Lupita Nyong’o is quickly becoming the fashion world’s darling so I feel pretty confident about her being dressed to impress on Sunday. Her newness on the scene makes me think she'd be a perfect match for a young designer who is also on the fast track, like Rosie Assoulin. Assoulin’s fall collection wowed at fashion week and this halter-neck gown with a triangle cutout on the tummy is made for a major red carpet moment.
Amy Adams is a color chameleon. She is never afraid to pull out all the stops and her red carpet looks run the gamut of ROYGBIV. This Academy Awards, I would love to see her in this two-piece look from Giambattista Valli couture. Not only would the magenta be killer against her red hair, but wearing a skirt and a top is always ten times more stylish than wearing a dress. (Remember Kerry Washington at the SAG Awards?)
Well, we all know that J.Law will be in Balmain. Just kidding, she is Dior’s number one girl. Since she is never one to shy away from a gown that may cause a little controversy (see Dior Duvet-gate memes as reference), I would love to see her in this black gown from couture. Also, it’s short in the front, which leaves endless opportunities for a very exciting shoe, which we never get to see on anyone because the gowns are so long. Giuseppe Zanotti, I’m looking at you!
Cate Blanchett is the queen of the red carpet, and I don’t think her British accent hurts that reputation. While she wears Givenchy like no one else, this Oscars I would love to see her take a risk in something from Dolce & Gabbana. Hear me out! Dolce & Gabbana builds entire collections around ensuring women look royally chic. I can’t think of a better dress to solidify queenly status than this one from their spring collection.
Sandra Bullock is nominated for Gravity, so I want her dress to reflect cosmic elegance. This gown from Alexander Wang’s spring collection at Balenciaga is pretty out of this world. Plus, it is about time that she had a white-moment on the carpet. White is the (non) color of the moment after all.
Julia Roberts has a great history on the Oscars red carpet, so I think that she can afford to go a little casual this year. This gown from Derek Lam is the perfect amount of comfortable elegance for someone in Julia’s position. It also has a back cut out and pockets, so even if she doesn’t win, she wins.
Ellen Degeneres is hosting the Academy Awards this year and since I think she is probably the most fun person on the planet, there is no reason she shouldn’t have fun with her wardrobe. It is pretty certain that she will wear a tux of some sort but, wouldn’t it be great to see her in this red suit from Margiela? Clean lines, bold hue, and the best part is the very next time she has Kanye on her show, he can ask, “Was that jacket...Margiela?” and she can be like “Yes, yes it was.”
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The Academy Awards are fast approaching on Sunday, and my hopes for truly amazing fashion moments on the red carpet are building each day. (With a nominee roster including Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, and Lupita Nyong'o, there's got to be some, right?) But if this year's leading ladies aren't sure of what to wear, I've got some suggestions.
Here, my wardrobe wish list for Hollywood's favorite leading ladies.