Jennifer Lawrence stunned in a backless Lanvin cocktail dress at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards last night in Santa Monica.

The Oscar-nominated actress, who took home the Best Actress gong yesterday for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, chose a daring Lanvin halterneck creation which featured a metal collar and a flesh-baring bodice.

The 22-year-old star kept the rest of her look simple, wearing her hair in a dishevelled bun and going for natural makeup.

Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves posed on the pink carpet, with Alves donning a gorgeous bright pink Escada gown for the occasion.

Kerry Washington was another of the night's best dressed attendees in a flora-inspired Giambattista Valli Couture dress and Louboutin heels.

Celeste and Jesse Forever star Rashida Jones kept it simple in a navy dress and green peep-toe heels.

Salma Hayek worked her curves in a cream bell-skirted dress with a black belt cinching in her waist.