The Oscar nominations are in! And while there were sure things (Anne Hathaway, congrats!) and surprise snubs (Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, come, on?!), one thing is certain—the stars will be out in full fashionable force leading up to the Academy Awards on February 24. There are lots of luncheons, pre-awards ceremonies and press junkets where Anne and fellow style-icon nominees Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts and Amy Adams will need statement-making dresses. Maybe they can take some inspiration from the amazing pieces worn by the supermodels on "The Face." Let's take a look.
Anne Hathaway, Best Supporting Actress Nominee for "Les Misérables"
Despite the presence of saboteur James Franco while co-hosting the 2011 Oscars, Anne fully-established that she's a quadruple threat. She can sing, dance, act and master seven dress changes. She stuns in the classic ballgown but isn't afraid to take risks—and it totally pays off. [Photo Credit: Landmark/PRPhotos.com; Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com; Marco Sagliocco/PRPhotos.com]
That's why we're proposing any one of the exquisite and dramatic Zac Posen evening gowns that Coco Rocha, Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova wear in the finale of "The Face." Personally, we're hoping she goes for edgy at the Oscars, like the sculptural baroque creation that Coco is wearing.
Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress Nominee for "Silver Linings Playbook"
This young actress wowed the world as the third youngest Oscar nominee for her role in "Winter's Bone," then of course came that whole "Hunger Games" thing. While making her rounds on the red carpet, she's really finding her own niche in fashion. She's appropriate, but isn't afraid to play with interesting textures, silhouettes and color. She really made her mark by wearing an Oscar-gold Prabal Gurung cut-out gown to the "Hunger Games" premiere. A good omen, perhaps? [Photo Credit: Emiley Schweich/PRPhotos.com; Janet Mayer/PRPhotos.com; Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com]
Coco's futuristic pewter peplum dress by Hakaan would fit Jennifer like a glove, while Karolina's multi-textured eggplant halter by David Koma is a whole mash-up of modern and polished. Coco's T by Alexander Wang neoprene scuba dress is a youthful mix of sporty and chic.
Jessica Chastain, Best Actress Nominee for "Zero Dark Thirty"
After an extremely busy 2012, Jessica Chastain continues to take the world by storm. She's a chameleon on-screen (and on-stage), effortlessly embodying her characters and completely herself on the red carpet. The actress favors color and intricate detail and embellishments. And, similar to her acting roles, she's not afraid to experiment. [Photo Credit: Emiley Schweich/PRPhotos.com; Janet Mayer/PRPhotos.com; Janet Mayer/PRPhotos.com]
Naomi's Azzedine Alaïa cut-out dress combines elegant Grecian goddess flow and sexy peek-a-boo flashes of skin. Karolina's sequin-detailed aqua blue top and skirt set by Antonio Berardi has the compelling detail that Jessica likes and we'd just like to see the actress in some more prints, like Coco's Peter Pilotto shift.
Naomi Watts, Best Actress Nominee for "The Impossible"
The Brit-Australian actress is a critical darling for her brilliant and sometimes envelope-pushing work on-screen, yet she seems so laid-back with a real sense of humor off-screen—and it comes through in her red carpet style. She's feminine and elegant, but not afraid to add an element of playful sexiness to her look with florals, shimmer and a flash of skin. An open back adds some spice, too. [Photo Credit: Wild1/PRPhotos.com; Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com; Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com]
Karolina's ladylike flower-embroidered Miu Miu shift actually has an alluring cut-out back detail. Coco's black and white paisley Marc Jacobs dress is girly, yet refined and Naomi's Dolce & Gabbana corset top and suit ensemble is both sultry and regal. Short dresses are totally okay for the Golden Globes, right?
Amy Adams, Best Supporting Actress Nominee for "The Master"
Multi-talented not-always the girl-next-door actress Amy Adams also wows in the very wide range of characters she inhabits (fairy tale princess one day, belligerant Southie girlfriend the next). On the red carpet, she sticks to a more classic, retro-inspired style. Close-fitting silhouettes are a favorite and she'll make it refreshing with bold hues, different lengths and sparkle. She's also not afraid to show off that figure. [Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com; Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com; Marco Sagliocco/PRPhotos.com]
The jewel-collar on Coco's 60s-inspired Miu Miu dress make this a shoo-in for any pre-awards luncheons. The swirls on Karolina's Christian Siriano shift make this so much more than a classic silhouette and same goes for the subtle navy and black blocking on the Victoria Beckham sexy-secretary body-con creation.
["The Face" Photo Credit: Walter Sassard for Oxygen Media]