Couture To Carpet: Our Oscar Dresses Predictions

In case you’re in the middle of making plans for your Sunday evening — don’tThe Oscars are this weekend, and it’ll be a good one. With huge movies and giant stars, we’re expecting this red carpet to be one of the glitziest yet, especially considering all the brilliant dresses shown last month during the Haute Couture shows. 

That said, we played matchmaker with the gowns we saw at the shows, pairing them up with the starlets who could do them justice. Scroll through to see our predictions for the big night.


With a huge Dior contract, it’s an easy guess that Marion Cotillard will show up in a Christian Dior frock. We can only hope it’s something as whimsical and princess-pretty as this one.


Anne Hathaway usually opts for dresses in very classic, demure shapes. This Armani Privé striped gown presents that traditional shape but spices it up with on-trend stripes.


How stunning would Amy Adams look in this canary-yellow Alexis Mabille dress?


We think that Naomi Watts is on the cusp of becoming a fashion It Girl if she pushed the envelope a tad more. This Giambattista Valli pants-gown hybrid is something that only a red-carpet braveheart would try.


Helena Bonham Carter’s wacky-goth aesthetic is perfectly matched to this Chanel look. Plus, the shorter hemline would ensure that any footwear antics she pulls would be properly showcased.


Carey Mulligan and her pixie cut would rock this ankle-length, strapless Giambattista Valli frock.


Tilda Swinton. This Valentino cape-dress. Please somebody make this happen.


Forever the sophisticate, Helen Mirren and this Elie Saab blazer-dress belong together.


This hourglass-shaped, mermaid-hemmed Ulyana Sergeenko gown in peach would look lovely on Jessica Chastain.


Playing to her penchant for evening wear with a pretty sleeve, Octavia Spencer will be downright dazzling in this pastel Elie Saab dress.


Adele already wore a Valentino dress to the Grammys, and we think she should continue the love affair with this long-sleeved, bell-skirted, sheer frock.


Jennifer Lawrence really knows how to do a plunging neckline justice, and this Ulyana Sergeenko in a striking bottle green will really make an impact.


Kerry Washington’s red-carpet game has been growing fiercer and fiercer. This Atelier Versace dress is unexpected but so, so right.


Cate Blanchett knows how to push the envelope in haute couture, and this Valentino number is just fashion-forward enough to make industry folk swoon.

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