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Oscars 2012 fashion: Statements large, small and floppy

February 27, 2012 |  7:31 am

Emma Stone and her bow at Oscars 2012Oscars 2012 fashion made statements large and small. The largest, perhaps, was the huge bow around Emma Stone's neck. The star of "The Help" either made an "appropriately bold statement," as Times fashion expert Booth Moore said, or it was a big floppy flop, as some on Twitter opined.

Meanwhile, Natalie Portman wore vintage polka dots, and major bling decorated her bare collarbone.

Rooney Mara sported fins on her bust, and Michelle Williams and Tina Fey dared to go peplum.

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Viola Davis differentiated herself from the crowd with an emerald-green Vera Wang gown featuring crystal floral embroidery and pleating as well as a hairdo she said was done by her mother.

White also was big on the red carpet. Milla Jovovich arguably pulled off the white-frosting look the best with a silvery white, one-shouldered gown by Elie Saab. Her clutch -- an acrylic evening bag by Edie Parker -- added the right touch. 

Berenice Bejo disappointed some with her mint green dress -- likened to one worn by the mother of the bride -- but her hair won praise for a gingery color that complemented her beaded Elie Saab gown.

Still, the "mother of the bride" did all right, as her film, "The Artist," was one of the the big winners of the night.


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Photo: Emma Stone at 2010 Oscars ceremony. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press