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Love these looks: 2017 Academy Awards

Last night's 89th Academy Awards ceremony was a bit...crazy, to say the least. Host Jimmy Kimmel welcomed a bus of tourists into the theatre (creating a new Ryan Gosling meme in the process), the "In Memoriam" part of the show mistakenly used a photo of a producer who, turns out, is still alive and the flub of all flubs occurred when the presenters for best picture announced the wrong winner. The video of the latter incident is too good not to share, so press play below.

Now that we all feel better about ourselves on this Monday afternoon, let's talk fashion!

Presenter and Rogue One star Felicity Jones looked gorg in this mega-feminine, neutral-colored number. The nipped-in waist accentuated her curves and the tulle made her look like a total ballerina—not to mention those jewels that are hidden throughout the dress. Love!

Also a presenter, Hailee Steinfeld stunned in this sheer white number with metallic and floral touches. We especially enjoyed the scalloped edges and the super fluttery back detailing. Her frosted pink lip topped off the already amazing look.

All eyes were on Olivia Culpo when she arrived in this shimmering, layered look. Her dress was for a good cause, too. The former Miss Universe told E! News, "It's in partnership with Stella Artois and Water.org. Stella Artois created chalices and for one chalice sold, five years of clean drinking water is provided for someone in the developing world. So this dress is actually made out of the chalice pieces, and it's encouraging people to get involved in the water crisis and buy the chalice." We love philanthropic fashion!

Metallics were *definitely* a big hit last night. Jessica Biel, actress and wife of Justin Timberlake, who opened the show with his "Can't Stop the Feeling," brought even more glitz to the carpet with this gold and silver fitted dress with "ripped" detailing and an equally opulent necklace. With all this gold, she gave the Oscar statue a run for his money...

Last year's Academy Award winner for Best Actress, Brie Larson, wowed again this year in all black. Like her royal blue gown from 2016, this velvet number also featured a few eye-catching ruffles.

OK, yes, we did include *this* year's Best Actress winner, Emma Stone, in our list of best beauty looks last night, but this dress just *needs* its own moment in the spotlight. Can you even deal with the detail, here? It is beyond decadent.

Last but not least, a moment of silence for this complete *look* from actress, singer and activist Janelle Monáe! Simply put, the detail on the dress is incredible, from the beading to the feathers to the embroidery. Oh, and that crown? Fit for someone as royally graceful and talented as the Hidden Figures and Moonlight actress.

The biggest fashion statement that many made at the awards, though, was quite small: a blue ribbon from the American Civil Liberties Union. Karlie Kloss, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more donned the ribbon. According to a statement from the ACLU obtained by People, the ribbon was a part of the org's latest initiative “Stand with ACLU." Attendees were encouraged to wear them in support of "the rights and civil liberties guaranteed by the Constitution to everyone in the United States."

Which Oscars look is your favorite? What do you think of the ACLU ribbons? Sound off below.

Photo credit: E! Online, US Magazine

by Sydney Adamson | 2/27/2017
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