Versace wins the battle of awards season dresses

From Versace to Armani; with awards season over we tot up the most designer red carpet appearances.

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The Oscars signals the end of awards season; a two-months marathon of red carpet appearances with designers vying to dress the most stars.

This year has been a controversial one for red carpet dressing, the #askhermore campaign spearheaded by Reese Witherspoon has drawn attention to the way media speaks to women on the red carpet, specifically asking them questions about what they are wearing.

But controversy aside, awards season dresses are big business; a brand's appearance on an award winning actress is the kind of advertising that money can't buy.

And now the 2015 awards season is over, it's time to tally up who came out on top in the battle of the red carpet.

Versace comes out on top as the undisputed winner of the season, dressing a total of nine stars; from Jennifer Aniston and Scarlett Johansson to Amy Adams and Kate Hudson.

And that's not counting the slew of stars it dressed at the Grammy's - music's version of the Oscars.

Next up is Dior who dressed nominee Felicity Jones for both the Baftas and the Golden Globes. Marion Cotillard wore a design to the Oscars whilst Rosamund Pike, Emma Stone and Amal Clooney also all opted for the brand.

Rosamund Pike, Felicity Jones, Amal Clooney, Marion Cotillard, Emma Stone and Felicity Jones in Christian Dior

Dior was also the brand of choice for Amal Clooney who made her first major red carpet appearance alongside husband George Clooney at the Golden Globes.

Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts, Rosamund Pike, Jessica Chastain and Julianne Moore in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci

Coming in at a joint third place is Armani and Givenchy.

Creative Director Riccardo Tisci had the honour of dressing Julianne Moore twice; first for the Golden Globes and then at the SAG awards. He also was responsible for Rosamund Pike's best look of the season in a strapless red lace gown at the Oscars.

Reese Witherspoon, Behati Prinsloo, Naomi Watts, Allison Williams and Emmy Rossum in Armani

Armani had an equally impressive season with both Naomi Watts and Behati Prinsloo sporting Prive designs at last weekend's Academy Awards.

Reese Witherspoon's most popular look was a white one shoulder gown by the house for the SAG awards.

Jennifer Aniston, Dakota Johnson and Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent

Coming in at a respectable fourth is Saint Laurent with three very different dresses.

Jennifer Aniston's halterneck design for the Golden Globes, Dakota Johnson's red one-shoulder look at the Oscars and Margot Robbie's black seventies inspired number also at the Oscars.

Dakota Johnson, Julianne Moore and Keira Knightley in Chanel

Finally Chanel, which might have only dressed three actresses this season but made up for the lack of numbers in its final dress - for best actress Oscar winning Julianne Moore.

Keira Knightley chose a haute couture design from the label for the Golden Globes and Dakota Johnson also opted for the French house for her red carpet debut.