Actress Nina Dobrev attends CIROC Vodka at 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images North America)more pics »
Nina Dobrev at the Elton John AIDS foundation party. (Getty Images)
On the biggest red carpet night of the year, fashion mavens around the world waited for the parade of Oscar gowns to begin. The 84th Annual Academy Awards did not disappoint. After Nina Dobrev
's spectacularly glamorous red Donna Karan dress at the 2011 Emmys, we were on pins and needles waiting to see what the sexy starlet would wear for the big night.
Nina did not disappoint in this black frock by designer J. Mendel. The Vampire Diaries
star knew just how to struck a pose in a black gown with cutout detailing and a plunging neckline. She added an unexpected twist to the fashionable look with a braided 'do. Opulent stud earrings were just the right touch of shine.
The 84th Annual Academy Awards were held February 26, 2012 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. While we missed the fantastic wardrobe changes of Anne Hathaway, Billy Crystal charmed (for his 9th turn) as host of the soiree. We've spotted other celebrities with a similar look, including Angelina Jolie, Penelope Cruz, and Claire Danes. Check out all 2832 pictures in the Evening Dress Lookbook
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