If you think the Oscars festivities are limited to this evening, then you are in for a treat: this weekend has been filled with standout red-carpet appearances. To kick off the celebrations, Nicole Richie, Miranda Kerr, and Heidi Klum celebrated at QVC's pre-Oscars bash in equally glamorous ensembles on Friday night. At yesterday's Montblanc and UNICEF pre-Oscars brunch, Rosario Dawson, Hilary Swank, and Emmy Rossum showed off beautiful black-and-white looks. And most recently, Kerry Washington and Jennifer Lawrence rocked chic black ensembles at the Weinstein pre-Oscars bash, while Jessica Chastain and Kate Bosworth stepped out in Chanel for the label's fifth annual pre-Oscars dinner. Click through to see every star-studded style moment before the big show.
This is it — the Oscars are tonight, and we've been preparing for them all week with our preparty coverage, red-carpet dress predictions, and the most unforgettable style moments from Academy Awards past. Meanwhile, Fashion Month continues with more Fall '13 collections from both London and Milan. Not to be outdone, Michelle Obama stunned us in a custom Reed Krakoff dress, and Nicole Kidman wore a L'Wren Scott Fall '13 dress just hours after it debuted on the runway. Catch up on it all now and don't forget to tune in tonight for all of our live Oscars coverage!
Zoe Saldana stood out in a boldly striped Dolce & Gabbana number at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards this afternoon. While the green and white stripes may be the outfit's most eye-catching detail, it's worth taking note of the dress's subtle rose embroidery, too. The brunette beauty did right by styling the look with a minimalist's approach, only adding on a few dainty rose-themed accessories. To finish, she kept her hair down and wavy, then rounded it all out with a pair of crisp white (and green-lined) pointy-toe pumps by Casadei. What's the verdict?
Nina Dobrev went playful — and gilded — on the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards pink carpet, courtesy of an embellished white Michael Kors shorts set. The Vampire Diaries star skipped the cocktail-dress approach in favor of a leg-baring look, but kept the glamour fully intact via the top's sparkly texture and a shiny gold Michael Kors belt. As for everything else? Dobrev kept it simple. Namely, she polished off her outfit with a beachy ponytail, one lone H.Stern ring, and matching gold strappy Jimmy Choo sandals. Does she get your vote?
Safe Haven, starring Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough, hit the big screen on Feb. 14, but we've been following Julianne's promotional tour since the beginning. From LA to Toronto and beyond, the actress has been showing off the most a range of red-carpet wear, keeping it interesting by mixing it up with cocktail dresses, gowns, and separates. Most recently, Julianne showed off a beautiful lace fit-and-flare Zuhair Murad dress with black embellishments at the Berlin premiere, then chose a Houghton floral peplum gown for the Dublin premiere. Step inside for a closer look at all of the actress's looks thus far.
— Additional reporting by Mandi Villa
Best Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence stepped out at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards in a sleek black Lanvin number, complete with a flirty bow-tie waist, sexy side cutouts, a revealing back, and a warrior-like silver collar. Unlike her previous red-carpet fare, Lawrence skipped the all-out glamour of a princess gown and instead stunned in something much more body conscious. She paired her skin-baring look with a slicked-back bun, a soft pink lip, and metallic-heeled black sandals. How did she do?
Presenter Kerry Washington never disappoints with her penchant for bold styling, and this green floral-embossed Giambattista Valli sheath at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards is no exception to the rule. The Django Unchained and Scandal actress let the girlie, albeit vibrant, ensemble take center stage, only accessorizing with a gold watch, a cream-colored woven clutch, and matching beaded floral pumps. With so much pattern play at hand, Washington kept her hair down and casual with minimal makeup. Are you a fan?
The rocker girl has found stylish asylum in Milan, and the Emilio Pucci Fall 2013 collection has supplied her with the latest way to dress with equal parts attitude and sex appeal. From the models' straight-across bangs á la Marianne Faithfull to the knockout thigh-boots, designer Peter Dundas crafted a '70s-inspired lineup rife with the label's signature deco prints, colorful furs, and animal prints. The wilder accents, like tasseled purses, wide waist belts, and ultra-embellished tops, were countered with subtler details, like sweet polka-dot netting and silky bow ties. Babydoll dresses, complete with keyhole cutouts, and leather hot pants provided the daytime glamour, while shimmery gold and sheer black minis were sent out as flashier evening options. As for the front-row fodder? While singer Rita Ora was in attendance — she wore Pucci exclusively on her tour — we can't help but think another singer (ahem, Beyoncé) might be interested in these wares. Click through now for a complete look at the Emilio Pucci Fall '13 collection.
Roberto Cavalli conjures up a tougher kind of cool girl for Fall 2013. Instead of overt sexiness, this is a more androgynous brand of glamour, with monochromatic print on print and gowns that trade curvaceous overtures for subtle revelations of skin with sheer paneling and form-grazing — rather than form-flaunting — cuts. There's something boyish in the suiting and more modest cuts, but none of it is any less striking, any less luxe, or any less glam. Thanks to multicolored furry toppers, studs, and brocades, Cavalli's girl is just as much the rock-and-roll goddess she's always been.
Maybe it was the waves, or the bold brows and strong lips, but in every look coming down the runway at Bottega Veneta Fall 2013, you could see a little Katharine Hepburn — that brand of elegance and confidence. It also had something to do with the dresses and coats — a lineup that bore a little resemblance to '40s femininity with bold shoulders on modest dresses cut to the knee; a rich red, brown, black, and golden-yellow palette; and lace-up oxford-style heels to complete the looks. Otherwise, there are probably not too many other similarities to be made in the collection; there's more attention to structure — more modern proportional play in cocoon coats or dresses with architectural ruffles sculpted from the waist down. Working primarily in satin and silk, with only touches of leather, Tomas Maier puts the focus on movement — the artistry is in the construction, the fold of fabric, the way the garment moves. Only sometimes is the art something more obvious, like the abstract patterns and embellishment applied to the line's cream-colored sheaths.