Of course the choice is clear, but I wanted to document it officially: Charlize Theron was absolutely S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G in Dior Couture at Sunday's Academy Awards. I was most struck by her confident beauty. With barely-there makeup and a super-short pixie cut, Charlize commanded the red carpet and outshined many (I'd say most) of her overly-primped peers.
Though simple, Charlize had a small team, including a Dior tailor from Paris, to help assemble the look. Her stylist, Leslie Fremar, gives us a glimpse of the process via iPhone snaps.
Shoes by Roger Vivier
Jewels by Harry Winston: Five-carat square emerald cut studs, a vintage 1959 diamond bracelet, a vintage 1959 lattice bracelet and Marquise diamond cuff
Image: (1, 6) Getty Images, (2-5) Leslie Fremar by way of The Coveteur