Last night's (23MAR03) OSCAR ceremony saw Hollywood's leading ladies turn on the glitz and glamour - despite the sombre atmosphere caused by the war in Iraq.
However, many of the gorgeous actresses did show their respect by wearing black dresses at the Los Angeles event.
The beauties looked so ravishing that funnyman host Steve Martin joked, "Well I'm glad they've cut back on all the glitz."
RENEE ZELLWEGER showed up in a tight-fitting, embroidered chiffon red gown, also designed by Herrera.
MONSTER'S BALL star Halle Berry was in a gold-coloured, one-shoulder ELIE SAAB gown with sparkling beads and see-through skirt, while Kate Hudson wore a champagne chiffon Versace gown, covered in gold lace.