Red-carpet ready: Stars put on a fashion show during Oscar arrivals
Andrea Janus, CTVNews.ca
Published Sunday, February 24, 2013 6:03PM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 25, 2013 12:24AM EST
Metallics, winter white and classic tuxedos were the top trends of the red carpet Sunday night, as stars went for full Hollywood glamour at the 85th Academy Awards.
Charlize Theron, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Lawrence all wore white, while Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts and Halle Berry went for the metallic chic look. There was plenty of colour -- Jennifer Garner in plum, Reese Witherspoon in blue and Jennifer Aniston in red, for example – while the men kept it clean with classic tuxedos.
There were standout hair trends for both the men and the women: loose chignons for the ladies (Nicole Kidman, Amanda Seyfried and Samantha Barks) and full facial hair for the men (Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Tommy Lee Jones).
Re-live the red-carpet arrivals with a transcript of our live blog, below.
8:06 pm ET
Halle Berry says she told designer Donatalla Versace she wanted to go to the Oscars as a “Bond girl,” which resulted in her long-sleeved, low-cut black-and-silver dress.
8:03 p.m. ET
Actress Jennifer Garner, supporting husband Ben Affleck’s best-picture nominated film ‘Argo,’ rocks a plum-coloured Gucci strapless dress with tulle ruffles running down the back.
8:00 p.m. ET
Presenter Jennifer Aniston says she feels like a “princess” in a red strapless full-skirted Valentino ball gown.
7:50 p.m. ET
Best actor nominee for ‘Les Miserables’ Hugh Jackman is rocking not only a classic tux but also a full beard, which seems to be the accessory of the night for the men. George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Tim Burton, Jason Clarke and Chris Evans are among the guys sporting facial hair.
7:40 p.m. ET
Presenter Nicole Kidman looks stunning in a black and gold sequinned L’Wren Scott dress that she says husband Kieth Urban picked out. She’s another star wearing a loose chignon, which has emerged as one of the top hair trends of the night.
7:24 p.m. ET
Best-actress nominee for ‘The Impossible’ Naomi Watts is wearing one of the most unique dresses of the night, a gunmetal-grey metallic one-shoulder gown by Armani. Her hair, like so many of the women tonight, is swept up in a messy chignon.
7:22 p.m. ET
Catherine Zeta-Jones resembles an Oscar statuette in a gold metallic dress with a fishtail bottom. Her top accessory: husband Michael Douglas.
7:20 p.m. ET
Canadian actor Christopher Plummer is walking the red carpet looking dapper in a tux with a velvet collar and a red handkerchief.
7:18 p.m. ET
Best supporting actress nominee Anne Hathaway is wearing a Prada petal pink sleeveless, backless column dress with a slit and a bow at the back.
7:10 p.m. ET
Amanda Seyfried, star of ‘Les Miserables,’ is making the media rounds wearing a pale lavender, halter-necked Alexander McQueen dress with petal detailing. A messy braided chignon completes the look.
7:06 p.m. ET
Charlize Theron has arrived rocking a white strapless form-fitting Dior dress paired with short-cropped hair. Simple makeup, little jewelry. If buns and chignons are the hair statement for this year's Oscars, white is one of the top colour choices.
6:54 p.m. ET
Best supporting actress nominee for ‘Lincoln’ Sally Field is all smiles for photographers in a full-sleeved red Valentino dress with a flowing train.
6:50 p.m. ET
Kerry Washington rocks a bejewelled strapless red Miu Miu dress paired with loose waves and simple makeup.
6:47 p.m. ET
Jennifer Lawrence, best actress nominee for ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ is on the red carpet in a soft white strapless Dior Haute Couture gown with a full skirt. "Before it was just terrifying...because I didn't know anybody," she says of how it feels to be at the Oscars tonight compared to her first time.
6:43 p.m. ET
Jacki Weaver, nominee for ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ has arrived in a sparkling full-sleeved red dress and tells etalk’s Ben Mulroney that she’s “very excited. It’s a lovely night.”
6:33 p.m. ET
Reese Witherspoon is on the red carpet in a blue trumpet-style strapless satin Carolina Herrera gown with black detailing at the top. She, too, is rocking the old Hollywood glamour with her hair in soft waves.
6:26 p.m. ET
Amy Adams, best supporting actress nominee for ‘The Master,’ arrives in a grey strapless Oscar de la Renta gown with a full tulle skirt and chic chignon.
6:22 p.m. ET
Samantha Barks from ‘Les Miserables’ arrives wearing a cleavage-baring black Valentino gown and casually upswept hair.
6:20 p.m. ET
Eddie Redmayne from ‘Les Miserables’ arrives wearing an Alexander McQueen tux and velvet slippers. “It’s a mixture of adrenaline and nerves,” he tells Mulroney of Oscar night.
6:15 p.m. ET
Best-actress nominee for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Jessica Chastain has arrived in a strapless Armani metallic gown, her hair evoking old Hollywood glamour with soft waves.
6:11 p.m. ET
Actress and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth and former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland both set a hair trend early with topknots.
6:01 p.m. ET
Hollywood’s biggest stars are making their way down the red carpet for the 85th Academy Awards. Follow along for updates about who has arrived, who is wearing what and what the celebrities are saying.