It is finally here, the biggest awards program in the world, the 2013 Academy Awards. And with it comes the extraordinary pomp and circumstance and ultra-expensive glitter that holds the populace spellbound, despite being arguably the most boring major awards program of the year.
The real show takes place in advance of the Oscars. It is where some of the most beautiful and talented female actresses in the country show off the latest fashions.
Take a look at some of the best Oscar dresses in modern history, if not of all time. Enjoy.