The Oscars is the most anticipated red carpet of the year, where Hollywood's most acclaimed stars from the worlds of film, fashion and entertainment industry descend in their best attire.

Attendees and, of course, nominees, have carefully planned their outfits of the night.

From Leonardo Di Caprio to Jennifer Lawrence, Blanchett and Lady Gaga, see all the outfits from the red carpet on the Academy Awards 2016.

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Award-winning Alicia Vikander was one of the first stars to light the red carpet in a dusty yellow dress by Louis Vuitton. Jenniffer Lawrence arrived fahsionably late in a black and nude Dior lace gown Charlize Theron channelled same house in a hugging red gown. Sofia Vergara appeared in Marquesa, Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen, Olivia Wilde in Maison Valentino.

Lady Gaga appeared in a white trouser/gown outfit by designer and friend and Naomi Watts wore a sequinned number by Armani Prive. Jared Leto and Brie Larson took Gucci to the red carpet.

While the night is all about celebrating the best in the movie industry, the dresses often take the centre of the stage.

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton at the Oscars 2016

From Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy gown in the fifties to Gweneth Paltrow's iconic pink Ralph Lauren dress in the nineties, to other revealing outfits like Bjork's swan dress in 2001 and Cher in 1988 some of the dresses that have made history have appeared on the red carpet of the Academy Awards. This year the world was treated to nothing daring  - just fitted, strapless gowns, black and purple.

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