Vogue Editors Predict What the Leading Ladies Will Wear to the Oscars
First up: The lovely and amazing Annette Bening, who is nominated for her performance as Nic in The Kids Are All Right, opposite Julianne Moore.
Virginia Smith, Fashion Market/Accessories Director"Annette Bening tends toward more classic, lean shapes. The Yves Saint Laurent column dress is simple, yet it has a beautiful shoulder detail. It is the essence of chic."
Meredith Melling Burke, Senior Market Editor"Even though he is early in his career, Prabal Gurung has demonstrated that he knows how to make a standout red-carpet dress. I feel this linear silhouette would be stunning on Annette Bening."
Alexandra Kotur, Style Director"The simple lines and elegance of this Jil Sander gown will suit Annette, since her hair is short and not complicated; it’s also a very age-appropriate look. I like the idea of minimal for the red carpet—those were the most successful at the Golden Globes."
Tonne Goodman, Fashion Director"Haider Ackermann is the designer of the moment, and I think his approach to clothes is something the actress could really relate to—they have a classic feeling, but they are also very modern. This look, in particular, really evokes his trademark."
Filipa Fino, Senior Accessories Editor"Annette Bening exudes confidence. She’s a veteran of the red carpet, and she knows that in many cases, less means more. She looks best wearing minimal jewelry, so I would suggest these graphic VBH stunners. Tangled long pavé-diamond swirls—they are modern, sculptural, and definitely Oscar-worthy."
Virginia Smith: Fashion Market/Accessories DirectorIt’s a bit obvious, but Natalie would look amazing in Oscar de la Renta’s feathered ballet dress (perhaps with waistline adjustments)! The hair and makeup are perfect for her as well.
Meredith Melling Burke, Senior Market EditorThe actress will be very pregnant at Oscar time so silhouette is key. This Chanel dress not only alludes to Natalie’s Black Swan character’s compelling darker side, but the color and Empire silhouette would flatter her shape. Finishing touches: Fantastic jewels and a ballerina chignon.
Tonne Goodman, Fashion DirectorThis is an elegant and serious Jean Paul Gaultier dress for a serious girl who has truly come into her own this year.