Oscar Fashion Preview

As Hollywood's biggest night approaches, take a peek at the red-carpet styles of Hilary Swank, Leonardo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman and other hopefuls. By Serena Kappes


Bening, a Best Actress nominee (for her portrayal of an aging theater actress in Being Julia), sticks to solid colors – especially basic black – and chooses cuts and clothing that are age-appropriate. Her focus is on simplicity and elegance (from left: in New York in January; in October; at the Kennedy Center Honors in December).