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AMY ADAMS

Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Los Angeles, US

Blouse and pants: Elie Saab

Doesn't she realise filming has already wrapped for American Hustle? The US actress really needs to stop shoving yet another 70s-inspired ensemble down our throats, especially one that makes her feet disappear. Get over it and move on, please.

CATE BLANCHETT

Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Los Angeles, US

Dress: Prada

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

The Australian actress is depressing me for the second week running in an asymmetrical zippered metallic silver leather piece of nothing. Why is she dressing like the Tin Man in drag? Is she in need of an oil can or something?

UMA THURMAN

Cinema For Peace gala in Berlin, Germany

Top: Chloe

Has-been hot mess alert!

The US actress has reached a point in her life where she's purely coasting on her (former) reputation as a great beauty and sleepwalking through shindigs. That could explain why she's still clad in her pyjama top AND her bedsheets.

DAKOTA FANNING

Rodarte fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, US

Dress: Rodarte

My my, look how much the former US child star has... grown. That's some serious cleavage she's flaunting. I'm equally fascinated by the method in her madness when it comes to the pairing of the demure low-cut nude dress and cream open-weave knit shrug with kooky mismatched black and white patent pumps.

MELANIE LAURENT

Photocall for Aloft at the Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany

Dress: Maxime Simoens

Who says 30-year-olds can't look like young girls once in a while? This white long-sleeved shirt dress is absolutely charming on the French actress, who injected some edge via unexpected python pumps.

NAOMI WATTS

AARP's Movies For Grownups Awards Gala in Los Angeles, US

Dress and shoes: Givenchy

Clutch: Jimmy Choo

The Australian actress oozes understated glamour in her shimmery iridescent sequinned blush long-sleeved frock that conjures up images of holograms, rainbows and everything retro-fabulous.

JENNIFER CONNELLY

Screening of Aloft at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany

Gown: Chanel

I don't get how the top half of this haphazard, abstract print, multi-textured black and white number gels with the bottom half.

I don't get why the hair and make-up were treated like a non-event.

And I don't get why the US actress didn't try harder for her red carpet comeback. Go big or go home!

DEEPIKA PADUKONE

Zee Cine Awards in Mumbai, India

Gown: Naeem Khan

The Bollywood actress can rock this gorgeous silver paillette-and-crystal-encrusted slip gown in her sleep, but it's the pearl and chain hair accessory that gives the entire look a fresh ethnic twist.

OLIVIA MUNN PREMIERE OF ROBOCOP IN LOS ANGELES, US

Gown: Carolina Herrera

I'm glad Hollywood starlets got my memo about wearing more orange on the red carpet because this alluring graphic spiral print chiffon strapless gown is definitely doing it for the US actress.

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