With a billion people projected to watch the 83rd Academy Awards, it is not hard to imagine why Hollywood celebrities together with their stylists and make-up artists try to create a truly memorable look. Since everyone's interested in fashion, celebrities know that their style will be dissected, nitpicked on by the critics and even copied by the public. The Oscars might just be for a night, but the photos live on forever. After all, the Academy Awards is not just about winning a gold statue but is also a great chance to make a fashion statement which can lead to more opportunities.
Anyway, here are just some of the fashion photos that have caught my eye courtesy of ontheredcarpet.com.
First-time Oscar host Anne Hathaway arrives in a stunning strapless Valentino gown draped in Tiffany's jewels that screams sophisticated elegance from a far.
This year's best actress winner Natalie Portman shows off her baby bump in an elegant Rodarte violet draped gown in silk chiffon trimmed with Swarovski Crystals that highlight her glowing skin. To complete the look, she wears a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes.
Mandy Moore in a gorgeous Monique Luillier gown that evokes both glamor and sophistication fit for a grown up Disney princess like Mandy.
Michelle Williams wears a white beaded Chanel Haute Couture gown and Jimmy Choo’s “Cosmic” platform pumps. My favorite look so far!
Fourteen-year old nominee Hailee Steinfeld wears a lovely Marchesa gown perfect in displaying both her youthfulness and budding elegance.
Actress Mila Kunis from the highly-acclaimed movie "Black Swan" wears a beautiful lilac, neo-classical gown draped in peek-a-boo lace, a trademark of popular Lebanese designer Elie Saab.
Amy Adams, nominated in the best supporting actress category is seen here wearing a simple yet beautiful L'Wren Scott dress in sparkling midnight blue cinched at the waist. Amy completes the look by wearing a $1.35 million in Cartier emerald and diamond jewelry.
Watch the live telecast of the 83rd Academy Awards from 7 AM onwards on Velvet (Skycable 53).
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