I was hoping to see something from the latest Fall/Winter 2012 collection, but this is the Academy Awards, and I guess I should have expected some custom J. Mendel couture. The nominated star arrived wearing a nude tulle strapless gown with a woven bodice and hand pleated layered skirt.
This is probably the first time all awards season that Kristen hasn’t worn a sleek gown, so it was kind of cool to see her switch gears and opt for a ball gown. I like the silhouette of this on her, but I can’t help but wish it had been a richer or vibrant color. I’m never really into the flesh-colored dresses on Kristen.
She completed her look with soft cascading wavy tresses, a light palette of make-up, Neil Lane jewels and Prada heels.