With the 2013 Academy Awards fast approaching (it’s this Sunday, in case you’ve been living under a rock), it’s time to start seriously thinking about the red carpet, which is essentially the Super Bowl for celebrity style stalkers like us. Every A-lister is in attendance and, more importantly, every attendee pulls out all the stops when it comes to fashion, saving their most dramatic looks for the last major event of awards season.
In order to properly predict what we’ll see parading down the red carpet, we did some recon on the this year’s nominees and presenters—and picked a designer they’ve shown a particular predilection towards. From there, we took a peek at said designer’s most recent runway collection (some were shown this past week!) and found the look we think each star is likely to choose for the big night.
Of course, we’re only taking (highly!) educated guesses here, but we’re confident in saying that all of these lovely ladies would hit style high notes in our inspired picks.
Click through for our 2013 Oscars red carpet predictions—and let us know if you agree!
Jennifer Lawrence: As the face of Miss Dior handbags, Lawrence (a nominee for "Silver Linings Playbook") will be clad in a look from the brand. Although she wore a navy Dior dress on the SAG Awards red carpet, she isn't opposed to repeating a color (as she stated in an interview this week with Katie Couric)—especially if it works. This Dior Spring 2013 couture look could be tailored to her body, and this silhouette is tried and true on Hollywood's latest darling. Trust us: She won't be taking any risks.
Jessica Chastain: Chastain is one of the main contenders for the Best Actress Oscar thanks to her critically praised role in "Zero Dark Thirty," so she's definitely going to be in a dress that leaves people talking. Last year, she stunned in an Alexander McQueen creation, but she doesn't show any particular loyalty to designers, so we think she'll change it up for Sunday's ceremony. She's stunned in Oscar de la Renta in the past, and his Fall 2013 collection (with influences by controversial designer John Galliano) would make the fashion statement she needs to make. This purple peplum ensemble suits her moderately curvaceous figure well, and she would be the first to wear anything from the collection on the red carpet.
Anne Hathaway: Considering her "Les Misérables" Best Supporting Actress Oscar is basically being polished off as we speak, Hathaway is going to go big on Sunday's red carpet. To do that, we can only think of one designer who will knock it out of the park: Tom Ford. Yes, Hathaway may opt to wear more vintage Chanel, but Tom Ford's Fall 2013 collection which just walked down the catwalk to mostly rave reviews at London Fashion Week seems like a safe bet to get jaws dropping. While this frock may not seem perfect right now, think of it appropriately tailored with a chic slip underneath.
Jennifer Aniston: Aniston is the most consistent of the bunch—in every regard. She is always photographed at the same restaurants (Sunset Tower), she always vacations in the same spot (Cabo, obviously), and she always wears Valentino. This Spring 2013 Couture dress would flatter her toned body, and if she steps it up in the hair and makeup department, she'll look exceptional.
Amy Adams: With all due respect for the adorable Adams, her red carpet looks can often border on drab. Boring strapless numbers with the same silhouettes haven't been suiting her well, and recently she's been stepping out in more fashion-forward frocks from labels like J. Mendel. This gorgeous blue dress from the Fall 2013 collection would suit the nominee, and the strategic cut-out would still allow her to show some skin while being completely regal and awards show appropriate.
Sandra Bullock: Bullock and Marchesa have a consistent relationship at the Oscars, as the presenter won her Best Actress statuette in a gold frock from the label. She's nothing if not consistent, and now that's been under the radar away from the Hollywood scene and raising her son, it's time for her to make a comeback. This Fall 2013 look is age appropriate, but also just the right amount of sexy. For someone who doesn't take many fashion risks, we can see her rocking this ensemble.
Reese Witherspoon: As a presenter, Witherspoon won't go all out with her Oscars look, but she can certainly still make a statement. As a longtime fan of Giambattista Valli, there's no way she wouldn't glimpse at this yellow Spring 2013 Couture dress and realize she'd look amazing it. Also, it reminds us all of the legendary Nina Ricci frock, lovingly dubbed the "Ryan Who?" dress by critics everywhere.
Halle Berry: Berry recently caught some flack for her Versace dress at the Golden Globes, which showed off far too much leg and came across as desperate rather than sexy. Thus, for the Oscars, she'll go back to an old faithful: Elie Saab. Her Elie Saab gown that she wore in 2002 while accepting the Oscar for "Monster's Ball" was so well-regarded, she's continued to wear the designer on red carpets ever since. This Spring 2013 Couture look features a print Berry would obviously love given her previous sartorial choices, and it's slightly more covered up. A win-win.
Salma Hayek: As the wife of François-Henri Pinault, the President of the Gucci Group, Hayek has her pick of, well, anything. We had hoped she would wear a dress from the Fall 2013 Gucci collection, which was just presented at Milan, however there just doesn't seem to be an Oscars-worthy gown in the bunch. Luckily, this ruffled Bottega Veneta Pre-Fall 2013 ensemble is right up her alley. While she's usually known for a great deal of cleavage, she's been opting for slightly covered-up looks as of late, and she could accessorize this to perfection. Of course, a master tailor can cater to her every whim and desire, making this her dream dress.
Stacy Keibler: This year marks the second coming of Keibler. Yes, she's still just George Clooney's arm candy, but this year, she won't be emulating a trophy in a gold Marchesa gown. Her style has evolved immensely thanks to stylist Brad Goreski. The noted fan of Oscar de la Renta is sure to pull looks from the Fall 2013 collection, and this simple black frock is the perfect option. It gives her room to accessorize, but most importantly gives her room to prove herself as a serious red carpet force who isn't essentially a trophy girlfriend.