Hey, Jessica Chastain: We Found Your Oscars Gown. You Can Thank Us Later!

02/13/2013 at 12:05 PM ET

Jessica Chastain Oscar de la RentaKristina Bumphrey/Startraks; Inset: WireImage

As we pull together our Academy Awards gown predictions, we’ve had the hardest time picking one for Jessica Chastain. She’s gorgeous, talented and impossible to anticipate on the red carpet, not favoring any one designer or color, and we were stumped.

But the moment we watched this rich violet peplum number sashay down the Oscar de la Renta runway Tuesday night, we knew we’d found the perfect look for her big moment on Feb. 24. First of all, the color was practically made to complement her fair complexion — and in a sea of nudes, blacks and reds, the vivid hue is sure to stand out.

It’s also a blend of fashion-forward and body-conscious, a combination the actress seems to favor. Finally, that neckline is just begging for some major diamond chandeliers or a beautiful diamond choker (by Harry Winston, of course — her go-to jeweler for big events).

Now that we’ve pictured it, we’ll be devastated if our wish doesn’t come true, so let’s just hope she’s an avid reader of the site. Tell us: Do you agree with our pick for Jessica Chastain’s Academy Awards gown? If not, what do you want to see her wear?

–Alex Apatoff


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Lisa on

This women strikes me as so endearing and humble.
I hope she wins the Academy Award, and not Anne Hathaway.

Guest on

She could wear anything! Honestly the best talent and nicest person ever!!! I’m cheering her from Colorado!

Beth on

Lisa–Ms. Hatheway is up for Supporting Actress, not Lead Actress. People: A wonderful choice for the beautiful Ms. Chastain!

Guest on

Love the dress…a great choice!

Vivian on

She was amazing in “Mama”. And she doesn’t shiver with anticipation for an award like some other “actresses”.

Me on

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty.

Ivey on

Eww. This dress will end up on the worst dressed list. Just because the model is a redhead doesn’t mean she is well-suited for this gown… Try again please!

hairypenguin on

The model looks like a zombie.

Ellvee on

GORGEOUS!! And spot on with her coloring and figure. She would look amazing in this dress (more than I can say for the zombie looking model).

Guest on

I like the one behind it!

jones on

I think the color would be great for her, but I don’t care for the big bow. @Lisa, unfortunately Anne can still win even if Jessica wins since they are in different categories. I’m just planning to change the channel when Anne gives her speech since she has become so annoying.

49&luvnlife on

Zombies on the runway. I’ll never try to understand the weirdness that they create with the models. Takes away from the dress.

Cheri on

Uh… major photoshop FAIL! Unless the model is actually the Bride of Frankenstein, and has a grotesquely mishapen chest, and a severed but reattached head.

Ally on

I love the color, but I feel like the skirt part has too much fabric.

Colleen on

LOVE it… I can see it on her!!! It would look awesome with her fair skin and red hair!!! I love that she isn’t predictable on the runway and isn’t afraid to wear color!!! She strikes me as humble, and I would love for her to win!!! I know this is off topic, but Anne Hathaway is seriously turning into a snot rag!!! She actually expects she will win and almost demands it. She said she has her speech written out for gods sake!!!! Come on Jennifer, I’m praying for ya kiddo!!!!!

Colleen on

JONES- I agree….. She has become annoying. If u read people magazine, she plans on putting her Oscar in her kitchen!!! I rather watch the religion channel if this girl wins, and goes into her fake actress tears!

Lena on

Reem Acra had a a black gown with a sheer bodice and a black and white tulle skirt. Stunning

rlb237 on

Love the color, HATE the dress.

Pasha on

The color is beautiful, but the design is ghastly!

ryan on

Anne and Jessica aren’t even nominated in the same category. And Anne (deservedly) will be getting that oscar come oscar night.


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