It was easy to declare that last nights Oscar ceremony - sartorially speaking, at least - was whitewashed. The red carpet was flooded with pale, delicately colored frocks of cream, gray, sand, or iridescent pink, as well as, of course, standard black. There were a few brave souls (thank you Penélope Cruz (left) and Vera Farmiga), but overall, actresses shunned the rainbow this year.
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Before the statues and speeches, Hollywood's finest strolled the red carpet. See who strutted their stuff before the show.