What's Rinko Kikuchi's Red Carpet Personality?

02/19/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Rinko Kikuchi, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Babel, is definitely this award season’s Wild One.

Signature Look: Never afraid to be labled a red carpet Don’t, the Babel star pushes the envelope in dresses that are unapologetically couture. She lets her scene-stealing gowns take center stage, keeping her hair (often in an updo or soft curls) and makeup (pale lips and smoky eyes) simple.

Favorite Designers: Kikuchi has been loyal to Karl Lagerfeld, wearing Chanel dresses, shoes and fine jewelry almost exclusively the entire awards season.

What She Will Wear: Hmm…perphaps Chanel?

Click here to see more Red Carpet Fashion in Off the Rack. And for more of the latest news and gossip on the award shows, check out our Red Carpet Confidential blog.

Photo: NPX/starmax; Bryan Bedder/Getty; gilbert flores/celebrity photo

FILED UNDER: Dresses , Red Carpet

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jenny on

she’s adorable and i love that she’s not afraid to try something different. it would be cool to see her in a more polished look however once in awhile. but overall, i love how she pushes the envelope!!

AnnieM on

She could make a burlap dress look good.

KC on

I think she’s a cute risk taker, and has been doing pretty good on the red carpet. Others seem to be dissing her a lot, however I think it’s because she is a “nobody” in the industry although she is nominated for an Oscar. If Cate Blanchett was to wear any of the outfits they would all be a hit. You go Rinko!

Tayme on

She is absolutely adorable. She seems to have such a sweet personality. I do like the middle picture of her dress. I really wish the black shear didn’t go so low though. I think it would have looked cute if it ended on the hemline of the dress. I don’t care for the short in the front and the long in the back dress, in the first photo. I really wish the dress was just long, I think it would have looked beautiful. The last picture, I do like the dress, but I don’t like that many puff balls hanging. So my favorite dress is the middle picture. She’s definitely got an essentric style. I say go for it, just don’t show up on the red carpet with a swan dress at the Oscars, lol, but than again, she may pull it off, considering how beautiful she is.

P.S.: “Babel” is a great movie.

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