The Oscar As Fashion Muse

February 26, 2013 Updated: February 26, 2013
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To complement her one-shouldered Armani Privé gown, Naomi Watts accented her look with a chignon, dangling earrings, and a silver cuff. February 24, 2013(By Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The Oscar statuette was not the only one glittering in metallic glory at the 85th Academy Awards on Sun., Feb. 24.

It seems the gilt figure served as muse to the gowns donned by several celebrities who gleamed on the red carpet.

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Jessica Chastain captures the Oscar moment in Armani Privé in Hollywood, Feb. 24. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

One of the first noteworthy gowns to appear on the red carpet was Jessica Chastain’s copper-toned custom mermaid gown by Armani Privé. The strapless gown shimmered with an overlay of white sequins and crystals. With her hair down and softly waved, she completed the look with a statement red lip, Harry Winston diamond earrings, and a 1960s diamond bracelet.

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Don't miss the gorgeous metallic nails that complement Jessica Chastain's dress. February 24. (By Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)
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Catherine Zeta Jones glowed in this gilded Zuhair Murad gown in Hollywood, Feb. 24. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Channeling her inner goddess, Catherine Zeta Jones looked like she stepped off a Grecian urn in an ornate Zuhair Murad gown with gold metallic flourishes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

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Renee Zellweger looked stunning in a form-fitting custom Carolina Herrera gold lamé dress. February 24, 2013(By Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

And we must not overlook Renee Zellweger in a form-fitting custom Carolina Herrera gold dress.

But all that glitters is not gold.

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Shimmering in silver metallic beading, Stacy Keibler dazzled in Naeem Khan. (February 24, 2013By Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Stacy Keibler, George Clooney’s girlfriend, shone in an incredibly flattering silver metallic Naeem Khan gown; and Naomi Watts, Best Actress nominee for “The Impossible,” who wore a daring silver cutout Armani Privé gown.

Oscar would be proud.

Marykate Torley also contributed to this article.