Photos: Fashion beyond the Oscars red carpet

Oscar stars aren't the only ones modeling unique fashions. See children from across the globe in clothing reflecting their cultural heritage.

Published February 27, 2012 at 12:00am PST

Oscar buzz often has less to do with film awards than with the pageantry of the event — especially what the stars wear on the red carpet.

In honor of the Academy Awards, World Vision celebrates our stars — children — and their cultural pageantry and expressive styles of dress.

Books are a girl's best accessory. These girls from Vietnam wear traditional dresses made by their mothers to school every day. ©2011 Le Thiem Xuan/World Vision

Rebecca Teron strikes her best runway pose for the arrival of her sponsor in India. ©2012 Jon Warren/World Vision Liz Naupas Pacheco performs in a folk dance group in Peru, showcasing the grace and history of her community. ©2007 Jon Warren/World Vision 
 Every girl needs a tiara, and Surovi Halder showcases hers while dancing at cultural festivals and celebrations in Bangladesh. ©2009 Jonathan Gomes/World Vision Karatoumau Dembele, from Mali, carries off a bold mix of bright and colorful patterns commonly worn in her community. ©2009 Alyssa Bistonath/World Vision 

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