Style Icon: Red Carpet Stars

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by Libby Vertz

With the Oscar’s just a few days away, we look into the top style icons from the 2012 awards season. What do you think they will wear Sunday?

Michelle Williams

One name on everyone’s lips today is Michelle Williams. The star, who made it big in films such as Brokeback Mountain, is now getting attention for her new film, My Week with Marilyn, in which she portrays the iconic Marilyn Monroe.

At the BAFTAs, Williams proved affordable brands can certainly be as glamorous as any designer label. She wore a sleek customized H&M gown, as part of the company’s exclusive Conscious collection.

Williams topped off the black and white look with ruby red lips, a single necklace by Fred Leighton for Forevermark, and an Olympia Le-Tan book clutch. While Williams didn’t win Best Actress in a Leading Role (the category she was nominated in), this look rendered her a winner in our book.

At the Golden Globes, Williams made waves with this deep blue leopard-spotted Jason Wu dress. She paired the stunning red carpet look with a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, Fred Leighton for Forevermark jewelry, and a Judith Leiber bag At the awards, she was nominated for, and won, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical).

Williams chose a brighter look for the SAG Awards. The red and lace asymmetrical gown she wore was Valentino through and through. The Roger Vivier “Cage” sandals, the Lanvin bag, and Fred Leighton featuring Forevermark jewels she added completed her ladylike look. And her limited makeup (just touches of black eyeliner and light lips) only made her look more glamorous.

While Williams likes to vary her looks from red carpet to red carpet, she’s successful because she knows how to coordinate her pieces. Her ensembles are carefully put together, so every piece, from her makeup to heels, works with her gown—and never against it.

Plus, we’ve got the scoop on what she’s wearing to the Oscars. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she’s working with Kate Young, a New York stylist and former Vogue editor, who was behind Natalie Portman’s wardrobe last Oscar season.

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