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Photo by: Fairchild Archive

Hilary Swank in a backless navy gown by Guy Laroche, 2005

Hilary Swank won Best Actress for her work in Million Dollar Baby at the 2005 Oscars-but her chic backless dress from Paris designer Guy Laroche was about as far from the boxing ring as a look could get.

The Best Oscar Gowns of the Past Decade

February 22, 2013

by Glamour

It ain't easy to whittle down the thousands of dresses worn to the

Academy Awards into a bite-size list of the best of the best. After much

debate, we've come up with our personal faves. We plan on taking our

big-night style cues from them. Here are a few of the brightest moments

of the past ten years from the world's most famous red carpet.

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