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

Indie Spirit Awards Architectural Dresses Split - H 2015
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Indie Spirit Awards Architectural Dresses Split - H 2015

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.