Who will be wearing what? ELLE Canada weighs in on past red carpet celebrity style and what the leading ladies will choose for the upcoming 2012 Academy Awards.
With the Academy Awards fast approaching, red carpet fashion will hit its peak. And since this yearâ€™s nominees stray from the typical fashion A-listers, we can expect a night of adventure and risk-taking â€“ especially since the Golden Globes and SAG Awards showcased bold colours, sleek designs and in some cases, exhibitionism. Hereâ€™s what we think you should expect to see on Sunday, February 26th.
Red carpet fashion prediction: Jessica Chastain
Spotted sitting front row at Armani PrivÃ© in Paris last month, presume Chastain and stylist Elizabeth Stewart will opt for one of the collectionâ€™s bold, colourful pieces. After her winning azure Calvin Klein number at the SAG Awards and her attention-grabbing white Golden Globes Givenchy gown, Chastain sealed her fate. This award season, sheâ€™s opting for bright tones, clean lines and understated simplicity.
Red carpet fashion prediction: Michelle Williams
After working with British stylists throughout previous seasons, Michelle Williams returned to Elizabeth Stewart who dressed her for last yearâ€™s Academy Awards in Chanel. However, the My Week With Marilyn nominee has joined forces with stylist Kate Young, who has been vocal about dressing young actresses in adventurous, abstract pieces. Since Williams adheres to eye-popping tones, donâ€™t be surprised to see her in a bold, bright gown by Rodarte, Proenza or Tom Ford â€“ the F/W shows Youngâ€™s looking forward to most.
Red carpet fashion prediction: Melissa McCarthy
At the SAG Awards, Melissa McCarthy started moving in the right style direction, opting for softer hair and a deep-V Badgley Mischka dress that was more flattering to her silhouette compared to some of her previous red carpet fashion choices. Now working with stylist Simon Tuke, costume designer for Mike & Molly, expect the Bridesmaids nominee to appear once again in a dress by the designer â€“ especially since her emerald Golden Globes gown was also a Badgley Mischka offering.
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