More than any awards season in recent memory, the red carpet this year has been all about fashion with a capital "F." "I'm thrilled to see so much color, such a diversity of types of dresses and such a variety of necklines," said Eric Wilson, fashion news director at InStyle. "Especially after we've come out of 10 years of seeing universally strapless dresses." After the Golden Globes,
Lupita, Lupita, Lupita
All eyes are focused on
"Lupita slays it on every red carpet," said actress and "Ring My Bell" style blogger Ashley Madekwe. "You really can't talk about anybody else."
Nyong'o ruled at the Golden Globes in her riveting red
"Fashion is a great tool to cement your reputation as an A-list celebrity in Hollywood," Wilson said. The same goes for Nyong'o's stylist, Micaela Erlanger, in her red-carpet debut.
"She has access to all the primo dresses, but she's still not afraid to take chances," Wilson said of
She's reigned with a supremely confident hand this season, wearing designers including favorite fashion renegade Ricardo Tisci for
"I loved Cate's gown — when lace is done right, it's such a standout," said "Mad Men" costume designer Janie Bryant.
Ladies in waiting
Bullock, a lead actress nominee for
Roberts, a supporting actress nominee for
Bold and beautiful
"There was a lot to love about Amy Adams' SAG gown" Kallon said in an email about the
Jared Leto, nominated for a supporting actor award for
"It's difficult for men to be exciting on the red carpet, but he's nailed it every time," stylist and regular Details magazine contributor Benjamin Sturgill said approvingly of Leto's rocker vibe. "Hedi's a good match for him," he added, referring to designer Hedi Slimane, whose St. Laurent suits are among Leto's go-tos.
Leto, with an assist from his stylist, Heather Shimokawa, likes the telling accessory too, from his silk scarf and deconstructed "man bun" at the Globes to his J.D. Souther-style fedora and jazzy slippers at the London premiere of "Dallas Buyers Club."
"He looks elegant and chic at every event, but he's still being himself," Sturgill said.
Leto's "Dallas Buyers Club" co-star, lead actor nominee
Much like the fabled pairing of another movie-star gamine and Parisian designer, the sight of
But where Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy were all about serious elegance, Lawrence's disarming manner makes her the perfect ambassador for these deconstructed times.
"It's a nice juxtaposition of personality and designer and she makes it more accessible," Sturgill said.
So accessible that her ruched white Golden Globe dress with black trim became an Internet meme. Lawrence and her stylist,