Another awards season down, and just like our youth, it went by too quickly, we didn’t really appreciate it, and we’ll never get it back. So let’s try to hang on to the glory days just a little bit longer by taking a look at the most notable outfits from Sunday night’s Oscar telecast — which may also help wash away memories of the broadcast itself. Any show in which Cirque du Soleil got more screen time than half the winners is a confused enterprise at best. Click through to see our picks for the highs and lows of the red carpet, and then visit Vulture’s complete red carpet gallery to see everything in between.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Jessica Chastain arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images