Harry Winston always shines at the Oscars, and last night was no exception. Jessica Chastain and Shailene Woodley glammed up their elaborate gowns with baubles from the famed jeweler, who was the first to loan pieces for the Academy Awards when he adorned Jennifer Jones for the 1943 ceremony. Last night’s red carpet continued the legacy with more than a $5.2 million worth of sparkling stones showcased on five Hollywood stars. Click “See the Photos” to check out the pieces up-close!
The Oscars wasn’t the only place to catch a good fashion show this week. It’s Milan Fashion Week over in Italy right now, where Donatella Versace presented a tough-chic collection for fall 2012 full of black leather, chainmail, and pops of acid yellow. Rooney Mara-esque blunt bangs, smoky eyes and fishnet boots topped off each model’s look, including the series of glamorous, paillette-covered gowns that closed the show. See our favorite styles from Versace’s new lineup in the gallery.
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— Violet Gaynor
Oscars night was so big that some stars required two dresses! American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez was just one of the many celebrities who opted to change looks between the awards show and the after-parties, as she switched out one Zuhair Murad gown for another. See all of the stars who made quick wardrobe updates in the gallery.
Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Octavia Spencer chose a hand-beaded, ivory silk tulle Tadashi Shoji gown for her big night. Fun fact: it took 1,000 hours of work, a team of 10, and six fittings to get the customized gown from the designer’s showroom to the red carpet, the label told us. “She’s a genuine, nice person,” lead designer Shoji said of outfitting the actress. “I appreciate that she wore my dresses and she appreciated that I designed for her. It’s mutual admiration.” See the gown’s journey from sketch to reality in the gallery!
French manicures are getting a bold twist, thanks to bordeaux tips. Rihanna wore nude nails with wine tips while out in London recently, and Jennifer Lopez gave her talons a thin pinot line at the 2012 Oscars last night. “Jennifer’s look was a modern interpretation of ’60s glamour, and I wanted her nails to reflect that,” said manicurist Tom Bachik, who created Lopez’s look. Bachik painted on L’Oreal’s Color Riche Nail Polish in Because You’re Worth It, a metallic rose gold, then layered the brand’s vampy Haute Couture Red in a V shape over the tip. Find the colors for $6 each at drugstores nationwide.
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Angelina Jolie’s right leg is famous! The actress spent all of Oscars night sticking her right lower limb out of her Versace dress in a dramatic stance, and the Internet reacted fast. Jolie’s newly-famous peg already has its own Twitter account, @AngiesRightLeg. (Sample Tweet: “Hey, check me out!”) The leg has also earned its own meme—legbombing—where admirers photoshop Jolie’s body part onto images of everything from puppies to family photos. So, what do you think of the night’s breakout star? Vote in our poll below!
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And the winner of the night’s best bow tie goes to… Uggie! The adorable star of The Artist stole the spotlight during the movie’s Best Picture win at the 2012 Academy Awards with his custom 18-karat gold and silk bow tie by Chopard. The pup-size accessory featured an engraving of his name and will be auctioned off to benefit The Amanda Foundation, a non-profit organization for rescue dogs and cats. “I was completely charmed by Uggie’s role in The Artist,” said Caroline Scheufele, artistic director of Chopard. “Knowing that Uggie is a rescue dog, it inspired me to create a unique piece to benefit an important cause.” Too cute!
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First-time presenter Emma Stone made a bold beauty move at the Oscars choosing pink eye shadow. “I was very inspired by her fuchsia Giambattista Valli dress, and wanted to play with various shades of pink on her face,” her makeup artist Rachel Goodwin told InStyle.com. She swept a shimmery ballerina pink shadow from the Revlon Colorstay Goddess Quad ($6 at target.com) along the entire lid, followed with an ultra-thin swipe of Revlon Cream Gel Eyeliner in Black along the top lashline ($10 at ulta.com). “Pink on its own can look sickly, but the firm black line grounded the look,” Goodwin explained. A swirl of petal pink blush and a touch of berry lip stain finished the look. “Everything was transparent so it wouldn’t be compete with that gorgeous dress,” Goodwin said. Beautiful!
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