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Brie Larson in Gucci

The Room actress, 26 — who’s favored to win the Oscar for Best Actress — has been acting since she was a child, but this year marks her first turn at all the awards shows as a nominee. Her royal blue Gucci gown with an embellished belt is a striking choice, just as we’ve come to expect from this nouveau-red-carpet risk taker. (Photo: Getty)

Hollywood’s New Guard Slays the 2016 Oscars Red Carpet

It used to be that you could tell a member of “new Hollywood” by the dress she wore to an awards show: something youthful, prom-like and, quite possibly, a bit pouffy. 

But not anymore. These days, Hollywood’s up-and-coming class is chock full of fashion-forward females who can hold their own at an awards show. Wearing designers from Gucci to Chanel Couture and Calvin Klein Collection, these young women bring just as much magic to their red carpet dressing as they do to the roles they play onscreen. 

Click through to meet Hollywood’s newest stars who slayed the Oscars red carpet with their daring and dreamy dress choices. 

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