Lawrences carmine Calvin Klein tank dress looked flawless and appropriately youthful on the Best Actress nominee paired with Chopard diamond earrings. Her choice cemented the resurgence of interest in the brand for awards show dressing, following Emma Stone and Claire Danes buzzed-about turns in Calvin gowns at the Golden Globes.
Michelle Williams (also up for Best Actress) stayed streamlined in a t-shirt-style gown, though hers was heavily embellished Chanel couture.
But really, if theres any time of year when a woman can get away with volume, frills and undulating trains, its the Oscars. Halle Berry led the pack in a nude Marchesa corset gown. With heavy crystal embellishment and a cloud of organza and tulle ruffles, this was red carpet dressing at its most ornate.
Upping the opulent stakes alongside Berry were Hilary Swank in a silver ombre feathered Gucci Premiere gown, Marisa Tomei in vintage Charles James from Lily et Cie, and Nicole Kidman in embroidered Christian Dior couture.