The moment has arrived. The dress, selected from dozens of contenders makes an impeccable match with the fabulous shoes. The hair, finished with a gloss, complements the make up, sublime. Accessories are chosen. The jewels loaded on. It’s time for all things glamour to spring to life at the Academy Awards.
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For the past several weeks, we’ve duly noted all the details from every Swarovski crystal to each mermaid silhouette as our favorite actresses traipsed from one red carpet to the next. Now, it’s time to gather our notes, and stake our claim on which Hollywood starlets will steal the show with her gown. Grab your metallic clutch, and let the strut begin!
In 2006 Michelle Williams charmed her way into fashion’s graces with a yellow stunner of a gown by Vera Wang. She literally popped off the red carpet as The Best Dressed of the night. While we weren’t huge fans of this years Golden Globes floral Valentino number, we do feel she’ll bring back her game at the Oscars. Her pure dazzle in Azzaro at Blue Valentine’s premiere, and daytime chic in Chanel at the Academy Award Nominee Luncheon reminds us that Michelle knows how to turn it on when prompted. With her gamine features and pixie cut, we think her gown should add a playful elegance to the night. Perhaps something both smart and dreamy like this from Tadashi.
It’s no wonder that Anne Hathaway is front and center on the cover of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue. After wrapping The Devil Wears Prada, she procured the styling services of Rachel Zoe which has since jumpstart the actress’ appearances to aspirational grounds. In a Giorgio Armani Privé evening gown at this years Golden Globes, she wowed us with her sexy sophistication. As an Oscars host, we are sure to go ba-na-nas over Anne’s steady stream of too-die-for gowns.
Cate Blanchett has always been a fashionable force to reckon with, and as a presenter this year, we detect no slowdown. Never one to resist the urge to surprise, she plays with fashion the way most of us play with dolls – with a sense of adventure and fun. We would love to see Cate work the drama of this Tony Bowls gown. But whatever she wears, we know she’ll easily make the translation from the runway to her-way, and the gown will fall nothing short of spectacular.