Kristen Stewart, Ariana DeBose and others who stunned this season
Jessica Chastain, Ariana DeBose and Kristen Stewart have each, in their own way, delivered unforgettable fashion moments this awards season. Whether or not they win a golden statuette on Oscar night, this trio of talented trailblazers have already won us over with a bold and beautiful red carpet style.
Alexander McQueen at the TIFF Pre-Reception for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
“This look is so interesting because it’s couture-level embroidery on a T-shirt!” says Chastain stylist Elizabeth Stewart of the one-shoulder embroidered top. “Jessica loves a smart touch like that and she loves pants.”
Miu Miu at the San Sebastian Film Festival
“The back of this dress was just stunning and the fit was impeccable,” Stewart says of the revealing crystal-embellished watch. A sultry start for her, the ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ star pulled it off with aplomb.
Gucci at the Rome Festival
“We loved the interesting color combination and jeweled neckline of this unique dress by Alessandro Michele,” Stewart said of the Gucci designer who created the striking two-tone look.
Dior Couture at the SAG Awards
“Jessica felt in costume,” Stewart says of the “simple and immaculate” two-piece Chastain wore to the SAG Awards (where she won). “The deep dip in front added glamour,” adds the stylist of the edgy DeBeer diamond-accented look.
Michael Kors at the premiere of “West Side Story” in New York
The ‘The West Side Story’ star says she felt “bold, bright and beautiful” in this strapless top and shimmering white skirt combo. The Supporting Actor nominee accessorized the semi-sheer custom look with Chopard jewelry.
Giorgio Armani at the premiere of “West Side Story” in Los Angeles
“I wanted to be a walking flame,” DeBose said of the bright red custom tuxedo that more than delivered. “The illusion of red crystals dripping down the bodice gives the look everything I could have expected for such a red carpet moment.
Valentino Haute Couture at the BAFTA EE Rising Star Award nominations
“His [Pier Paolo Piccioli]’s world and I’m honored to live in it,” BAFTA nominee DeBose said of the Valentino designer who created the snappy ensemble she wore fresh off the runway.
Valentino at the SAG Awards
Pink might just turn out to be DeBose’s lucky color. She won the SAG Award in another bright pink Valentino that she says made her “a modern-day Marilyn Monroe.” DeBose also thanked her stylists, Zadrian Smith and Sarah Edmiston, for allowing her to “shine through their artistry.”
Chanel Haute Couture at the Venice Film Festival
“We loved the laissez-faire attitude,” the nominee’s longtime stylist Tara Swennen says of the “very light and airy” lingerie-inspired look that was reminiscent of a young Diana Spencer.
Chanel at the “Spencer” photocall in Venice
“Kristen immediately fell in love with it,” Swennen says of the edgy romper that looked both chic and cool. “It’s a really fun play on a Chanel jacket with a twist,” Swennen says. “It was comfortable, believe it or not, so it hit all the boxes.”
Chanel at the premiere of “Spencer” in London
For the film’s debut in the late princess’s hometown, the ‘Spencer’ star kept things simple. “It was so classic and elegant for the ages,” Swennen says of the silver column with intricate beading and embroidery. “We wanted it to be beautiful and special.
Custom Chanel at the Los Angeles premiere of “Spencer”
This daring, custom-made two-piece was inspired by a piece of Victorian corsetry that Stewart wore under a ballgown in the film. “She loved the idea of a peekaboo, underpinning the skirt-guy feel, almost like an ode to the movie’s costume design,” Swennen says.