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The Oscars 2016: How the A-listers evolve their looks

Posted on 1st March 2016 by PROinsider
From Lady Gaga’s spine-tingling performance, Jennifer Garner’s ‘Ben who?’ dress, and the whole world breathing a sigh of relief (and breaking the internet) when Leo finally got his gong, this year’s Oscars were definitely one to remember. Of course, as well as all the award-related stuff, the PROinsider team were keeping our eyes open for the hair and make-up looks of the night too. Here, we’ve taken a look back at the Oscars’ red-carpet history of four of this year’s red-carpet standouts to see just how far they’ve come as style icons.

Kate Winslett

Best Supporting Actress nominee Kate Winslet swapped her usual (although beautiful) up-do for long, flowing waves that perfectly offset her dramatic Old-Hollywood gown. Make-up artist Jillian Dempsey kept the look fresh and simple with lightly defined eyes and a soft peach lip in order for that dress to take the main stage.
Kate’s Oscars timeline


Cate Blanchett

PROinsider has (un)officially crowned Cate, who was up for Best Actress, ‘Queen of the Red Carpet’ – she never gets it wrong, and this year’s Oscars was no exception. Hair guru Robert Vetica gave her a new short do for it, saying: “My inspiration was the women [from the book] Diana Vreeland: The Modern Woman, and all those amazing images from the 40s and 50s.” Flawless skin, smoky eyes and a slick of nude lipstick finished the look.
Cate’s Oscars timeline


Jennifer Garner

*Air grab* Finally, an up-do! Jennifer Garner’s hairstylist Ben Skervin brought Old-Hollywood style to the night with his Grace Kelly-inspired look. “Initially, we thought of doing very glamorous Grace Kelly waves, but when she put the dress on, we thought to go with a textured up-do, which was kind of like a modern ode to Grace Kelly.” Again, the focus was on the smoky eyes (and those bling-tastic earrings).
Jennifer’s Oscars timeline

Jennifer Lawrence

She might have lost out to Brie Larson for the Best Actress award, but time and time again J-Law wins on the red carpet. Hairstylist Jenny Cho created a super-straight bob, adding volume to the crown to ensure it didn’t fall flat on the big night. After working her magic on Kate Winslet, make-up artist Jillian Dempsey added a golden glow to Jen’s complexion and intense, smoky eyes to complement the drama of the Joy star's sheer Dior gown.  
Jennifer’s Oscars timeline

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