August 23 2014

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Are These Fall Gowns Oscar Material?


Hollywood stylists are forever clambering to keep their celeb clientele in the latest looks fresh off the runways, so there’s little doubt that on Sunday night, we’ll be seeing a few Fall numbers at the Oscars. Compared to many of the ostentatious front-row fixtures at fashion week, most starlets play it safe. (Sorry, Marc, the only actress out there gonzo enough to take your newest lineup for a spin is Helena Bonham Carter). A-listers often opt for classic gowns, like the teal, tie-shouldered number from Oscar de la Renta (the color would be gorgeous with Jessica Chastain’s fiery tresses) or Michael Kors‘ long-sleeved dazzler (pictured), which has Albert Nobbs star Glenn Close’s name written all over it. And with all the attention Rooney Mara attracted at the Calvin Klein show a few weeks back, we wouldn’t be surprised to see her turn up in one of Francisco Costa’s minimal black finale frocks. Many of the heavy hitters won’t be presenting until Paris next week, but it seems some designers have wised up to awards season and are strategically debuting their unseen collections on the red carpet instead of the runway. Case in point: Gwyneth Paltrow at the Emmys, wearing a sheer Emilio Pucci two-piece look that appeared again on the Spring catwalk a few days later. We’re hoping to see a few more of those fashion-forward surprises this weekend.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW, and let us know which Fall designs you’d like to see on the red carpet this weekend.

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  1. carolalencar24 says:

    I would love to see the beautiful lace gowns by Martha Medeiros a Brazilian designer that I am partners with, and I am bringing to the USA. Our first event will be a Trunk Show at Bergdorf Goodman February 28th and 29th with a cocktail party on the 29th form 2 to 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to come.

  2. lindaluau says:

    2,3,6 & 7.

  3. Jacarandas says:

    Look 31 of Monique Lhuillier’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection. It’s a cobalt and indigo dream of a gown.

  4. littleashes says:

    Source: via Hsien on Pinterest

  5. frillstothekills says:

    Looks 11 and 28 of caroline herrera, 37 of Alberta Ferretti, 39 of Luisa Beccaria made me squell in excitement, and umm Angelina Jolie in 43 of Versace would be Amazing.

  6. hellodeer says:

    if only our stars dressed how we would love them to dress. i’d rather watch this slideshow than anything I saw on the red carpet (minus gwyneth who stole the show.)

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