Style Superstar: Hailee Steinfeld’s Oscar Gown Scores High Marks

Now, it’s not always easy for us to choose our Style Superstar, but it was especially hard this week as we honed in on the 2011 Oscars, where actress after actress dazzled us with their gowns. By the end of the show, we had our favorites down to 10 (you can see them here), but as usual we could only pick one Style Superstar. Would it be Mila Kunis in romantic Elie Saab? Jennifer Lawrence in classic Calvin Klein? Or relative newcomer Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa? Let’s just say it was a close call. Of course, not everyone was in the running for the top spot this week. Some wore elaborate Oscar gowns that managed to disappoint many red carpet watchers. Keep reading to find out who took home the honors, and who needs a red carpet redo.

We never expected 14-year-old Hailee to take home this week’s best dressed honors. After all, it’s not easy for a young girl to steal the spotlight from red carpet vets, but Hailee managed to do just that in a perfectly elegant, nude gown with beaded embellishments and a full skirt. What really impressed us about Hailee’s look though (besides the totally adorbs headband), was the fact that she had a hand in designing it. Fashion maven in the making? We think so.

While Hailee’s red carpet look was a winner, Oscar vet Nicole Kidman did not fare as well in a strapless, white Galliano dress which felt dated. Here’s hoping she goes for something brighter and more fashion forward for her next red carpet outing.

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