Jessica Chastain In Armani Privé – 2013 Oscars


As one of the first stars on the 2013 Oscars red carpet, Jessica Chastain stunningly kick-started this evening at the Hollywood & Highland Center’s Dolby Theatre in California.

After her electric appearance in a cobalt blue Roland Mouret dress at the BAFTA Awards and a red Alexander McQueen design at the SAG Awards, the ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ nominee explored the other side of the colour spectrum today.

She wore a nude Armani Privé custom gown that screamed movie star.

This look unapologetically oozed old Hollywood glamour, especially with Jessica’s soft side-swept waves and her saturated ruby lip.

Normally with her fair skin tone and flame-red hair, this flesh-coloured, monotone palette could be problematic. But the subtle, sequin shimmer of the gown mixed with the bold lippie and the sparkle from Harry Winston diamond earrings and a ’60s-era Harry Winston bracelet pull it all together.

I’m glad she didn’t wear a necklace, though, as that would have cluttered the sweetheart neckline of this simply elegant gown.

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64 Responses to Jessica Chastain In Armani Privé – 2013 Oscars

  1. Sterling Silver February 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Best dressed of the night. Perfection from head to toe.

  2. Parvati February 25, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    She looks great, but I wish she had opted for a brighter colour.

  3. Pri February 25, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    FC, didn’t Aishwarya Rai wear this gown (in a darker, copper colour) to the Oscars a year or two ago?? If not, both gowns look very similar.

  4. LondonGirl February 25, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the understated glamour. I prefer this on her than the blue at the BAFTAS. Top five best dressed for me for sure!

  5. Camille February 25, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    Jessica can be hit or miss on the red carpet. I think this look is a hit! Everyone keeps calling this a nude dress, but to me it has a bronzy tone. I think it is a perfect compliment to her coloring, echoing the tone of her gorgeous hair, which for once is styled beautifully! I only wish she had pulled some of that beautiful hair over one shoulder. Definitely old hollywood glam done well! One of my best dressed of the evening.

  6. Alina February 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    My favourite of the night. Simple, elegant, timeless.

  7. Gabby M February 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Well since you didnt actually show a picture of my best dressed, this will have to be best dressed! My best dressed, was this lady I dont even know, but EVERYTHING about her styling was on point, Maria Menounos in Romona Keveza, look her up if you didnt see, its was awesome!

  8. Layla February 25, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    Best dressed by far.

  9. dee February 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Gorgeous, one of my standouts of the night.

  10. Noemi February 25, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    The dress is beautiful but washes her out, so far, I think it’s been one of most boring Oscars red carpet.

  11. manja February 25, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    The best look of the evening for me… But no matter how beautiful JC is and how classic old Holywood glamour never goes out of style,can’t help not being a little disappointed by the whole red carpet this year…

  12. leigh February 25, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    I keep waiting for her to wear that amazing sequined green tiered armani prive gown from a few season ago.

  13. ISIK MATER February 25, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    Love the hair, love the dress, hate the color of the dress! and obviously she needs a necklace.

  14. Aline February 25, 2013 at 6:13 am #

    I thought it looked super boring on TV but it somehow looks even more blah on pictures.

    Last year’s McQueen was so much better *le sigh*

  15. the ogre February 25, 2013 at 5:35 am #

    i just don’t know. yes, she looks beautiful but for me it was nothing special like what she did last year. last year was electrifying. this reminds me of something anne hathaway wore before at the oscars and that was armani prive too if i remember correctly. i expected so much more from her but she’s glowing nevertheless.

  16. RW February 25, 2013 at 4:50 am #

    Looks good/on trend and reminds me of another Jessica. Jessica rabbit that is!

  17. DM February 25, 2013 at 4:40 am #

    I agree with others who say they are over the muted color trend. But this look is pretty good, I have to say: the super-strong red lip prevents it from looking washed out. The dress itself is really pretty and fits her well, thankfully not sitting too low on the chest. It’s a thumbs-up for me!

  18. Yeliz February 25, 2013 at 4:27 am #

    A very safe look indeed, but SO stunning! A well-fitted gown and flawless hair and makeup makes me love this look a lot. Definitely on the best dressed list.

  19. Moxie February 25, 2013 at 3:58 am #

    One of my best dressed of the night.

  20. Fromchi-town February 25, 2013 at 3:07 am #

    I love it… She oozes glamor and yet looks elegant. It is a predictable gown, but it looks great on her.

  21. J February 25, 2013 at 2:19 am #

    This has grown on me. The copper is actually quite a unique colour and she looks flawless.

  22. MaddyEliza February 25, 2013 at 2:04 am #

    I wish she had opted for a jewel-tone gown, but she still looks beautiful. I like this look and I love Armani Privé.

  23. CreoleLady February 25, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    This dress is NOT nude, it is copper. I saw it live and heard Chastain’s explanation of the exquisite detail of this superb Armani Prive creation. That beautiful color is a stunning complement to her hair. My best dressed so far.

  24. ANDREA February 25, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    THE best dressed of the night for sure!!

  25. TeaAtTwo February 25, 2013 at 1:34 am #

    She does look very beautiful but the Roland Mouret Bafta dress was more of a wow moment.

  26. Mol February 25, 2013 at 1:34 am #

    My favorite tonight, the bronze undertone works so beautifully with her coloring, and her minimalist presentation is spot on – much love!

  27. Nadia February 25, 2013 at 1:29 am #

    At first glance I was a bit disappointed by an other nude strapless gown. But I’ve come to really love the look. Hair & make up are flowless and the fitting of the dress is perfect. The subtle details on the dress and the shine makes it special. Jessica does hollywood glamour like no one else. Glad she stuck to her own style.

  28. Mol February 25, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    My favorite so far, love the bronze undertone, it suits her coloring spectacularly well

  29. Elise February 25, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    She looks beautiful, I like the design of the gown, but that color should be changed by a bold one. that nude, beige or whatever is called is ugly

  30. justme February 25, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    She’s perfection from the neck up.
    It’s not that I don’t like the dress but it’s safe and I really hoped she would wear some colour tonight.

    A bit disappointed.

  31. Faellie February 25, 2013 at 1:03 am #

    An absolutely beautiful fit, and the subtle colour enhances her skin and hair to perfection.

  32. Christopher Teoh February 25, 2013 at 1:02 am #

    Oh My GOSH!!!!! Our favorite Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain wows the crowd AGAIN in this strapless nude sequinned gown by Armani Prive!! Love how she forgo extra accessories to maken her stunning dress speak for itself!! Love the ruby red lip and the sultry waves that completes her old Hollywood glamour look!! BDOTW contender for Jessica Chastain is definitely back on track!!

  33. moja31 February 25, 2013 at 12:59 am #

    She looks gorgeous, but it feels like it’s always the same silhouette with her.

  34. Marina February 25, 2013 at 12:53 am #

    Beautiful. So, so elegant. Just beautiful.

  35. TL February 25, 2013 at 12:52 am #

    She is pretty and elegant as always, and her hair and makeups are flawless, definitely, but same as others, I prefer her oscar dress from last year. There’s nothing new to be wowed at.

  36. ramsay February 25, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    I like it a lot – old hollywood glamour – but prefer last year’s look

  37. arang February 25, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    It’s certainly a beautiful dress, and she is, of course, beautiful. But I’m a bit disappointed. It blends so much with her skin tone and just makes her look all over pale to me. The bright red lip accentuates that impression. More color please?

  38. Marybeth February 25, 2013 at 12:42 am #

    She should have saved the blue Roland Mouret for the Oscars.
    This is elegant and nice enough.

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  39. shontay February 25, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    Stunning! Her best look. The color is different and work perfectly on her with that beautiful red hair. She can work a red lip. This is the dress of a winner! *fingers crossed*

  40. Nat39 February 25, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! The gown highlights her curves beautifully, the silhouette is amazing, her hair and makeup are gorgeous, she is sultry, subtle and seductive, pure beauty and gorgeousness, LOVE.

  41. EmmaWoodhouse February 25, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    It’s hard to not compare this to last year’s look. I’m happy to say that I’m wowed by both! This look is gorgeous, well fitted, and very Old Hollywood! Surprisingly it does not wash her out (although, not gonna lie–imagine this in emerald or royal blue?). Great look for Jessica. Glad she got it right!

  42. judie February 25, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    does anybody notice she never really has any other hairstyle than those side-swept locks?
    but who cares?! cuz she just rocks them sooooo well!!

  43. Angela February 25, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    Pretty and safe. Color, fit, dress, makeup, are all good but not fantastic. I must say, FC’s look has got me the most excited thus far!

  44. Ana Leote February 25, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    She looks amazing!

  45. Shifa February 25, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    YES! I LOVE IT! She looks absolutely stunning and I don’t mind that she doesn’t have a clutch, in fact going clutch less enhances the look. Flawless. FC did you get the chance to see her in person?

  46. Christine February 25, 2013 at 12:36 am #

    Safe but so gorgeous. Love her makeup and hair. She looks amazing!

  47. Kathy February 25, 2013 at 12:36 am #

    Love, love, love! This is how you do classic bombshell. I love that silhouette, and the color is flattering and actually doesn’t wash her out at all.

    • GGG February 25, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

      +1! My favorite of the night!

  48. Prudence February 25, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    If this dress was green it would make a world of difference. I am so bored by this is unbelievable. GIVE UP THE STRAPLESS NUDE DRESSES HOLLYWOOD.

    • vicky February 25, 2013 at 12:57 am #

      Give me colour!!

      • mm February 25, 2013 at 1:00 am #

        I dont like the fact the dress matches her hair color. I wish it was jewel tone.

        Love hair!

    • roxy February 25, 2013 at 1:00 am #

      +1 that an bridal gowns

      • Grace Patricia February 25, 2013 at 2:48 am #


        I can’t bear nude dresses anymore.

        • Lashae February 25, 2013 at 5:28 am #

          +3 I’m so over strapless dress like this one. This dress reminds me of the Anne Hathaway dress from the 2011 Golden Globes, just not strapless.

    • Rashmi February 25, 2013 at 9:25 am #


    • Foteini P. February 26, 2013 at 11:51 am #

      SNOOZE FEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I couldn’t have said it better!!!!

  49. jones19 February 25, 2013 at 12:34 am #

    One of my favorites. She knocked it outta the park!

  50. Ella February 25, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    Have to agree with you about the necklace. I am so glad that she let the gown do the talking for her!!

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