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Penelope Cruz opted for a classic Old Hollywood look at the Academy Awards 2012. There's no denying her Armani Prive dress is absolutely beautiful, but coupled with the vintage set hair and jewels is she running the risk of looking a bit old fashioned?

There's nothing wrong with going for a vintage-inspired look, but there's always the fear you'll lose your personality and go too far. This look has more than a little of the Grace Kelly about it, and as inspiration goes you can't really look to a better place. But we prefer Penelope when she's a bit more smouldering; we'd love a stronger lip or slightly messier hair with this dress. It feels like she's trying to hide how sexy she is!

What do you think? Does the vintage look work or does she need a bit of artful dishevelling?