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Academy Awards fashions: Pale gowns rule the night

Last year’s Oscar red carpet looked a bit like a fire sale at Rachel Zoe’s showroom. The theme was no theme. Red clashed with coral. Blue fought emerald green, and column dresses went head-to-head with tiered evening gowns. It made for a kaleidoscopic red carpet, but it also left fashion trend soothsayers on edge all night (The trend is white! No, the trend is black! No wait, strapless?)

Sunday night at the Academy Awards, there was no escaping the array of pale tones that dominated early and lingered into the night. It seemed as if most of the female nominees got the memo that no-color is the color of the season.

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