Oscar Look Book: Michelle Williams

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Oscar Look Book: Michelle Williams
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From teen seductress on the television series "Dawson’s Creek," to sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, in "My Week With Marilyn," Michelle Williams’ style has evolved along with her acting career. Williams is nominated for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for her portrayal of Monroe in 2012. Let’s take a look back at the leading lady’s most memorable red carpet moments.

Pretty Pixie
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Pretty Pixie

Williams won the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Comedy or Musical for her work in “My Week with Marilyn,” but we’d like to give a nod to her style as well as her talent. She wore an elegant, long navy and black gown by Jason Wu that she paired with few accessories, namely a jeweled, vintage Fred Leighton headband. “Michelle looks incredible with this short, modern Mia Farrow inspired style,” says LA stylist Chris McMillian, who created her look. “It’s a retro ’60s combined with Flapper flair type of look that shows there’s still a lot of glamour and versatility with short hair.”

Bookish Beauty
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Bookish Beauty

Williams wore this elegant ivory and black H&M gown with flower appliqué from the brand's exclusive Conscious collection to the Orange British Academy Film Awards. Williams' unique accessory grabbed the attention of an unlikely crowd, literary aficionados. Williams' quirky book-clutch bag by designer Olympia Le-Tan is a fashionable version of Arthur Miller’s work "The Misfits" and alludes to Marilyn’s marriage to playwright Arthur Miller, a relationship depicted in the film “My Week With Marilyn.” Le-Tan told "The Mail Online:" “I find it so great that Michelle chose 'The Misfits' as she just played Marilyn. Smart choice! That's exactly the way I like my bags to be worn. For the book and for the bag!”

Romantic Red
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Romantic Red

Williams looked lovely in a red Valentino gown with lace sleeves and an asymmetrical hem at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The lace sleeves showcased Williams’ signature feminine style while bringing the glamour expected from the fashion choices at an awards show. She accessorized with red satin Roger Vivier heels, a modern Lanvin gold clutch and Fred Leighton jewelry.

Beaded Bombshell
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Beaded Bombshell

Williams quite literally sparkled in a champagne silk Miu Miu beaded dress and Art Deco-esque Prada heels at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala where she debuted a dark strawberry-blonde pixie. Not to mention, she received the Desert Palm Achievement Award for her role in “My Week With Marilyn.”

Dark Blue Drama
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Dark Blue Drama

Williams amped up the drama at the 2011 Hollywood Film Awards Gala in this midnight blue silk chiffon Nina Ricci gown with a metal and sequin embroidered sweetheart neckline. She let this show-stopping number speak for itself with simple makeup and delicate gold accessories. She was the lady of the hour as she collected the best actress award for her role in “My Week with Marilyn.”

Green Goddess
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Green Goddess

Williams wore a form-fitting and ethereal mint-green Christian Dior gown accented with a black velvet waistband and a plunging neckline to the “My Week with Marilyn” New York Film Festival premiere. She daringly showed off a short crop and some serious cleavage in this gorgeous green gown.

Chic Champagne
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Chic Champagne

Williams donned this champagne Erdem dress with Roger Vivier shoes and Fred Leighton vintage jewels at the New York Premiere of “My Week With Marilyn.” She completed the look with minimal makeup. She highlighted her natural good looks with just pink blush, mascara and a peach lip.

Golden Girl
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Golden Girl

Williams rivals the iconic gilded Oscar itself in this gold strapless dress by Oscar de la Renta that she wore to the special screening of the film “My Week With Marilyn” at AFI Fest 2011. Williams’ kept the look sweet and simple sans accessories. She completed the look with natural makeup and black embellished Jimmy Choo heels. We can’t help but hope this golden fashion choice foreshadows the results of the Academy Awards.

Sophisticated Saffron
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Sophisticated Saffron

Williams stunned the fashion world in a saffron yellow Vera Wang gown with a plunging tulle neckline at the 79th Annual Academy Awards--the first year she received a nomination for actress in a supporting role for her performance in the 2005 film “Brokeback Mountain.” She stole the style show sans Oscar in this gown worn with a bold red lip, a seemingly simple updo and Chopard diamonds.

Couture Crystal
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Couture Crystal

Williams donned a stunning and sophisticated couture Channel column gown studded with crystals at the 2011 Academy Awards. She was nominated as actress in a leading role for her performance in “Blue Valentine." Even though she didn’t take away the Oscar, she topped best-dressed lists and established herself as a red carpet icon with this red carpet look.

Bold in Burnt Orange
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Bold in Burnt Orange

Williams wore a strapless Louis Vuitton gown textured with layers of silk mousseline and organza ribbons complete with a peplum waist to the 2012 Academy Awards. She paired the gown with minimal accessories, namely a Fred Leighton for Forevermark diamond necklace and a pink Bottega Veneta clutch. She said she felt like "a better-dressed misfit," but we think she looked lady-like and fashion-forward per usual in this feminine gown.

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