2014 Oscars Red Carpet Sneak Peek Happens at Nominees Luncheon
In the midst of all of the Fashion Week craziness, it’s easy to forget that the biggest awards show of the season, the Oscars, is a mere three weeks away. That means in just three weeks, we’ll all be gathered around our TVs once again to wait with bated breath as we see each and every good, bad, crazy, and boring gown that walks down the red carpet. Will Sandra Bullock redeem herself from her Golden Globes bust? Will Lupita Nyong’o look more amazing than ever, if that’s even possible? Will Jennifer Lawrence wear another Dior gown? (OK, we already know the answer to that.) But while we don’t know what’s in store for the most star-studded red carpet event of the year, yesterday’s Oscar Nominees Luncheon may have given us a few hints at what we can expect from some of the stars’ style. Click through to see what’s (possibly) to come for eight of Hollywood’s hottest.
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Ever since she showed up to the Golden Globes in a well-meaning-but-not-quite-cutting-it color-blocked gown, Bullock has been going the strapless route, first with a casual red column dress and then with a gorgeously green, high-shine number. So when the Gravity actress showed up to the luncheon in yet another strapless gown — this time a floral-printed ensemble from Stella McCartney — we started to notice a trend. We’d love to see Bullock in another strapless gown at the Oscars, because she’s certainly got the shoulders to pull it off.
The hat is back! The singer garnered some pretty major attention at the Grammy’s last month with his “Buffalo Girls”-inspired hat , and it seems he’s not quite ready to retire the look just yet. We’ll be spending the next three weeks trying to figure out how he’ll coordinate a hat like this one with a sleek suit.
It’s hard to believe how quickly the 12 Years a Slave actress has stolen our hearts with her minimal, elegant gowns on this year’s red carpets. She did it again at the Oscars luncheon yesterday, though this time she injected a refreshing floral print into her repertoire with this ladylike Christian Dior dress. Will she continue to break the mold at the Oscars and go for something that’s not monochromatic?
OK, we’ll admit it: At first glance, this tan Hugo Boss suit is nothing special. But seeing as most of the other attendees — including Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio — stuck with your run-of-the-mill dark suit, we’re hoping McConaughey’s tendency to do things differently means he’ll show up to the Oscars in a fun (but still formal) hue, or at least a textured jacket.
Does this pretty Max Mara dress mean Streep is actually trying when it comes to Oscars fashion this year? She’s never been much of a fashionista, but we’d rejoice to see her walk down the red carpet in something other than a boring navy frock. An evening version of this printed number would do the trick.
The American Hustle star seems to be sticking with the ‘70s vibe she’s channeled since the Golden Globes, and we wouldn’t mind it if she carried it through to the Oscars red carpet. Though it would be great to see her switch up the color palette a bit, Adams looks so good in red that we can’t blame her for wearing the hue over and over again.
Let’s be honest: Leto’s shiny gold Saint Laurent jacket is nice and all, but all we really care about is the hair. Will he wear it up or let those gorgeous locks flow at the Oscars? Aside from the Golden Globes — at which he wore that pretty little man bun — down seems to be his m.o., and for that, we’re thankful.
The Blue Jasmine star is always the one to watch on the red carpet, giving us nothing but amazing, high-fashion looks all awards season. This metallic silver Prada gown is no exception. Though she’s shone in lacy black and powder pink numbers alike, we would love to see Blanchett in a similarly shimmering gown come Oscar night.