Jessica Chastain
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The Film Independent Spirit Awards is quite the breath of awards season fresh air. Not only is it planned the day before the Oscars, but there's also a carefree, bohemian vibe (which matches the name, naturally) which allows the stars to let loose. And the sheer variety on the red carpet this year at the show was truly standout. Take Jessica Chastain, an early arrival who set the sartorial standard high in a vibrant blue Elie Saab dress with Roger Vivier heels.

Not that she was the only head-turner. Cate Blanchett, ever the glamazon, toyed with full-length embroidery while her Carol co-star Rooney Mara stuck to her signature modern-goth looks in a black dress. Or look down the carpet for Jessica Biel: the hot mama stunned in a breezy printed gown accented by a jolt of electric blue eye makeup. Don't miss a single dress from the Indie Spirit Awards—see all the best looks in our gallery.