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Oscars 2013: Jessica Chastain's best red carpet look yet?

February 24, 2013|By Booth Moore

When in doubt, go with Giorgio Armani and the old Hollywood look.

Jessica Chastain did just that, choosing a coppery-nude sequin mesh strapless gown by Armani Prive. And it may just be her best red carpet look yet.

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“It’s a very ‘Happy birthday, Mr. President’ dress,” she told Ryan Seacrest, referring to Marilyn Monroe’s famous Jean Louis gown. Chastain’s Veronica Lake hairstyle and matte red lips are the perfect accents.

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When it comes to cultivating a red carpet identity, Chastain hasn't exactly been consistent since she burst on the scene in 2011. She went minimalist-modern in coral Calvin Klein at Cannes, evil fairy godmother in a crinkled, corseted and crystal-embellished Louis Vuitton gown at the Met Ball, over-the-top baroque in a heavy, black-and-gold brocade Alexander McQueen gown at last year’s Oscars and everything in between.

This dress falls in the clean and classic style category. I’d say Chastain has found a good fit. Mr. Armani should be very pleased.

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