Oscar style-watch: Re-imagining Cinderella (no glass slipper necessary)

By Ally Dean

I, like most women, envision celebrities’ event preparation is a whimsical affair complete with whistling doves and small woodland creatures that know how to bustle.

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Sure, the pumpkin coach may be a Rolls Royce and one’s glam squad now acts as fairy godmother (they work serious magic) - but from the dress to the diamonds, the Oscars is definitely worthy of a real-life, über-glam Cinderella moment. (Remember the custom Prada gown and glittering headbandLupita Nyong’o wore to accept her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress? Case made.)

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This year, fashion and fairytales align with the ball gown ascending the sartorial throne as the must-have silhouette of the season. Fitted bodices and full skirts in confectionary, monochromatic shades of rose, lilac and periwinkle have been seen on stars like Rihanna, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Adams and prove to be a show stopper come Oscar night.

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The ultimate princess gown? The full-skirt masterpiece Naomi Campbell wore to close the Zac Posen show in New York last week. Felicity Jones, we’re looking at you.

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