubt'' star showed that diamonds are not always a girl's best friend. Her jeweled bib necklace by Fred Leighton reflected the evening's trend of big necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Taraji P. Henson also went with a Leighton necklace. (CHRIS PIZZELLO/AP)
By Christopher Muther
Globe Staff / February 23, 2009

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Call it the battle of the bland. Although the big film going into the 2009 Oscars was "Slumdog Millionaire," little of the film's vivid color translated to the evening's couture at last night's Academy Awards. Starlets headed down the red carpet in a steady stream of whites, creams, and beiges. Oh, 2007, how your Oscar evening gown colors were missed ... (Full article: 519 words)

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