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Anne Hathaway: Hostess With The Mostest?

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It wasn’t just Anne Hathaway’s caffeinated performance as this year’s Oscars co-host—a peppy, giggly turn that smirking pundits are already suggesting was amped up to balance James Franco’s lethargic cool-guy bit, borrowed, it seemed, from Pineapple Express—that caught viewers’ attention last night. It was also her ricocheting costume changes: seven in all during the course of the show.

Anne began the night in a crystal-embellished white gown from Givenchy Haute Couture (left). From there, she went for a one-button Lanvin tuxedo, with Swarovski-embellished Brian Atwood pumps (below left). Vivienne Westwood Couture is responsible for the greenish-gray strapless number—overtones of Black Swan, we thought—that came up next (below right).



From there, it was a hop and a jump—make that a shake, which she demonstrated onstage—to a beaded, fringed one-shoulder Oscar de la Renta gown (below left). Then on to a winey Atelier Versace gown with embroidered bodice that she later wore to Vanity Fair‘s epic after-party (below right).



The longtime Armani girl wore a shimmering, off-the-shoulder Armani Privé in deep blue next (below left), and ended the night (or the telecast, at least), in a smoky, crystal-studded Tom Ford, with high neck and long sleeves (below right).



Which of Hathaway’s looks—including the red, asymmetrical Valentino Haute Couture that she selected for the red carpet—did you like best?

Photos: Michael Caulfield / Wireimage; Kevin Winter / Getty Images; Gabriel Bouys / AFP / Getty Images

So, You’re Going To Host The Oscars…

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The rumors are true: This year’s Oscar co-hosts are Bright Young Things™ Anne Hathaway and James Franco. (Both, incidentally, looking good in the early running for major awards.) Franco could do worse than the Tom Ford tuxes last year’s co-hosts, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, donned for the occasion. (He’d do well to bring both his arms, however.) But Hathaway? She’s got a few more options. Over the last two years, Hathaway has emerged as a style star in her own right. The houses of Valentino and Armani are both eager to claim her for their own, though she’s also been known to pal around with Marc Jacobs and, at least in the past, has had a soft spot for Marchesa. So who’ll she wear come March? We’ve rounded up a few of her past hits above, both formal and cocktail; let us know which you like, and who she should pick for the big show.

Top row, left to right: In Azzaro at the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards; in Lanvin at Lanvin’s Halloween party in New York, 2010; In Armani Privé at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in 2009. Bottom row, left to right: In Valentino Haute Couture at the premiere of Love and Other Drugs, 2010; in Marc Jacobs at the Met Costume Institute Gala in 2009.

Photos: Jeff Vespa / WireImage (SAG); Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene
(Lanvin Halloween); John Shearer / WireImage (Oscars); Dave Allocca / Startraksphoto.com (Love & Other Drugs); Bill Davila / Startraksphoto.com (Met Gala)