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Oscars 2018: The Very Best Looks From The Red Carpet

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When it comes to awards season, all those interminable red carpets are really just run-throughs for the one that really matters: the one that leads the way into Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars.

After fine-tuning their look over the past few months, carefully wooing designers and - with the help of a major league stylist - testing the sartorial waters at the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards and the BAFTAs , the perfect Oscars dress (or, in the interests of equality, suit, co-ord or wearable swan) presents the opportunity for a star to make their fashionable mark on Hollywood history. Think Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, Gwyneth Paltrow in baby pink Ralph Lauren, or Michelle Williams in sunshine yellow Vera Wang.

This time around, though, things are slightly different. After the sexual misconduct scandal that started with the extensive and shocking allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein back in October last year, awards season has had an understandably muted tone. Indeed, thanks to the Time's Up campaign, red carpet fashion has become an arena for protest, with actresses banding together to wear black (a stand against sexual harassment and widespread inequality in the film industry) at the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs.

See our favourite looks from Oscar night in the gallery below...