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Reese Witherspoon's Oscar dress: Channeling Julia? Or Barbie?

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Image Credit: A.M.P.A.S.; Chris Weeks/Getty ImagesReese Witherspoon presented at the Oscars last night wearing a gorgeous Armani Prive gown — a look we awarded an impressive A+ — but many of you have pointed out its similarity to another knock-out Oscars dress: The Valentino Julia Roberts wore in 2001 when she picked up her statue for Erin Brockovich. I, however, choose to think the actress was channeling a different legend: Vintage Barbie. There was something about that swooped high ponytail and form-fitting — yet conservative — dress that made me want to see if her fingers separated and throw her in a dusty box with an old Jem doll that looks far too much like a man to not wonder what kind of powers Synergy possesses.

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