Lupito Nyong'o
The 12 Years a Slave star looked angelic in a plunging pale blue Prada gown. Reuters

The stars are arriving on the red carpet and they have certainly dressed to impress.

Heading the line up of A list beauties is 12 Years A Slave star Lupito Nyong'o wearing a stunning pale blue Prada dress, looking every inch the belle of the ball.

America Hustle actress Amy Adams had a perfect red carpet moment in a navy blue Gucci dress, with her swept up in a stylish chignon.

Amy Adams
American Hustle star Amy Adams wore a floor length Gucci gown. Reuters

Wife of show host Ellen Degeneres, Portia De Rossi looked regal in a white, cutaway gown with a high collar, by Naeem Khan, while Kristin Chenoweth dazzled in gold.

Portia De Rossi
Rossi wore an elaborate cutaway dress by Naeem Khan. Reuters

Not one to be left behind Happy singer Pharrell made a bold statement wearing cropped trousers on the night. There was, however, no sign of his Vivienne Westwood park ranger styled hat.

Pharell Williams
Pharrell Williams made an impact matching shorts with his tuxedo jacket. Reuters

Best actor nominee Chiewetel Ejiofor kept things more traditional, looking distinguished in a tuxedo as he arrived with his girlfriend Sari Mercer.

Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor walked the red carpet with girlfriend Sari Mercer. Reuters

The hot trends for the evening are pastels and nudes, with delicate designs, matched with smokey eyes and statement jewellery.

Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett was on trend wearing a nude Armani gown with metallic embellishments as she arrived at the 86th Academy Awards.

Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine star, Oscar nominee Cate Blanchett was on trend in a delicate nude gown. Reuters

The always charismatic and quirky Jennifer Lawrence brought a splash of colour to the proceedings in a tomato red, column dress, with a peplum. Despite her sophisticated look, the American Hustle star struggled to walk on the red carpet and took a tumble again.

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence was radiant in a tomato red gown. Reuters

Representing the Hollywood old guard was best actress nominee for her role in August: Osage County, Meryl Streep, who looked stylish in a black and white gown.

Meryl Streep
Nominee Meryl Streep opted for a simple, but stylish black and white gown. Reuters

Nominees Jared Leto and Leonardo DiCaprio showed off their distinctive styles as they took a moment out for some movie star male bonding on the red carpet.

Jared Leto
Jared Leto opted for a white tux while DiCaprio kept it traditional in black. Reuters