Actress Jessica Chastain arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California.
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Jessica Chastain moved away from her beloved cinched-waist gowns in favor of this imperial Alexander McQueen creation, which featured the most intricate gold embroidery on the bodice and the skirt. Chastain pulled away from the dress' inherent drama with loose curls and soft makeup.