There were a lot of events taking place in anticipation of this Sunday's Oscars. Fall 2012 collections may be premiering on the runway, but celebs still favored looks from Spring 2012. Embellishments were also everywhere on the red carpet from subtle accents to more elaborate incarnations.
Jessica Chastain at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Charlie Chaplin
Jessica unexpectedly went for a bright dose of color with this green Elie Saab Spring 2012 number. The gown had lace inserts as well as a coordinating skinny belt and was teamed with Jimmy Choo shoes.
Kate Bosworth at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Charlie Chaplin
Stella McCartney's embellished long sleeve navy dress was Kate's pick for the event at the Chateau Marmont. Red Miu Miu heels and a gold clutch rounded out the sleek look.
Amber Heard at the Vanity Fair Montblanc Party
Amber celebrated the Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco decked out in this Antonio Berardi Resort 2012 dress with embellished nude mesh bodice. Montblanc jewelry and a pair of black Christian Louboutin satin peep-toes finished off the look.
Malin Akerman at the Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture Vanities 20th Anniversary Party
Malin opted for this graphic black and white colorblock J. Mendel for the soiree. The dress, which included a folded accent, comes from the designer's Spring 2012 collection and was paired with a black clutch as well as strappy Walter Steiger heels.
Kate Beckinsale at the 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards
Kate looked elegant on the red carpet in a blue and white fan print Vivienne Westwood. Her accessories included Bochic jewels, a clutch by Kotur and grey Salvatore Ferragamo pumps.
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Sophia Bush at the Global Green USA's 9th Annual Pre-Oscar Party
The actress really shined in this sparkling Dilek Hanif Couture creation at the party. Sophia’s silver Spring 2011 gown was combined with Amrapali jewelry, a Judith Leiber clutch and Rene Caovilla shoes.
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Lana Del Rey at the 2012 Brit Awards
Looking every bit the lady in red, the singer donned a Vivienne Westwood off-the-shoulder gown for the annual ceremony. De Beers diamonds completed Lana’s award show look.
Salma Hayek at the 2012 Goya Awards
A deep purple Gucci Première silk gown featuring a fitted bodice had Salma standing out on the red carpet over in Madrid. Maison Boucheron jewels and a matching Gucci embroidered clutch polished off the look.
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Octavia Spencer at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards
Tadashi Shoji has been Octavia's go-to designer this awards season. That trend continued with this floral Spring 2012 embroidered dress, which included a layer of gathered beige chiffon. She accessorized with Neil Lane jewels, a Judith Leiber bag and Stuart Weitzman heels.
Nicole Kidman at the 2012 Tropfest Film Festival
Nicole kept it chic and simple for the festival outfitted in this Gucci Spring 2012 metallic accented dress. The Oscar-winning actress styled the look with a pair of black Manolo Blahnik Clausado satin bow pumps and an Omega Ladymatic watch.