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Kicking off our live red carpet coverage at the Academy Awards we have The Artist star Penelope Ann Miller, who looks absolutely amazing in a custom made Badgley Mischka dress with wrap halter neckline and gold sequins, teamed with Blue Nile jewels.

Nudes and pale shades are always big at awards shows so no doubt we'll be seeing more dresses of this style as the night goes on. But if they all look this fabulous, that's no bad thing. It's not a game changer of a frock, but it fits beautifully and the accessories are perfect.

It's hard to believe looking at this picture (and the TV footage) that Penelope is 48 years old. She looks absolutely radiant and better than most girls half her age!

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