Kerry Washington vamps things up for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party as she shows some serious cleavage in a plunging backless silver gown
She turned heads for all the right reasons as she arrived at the 88th Academy Awards in a gladiator-inspired Versace gown.
But Kerry Washington made sure to vamp up her look as she attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Sunday night when she changed into her second striking look of the evening.
Ensuring all eyes were well and truly on her, the actress, 38, showed off some serious cleavage as she slipped into a striking silver gown with a dramatically plunging neckline.
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Changing things up: Kerry Washington made sure to vamp up her look as she attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Sunday night
Working her magic in front of the cameras, the Scandal star turned around to reveal her dress was completely backless, with just an eye-catching lemon yellow strip preserving her modesty.
Kerry kept her hair and make-up the same as she had to the main event earlier in the evening, wearing her raven locks in a chic chignon and accentuating her striking looks with smokey eyes.
Earlier in the evening, the star channelled Gladiator chic in a bold black and white gown by Versace as she stepped out on the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday.
Working it: Ensuring all eyes were well and truly on her, the actress, 38, showed off some serious cleavage as she slipped into a striking silver gown with a dramatically plunging neckline
Bringing sexy back: Working her magic in front of the cameras, the Scandal star turned around to reveal her dress was completely backless, with just an eye-catching lemon yellow strip preserving her modesty
Girls' night out: Kerry posed inside the star-studded bash alongside fellow actress Jennifer Garner
Dressed to impress: The actress also posed for a picture alongside Grand Slam-winning tennis superstar, Serena Williams, inside the bash
A leather bodice flattered her curves while a flowing skirt flashed some leg with a thigh-high slit.
Kerry wore her raven locks up in an elegant ponytail and sported diamond cluster earrings for extra glam.
She completed the look with transparent pumps with black toe-caps.
When Kerry talked to ABC on the red carpet, she explained why she decided not to boycott the awards show after the #OscarsSoWhite scandal.
'If you look at the history of moments, the history of change, a lot of voices are needed at the table,' she said.
Lovely in leather: Kerry wowed in Atelier Versace at Sunday's 88th Academy Awards
It's black and white: The 39-year-old actress wore a dramatic look with leather bodice and white flowing skirt
Glam look: The Scandal beauty wore her raven locks up in a ponytail and sported diamond cluster earrings
The Django Unchained actress explained that she joined the academy three years ago so she could have a voice.
'As a new member of the Academy, I want to make sure that there’s institutional change to make sure that we never have a year like this year again - that we're as inclusive as possible.' she said.
Stars gathered on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre to toast another year in movies as they were honoured by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Performing during the show was a roster of current hitmakers, including Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, and Dave Grohl.
Thighs the limit: The beauty flashed some leg with a thigh-high slit
Red carpet beauties: The actress posed alongside elegant Jennifer Garner who wore a strapless black gown
Up for Best Actress were some bright new stars and some awards show favorites. Cate Blanchett (Carol) and Jennifer Lawrence (Joy) led the nominees which included Brie Larson (Room), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn).
While the Best Supporting Actress category saw previous winner Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) lead the way as she competed against Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rooney Mara (Carol), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl).
Coordinating duo: Kerry took to the stage alongside Henry Cavill as they presented an award
The Best Actor nominees included Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl).
However, DiCaprio's turn as a frontiersman was the clear favorite going into the Oscars, after the star took home the other big awards shows earlier this year.
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