The Oscars were awarded the night of March 7th, 2010 (as if I care) and for her part Hilary Swank dressed to emphasize certain parts of her anatomy. I do not blame her.

Likely it is also partially intended to de-emphasize something else.

Hilary Swank was determined to make sure all eyes were on her as she turned out for the Vanity Fair after party at the Sunset Tower hotel.
She arrived in a daring Armani Prive dress that plunged almost to her navel and scooped incredibly low at the back. Hilary Swank

Taking the plunge: Hilary Swank wore an incredibly low-cut dress to the Vanity Fair Oscars party at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles last night

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Very daring: The Million Dollar Baby star’s Armani Prive design also cut away at the back

Her modesty was saved only by a a piece of sheer mesh which kept the bold neckline from gaping wide open.

The 35-year-old teamed the dress with a Charleston diamond pendant, a clutch by Roger Vivier, and platform heels by Jimmy Choo.
The actress, who won her own Academy Awards for both Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby, skipped the ceremony, and given the largely conservative attire worn on the red carpet this year, it’s probably just as well. Hilary Swank Just focus on her eyes: Mad Men star Jon Hamm seemed unsure of where to lookShe was challenged in the Most Daring Ouftit stakes only by Disney star Vanessa Hudgens, 21, who wore a similarly bold design.
Hilary was in the best of company at the party, which is one of the hottest tickets in town.
She chatted Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper in Mad Men, once inside. The actor, who arrived with his long term love Jennifer Westfeldt, seemed unsure of where to look as Hilary’s clevage threatened to spill out of her dress as she leaned over the table for a drink.

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Runner up: High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens’s outfit was also decidedly revealing

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Honestly I have never been a fan of either Miss Hudgens or Miss Swank.

There is a point to this exhibition, both on Miss Swank’s part and on mine.