Quvenzhané Wallis Wears Custom Armani Junior And A Puppy Purse At The 2013 Oscars

Quvenzhané Wallis  Oscars

Quvenzhané Wallis at the 2013 Academy Awards.
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Finally! Oscar night is officially off and running, people, and leave it to Quvenzhané Wallis to start things on a seriously high fashion note. The 9-year-old Best Actress nominee (she's up for her star-making turn in Beasts of the Southern Wild) was one of the early attendees on the red carpet tonight, practically OOZING adorableness in a midnight blue dress from Giorgio Armani. The princessy custom frock, which is embellished with rhinestones over layers of tulle, comes courtesy of the Italian label's Armani Junior collection. Oh, and get this— Quvenzhané's the very first person to rock it on the red carpet! So basically what we're saying is, she's not ONLY making Oscar history as the youngest nominee, but she's making fashion history, too. Girl is on fire! We've been waiting to see if the actress would carry one of her 20 (!!) signature puppy purses on the red carpet, and she did NOT disappoint. Meet Sammy the dog, who's also glammed up in a formal tutu and a tiara. Hey, it IS the Oscars, after all...

Quvenzhané Wallis  Oscars

Quvenzhané Wallis at the 2013 Academy Awards.
Photo: Courtesy of @TheAcademy's Instagram

She said on the red carpet of her gown, ""I liked it because it was sparkly and fluffy." Us too, Quvenzhané, us too! Also, DYING of cuteness of this photo of her showing it off to Jessica Chastain. Topped off with a sparkly headband and a huge smile, let's just say the fashion bar has officially been set for the rest of the A-list. Stay tuned....

In the meantime, tell us— what do you think of Quvenzhané's Oscar night look?


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