Celebrities do not suddenly become red carpet pros and style icons. They have to attend a few red carpets before they figure things out. Even if a celebrity is familiar with movie premieres and party experiences, attending their first awards season red carpet takes things to a whole new level. It’s the big league. We’re talking the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and of course the Oscars. It’s when celebrities bring out their best gowns and show they are worthy of an award as well as a spot on the best-dressed list.
It’s doubtful that any celeb would forget their first awards season, whether they are nominated or not. However, you may not remember their first red carpets. You might just remember all of the flawless outfits they have worn recently. So, let’s take a look back at some of them.
Check out the outfits celebrities wore to their first awards season:
Awwww, a 13-year-old Kirsten Dunst attended the Golden Globes for the first time in 1995. The Jumanji and Interview With a Vampire star looked sweet in a red velour dress with her hair in crimped curls.
Jennifer Lawrence had already attended a few premieres and international film festivals so she had already perfected her red carpet look by the time she went to first awards season. With an outfit like this, is it any surprise that she snagged a Dior contract?
3. Kate Winslet, Golden Globes 1997
Everyone was eagerly looking forward to see what Titanic star Kate Winslet was going to wear during awards season. For her first Golden Globes, she opted for navy pants and a jacket instead of a gown.
Here’s your proof that Cate Blanchett was always a style star. This black dress may not be as dramatic compared to some of the things she has worn recently, but it is still beautiful. This also proves that she really doesn’t age.
Remember when everyone was obsessed with dropped waists? Scarlett Johansson worked the trend at the Critics’ Choice Awards back in 2004. She added a bit of retro flair to the look with her red lipstick and curly blonde hair.
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Dakota Fanning has literally grown up on the red carpet. The I Am Sam star attended the SAG Awards for the first time when she was just eight years old. How cute is she with her party dress and little purse?
Kate Bosworth is a style icon today. Even on her first awards show red carpet she showed her sense of fashion. This LBD was simple but interesting thanks to the cutout shoulder detail.
Kirsten Stewart started walking red carpets back in 2002 when she starred in Panic Room. By the time she attended her first Oscars, she had a million Twilight premieres under her belt so it was no surprise she knew how to dress for the awards ceremony.
Natalie Portman was lucky enough to attend the Oscars for the first time as a nominee for best supporting actress for Closer. The 24-year-old may not have one the award, but she did look every inch the nominee in this gown.
Can we just talk about what an adorable couple Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were? They made a stylish statement at the Critics’ Choice Awards together. Rachel rocked pink hair ages before our love of it developed into a full-blown obsession.
Emma Stone is a favorite on the red carpet now, but she proved her fashion credentials during her first awards ceremony. Check out this metallic dress with chain detail. Secondly, she also proved she could pull off any hair color.
Everyone developed a fashion crush on Rooney Mara when she was promoting The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. That crush continued with her first awards season red carpet. This black dress was everything we wanted from her. It was edgy, cool and effortless.
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