Monday March 27 1:09 AM ET

Playful, Vintage Looks Dominate Oscar Fashion

By Sarah Tippit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - That dress, that slit-to-the-navel, cut-to-the-crotch gown that actress Jennifer Lopez dared wear to the Grammys appeared on the red carpet Sunday -- worn by the ''South Park'' movie's very male director Trey Parker.

Parker, who is also the co-creator of the cable television cartoon series ``South Park,'' strolled into the 72nd Academy Awards dressed in drag and accompanied by his ``South Park'' collaborator Matt Stone, who wore a replica of the cotton candy pink Ralph Lauren gown worn to last year's Oscars by Gwyneth Paltrow.

``It's such a magical night,'' Parker said, twirling around to show reporters his outfit -- a blue-and-green copy of the original heart-stopping Versace gown that Lopez wore -- photos of which were the most frequently downloaded on the Internet in recent memory.

Parker was tanned and bra-less and wore tight green sequined boxer shorts. His rhinestone flip flops were designed by Karen Mark, he said, and his long, flowing hair was held together ala Lopez, with a black fabric band.

``We're not ashamed of our bodies,'' Parker told Reuters. ''This event is the most important thing in the world.''

Matt Stone (L), Marc Shaiman (C) and Trey Parker arrive at the 72nd Annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Sunday. Shaiman and Parker are nominated for Best Original Song for 'Blame Canada' from the movie 'South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.' (Jeff Christensen/Reuters)

Jennifer Lopez Grammy pictures: