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Spirit Awards: Architectural Details Are the Stars of the Red Carpet

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From left: Kerry Washington, Anne Heche, Emma Stone and Jena Malone

Geometric necklines and cutouts for the win.

The magenta carpet at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday was a shapely affair, with sculpted necklines and peek-a-boo details competing for attention.

Kerry Washington made a classic statement in all-black spring 2015 Balenciaga look, boasting a halter top with an embellished neckline that drew the eye to her décolletage, and matched the detailing on her curve-hugging pencil skirt.

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Emma Stone rocked an on-trend navy Monique Lhuillier lace dress with cutouts that highlighted her petite waist, as Jena Malone rocked a sweetheart halter top and full-length skirt (complete with a centered, thigh-grazing slit) by Ulyana Sergeenko with a black scarf draped around her neck and Casadei heels.

But the award for most head-turning style goes to actress Anne Heche, whose dramatic blue gown not only offered glimpses of her waist with strategic cutouts, but a statement-making bodice with three dramatic spikes.

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