Brie Larson wore Gucci, the label revivified by Alessandro Michele: a billowy, bold, blue ruffled frock whose lightness was bisected and somewhat weighed down by a large jeweled belt. Cate Blanchett returned to one of her regular sponsors, Armani, who made over red-carpet dressing in the 1990s with beige and subtle sequins
Looking back, Lupita Nyong'o says that the moments after she won her Academy Award this year were a blur and time stood still.
Natural-born klutz Jennifer Lawrence now probably has a team of red carpet minders whose only job is to catch her when she falls, as she inevitably does.
Here's what we learnt from watching the Oscars 2014 - some stars can and do glide gracefully up the podium stairs in the ballgowns.