The 85th Academy Awards are only a few hours away! In anticipation of the most glamorous red carpet of awards season, we’re looking back at the 25 most breathtaking gowns in Oscar history. Click through the gallery to see all of our picks, from Gwyneth Paltrow’s sleek caped Tom Ford gown (2012) to Michelle Williams’s marigold silk-chiffon Vera Wang dress (2006). Then, stay tuned for this year’s looks when the broadcast begins at 7 EST, and keep your mouse/tablet/phone clicked over to InStyle.com for all of the up-to-the-minute updates!
True Blood’s two hottest vampires amped up the sex appeal last night, and for a good cause! Real-life married couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer attended Tom Ford’s cocktail party at his Beverly Hills boutique, held to benefit Project Angel Food. The organization delivers meals created by professional chefs to homebound people suffering from serious illnesses like HIV/AIDS. The couple, who just welcomed twins in September, will return to HBO this summer for the sixth season of the salacious, New Orleans-based vampire show.
Plus, see more of this week’s parties!
Fashion Week hopped the pond to London, and we rounded up our favorite moments in fashion, makeup, celebrity sightings. From Michelle Dockery and One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson at Burberry Prorsum to Erdem‘s red-carpet florals to Justin Timberlake showing up at his “Suit & Tie” designer Tom Ford‘s fashion show, click through the gallery to see all the top moments from London Fashion Week.
London Fashion Week has been a star-studded event this season! Justin Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, hopped the pond to support Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” collaborator Tom Ford at his fall debut. And a long list of A-list ladies sat front-row at Burberry Prorsum: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Freida Pinto, Rita Ora, Kate Beckinsale, Michelle Dockery, and more! Click through to see all the stars who made it to London Fashion Week.
The biggest pull of the Oscars isn’t the golden statues taken home by Hollywood royalty—it’s the dresses. And InStyle.com is making it easy to make your own Best Dressed List with our brand-new Make Your A-list game. How it works: We’ve uploaded photos of the most breathtaking Oscar gowns of all time to the A-List, and you can drag and drop your top five favorites into the five open slots in the top left corner—then share your list with your pals on Facebook and Twitter to start the always-up-for-debate discussion. Get started by picking your favorites from years past—and be sure to check back on Oscar night, February 24, to pick your own Best Dressed list after all the stars walk the red carpet!
So, make your A-List now!
Just more than a week after releasing “Suit & Tie,” his first single in nearly six years, Justin Timberlake premiered the lyric video! The clip strays from a standard lyric video in that it doesn’t just reveal the song’s words, it also shows Timberlake in all his well-suited glory, flashing Tom Ford ties (the designer is also name-dropped in Jay-Z’s verse on the track) and grooming himself for a big night out. Plus, it seems that JT really has something to prepare for: watch the video closely at 5:20 for a blink-of-the-eye announcement: he will release his new album The 20/20 Experience on March 19! Plus, he will perform for the first time in almost five years, at the DirecTV Super Saturday Night party in New Orleans on February 2nd, the eve of the Super Bowl. While his performance is invite-only, we anticipate more public appearances from the crooner in the near future!
Plus, see this year’s Grammy nominees!
The ladies may have stolen the show in red, but the men gave them a run for their money! Best Supporting Actor nominee Leonardo DiCaprio looked handsome in a classic black tie tuxedo by Tom Ford, Ben Affleck, who won Best Director and Best Picture for Argo, chose an unconventional navy three-piece tux, Bradley Cooper, Best Actor in a Drama nominee for Silver Linings Playbook, also wore a Tom Ford suit, and presenter Robert Pattinson went with his go-to red carpet designer, Gucci.
Plus, see what all of the ladies wore to the Golden Globes!
Anne Hathaway has been traveling the globe to promote her upcoming movie, Les Miserables, the sweeping Broadway musical-turned-film that opens nationwide Christmas Day, and she and her cropped ‘do have been lighting up the red carpet in edgy black and white looks. The actress wore a caped Tom Ford Spring 2013 gown and gladiator sandals to the New York City Premiere; in Tokyo, she donned a keyhole black dress from Antonio Berardi’s Spring 2013 collection; and in London, Hathaway dazzled in a beaded backless Givenchy couture gown from the Spring 2012 collection. Which look is your favorite? Vote in the poll below!