Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Fashion: What the Best Actress nominees wore

February 24, 2013
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The 85th Academy Awards took place at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  Often referred to as the “Superbowl” of fashion this is the time when actors and actresses bring out their best in couture and Celebrity Stylists vie for the gowns that were presented on the the runways at Fashion Week.

Let’s take a look at what the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role wore as they walked the red carpet.

  Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Fashion

Jessica Chastain is nominated for her leading role in Zero Dark Thirty where she plays Maya, a CIA agent who undertakes a decade-long search for Osama bin Laden.  She was also voted for a Best Dressed Award by E! wearing a beaded custom Armani Prive dress, Christian Louboutin heels, and Harry Winston jewels. Actress Naomi Watts is nominated for The Impossible.  As Maria, Naomi Watts portrays a wife and mother struggling to survive in the aftermath of a terrifying tsunami. She sparkled on the red carpet in a silver gown by Armani Prive, Jimmy Choo shoes, Roger Vivier bag, and Neil Lane jewels.  This year’s new “IT” girl Jennifer Lawrence was one of my picks for Best Dressed.  She looked like an Oscar Winner in a Dior Haute Couture dress, Chopard jewels, a Roger Vivier clutch, and Brian Atwood shoes.  Jennifer is nominated for Best Actress for her role in the Best Film nominee Silver Linings Playbook where she plays Tiffany, a troubled young widow who begins a complex relationship with a man recently released from a psychiatric facility.

Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Fashion

The youngest nominee is only 9 years old.  Quvenzhané Wallis plays Hushpuppy, an imaginative young girl living with her father in an isolated Louisiana swampland. She is nominated for her work in the film Beasts of the Southern Wild. She chose a dark navy blue sparkly Armani gown but the Armani gown was not the center of attention.  She carried a fuzzy puppy purse which she named Sandy.  The puppy wore a tiara to attend the Oscar Awards.  The last nominee is Emmanuelle Riva who plays Anne, an elderly woman being cared for by her husband following two debilitating strokes in the film Amour. Riva wore a teal gown by Lanvin as she celebrated her 86th birthday.

Who would you pick for Best Dressed?  Leave us a Comment below.

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