The Right Pair
FN editors and stylist Robert Verdi sound off on the best footwear looks for the Best Actress nominees.
Past looks: Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo
Verdi’s pick: Alexander McQueen. “She will wear something classic. She’s not the fashion victim who wears the platform and high heel that scares the crap out of everyone.”
Our pick: Christian Louboutin’s black ankle-strap sandal with crystal-embellished heel. Since Close (nominated for “Albert Nobbs”) typically favors classic and understated, this style offers simplicity with an amped-up finish.
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Past looks: Salvatore Ferragamo
Verdi’s pick: Dr. Martens. “Meryl Streep will wear a pair of Dr. Martens underneath a long gown, but who cares because she is Meryl Streep and we all love her.”
Our pick: Diego Dolcini’s sparkly silver pump with metal heel. While Streep (“The Iron Lady”) tends to play it safe under long gowns, this updated pump would be worth a peek.
Past looks: Jimmy Choo
Verdi’s pick: Brian Atwood. “She will wear something that is fabulous. Plus, she’ll look for something with height to make her look more svelte.
Our pick: Jimmy Choo’s pre-fall ’12 nude suede sandal with crystals. Donning the brand’s red-carpet-ready styles for almost every appearance, Davis (“The Help”) is ready to rock this rhinestone look.
Past looks: Nicholas Kirkwood, Roger Vivier
Verdi’s pick: Vionnet. “She takes risks. She is more fashion-forward and ahead of the trends than most women."
Our pick: Nicholas Kirkwood’s pre-fall ’12 fuchsia glitter sandal. A daring — and tall — choice for the red carpet, but the perfect match for Williams (“My Week With Marilyn”) and her one-of-a-kind style.
Past looks: Brian Atwood, Christian Louboutin
Verdi’s pick: Alejandro Ingelmo. “She will do something futuristic. She has defined her style as ‘other,’ like Tilda Swinton did.”
Our pick: Jerome C. Rousseau’s fall ’12 sandal with black-and-gold swirl. These sculptural stunners play to Mara’s (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) flair for drama, but up the glam factor.
The Right Pair
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